Excavation projects’ success relies on its personnel, the company and the equipment to be used. Hence, the right tools must be used to ensure that work is done properly. The good news is, there is much available heavy-duty equipment to make any excavation project successful, efficient and easy.
There are three types of excavations, and these are:
Grading and compacting
This is performed to move the slope and shape of the land and/or to maximise the density of the soil. Motor graders and grade trimmers are two of the possible equipment to use for this process.
Moving and lifting
Removing debris, structures, and trees from one area may be hard if performed manually. Heavy-duty equipment is used to make moving and lifting of heavy and huge objects easier. Also, heavy-duty excavations are used to move such materials to a different relocation for disposal or reuse.
Loosening of rocks can be very labour-intensive and time-consuming, using the right heavy-duty excavations can make this supposedly hard and tiring job easier and faster.
Factors to consider when choosing heavy duty excavations
There are many available heavy-duty excavations to purchase and rent, but the challenge would usually come on choosing which one is best to use for your project. No one equipment fits all, as a swamp excavator is used for projects near water, while a bulldozer is used to push huge piles of objects and/or break up large boulders and so forth.
When deciding on which equipment to use, considering the following factors is advised:
Huge areas need the most potent and powerful heavy-duty excavation equipment. To add, uneven and rough urban areas have different needs for flat landscapes. Taking into consideration the condition of the site where you plan to excavate can help you in deciding which among the available equipment is best to use.
Is the project for a long haul or quick operation? Are you expecting different phases or too many hazards on the project? What is needed for carrying, lifting, and digging may be different from the heavy-duty equipment you need for dredging or avoiding nearby obstacles.
The skill and comfort level of operators
One of the things you need to put into consideration is the skill and the comfort level of the operator who will use the equipment. If the operators do not have the right tools and are not comfortable using the equipment, the project will not be done right or may not be done at all. Ensure that the seats are flexible, the same as with the pedals and the like. If all required aspects are considered, expect better results and performance.
To purchase or to rent heavy-duty excavations
One of the things you need to consider is whether to purchase or just rent heavy-duty excavations. Purchasing may be suitable for huge contractors or companies who are focusing on working with excavations while renting is best for small construction companies or a one-time excavation project. For purchasing or renting, you also have to consider other factors such as available space to park the heavy-duty excavation, maintenance fees and available funds to purchase heavy-duty equipment. Such equipment is expensive; hence it is only right that you weigh on whether it is more practical to purchase or just rent one.