Bulldozers are among the most common pieces of heavy equipment that you can usually find on a construction or mine site. From the eyes of a novice, dozers look like other types of construction equipment. However, they have distinct characteristics that set them apart from the rest.
Bulldozers, or simply dozers, have a flat blade at its front. This blade is moveable. The hydraulic arms of the motor can lift this large, flat blade. Its tracks, which it runs on, can also raise or move the edge.
A distinct feature of a dozer is that it does not have wheels. Therefore, it runs on its tracks, which give it extra hard traction against the ground.
Dozers are among the most used pieces of equipment in a worksite because they are efficient. They can perform a variety of tasks as well, such as moving earth. Bulldozers can handle large amounts of soil, and they do so by pushing the material and positioning it on the blade before moving to the designated place.
This process saves a lot of time for workers since they do not have to rely entirely on a backhoe. Often, however, dozers are used together with a backhoe or other machines. They would lift the material out before setting it on the ground. Then, the bulldozer will push it to the desired location.
ESM Resources offer dozers for hire, including the 2012 CAT D8T Dozer. Contact us for more information.