Using the right machine boosts productivity, cuts down on hazards, and minimizes downtime. This is exactly why you need to know which type of breaker and hoe pack is right for the job. You also need to know which excavator tail swing configuration is best when renting an excavator.
Excavators have three different tail swing configurations: zero tail swing, reduced tail swing, and conventional tail swing.
Zero and Reduced Tail Swing Advantage
Zero and reduced tail swing excavators are for operating in tight and confined spaces. Zero tail swing means the excavator's housing doesn't extend beyond the vehicle's tracks when rotating. With reduced tail swing, the housing extends by no more than a few inches.
This makes the excavator easier to maneuver and reduces the probability of colliding with buildings and other obstructions. These tail swing types are especially useful for working in a single lane closure. Being able to work in a single lane means keeping more lanes open for commuters and pedestrians.
Conventional Tail Swing Advantage
Conventional tail swing excavators require more open space to work due to the housing's rear protruding out by up to a few feet. The extension, however, provides a greater counterweight, thus allowing more arm breakout force and bucket lifting capacity.
Contractors must carefully evaluate the job site and determine whether maneuverability or lifting power is more important. Depending on the project, you may require both zero/reduced and conventional tail swing excavators on site. Our experienced staff can determine which configuration is best for your upcoming project.
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