What is the difference between a backhoe and excavator?

A backhoe and an excavator are both heavy construction equipment used for digging and excavation, but they have distinct differences in design, size, and intended use.

A backhoe is a smaller and more versatile piece of equipment, typically mounted on a tractor or a wheeled vehicle. It has a digging arm with a bucket at one end and a smaller arm with a smaller bucket or a backhoe at the other end. It is typically used for digging, trenching, and grading work in smaller areas, such as residential construction sites.

An excavator, on the other hand, is a larger and more powerful piece of equipment, typically mounted on a tracked undercarriage. It has a long arm with a digging bucket attached to a rotating cab. Excavators come in various sizes, from compact models for tight spaces to large models for large-scale construction projects. They are typically used for digging and excavation work in larger areas, such as commercial construction sites and mining operations.

KW & Sons Excavating uses both backhoes and excavators to get the job done, depending on the specific requirements of each project. By having this type of equipment, the company is able to tackle a wide range of excavation projects with efficiency and expertise.

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