For construction projects that are looking to maximize every dollar spent on machinery, a single earthmoving machine can undertake a variety of tasks. Gone are the days when an earthmoving equipment was restricted to a singular task. Today most clients look to extract the maximum out of their machine hire, and the good news is that they can.
Multi Tasking Experts
The first impression that a bobcat, digger, or excavator may give is that they can perform either land moving or excavating tasks. And it is an impression that is created because the size of the machines, their design, their hydraulic systems, and their power all point to heavy duty construction tasks. However, it is in the very design that the multi-tasking nature of the machines lay hidden. The hydraulic arms of the modern machines give greater control and precision to operators. This allows them to utilize the machines in a number of ways by harnessing the power and control of the hydraulic arms.
It is with the wide variety of attachments that an earthmoving equipment can transform into a multitasker. These attachments include:
- The 4 in 1 bucket
This is one of the most versatile of accessories of earthmoving equipment. If you need to carry dirt and mud, clear a landsite of debris, level or pave the earth floor a home or the deck builders, all you need is the 4 in 1 bucket. It has become such a regular, and important, feature of a construction site that the attachment is provided with any machinery hire as a free add on. The dimensions of the bucket makes it a perfect tool for handling heavy duty work. It is also a great option for clients operating on a tight budget.
The second, most versatile accessory after the bucket is the backhoe. When attached to the hydraulic arm of a bobcat, it becomes a handy tool to complete the landscape installations on the project site. With its special feature of down hole visibility, the backhoe can be used for underground installations as well, especially septic tanks and drainage systems. A powerful digging drive allows the accessory to achieve depths from 6 feet to 11 feet. One of its most important feature is that it causes minimal ground disturbance while digging, which makes it an ideal construction tool to use in sensitive ground areas.
- The Grapple
If there is one essential tool to have for land clearing projects, it is the grapple. The accessory’s perfectly lined row of teeth enables it to extract maximum power while clearing rock, tree stumps, debris, and other kinds of material. An added advantage here is that the teeth do not disturb the topsoil while removing the waste off it. The curved design of the grapple allows it to pick up with precision.
One Machine, Many Tasks
With the three attachments, any earthmoving equipment can perform the many important tasks of a construction project. This allows the contractors and clients to keep their costs within the budget.