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Artifacts unearthed 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 07 9:07 PM
When excavators began digging for 15 piers for a deck at the McKean Street parking lot in Butler, they never imagined they'd find artifacts.

And if You Liked the Movie, a Netflix Contest May Reward You Handsomely 
New York Times - Oct 07 9:13 PM
Netflix plans to award $1 million to the first person who can improve the accuracy of movie recommendations based on personal preferences.

Cat plant tour an eye-opener for chamber class 
The Beacon News - Oct 08 2:25 AM
Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy students traveled to a city within a city last Wednesday, when the group toured Caterpillar Inc.'s sprawling plant in Oswego Township.

Efforts to pump out mud fail once again 
Gulf Times - Oct 08 12:40 AM
JAKARTA: Technicians in Indonesia struggling to divert a vast mud flow into the sea failed again yesterday in their attempts to move the noxious sludge by pump, an official said.




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A tracked excavator by Daewoo.

An excavator, also called a 360-degree excavator or digger, sometimes abbreviated excavator simply to a 360, is an engineering vehicle consisting of a escavators backhoe and cab mounted on a pivot (a rotating platform, like a excavator Lazy Susan) atop an undercarriage with tracks or excavators wheels.

Note: the term excavator is sometimes used as a general term for any caterpillar excavator piece of digging equipment. Tracked excavators are sometimes cat excavator called trackhoes.

Excavators are used in many roles:

  • Digging of trenches, holes, foundations
  • Demolition
  • General grading/landscaping
  • Heavy lift, e.g. lifting and placing of used excavator pipes
  • River dredging
  • Mining, especially, but not only open-pit mining
  • Brush cutting with hydraulic attachments

Excavators come in a wide variety hitachi excavator part of sizes. The smaller ones are komatsu excavator parts called a mini-excavator or compact excavator. One manufacturer's mini excavators largest model weighs 84,980 kg (187,360 lb) and has a maximum bucket size of 4.5 m³ (5.9 yd³). The used mini excavators same manufacturer's smallest mini-excavator weighs 1470 kg (3240 lb), has a maximum bucket size of excavator 360 hire 0.036 m³ (0.048 yd³) and the width of its long reach excavators tracks can be adjusted to 89 cm (35 inches). Another company makes a mini excavator that mini excavators california will fit through a doorway with tracks that can excavator pump be adjusted to only 70 cm (28 inches) wide.

Often the bucket can be excavator buckets replaced with other tools like a breaker, a grapple or an auger. Excavators are usually dental excavators employed together with loaders excavator pictures and bulldozers. Most smaller excavators have a small backfill (or dozer-) hitachi excavators blade. It's a horizontal bulldozer like blade attached to excavator training the undercarriage and is used for pushing removed material back into a hole.


  • 1 See komatsu excavator also
  • 2 External links
    • 2.1 Major manufacturers
    • 2.2 General used excavators information

See also

  • Bulldozer
  • Caterpillar D9
  • Caterpillar D11
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Civil Engineering
  • Drag line excavator
  • steam shovel
  • Bucket-wheel excavator
  • Engineering Vehicles
  • Skid steer

External links

Major manufacturers

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  • Link-Belt Excavators: website
  • Ammann-Yanmar Excavators
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery: website
  • Bobcat Company: vacuum excavator website
  • Caterpillar Inc: website
  • Komatsu: website
  • Volvo Construction Equipment: website
  • Liebherr: website
  • Daewoo
  • Hydrema: website
  • JCB: website
  • Kobelco: website
  • VRML Simulation advertise excavator in france of an Excavator, Tower Crane, and Dumptruck
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries: website
  • Mustang: website
  • Manitowoc Company: website
  • Case CE: bobcat excavator website
  • A list of manufacturers hitachi excavator of full-sized excavators (>6 metric tonnes)linked to each manufacturer's contact information, other products manufactured, and North American dealers
  • A list vacuum excavators of manufacturers of mini excavators (<=6 metric tonnes)linked to each manufacturer's contact information, other products manufactured, and excavators for sale john deere excavator North American dealers

General information

  • See new full-sized excavators (>6 metric tonnes), specifications, and a complete list of manufacturers
  • See new mini excavators (<=6 metric mini excavator couplers tonnes), specifications, and a complete list of manufacturers
  • Results of independent production used excavators for sale testing of drott excavator John Deere's new 350D crawler excavator
  • Today's technology wrings huge work out of compact (10- to 20-ton) crawler excavators
  • Configure a Hydraulic Excavator - insley excavator from the official Caterpillar website
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