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...
Front End Loader

Front End Loader

Heavy Construction Equipment “The right tool for the job…” A front end loader is known by many different names. These include skip loader, wheel loader, pay loader, bucket loader, shovel or scoop. This heavy equipment is used for construction and mining projects alike. The front end loader is a versatile piece of machinery, able to lift rubble, sand, builder’s sand, gravel, rock and stones for all sorts of construction projects. The front end loader or large loader is usually mounted on massive rubber tyres, but some of the models are built on tracks. The track counterparts are more even manoeuvrable on muddy or soft ground, however they cannot drive on a road without causing damage, thus they require road transport to get it to the construction or mining project site. When moving of earth or raw materials is the goal and ensuring that it isn’t pushed along the ground is a requirement then the front end loader is your heavy equipment of choice. This heavy diesel powered machine is able and can even be nimble in the hands of a skilled driver. This marvel of engineering is used in the farming industry to transport/move feed and grain onto a conveyor belt, railway car or feed hopper. A counterpart of the front end loader is the smaller backhoe loader, which comes equipped with a small backhoe also called a rear actor or back actor. This makes the machine able to tackle tasks usually requiring an excavator’s boom and bucket. Diesel Machines offers this dynamic duo to all of Africa. Anyone looking to buy used heavy construction equipment, contact us and...