Excavator Attachments at a Glance (Part 2)

excavator attachmentsIf you haven't already done so, please read February's post for part one list of excavator attachments. This is part two which introduces additional attachments. With part one and part two, you will have a full list of the attachments at your disposal.

Common Excavator Attachments

Plate Compactor: This attachment does exactly what its name suggests. Plate compactors compact the soil and earth, eliminating the need to compact by hand. The addition of shock mounts helps distribute the force evenly even when compacting on a slope surface.

Rippers: A ripper is an attachment that rips through tough, compact, and frozen surfaces. It does this with tremendous ripping power and rugged force not possible from manual human labor alone. Operators often use rippers to loosen the ground before removing the debris with a bucket attachment.

Trenchers: Use a trencher attachment for creating trenches in even the most compact and rocky soils. Different chain and teeth options are available to accommodate various soil conditions. Trenchers are ideal for landscaping, irrigation, and utility-based projects.

Grading Blade: Excavator operators use grading blades for cleaning or cutting contours and drainage ditches. It's also useful for digging around objects, such as sewer lines, culverts, and trees with extensive root systems.

Packer Wheels: Packer wheels are similar to plate compactors. The former, though, are designed to work in tight spaces and without the use of bulky hydraulic systems. Packer wheels deliver compact force through the weight of the wheels and the pressure of gravity.

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