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Simple Facts About Bulldozer and Excavators

Here are some of the simple facts about bulldozer, excavator and earthmoving vehicles.

Komatsu Australia: Mining Construction and Utility Machine Equipment Sales Service and Parts

Komatsu Australia is a leading supplier of earthmoving equipment, parts and service for the mining, construction and utility markets.

Difference Between an Excavator & a Backhoe | eHow

Backhoes and excavators have a shared general purpose -- digging -- but the two machines have different designs that reflect their specific intended uses. Generally attached to a front loader or tractor, a backhoe has a two-limbed arm with a digging bucket on its end.

How to Operate a Mini Excavator

How to Operate a Mini Excavator. Mini excavators were considered toys by heavy equipment operators a few decades ago when they were first introduced, but they have earned the respect of construction utility contractors and site work...

What Are the Different Types of Mining Equipment?

The different types of mining equipment are commiserate with the arduous nature of mining activities. Particular types of mining equipment that are used for specific mining projects are also subject to the type of mining under consideration. Mining may occur above or below ground, and it may be for coal, gold, metals or crude oil.

Construction Equipment Operator: Career Information

There's a lot of work to do on a construction site that cannot be done by hand. That is where a construction equipment operator comes in. He or she may operate the equipment that moves heavy materials from Point A to Point B, excavate gravel and earth, drive piles into the ground, or spread and level asphalt, concrete and other paving material.

HowStuffWorks "How Hydraulic Machines Work"

­From backyard log splitters to the huge machines you see on construction sites, hydraulic equipment is amazing in its strength ­and agility! On any construction site you see hydraulically operated machinery in the form of bulldozers, backhoes, shovels, loaders, fork lifts and cranes. Hydraulics operate the control surfaces on any large airplane.

How to Operate an Excavator

An excavator is a rental machine that helps with digging and refilling big holes. DIY host Paul Ryan shows how to use an excavator.

Types of Earth Moving Equipment

Earth moving equipment are large, heavy duty vehicles used in the construction industry to move and relocate heavy boulders, rocks and piles of dirt, debris or lumber. While earth moving equipment is effective for getting the job done, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the equipment can be dangerous.