You will see both wheeled and tracked excavators around, there are some advantages and disadvantages between them, and the wheeled ones are more flexible. You might lose some depth when you dig as the wheels gives added height to the excavator, so the boom is higher above the ground, however the stabilizers that the wheeled excavators have give the added stability to the machine so that you actually have more power for lifting and digging power.
The main advantage of
the wheeled excavators is in that they are more flexible when it comes to
moving around. Both the better ability to maneuver as well as the higher speed,
can speed up job projects when you have a wheeled excavator. Wheeled excavators
don’t need to be transported between jobs if the distances are not that great, as
you can drive them on normal roads. Not having to use a trailer to transport
the excavator between jobs can save you costs and time.
With a wheeled excavator
you also have the flexibility to change tires depending on the working surface
or area. This will definitely give you an extra degree of freedom and ability
to always have the best grip. There are a lot of different excavator tires
to choose from. Check the technical
tire manual to assess which earthmoving
tires are the best for your excavator.
Excavators are mainly
used in earthmoving and road maintenance jobs, so you tend to see them all over
the place. Combining the best equipment with the best tires, tend to save you
money in the long run in terms of running and maintenance costs and your
productivity should increase. When you have a wheeled excavator it is important
to check the tires at the end of each workday, to see that the tires are ok and
that they are free from any cuts or cracks. You always want to detect problems
at an early stage, preferably during the scheduled maintenance. Having
unscheduled downtime due to equipment or tire failure can be vey costly and
dangerous. The tires have very high pressures and accidents can happen if you
don’t follow the safety guidelines. Breakdowns always cause delays and can
jeopardize your timelines to get the job done. If you have a lot of breakdowns,
you need to schedule more maintenance opportunities.
The versatility of the backhoe comes from it being basically three machines in one. You have a tractor, a backhoe shovel and a loader. Each has its own specifics and characteristics as machines, making it very versatile in various jobs.
is similar what is used in agriculture and able to move quickly on various
surfaces. Their use of tires means that the tires can be further adapted for
various terrains. There are numerous tractor tires and even specific backhoe tires with extra durability for the harsh
conditions they tend to work in. They are mainly used in various earthmoving and
road maintenance work, where you are dependent on high cut and crack resistant
tires, due to high loads and sharp stones and rocks, earthmoving
tires are all
durable to ensure reliability and long work hours. Winter loader tires that are able to handle snow and ice
can prolong the season and also make them able to clear snow if needed.
Grip is also
essential for a loader combined with stability while in operation. The grip
ensures that it doesn’t get stuck and can maneuver through difficult terrain as
well as quickly move from one place to another. The ability to drive on roads
makes it cheaper to move the equipment between sites and along the way while
working allowing for high utilization rates.
can move freely around its axis and can be used to dig up hard materials and is
often used to dig up roads for repairs and create ditches. The combination to have the loader on the
same machine makes the use of less equipment needed. You can then re-fill the
dug hole or move the material and dump it in a dump truck for further
transportation. The loader can carry heavy loads of material as well as flatten
the surfaces after the hole has been dug up. During the digging process, the
backhoe loader might need stabilization legs to prevent it from tipping over
numerous manufacturers of backhoe loaders and they are used all over the world.
They have been around for so many years that their presence will continue for
years to come and with the constant improvements of tires make them even more
versatile for doing work in harsh weather and on challenging surfaces.
When it comes to selecting tires for your earthmoving equipment you will need earthmoving tires that are durable and can do the job. Things to avoid are of course tires that might cut or crack while you are working. The conditions are very aggressive when you are working within earthmoving regardless if you are using an excavator or a loader, you will need great tires that don’t let you down.
Excavatortires are rugged and
you can select tires for both hard and soft surfaces. The tire choice should be
dependent on the tasks that you aim to perform. If you will work on soft
surfaces and want to leave minimum impact, make sure that you select a special
excavator tire that has been designed for soft surfaces, while still being
steel fortified to prevent from punctures from rocks and stubs.
will need high load bearing and good stability for digging, if the surface is
solid, then you will need a different tire that will give you support and
stability. Driving on roads will not be a problem as these tires will be
durable and enable smooth transitions between sites. Puncture resistance and durability tend to be
key features for people working with excavation work both on/off-road. You want
to make sure that the tires are as durable as they can be, as any tire problems
will cause delays and extra costs.
that you select the correct tire for the surface and for the equipment you
have, it is always good to consult the technical
tire manual for more information including the tire pressure depending on
load and tire. Selecting the tire is not always easy, but making an error in
this process can be very costly and cause big delays.
equipment often used for earthmoving are, road graders and wheel loader
combined often with an articulated dump truck to remove soil and debris from
the area. All vehicles will need to ensure that they have the proper tires for
their main area of the work. As you rarely have back-up equipment, that then
means if one has a problem it might keep all other equipment waiting. This
further reinforces the importance of durable tires that will have minimum
problems so you have minimum downtime for the work as whole.