New to earthworks? Let Hay Enterprise explain the various equipment for earthmoving in Newcastle.
What Type of Earth Will You Be Moving?
As you can imagine, moving sand is different from moving hard rock. Moving wet earth is very different from moving dry earth. There is also a contamination factor too, especially if sewage or plant waste is going to cause a problem.
These are big and heavy diggers and booms and buckets. They dig, break rocks, create trenches and can create massive holes. They are suitable for mining, dredging, and for making and removing piles.
These are able to scoop up loose material and then deposit it into another location. It may not be as versatile as an excavator, but it can move an epic amount of earth in a relatively short space of it. It can move earth over several hundred feet without a problem, but for that a scraper may be better suited.
These are able to push earth over great distances. They are not very precise, but what they lose in precision they make up for in raw power. They are able to shift large rocks, gravel and most types of earth. The only downside is that moving becomes trickier if the earth is loose or wet.
Slow And Then Fast
You need to figure out how much needs to be done and how quickly. This is because getting the heavy machinery to your location is very difficult and expensive, and getting started is very slow.
However, the work rate becomes very fast once the machines are up and running. So, you have to ask yourself if the hassle and expensive of getting them there is worth it. If not, it may be better to work smaller. It will take longer, but work can start sooner and it will be less expensive.
As mentioned, you should enjoy looking over the types of equipment for earthmoving in Newcastle. Get in touch with us here at Hay Enterprises and find something that suits your needs, and above all, enjoy the process.
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