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Hiring Heavy Construction Equipment: Tips, Ideas and Money-Saving Advice

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Expand The Capacity Of Your Earth-moving Machinery By Hiring Extra Attachments

If you are hiring earthmoving machinery for a construction project, either domestic or civil, you can get so much more done by hiring attachments to accompany the fleet. Attachments are extra additions attached to different machinery to increase their range of functions. In short, earthmoving attachments let you enjoy the work of a particular machine without having to hire it.

Below, find the most used attachments that you should consider hiring.

Drill bits/ hydraulic hammers

Drill bits are used on excavators, in the place of buckets. Operating via hydraulic action, these attachments can be used for numerous activities. These include breaking bedrock, crushing large rocks above ground, and knocking buildings down during demolitions.

Excavator claws

The excavator claw is also used on excavators. However, it can also be hooked up to a back loader/backhoe as well. The excavator claw provides a claw attachment that goes over the traditional excavator bucket. This claw helps with grasping items as opposed to just scooping up materials. The claw attachment is handy for jobs such as picking up construction materials and rocks or clearing debris from a site.

Rock buckets

Rocks buckets help contractors to scoop and move rocks without moving the earth or sand that is mixed up with the rock. As such, rock buckets feature holes that allow sand or earth to seep through during loading so that only rocks are left in the bucket. This attachment can be used on excavators, backhoes and loaders.


Crushers are special bucket-like attachments that perform the function of crushing rocks through hydraulic presses. They are attached to excavators, but smaller crushers can be attached to backhoes as well. These attachments help to create aggregate that will be used on site, or to simply make removal of rocks easier from a site.


Augers are common spiral/helical attachments used on excavators and back loaders. These are used to drill cylindrical holes into the ground. Augers can be used for several applications such as topographical tests, measuring the position of the bedrock, breaking rock, boring rock, checking the water table level, or creating holes for installation of posts/pipes.

Different bucket sizes

Last but not least, you can also hire different bucket sizes to help with removal of different materials. Buckets of different sizes are important as different materials such as earth, sand, wet sand or crushed rock each weigh differently. These attachments therefore enable each machine to be fitted with the right bucket depending on the task at hand. Different buckets also enable digging of different sizes of trenches during construction or installation of utilities.

Thanks to the above attachments, you can get more work done for less the machinery and save on costs.