Tag: Cat excavator

Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes to accomplish the movements.

Equipment Manufacturers Make Servicing Upgrades (Part 2)

Equipment Manufacturers Make Servicing Upgrades (Part 2)

Caterpillar Excavators
F Series hydraulic Cat excavators are the latest standard size excavators from Caterpillar, and their design emphasizes ease of service and long-life components to keep downtime to a minimum. Routine maintenance points such as grease fittings, fuel and oil filters, and fluid taps are conveniently grouped. Smaller Cat excavators have ground

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

To get a handle on these improvements, Grading & Excavation Contractor asked seven manufacturers exactly what their machines now feature that makes maintenance easier and less frequent. Here’s what they told us.

The Versatile Workhorse

The Versatile Workhorse

More than a few viewers may have watched in amazement as what looks like some well-broken-in construction equipment tries to save the day in the James Bond film Skyfall. That starring equipment happens to be a tracked excavator-a close cousin of the loader backhoe. Backhoe loaders, also known as tractor-loader

Tales From the Trenches

The risk of collapse makes trenching and excavating one of the most hazardous construction operations, according to OSHA.

Other dangers faced by crews include working in close proximity to traffic, electrical hazards from contact with overhead power lines, potential underground utility leakages (particularly natural gas) and the typical risks incurred when

Put ‘Em Up!

I have a wheel loader I use for loading and unloading, and that’s about it. If that is the extent of your loader’s value to your operation, it is rare indeed. Some loaders only load and unload, some excavators only dig and dump, but most of them regularly do much

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