How to choose an excavator?
Welcome back, dear Friends! We all know how important it is to be well-informed to avoid mistakes because of misinformation. This counts even more if it is about purchasing or renting a new piece of equipment.
It’s like preparing an interview: first you analyze and compare details, and then you draw up a profile of your potential partner asking the right questions! So, what to do if your partner isn’t a person but an excavator? The procedure is just the same. Asking suitable questions for details and then making the decision! Let’s see how…
4 important questions to ask to get the best excavator
So, let’s waste no time starting straightaway with our interview. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle; by the end all small pieces will be glued into the right place to form a picture. Are you ready? Ok, so we can start with the most important questions, and step by step you’ll get a clearer picture.
- Which kind of excavator does best suit for the job? Before buying, better evaluate the type of job you’re going to do. Will the equipment be used for a single sort of operation or shall it perform multiple tasks? How many jobs or how many operating hours shall it face during its life cycle? Answering these questions will lead you in the right direction. For instance, renting an excavator may be a valid option if you need the equipment only now and then, or for a single job.
- Does the excavator maintain both stability and power at the construction site? A good excavator should provide a balanced combination of power and stability during both digging and lifting operations. Cutting-edge electro-hydraulic technology allows for operating appropriately with a powerful engine, ensuring major operator control, enhanced productivity as well as reduced fuel consumption (not to forget the benefit of the environment).
- Does the excavator need to travel? If you need a versatile piece of equipment that can quickly move from one place to another on large construction sites, a wheeled excavator is the best choice. In this case, you can actually adjust speed according to the job and the surface, on which it moves. In addition, this type of excavator is quite compact so that you can operate efficiently also in traffic zones without the need for closing the entire road section or damaging existing infrastructures.
- In which state of the equipment do we need maintenance? Like for every piece of equipment, an accurate periodical maintenance is good practice, if you want to avoid unexpected events or expensive standstills. As the saying goes: “Prevention is better than cure.” So pay attention to the times indicated in the manufacturer’s handbook and always make a visual check of each component to be sure that everything is alright.
BKT recommends… EM 934
Of course, the tire plays an important role as well. For excavators, BKT suggests EM 934. A perfect tire for road works providing optimum lateral traction in addition to excellent self-cleaning properties. Another main feature is its great resistance against cuts and chips thanks to a unique tread compound and the solid and robust casing.
Even though in the past wheeled excavators compared to crawler ones were considered machinery in a niche market, today we can see things in a new light.
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