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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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Wheel Excavator (also referred to as “Rubber Ducks”)

Wheel excavators function like any other type of excavator. They are commonly used for digging rocks and soil, but with its many attachments it can also be used for cutting steel and breaking concrete, drilling holes in the earth, laying gravel onto the road prior to paving, crushing rocks, steel, and concrete, and even mowing landscapes.

History: The first European wheeled excavator was built by Nordest and it featured pneumatic tires. The Supermobile had a low power of 45 horsepower while it was in transportation model and could obtain a maximum speed of 9.3 miles (15 km) per hour.

One of the largest wheeled excavators was the Drott Yumbo 80R, produced in 1970.

The largest mobile machine in the world is the BWE that was produced for a coalmine project in Rheinische Braunkohlenwerke AG (now known as RWE Rheinbraun in Cologne), Germany. The excavator weighted 6,120 tons and had a bucket capacity of 5,000 cubic yards (3,823 m3) per hour

Industries: Construction, Excavation, Earthwork, Mining, Quarry and Roads

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

Manufacturers: Case, Caterpillar, Daewoo, Doosan, Fiat-Hitachi, Hidromek, Hitachi, Hyundai, JCB, John Deere, Komatsu, Leibherr, New Holland, Samsung, Takeuchi, Terex, Volvo, Yanmar

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