What is Considered "Earth Moving" Equipment

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Earthmoving equipment is used for earthwork projects that affect the ground. Shipping earthmoving equipment, such as bulldozers or excavators, must be done by professionals.  Are you interested in learning more about the types of earthmoving machinery and their uses and types, as well as how to transport earthmoving equipment? Well, continue reading!

What Is Earthmoving Equipment

Earth moving equipment is heavy-duty machinery or vehicles used for different earthwork projects such as building and demolishing buildings, digging trenches, and constructing roads.

Earth moving equipment is heavy-duty machinery or vehicles used for different earthwork projects such as building and demolishing buildings, digging trenches, and constructing roads. Earthmoving machinery includes excavators, tractors, scrapers, and rippers, which can demolish unwanted buildings, level roads during roadwork, and dig trenches. They use construction equipment guides to learn the features, safety guidelines, uses, and specifications of commonly used earthmoving equipment.

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Types of Earthmoving Machinery

  1. Excavators
    Excavating equipment is commonly used earthwork machinery in construction sites. Excavators, which include dragline, suction, and crawler, perform different roles, such as removing heavy soil and rocks from a construction site. Some earthmoving machinery uses include mining, digging delicate places, landscaping, mixing materials, construction, debris cleanup, roadwork, excavation of concrete and asphalt, pile driving, and road excavations.

  2. Wheel loaders
    The wheel loader is among the many types of earthmoving machinery used for moving heavy materials, such as loads of dust, soil, or rocks, from one point or truck to another. A construction equipment guide shows that front-end or bucket loaders are best for digging, material handling, site preparation, and road building. In addition, the wheel loader can clean up sites, backfill, stockpile, lift, drill holes, or mix materials, depending on the attachments, including rippers, buckets, and augers.

  3. Dozers
    Dozers are heavy-duty machines with big front-mounted blades that push large amounts of dirt or rocks. They are also used as earthmoving machinery for leveling, drain cutting, lifting, towing, land cleanup, excavation, benching, and ripping.

  4. Backhoe Loader
    You can opt for the backhoe loader to perform a wide range of tasks because it is a jack of all trades. The machinery with numerous attachments is best for loading, excavating, mixing material, battering, benching, and landscaping. It can dig trenches, lift heavy loads, break rocks, and backfill. The equipment is also handy in demolishing small constructions.

  5. Track Loaders
    They are small and versatile earthmoving machinery, suitable for projects with tighter spaces. The vehicles have many applications, including breaking rocks, loading, material mixing, battering, site cleanup, benching, and excavating. They can also dig trenches and move materials from one place to another.
Shipping an excavator on a hot shot trailer.

Choosing the Right Machinery

Here are some aspects to consider when selecting the best earthmoving machinery for your projects:

  1. 1. Depending on the type of project you are working on, such as excavating, digging, backfilling, roadwork, or loading, you can use the construction equipment guide to learn how to use the most common earthmoving machinery.
  3. 2. Know the ground surface and material to extract, such as concrete, sand, rocks, soil, or asphalt.
  5. 3. Road conditions at the construction site will help you know if you should use wheeled or crawling machinery.
  7. 4. The versatility of the equipment to continue functioning in case the weather changes in the construction site.
  9. 5. The size and complexity of the project can also be a determining aspect of the right earthmoving machinery.
  11. 6. Distance of transporting earthmoving equipment to the site.
  13. 7. Condition and price of the equipment.

How to Safely Transport Earthmoving Equipment

Heavy Equipment Transport is one of the best hauling companies to call when you want earthmoving equipment for your construction site. Our years of experience and expertise lead to unmatched transportation services for heavy machinery, including earthmoving equipment. Call us to schedule an appointment.


Machinery or vehicles considered earthmoving equipment are used for construction or demolition tasks. There are many, including excavators, wheel loaders, and backhoe loaders. They are for loading, excavating, digging, and clearing up sites. Such earthmoving machinery needs proper transportation to ensure they get to your construction site safely and on time.

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