Excavators are the common heavy vehicle used in the construction and mining industries. We can even see excavators in our daily lives, especially when there’s roadwork, building construction, etc.
But, have you ever heard of these facts of excavators:
- They come in a variety of sizes
Excavators come in a variety of sizes so they can be used as needed. There are mini excavators which have sizes from 1.5-5 tons. There are even huge excavators that measure between 40-780 tons!
- The first hydraulic excavator came from France
Poclain, a French Company, was the one who made immeasurable innovations from the existing excavator at the time and finally created TY-54: excavator that capable to revolve 360 degrees. The model was so popular that was sold more than 30,000 units and soon be the standard design of excavator. The cable mechanism was left behind while hydraulics was becoming popular.
- They are truly powerful, equivalent to tens of people
Excavators are truly effective for speeding the process of construction and mining process. It is said that the excavator can do a job which is equivalent to 20 or more manual laborers working on the same task.
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