Plant Machinery Sales of Crawler Excavators


Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform. The cab sits on top the undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes for movements & is often called a power shovel. Hydraulic excavators use hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors for movement.

Excavators can also be known as diggers, mechanical shovels, or 360-degree excavators, JCBs (an example of a generic trademark). The many types of excavators include wheeled, walker, mini, long reach, towed and rail excavators. Many excavators feature a quick hitch for simplified attachment mounting, increasing the machine's utilisation on the jobsite.



In 1948, the first wheeled excavator was developed by Carlo and Mario Bruneri. They released the patent and manufacture rights to a French company named SICAM in 1954, the same year SICAM built the Yumbo. The Yumbo, an S25 excavator, had a truck mounted on it. Wheelers and crawlers made their way into the picture as buyers became interested in the product.

HY-MAC All Hydraulic Excavator. Hymac was the pioneer of all hydraulic 360 excavators. The hymac 580 range progressed to the 580c and 610 wheeled excavator. Hymac originally was part of Hydraulic Machinery Company America. Peter Hamilton formed Hydraulic Machinery Company UK, which later became HYMAC LIMITED, manufactured at Ryynmey, Wales.

The TU was produced in 1951 by Poclain in France & is one of the first excavators to change their digging power by the use of cables and winches to a hydraulic pump and cylinders.


Some of the most notable machines in the industry today are models such as Hitachi’s 570-ton EX5500 and Caterpillar’s 360-ton Model 5230B.

Other Manufactures: Liebherr, Komatsu, Terex/O&K, Case New Holland, Caterpillar, Kobelco, Hyundai, Hitachi, JCB, Doosan (Daewoo), Volvo


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A Crawler Excavator (also known as Crawling Digger, Tracked Excavator or Trackhoe; a derivative of the Backhoe) is designed to dig or move large objects, and is classified by its means of movement. Crawlers move on a rotating wheel system; but along with that have the ability to Dig, Pick and Transport Earth-substance. The crawler tracks can be made from Rubber or Metal. The advantage of tracks over wheels is that they distribute weight more evenly over a larger surface area, decreasing ground pressure and therefore reducing the risk of sinking in wet terrain. They are also more resistant to shrapnel, such as nails or broken glass, and sharp fluctuations in the ground.

Manufacturers:  Bell, Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Daewoo, Doosan, Fiat, Fiat-Hitachi, Halla, Hidromek, Hitachi, Hyundai, Hymac, JCB, John Deere, Kato, Kobelco, Komatsu, Leibherr, New Holland, Takeuchi, Tata Hitachi, Terex, Volvo

Industries: Construction, Excavation, Earthwork, Mining, Quarry and Roads. We also find Crawler Excavators in the following industries: Forestry, Recycling, Demolition, Lake and River Cleaning

Attachments: Auxiliary Stick, Brush Grapple, Brush &Debris Rake, Bucket, Concrete Pulveriser, Hardrock Grapple, Hardrock Thumb, Long Front, Plate Compactor, Quick Couplers, Slash Blade, Ripper, Rotary Compactor, Slab Crab, Wood Sheer, Breaker/ Hammer

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