What kind of excavation tools should you use for your excavation project?

There is a huge choice of excavation equipment to choose from - choosing which tool to use is often dictated by the access to the site and type of work being done, and often bigger is not better. So what will be your tool of choice for your next excavation project?

When choosing which equipment to use - consider:

  • the size of the excavation project
  • access you have to the area
  • the terrain you're excavating.

Big open areas with easy access mean that you can use bigger equipment like:

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Front End Loaders
  • Back Hoes

Smaller projects with easy access you can use smaller equipment like:

  • Bobcats
  • Kanga Loaders

These are both perfect for projects like digging, post hole digging, trenching, site clearing, site cutting, pipe laying and levelling.

Small projects with limited access (no back access, and tight side paths) the best equipment is:

  • The Dingo
  • A shovel

Excavating the manual way

If access to the area is limited you'll have to use a shovel which is high effort low impact - not ideal. But it's a great workout! With a bit of elbow grease and a few hours on your hands you can work miracles with your trusty shovel.

Although you can always hire your excavation equipment, it is often best to list a job request with Service Central for a professional excavation expert to do your excavation project for you. Hiring a quality local excavation company provides you with someone who understands the equipment intimately, has done the task many times before and can quickly and efficiently complete your excavation requirements for a little extra cost.

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