Excavators

Excavators 101: Excavator components

What are the parts of an excavator called? Read on to find out!

Go back to basics with Orange Hire as we take a look at the different components of a standard excavator, what each part is called and what its function is. There are three main sections to an excavator: the boom/arm arrangement that provides the digging action, the house which contains the cab, engine and hydraulics, and the undercarriage that provides the travel.

Excavator parts and functions diagram

Excavator parts diagram

Excavator components

Cab

This is pretty self-explanatory!

An excavator’s cab is designed to include a ROPS or roll over protection system, which basically means in the event of the machine Read more

How to ensure you end up with a reliable ex-rental machine

Did you know that Orange Hire has flexible hire-to-buy options, enabling contractors to get a great price on our used excavators?

If you’re in the market for a second-hand excavator, we can help with low hour machines that have been maintained by our safe, professional and switched-on maintenance crew.

Take a look at our current range of excavators and earthmoving equipment for sale here.

What to look for when buying a used excavator

Buying earthmoving equipment rather than hiring can be more economical over the long term. For contractors with long term site needs or who have a continuous need for another excavator in their fleet, it makes sense Read more

15 things you can do with an excavator

The excavator is the workhorse of the construction site, helping crews dig, lift, break and move all kinds of material.

Both small and large diggers will help you work through your project at a cracking pace, especially if you take advantage of some of the excellent purpose-designed attachments available on the market.

Matching the right attachment to the job can shave hours or even days of time off your project.

Let’s take a look at some of the tasks you can do with an excavator and the attachments that make this work easier.

What can I do with an excavator?

Like a lot of earthmoving equipment, excavators are designed to Read more

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