Trackhoes & Excavators for Sale
Buy and sell used and unused Excavators at IronPlanet.
Excavators, often called track hoes, are one of the most common pieces heavy equipment in construction or aggregate projects. An excavator’s main purpose is earthmoving, and it accomplishes this by having uniquely designed bucket that have teeth at the end of it which facilitates the deeper digging of soil and other loose sediments.
Excavators and trackhoes are typically powered by diesel engines and come in a variety of sizes and lifting capacities. The various types of excavators all function in a similar manner, as they all have a hydraulic arm which consists of a boom, an arm, and the bucket.
What are excavators used for?
Aside from digging and excavating soil or other lose sediments, excavators can also be used for transporting and loading soil into other heavy machines or trucks, such as conveyor belts or dump trucks to be loaded off-site. With the use of excavator attachments, excavators can also be used for demolition to excavate tougher materials such as rocks or foundational structures from previous structures.
What are the different types of excavators for sale at IronPlanet
Depending on the needs of your business or projects, there are many types of excavators that’ll help you reach your goals.
Mini excavators are the most common excavators for smaller projects as they are quite versatile in smaller spaces and have a variety of functions in addition to earth moving. These are ideal for landscaping projects or light level demolition work.
Hydraulic excavators are often the most preferred type of excavator for most medium to large scale projects. Like mini excavators they feature tracked wheels, however hydraulic excavators have an enclosed cabin and much larger lifting capacities of 6 tons and more.
As the name suggests, wheeled excavators have 4 large rubber tires instead of a tracked wheel system. These types of excavators are more suited for urban environments with paved terrain.
What are the best excavators to buy?
Excavators are a crucial part for any job that requires earth moving and as such, there are many reputable brands and manufactures of all excavator types. IronPlanet has a global reach of sellers and buyers for heavy equipment so you’ll not only find a huge inventory of excavator brands, but you’ll be sure to find the brands brands that are trusted in the industry.
Here's a list of just a few reputable excavator brands at IronPlanet:
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