Excavators, both the mini variety and the bigger kind, are designed to both displace earth and move it around. These amazing machines are no strangers to any type of construction site, while they are also quite commonly used in the early stages of farmland development, where the earth needs to be evened out before the soil is prepped for planting.

When it comes to getting your hands on an excavator, it is often best to hire one as opposed to buying one. Unless you are a massive construction company undertaking huge jobs all of the time, the chances of you needing to own an excavator are unlikely. When you are considering buying an excavator, you need to weigh up the costs and the benefits. Owning an excavator is a pricey investment and one that will take some years to pay off if you are not kept busy with consistent construction work. For this reason, it makes a lot more sense for many companies to rather hire their excavator, which is exactly what you can do when you work with Fast Pulse.

The need for an excavator on most construction sites is indisputable. But perhaps you are wondering just how much dirt your excavator is going to be able to move.

Why is this important?

Because some needs are greater than others, and there is no point in hiring an excavator that is not able to move as much dirt as you need to, it is important to have an idea about how much earth can be moved. You could hire just about any excavator, if you opt for something that is far too small for your specific requirements, you are going to end up doing double the work that you otherwise would have.

Both big work sites as well the smaller ones will have unique needs, and just because one work site is perhaps smaller than another, it doesn’t mean that there is less work to be done.

How much can be moved?

It would be amazing if we could give you the exact amount of dirt that your particular excavator would be able to move, but that would be impossible for a number of reasons. Each work site is so very different from the next, in terms of what needs to be moved and how big the area is, that a simple answer won’t do.

Instead, to determine which excavator you need, it is best to do a quick analysis of the soil. And this is what you should look at:

  • The soil type
  • The density of the soil
  • The soil’s moisture content
  • The weight of the soil per cubic meter
  • The load-bearing weight of the excavator and its tools
  • The place in which the excavator is going to be used

It can also be very important to know if the soil is a hard clay or not as this will then have to be loosened first, and this could add extra time to the job.