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When it comes to power equipment, an excavator is something that is often needed, but typically individuals would not own it. As such, excavators are usually rented. They are used for quite a range of operations, from digging to moving heavy objects, and this makes them part of any project centered around construction. During rental process, pay attention to the machine’s specifications, in order to ensure it can do the job and that you are not overpaying for something that you do not need.

Key Takeaways:

  • An excavator is a piece of heavy construction equipment that consists of a dipper bucket, a cab and a boom.
  • An excavator has more uses than just digging as it can also be used to remove brush demolition and to remove snow.
  • If you are looking to rent an excavator, make sure to pick out the right one as they come in different weights, sizes and power.

“The main difference between an excavator and a power shovel is that excavators rely on hydraulics for their movement, while shovels relied on cables, winches, and steel ropes.”

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