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List of Construction Vehicles Every Contractor Should Know

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Construction Vehicles and their Use

Different construction vehicles are used in the construction industry for various purposes. Some are “Heavy construction vehicles” and some are light. Because of environmental factors, even vehicles powered by electric energy are now used in the construction industry. These vehicles are used for different purposes such as excavating, transportation, processing areas of the earth’s surface, lifting workers, etc.

Mostly Used Construction Vehicles

DOZER

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Bulldozers clear roads, remove barriers such as rubbish and trees, dig, excavate, etc. They are one of the most potent construction vehicles compared to their other alternatives. A dozer is a type of tractor with a large blade mounted at the front. This metal blade is the leading equipment of a bulldozer. It allows the bulldozer to drive a large quantity of sand, soil, debris, etc. Another advantage of dozers is their insane dragging capability enabling them to tow huge weights easily.

LOADER

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Loaders are large vehicles that transport heavy loads from a site to an awaiting dump truck. Loaders have a large front bucket connected to their two arms to sweep loose material from the ground, such as sand, rocks, demolition rubble, etc., from one point to another without pushing across the land. The LETOURNEAU L- 2350 is one of the enormous available loaders, with an operating payload of 80 tons.

SCRAPER

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A scraper is used to scrape dirt, gravel, and other unwanted items from the surface or area of the site. Scrapers have a wagon with a bladed bottom gate that can be self-propelled. The blade helps scrape the ground as the wagon moves forward, forcing the excavated items into the cart. Scrapers are also used for removing moist soil from the surface. The main advantage of this vehicle is that it can operate effectively in heavy or other difficult soil conditions.

TRENCHERS

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A bucket-wheel excavator is primarily used for surface mining. Bucket wheel excavators also remove soft or hard overburden and transport loose raw materials. The main advantage of a bucket-wheel excavator is that it can continuously move material without stopping and without any human operation. The process is fully automated.

A bucket-wheel excavator is primarily used for surface mining. Bucket wheel excavators also remove soft or hard overburden and transport loose raw materials. The main advantage of a bucket-wheel excavator is that it can continuously move material without stopping and without any human operation. The process is fully automated.

TRACTOR

Tractors are primarily used for pushing or pulling loads. Tractors also serve as earthmoving equipment. The main advantage of using tractors is that tractors can be equipped with multiple attachments such as front-end shovels or bulldozers and perform numerous other tasks under challenging conditions.

CONCRETE MIXER TRUCK

Concrete mixer trucks form concrete by mixing cement, sand or gravel, and water. Portable concrete mixer trucks are also available for sites requiring lesser substantial volumes.

Conveyors are used in many industries, such as agriculture, mining, electrical, aerospace, etc. These are used to transport goods from one location to another. The advantage of using conveyors is that they can easily transport goods of any size, shape, or weight.

BACKHOE LOADER

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The backhoe loader is a type of earth-moving construction equipment. A backhoe is used for various tasks on a construction site, such as paving roads, small demolitions, and breaking asphalts. JCB is the leading brand in the manufacturing of Backhoe loaders.

Conclusion

There are various types of construction vehicles that are available on the market. The main advantage of using these construction vehicles is that they save time and human effort. Sometimes these vehicles also reduce the overall cost of a project by reducing manual work. A contractor should always understand the nature of their project before selecting these vehicles for their projects.

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