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    When it comes to digging, few machines come close to the effectiveness of an excavator. Typically sitting on a pair of tracks, an excavator features an articulated arm with an attachment on its end. An operator cab sits behind the arm providing an optimal perspective for driving the excavator and accurately maneuvering the arm. The cab and the articulated arm (the house) are able to swivel above the tracks (the undercarriage) in a 360 degree motion allowing the operator to access every area around the machine without having to constantly reposition to pickup and drop its load. The excavators arm and turn-table mechanism are both powered by two separate engines through three hydraulic pumps.

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    • Caterpillar 314 C CR, 2006, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 314C CRAdditional Information: Description: 42" bucket, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic coupler, 2 speed, 4 cyl Mitsubishi turbo, good u/c, 32k lb size class Inventory Location

      Crawler Excavators
      2006 2,411 h
      United States, Phillipston, Massachusetts
      7d

      49,500 USD
    • Link-Belt 135 Spin Ace, 2012, Crawler Excavators

      Link-Belt 135 SPIN ACEAdditional Information: Description: 2012 LINK-BELT 135 SPIN-ACE EXCAVATOR, 7"10" ARM, 19.7" RUBBER TRACK PADS, , NO BLADE, ALLIED AUXILIARY HAMMER HYDRAULIC KIT, (

      Crawler Excavators
      2012 3,250 h
      United States, Louisville, Kentucky
      24h

      55,000 USD
    • Hitachi UH 181, 1987, Crawler Excavators

      Hitachi UH181Engine power: 270, Additional Information: Engine Manufacturer: ISUZU Description: nice machine, 1 owner, runs and operates great, good U/C Inventory Location: Don Baskin Truck Sales

      Crawler Excavators
      1987
      United States, Covington, Tennessee
      24h

      20,000 USD
    • Caterpillar M 318, 1996, Wheeled Excavators

      Caterpillar M318Additional Information: Description: 6 ft cleanup bucket & wrist, 6 cyl Caterpillar turbo, manual thumb, 2-section boom, 40k lb size class Inventory Location: Brook

      Wheeled Excavators
      1996 4,912 h
      United States, Phillipston, Massachusetts
      24h

      27,500 USD
    • Volvo EC 160 B LC, 2006, Crawler Excavators

      Volvo EC160B LCAdditional Information: Description: 42" & 24" digging buckets, 5 ft cleanup bucket, aux hyd, a/c, comes with Helac wrist, 6 cyl Volvo turbo, good u/c, one owner, 3

      Crawler Excavators
      2006
      United States, Phillipston, Massachusetts
      24h

      69,500 USD
    • Gehl GE753Z, 2005, Crawler Excavators

      Gehl GE753ZAdditional Information: Description: Cab, Heat, A/C, Blade, Auxiliary Hydraulics, 24" Bucket Inventory Location: Weaco Equipment

      Crawler Excavators
      2005 4,338 h
      United States, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
      7d

      29,000 USD
    • Caterpillar M 318, 1998, Wheeled Excavators

      Caterpillar M318Engine power: 140, Additional Information: Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar Description: MAKE OFFER!!! This 1998 Caterpillar M318 Wheeled Excavator features EROPS with Good Heat and

      Wheeled Excavators
      1998 2,605 h
      United States, Weatherford, Texas
      7d

      59,500 USD
    • Hitachi EX 200 LC-5, 2000, Crawler Excavators

      Hitachi EX200LC-5

      Crawler Excavators
      2000 9,400 h
      United States
      7d

      55,775 USD
    • Caterpillar 345 B L, 2004, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 345BL

      Crawler Excavators
      2004 14,375 h
      United States
      7d

      51,750 USD
    • Caterpillar 225, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 225

      Crawler Excavators

      United States
      7d

      28,750 USD
    • Caterpillar 311, 1993, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 311

      Crawler Excavators
      1993 4,204 h
      United States
      7d

      32,200 USD
    • Caterpillar 308 E 2 CR SB, 2016, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 308E2CRSBCondition level grade (1-5): 5

      Crawler Excavators
      2016 560 h
      United States, Felton, DE
      7d

      95,000 USD
    • Hitachi EX 200, Crawler Excavators

      Hitachi EX200

      Crawler Excavators
      13,000 h
      United States
      7d

      40,135 USD
    • Volvo EC 300 D L, 2012, Crawler Excavators

      Volvo EC300DLEngine power: 220, Additional Information: Engine Manufacturer: Volvo Description: RENTAL & RPO AVAILABLE! BEST DEAL ON A VOLVO EC300DL UNDER 3,000 HOURS ANYWHERE! EROPS, HT/COLD AC

      Crawler Excavators
      2012 2,745 h
      United States, Tyler, Texas
      7d

      105,000 USD
    • Hitachi EX 200 LC-5, Crawler Excavators

      Hitachi EX200LC-5

      Crawler Excavators

      United States
      7d

      48,300 USD
    • Caterpillar 320 B L, 1999, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 320BL

      Crawler Excavators
      1999 14,539 h
      United States
      7d

      37,375 USD
    • Komatsu PC 200 LC-6, 1999, Crawler Excavators

      Komatsu PC200LC-6

      Crawler Excavators
      1999
      United States
      7d

      40,250 USD
    • John Deere 200 LC, 2001, Crawler Excavators

      John Deere 200 LCAdditional Information: -Good undercarriage. -Runs as it should. -Photos Coming Soon

      Crawler Excavators
      2001 10,600 h
      United States, San Antonio,Texas
      7d

      31,625 USD
    • Caterpillar 350 L, Crawler Excavators

      Caterpillar 350L

      Crawler Excavators

      United States
      7d

      34,500 USD
    • Komatsu PC 220 LC, Crawler Excavators

      Komatsu PC220LCAdditional Information: -Machine runs great ready to go to work. -Year Not Verified

      Crawler Excavators

      United States
      7d

      25,500 USD

    There are hundreds of businesses from around the world that build excavators, attachments, and parts, but few are as dominant as Caterpillar. Amongst the many different models that CAT has developed the most commonly used tends to be the 320 series. Falling into CAT medium excavators category, the 320 line contains very reasonably sized machines that are able to perform a wide array of jobs. Like many tractors, often the strength of the excavator is its ability to perform different undertakings by using different attachments on its hydraulic arm. Another producer of excavators that trails close behind Caterpillar is the Japanese manufacturing power Komatsu with its PC200 model.

    Excavators of all different sizes are used across a vast array of different industries. However, there is one machine that absolutely dwarfs the rest of its heavy equipment family. Not only does this behemoth hold the record for the worlds biggest excavator, it also holds the Guinness Book of World Records claim for the largest land vehicle of all time. After spending five years developing the project and another relatively quick five years to build it, the German company Krupp had a $100 million machine on its hands. Standing at a staggering 30 stories in the sky, the Bagger 288 is considered a bucket-wheel excavator. At the end of its massive boom sits a saw-looking attachment, except instead of sharp blades, it has a rotating wheel of buckets that is constantly churning, scooping, and dumping any land in its path. Its incredible frame stretches 721 feet (almost two and half football fields). The Bagger 288 relies on twelve different 12 foot-wide tracks to get it moving. Its longest distance traveled was fourteen miles away. This took quite some time considering that, due to its incredible size, the beast can only move at a crawling 30 feet per minute. If it were to have gotten stuck in the mud it would have been an impossible feat to get it out. To avoid this, all of the sand that the Bagger had to travel over was pre-seeded with grass to eliminate moisture. All of its 45,500 tons made it safely to its next mining destination. But the breathtaking size of the machine is only half of its awe. In one day alone the Bagger 288s impeller can dig and drop 240,000 tons of coal per day. When it is all said and done this mega-machine is estimated to produce nearly 100 million tons of coal each and every year; that is enough coal to run one normal sized coal plant in the US for 75 years.

    The most common type of excavator is called a crawler. Crawlers use tracks to conquer unstable terrains as well has have increased stability with operating the excavators arm. Crawlers come in a great deal of sizes depending on the job they are needed for. Medium to smaller sized models are often called mini-excavators. If an excavator is below 7 feet it also maybe called a mini-digger. These little giants are typically used for smaller roadside projects and landscaping. When a job demands the excavator to travel further distances, especially if on a road, the best available option is the wheeled excavator. While provide the same basic functionality as the crawler, the wheeled excavator naturally doesnt maintain the same stability due to the lack of traction. To combat this, the wheeled models use stabilizing legs (one on each corner) to comfortably ground the machine while it scoops and lifts materials. There is another type of excavator that may use tires or tracks that is often referred to as a “waste handler”. The arms of these particular machines are often fitted with claws or grapples that allow the excavator to pick up trash, waste, debris, or other materials and move them to a nearby location. These trash movers can often be seen in landfills and scrap yards. While most excavators are used for building, digging, or moving, one type of excavator was made for destruction. Demolition excavators have an small but powerful claw that is able to twist different directions. This claw is used to grab onto parts of a building and pull them down. Often crawlers and waste handlers will follow demolition excavators to remove the waste that has been torn down.

    The technologies of excavators are always expanding. Even just recently the worlds first 3D printed excavator was shown at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, an event that is held every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event draws the the construction industrys biggest names including brands like CAT, Komatsu, Volvo, and Hitachi. At the expo you can find the newest information on excavators, meet representatives from the biggest brands, and participate in classes and activities to learn more about using excavators in construction. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will take place in 2020 and will contain 28,000 heavy equipment exhibitors spanning 2,500,000 square feet.

    If you are looking to find the right excavator for your business, farm, or operation look no further than the used heavy equipment sites like Mascus. With thousands of excavators on their site you can locate the exactly which make, model, and specifications fit your individual needs by using the filters on the left-hand side of the website. In the case that you are looking to sell your used excavator Mascus also provides a simple 3-step method to quickly get your vehicle in front of many potential buyers.