It is sometimes difficult to understand the types of construction equipment, because many units duplicate each other in a number of functions. Which loader should you choose, forklift, front loader or backhoe loader if all three can carry different types of cargo? What is more convenient to use for digging a trench, an excavator or a backhoe loader? And what Lugong special equipment do you need if it will perform dozens of diverse tasks? And do you even need several pieces of special equipment if many tasks are solved with the help of attachments?
In this article, we will figure out how similar types of special equipment differ and which unit should be chosen in each case.
This is the smallest representative of special equipment for warehouses. Its small size and the principle of operation of wheels allow it to easily move and turn around in confined spaces, for example, between warehouse racks. A variety of forks and grabs are oriented to different types of cargo. You can install a blade or a brush on it to clean the area, but the performance will be small.
This representative of special equipment is "sharpened" for the transportation of bulk cargo with the help of a powerful front bucket. A variety of attachments allows it to perform other functions. With the help of different types of buckets and grabs, you can move almost any cargo: loose, lumpy, long (logs, pipes), packed on pallets or in bags. But in terms of compactness, a front loader cannot be compared with a forklift.
Compact special equipment for loading in cramped conditions, for example, on city streets crowded with cars.
This is a hybrid of two types of special equipment with two buckets. The large front one is designed for bulk cargo, the small one at the back is for digging the earth. In terms of performance and cross-country ability, it is inferior to an excavator.
The task of the excavator is to dig deep holes, pits, trenches where its "competitors" will not pass: on difficult soils, in quarries, on vast construction sites. The tracks allow the excavator to move through difficult soils, and the bucket device allows you to dig below the level of the tracks.
It is worth choosing the right special equipment depending on the specific tasks that it will perform and the planned conditions for its work.