You can't finish an entire construction project using just a single attachment. In prior posts, we’ve discussed the various types of excavators and how these heavy-duty vehicles work. This time, we want to discuss the multiple excavator attachments and their respective uses. Due to the numerous attachments, this post will be separated into two parts.
Five Common Excavator Attachments
Breaker: The breaker and hoe pack use a sharp or blunt drill to split apart huge concrete or stone slabs. Contractors require breaker attachments for interior and flatwork demolition, as well as for some road repairs.
Bucket: Most laypeople are familiar with this attachment. This is the enlarged scoop with "teeth" at the end. Operators use the bucket to remove huge piles of debris, ranging from dirt to demolished brick and masonry.
Augers: Augers use torque power to drill holes into rocky soil. It’s capable of penetrating clay, ice, and shale. Augers are perfect for producing steep holes for planting trees or installing large posts and poles.
Grapples: The grapple is a giant claw used for lifting and moving oversized items. The grapple has a 3-tine construction and is capable of lifting massive objects like an inverted log or landscaping boulders. Operators may also use the grapple as a makeshift rake.
Clamp: This attachment is a bucket with a grapple-like portion beneath the bucket. This enables it to clamp onto an object and secure it in a jaw-like vise. Some clamps are versatile and have capabilities as a trenching tool.
Learn More About Attachments in Sammamish
This attachment list is far more comprehensive. In the next post, we’ll present a "part two," which will delve into other forms of attachments. Remember to contact Active Excavator Rentals for your next construction project. Learn about us and the types of excavators and excavator attachments available in our shop.
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