Backhoe Loaders

Backhoe Loaders

Backhoe Loaders | Earth Movers in Africa Backhoe loaders are small but versatile machines able to use the backhoe or bucket as well as the front loader to move earth. The driver sits on a swivelling seat enabling him to be facing whichever of the TLB’s attachments that he is currently using. This 2 in 1 ability of the backhoe loader makes it an extremely sought after machine for smaller construction and site clearing tasks. The dual ability to dig with the backhoe and to move earth and other debris with the front loader means that this machine is a jack of all trades, instead of a master of one like the excavator or the bulldozer. Because of its smaller size the backhoe loader is a more cost effective solution for general construction equipment needs. The backhoe may not have the power or bucket size of the excavator and the front loader, so some tasks may be a bit out of its depth. The backhoe may be smaller and have less horse power, but it is a machine that is eager to work and get the task done. Also known as a back actor, rear actor or TLB, the backhoe loader is classified as excavating equipment and can move earth very well for such a small machine. Backhoe’s can either be 2 wheel drive, or 4 wheel drive. They also vary in size from 6 tonnes to 12 tonnes depending on the make and model. Please ensure you have the right one for your particular task. The backhoe is categorised as heavy construction equipment and is produced by a...
Excavators in Action

Excavators in Action

Excavator | Heavy Construction Equipment Excavators are amazingly versatile machines, able to turn almost any site into a construction ready piece of land in a matter of days. Excavators are also used heavily in open cast mining, keeping the massive dumper trucks moving with their loads of valuable ore. The track mounted, diesel powered machine is able to access almost any terrain, clearing a path with the massive boom, stick and bucket if and when necessary. This has made it very popular in the forestry industry, where moving massively heavy logs becomes child’s play for a skilled technician with his excavator. An excavator is known by many different names. Some of these include mechanical shovels, diggers, 360-degree excavators and even JCB’s. JCB is the original developer of the excavator design and they were the first to start manufacturing these durable and capable machines. Since then they have become a household name in the industry for the excavator. All excavators have the same general design, even though they vary in size from the Caterpillar’s mini excavator weighing one ton, to the massive machines used in open cast mining weighing up to 1000 tonnes. There is a variation in design between the traditional hydraulic excavators and the cable operated excavators. Both achieve the same function, however the mode of operation is fundamentally different. Whether you are looking to start a construction project or are in charge of an open cast mining operation, then excavators are crucial to getting the job done on time. Perhaps you are even in the forestry industry and require a truly versatile machine. An excavator could be...
Earth Moving Machines for Africa

Earth Moving Machines for Africa

Earth Moving Machines for Africa We buy and sell all the major brands of earth moving equipment, mining machines and construction machinery used throughout Africa. These diesel machines are the core of our business and we aim to be the very best in our industry. We work on getting the right machine to you without the massive bill usually associated with new or used earth moving equipment and used mining machinery. Some of the brands that form part of our business are; Bell, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, Bobcat, Doosan, Volvo, New Holland, JCB, Galion, Bomag and many more. The main type of diesel machine that we deal in is the multi-purpose earth moving machinery, namely the front loaders and backhoe loaders. These dynamic diesel powered machines form the backbone of any earth moving or mining project. They are also crucial to construction projects and can be found working all around Africa with spectacular results. These multi-purpose machines can be used to tackle almost any project involving the movement of earth and mining ore. Then we have the workhorses of any large construction or mining project. These move massive quantities of earth while also having an impressively long service life. This list includes the bull dozer, and the dumper trucks. Without these massive machines a project timeline can often be doubled, especially when moving earth or mining ore is the core focus. Finally we get to the speciality earth moving and compacting machines. These are built for a specific purpose only and they do it very well. This list includes the graders, excavators, water tankers, rollers and compactors. Despite being speciality machines,...