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Common Types Of Earth Mover In Mining And Construction Projects

It is common to see earthmoving equipment in mining areas as earthmovers help transfer a massive amount of earth, rubble and grit. Special machinery requires earthmoving equipment to get the job done efficiently and effectively. These machines are available in different types. Here are the most popular types of earthmoving machinery and their benefits.

Common Types Of Earth Mover In Mining And Construction Projects


Excavators are popular earthmoving machines equipped with a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating podium. The controls are on the top of the undercarriage with tracks or wheels. Attachments for excavators include a breaker, grapple, auger and stump grinder. Other excavators are cable-operated with hydraulic lines and cylinders to function. These powerful earthwork vehicles are used in tasks such as digging trenches, holes, foundations, handling materials, general landscaping/grading, heavy lifting and more. 

Backhoe loaders 

This earthmoving equipment is also called a loader backhoe, digger, or backhoe. Backhoe loaders have a shovel or bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the back. They are often used in construction, small demolitions, light transportation, powering building equipment, digging holes, landscaping, tearing asphalt, and paving roadways. Attachments include a breaker, grapple, auger, and stump grinder.


Bulldozers are also called track dozers. They are common earth mover used on construction sites. They are equipped with a blade for pushing large quantities of earth, sand, rubble and other land elements in construction or conversion work. Attachments include a claw-like device (known as a ripper) at the end, and it works to loosen densely compacted materials. This heavy machinery works to push large quantities of soil, sand, and rubble. It can also handle materials, loosen densely-compacted materials, demolition, and more.

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