It’s easy to take notice of the big equipment on a construction site. Large excavators stretch their arms and dump heaps of dirt, wheel loaders zip around as bulldozers push spoils out of their way without a care in the world.
Few pieces of construction equipment are as vital to the utility contractor’s operation as the compact excavator. Its adaptability, transportability and versatility make it the workhorse of the operation.
Taking things one day a time — a phrase you’ve no doubt heard, and one that applies to proper excavator maintenance. Within each day, there are inspections to make, attachments to choose and, of course, an actual job to do.
While an excavator’s longevity is impacted by a wide variety of variables, you can control many of your outcomes through selecting the right machine, tending to the right maintenance and following the right operation, says Shane Reardon, Doosan Excavator Product Specialist.