What is an Excavator?
An excavator is a machine group used for activities like demolition, earthmoving, excavation, dredging and trenching. It is one of the most widely-used and popular machines in Australia.
Our directory offers a huge volume of qualified excavator hire suppliers throughout Australia, with both wet and dry hire options available. These suppliers offer a diverse catalogue of excavator types and builds, with a machine to suit any project or operation across the nation. iSeekplant offers a number of excavators for hire including; amphibious, chameleon clamshell, demolition, hi-rail, high reach, long reach, track mounted, and wheel mounted.
What excavator do I need?
Excavators come in an assortment of sizes and configurations, with a variety of builds covering a vast number of projects and environments. Range includes amphibious, chameleon clamshell, demolition, hi-rail, high reach, long reach, track mounted, and wheel mounted, with each offering unique skill sets across a range of projects and environments.
Demolition, high-reach, long-reach, and chameleon clamshells are used across a range of demolition activities, along with dismantling, plate shearing, steel shearing, secondary processing to crushing and far more, whereby the specific excavator type used is determined by the particular task at hand. Amphibious excavators are ideal for shallow water work, covering tasks like drenching, removing salty clay, shallow water operations, and clearing salted tranches. The choice between tracks or wheels depends on project terrain, with track-mounted excavators needed for boggy, sandy and muddy conditions.
How does an excavator work?
Excavators use hydraulic motors to control a front-placed arm, to which a bucket is attached. The arm acts as the main feature of the machine, whereby its ability to dig, lift, and pour are fundamental to its purpose. Excavators are driven by shift and level, powered by a diesel, electric, or petrol engine, where they move via continuous tracks or wheels.