excavator. Tuesday , December 19th , 2017 - 17:05:43 PM
Excavator comes in numerous sizes depending on bucket size, length of boom, length of arm, and operation speed. Performance of excavator can be measured from the production cycle. Production cycle is the time that an excavator took to load the bucket from source, swing, dump, return back and then dig again. Therefore, faster the operation speed, the faster will be the one complete cycle and hence production cycle will increase.
On the end of the stick is usually a bucket. A wide, large capacity (mud) bucket with a straight cutting edge is used for cleanup and levelling or where the material to be dug is soft, and teeth are not required. A general purpose (GP) bucket is generally smaller, stronger, and has hardened side cutters and teeth used to break through hard ground and rocks. Buckets have numerous shapes and sizes for various applications. There are also many other attachments which are available to be attached to the excavator for boring, ripping, crushing, cutting, lifting, etc.
Before the 1990s, all excavators had a long or conventional counterweight that hung off the rear of the machine to provide more digging force and lifting capacity. This became a nuisance when working in confined areas. In 1993 Yanmar launched the worldás first Zero Tail Swing excavator, which allows the counterweight to stay inside the width of the tracks as it slews, thus being safer and more user friendly when used in a confined space. This type of machine is now widely used throughout the world.
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