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Heavy equipment

Construction equipment
Construction equipment on a construction site
Construction equipment on a construction site

Under the term construction equipment we understand the whole range of heavy-duty vehicles that are used in the execution of construction tasks. Most frequently these tasks involve earthwork operations. There are several other terms used for these kind of machines: construction vehicles, heavy equipment, heavy machines, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles or even heavy hydraulics.



Design


History of construction equipment


Types of construction vehicles

The below categorization, in this order, is a standard equipment categorization used across the world. Some contractors also place numbers on the side of their equipment corresponding to the category - Grader ‘02’ - followed by a sequential number that usually corresponds to the number it was purchased, for example, 02-52, is the 52nd grader a company has purchased. This allows for easy recognition of the equipment type and the relevant age.

Track-type


Grader


SkidSteer


Excavator


Backhoe


Timber


Pipelayer


Scraper


Mining


Articulated


Compactor


A wheel loader in operation
A wheel loader in operation

Loader


Track loader


Material handler


Paving


Underground


Hydromatic Tool


Highway



Manufacturers


The largest manufacturers based on 2011 revenue data as published by the KHL Group

  1. Caterpillar Inc
  2. Komatsu
  3. Volvo Construction Equipment
  4. Hitachi
  5. Liebherr Group
  6. SANY Group Company Ltd
  7. Zoomlion
  8. Terex
  9. Doosan Infracore
  10. Deere & Company
  11. XCMG

Other construction equipment manufacturers:

Atlas Copco
Bharat Earth Movers Limited
Bobcat Company
CASE
Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant
CNH Global
Demag
Doosan Group
Fiat-Allis
Hyundai Heavy Industries
Ingersoll Rand
JCB
Kubota
Kobelco
LiuGong
Madill
MARAIS
Navistar International Corporation
NCK
New Holland
Track Marshall
Orenstein and Koppel Gmbh
Paccar
Poclain
Rototilt
Shantui
ST Kinetics
Takeuchi Manufacturing
Wacker Neuson

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