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  • How to Buy an Excavator

    What is an excavator?

    Excavators are vital for projects across various industries, whether grading, laying pipes, demolitions, mass excavations, clearing or general contracting. With many diggers for sale in the market today, it may be difficult to determine which excavator meets your needs. This article takes you through factors that you should consider when shopping for excavation equipment for your next project. It also gives quick tips for landing a good deal.

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    Determine the lifting capacity

    The ideal excavator should have enough power to handle the tasks that you will be carrying out. When determining your power needs, check the kind of jobs that you may be performing over a long period and not just the job at hand. You may need a giant excavator for heavy earth-moving and mass demolition tasks. Look for a new mini excavator for sale if expecting to handle small tasks. Mini excavators have a capacity of up to 8 tonnes, standard excavators have capacities of up to 200 tonnes, while large ones may have capacities of over 500 tonnes

    Determine how you will transport the excavator

    You will be required to transport the excavator from one location to another to handle some projects. Therefore, you need to consider how the piece of equipment will be moving from one location to another. If you already have a trailer, ensure that the excavation equipment for sale you pick would fit your trailer. Otherwise, purchase a trailer according to the size of the earth-mover. In some places, you may need a permit to transport a giant excavator.

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    What are your required specifications?

    Consider features like bucket capacity, engine power, storage capacity and engine power when making your consideration. Many excavators can support different types of buckets. Look at the maximum capacity that you can purchase. Engine make and power determines how long you can use the excavator continuously before doing repairs.

    What is your budget?

    Your budget is going to determine what kind of excavator for sale you can pick. However, it is recommended that you set a budget after determining the kind of excavators you need for your projects. You may consider looking for a new excavator for sale or buying a used one. The benefit of buying a used excavator is that you can buy a high capacity one at a lower price than you would if buying new. On the other hand, new excavators are less likely to give you problems for a longer period compared to used ones.

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    Shop around for excavators while comparing large and new mini excavator prices. Different brands come at different prices. It is good to compare features and capacities with the excavator price so that you end up with the best excavation equipment at your set budget. For used excavators, have them checked for quality and performance before making a purchase. You will find cheap excavators for sale.

    Are excavator spare parts available?

    You will eventually need spare parts especially if the excavator is doing hard work. If you are also in a remote region you should consider how easily you can access excavator spare parts.

    Other considerations

    You may check other excavator types and features. For example, you may consider an electric excavator rather than a gasoline one. You can also purchase a knuckle boom excavator that has an additional arm joint that gives it more flexibility when digging. There are also long reach excavators with arms that can reach up to 95 feet. Longer arms work well in dredging jobs and large building demolitions.

    Excavator buying checklist

    • Excavator capacity, power and specifications
    • Size and transport needs
    • Source of power; gasoline or electric
    • Buy new or used excavators
    • Excavator prices
    • Availability of excavator spare parts

    We have quality and affordable excavators for sale

    Here at Camamach, we assist you buy the right type of excavator. Contact us today for a FREE consultation and pricing

     

  • Backhoe vs Excavator: What is the difference and which is right for you?

    Backhoe Loaders and Excavators have a similar general function -they are both diggers, but they have differences in design and versatility that make each of them them better suited to different jobs. Choosing the right construction equipment for the requirements is important for any project, so we’ve gone and written up this excavator vs backhoe comparison.

     

    Excavators

    Excavators as their name would suggest are purpose built for excavating. They have a large arm attached to a cab, both of which can rotate 360 degrees atop the undercarriage. Excavators come in wheeled and crawler variants.

    Diagram of excavator components

    Backhoe Loaders

    Backhoe loaders are multi-functional machines built on a tractor chassis with a front end loader, and a rear excavator-style arm called a backhoe. The backhoe is limited in its rotation to a range of about 200 degrees. The backhoe itself consists of a bucket on the end of a hydraulic arm known as a dipper stick and boom that extends from the back of the tractor chassis.

    Size

    Excavators are

    • Larger and more powerful (typically)
    • More suitable for large construction sites, mining, drilling and demolition jobs.
    • Less mobile

    Backhoe Loaders

    • Smaller and lighter
    • More suitable for smaller scale projects, loading jobs and farming
    • More mobility

    Manoeuvrability

    Wheel excavators exist, but most excavators are tracked, therefore more capable in rough terrain and mountainous environments such as mining sites. Backhoe loaders are wheeled and can drive on roads, making them a good choice for projects with more than one work site.

     

    Multi-functionality

    Backhoe loaders are more versatile machines than excavators. The front end loader allows for loading jobs to be performed, and the backhoe bucket can be swapped out for a large variety of implements like breakers, drills and hammers. The front end loader can also be swapped out for plows or forklifts. Excavators can use other hydraulic implements in place of the bucket, but the number is much smaller.

    Newer mini excavators can now perform many of the functions that backhoe loaders can, however backhoe loaders continue to be used as versatile machines for farm and small-medium construction projects.

     

    Overview

    Excavator

    • 360 degree rotation
    • Bigger, more powerful machines
    • Can  better handle rough terrain
    • Purpose built for excavation
    • Better for large projects and heavy duty workloads

    Backhoe loader

    • Can be driven on roads
    • Smaller, tractor chassis
    • Has front loader and backhoe excavator
    • Multipurpose machine
    • Better for agricultural projects and spread out construction sites.

     

    Backhoe vs Excavator - which one is better for your project?

    Its important to consider your project’s scope when choosing equipment. For larger scale projects with a heavy workload, an excavator is probably the way to go. If the project is smaller, a backhoe loader can carry out excavation functions whilst offering more versatility.

    Of course if you are still unsure which is more suitable, ask an expert. We at CamaMach have years of experience and are happy to help, send us an email and we can make recommendations based on your site plans and requirements.

     

    Looking for excavators? We have a selection from top brands like XCMG and SANY

    Or if you are after a backhoe loader our catalogue includes SDLG, XCMG, and Lovol among others.

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