Understanding Construction Equipment

by Amili R. SEO

Construction of any building or road involves several phases. And each phase requires a different tool for accomplishing the task. If you are involved, or are planning to get involved with construction work, then it is very important for you to understand what type of equipment s required for which phase of construction. Here’s a brief guide to all the different types of construction equipment at your disposal.

Construction Material

As mentioned earlier, there is a large variety of construction equipment available, designed to fulfil different purposes. Construction equipment manufacturers are very astute in this regard. They can engineer a mechanical solution for almost any requirement that might emerge during the construction process.
For simplicity’s sake, every construction equipment supplier and manufacturer sorts the equipment in 3 categories, based upon the purpose each piece of equipment serves.

1. Earth moving Equipment

Earth moving machines help in digging up the land for establishing a strong foundation upon which the construction work will begin. Backhoe loaders and hydraulic excavators are perfect for this task. These machines don’t just dig up dirt, they also help in clearing the land, and moving the dirt. These are usually employed at the start of every project. Depending upon the requirement, a contractor will use either a backhoe loader for land clearance and a bit of digging, or a big hydraulic excavator for a deeper dig. It also depends upon the size of the area being dug up.

2. Material Handling Equipment

These are pick-and-carry machines, that can lift heavy equipment and material, and transport it safely from one spot to another. They vary in size and power based upon the requirement. While an indoor material handling operation will require a small forklift crane, a large outdoor operation will need a big and powerful Pick-n-Carry crane.

These cranes are a common sight at construction sites and warehouses and are designed to operate in a variety of environments and handle different types of loads.

3. Road Construction Equipment

Good quality vibratory road rollers ensure that the surface for laying roads is smooth and free from aberrations. Without a good roller machine, the rest of your efforts in mixing the road materials and laying them down are pretty much wasted. As with the other equipment, road construction equipment is employed in different stages depending upon the requirement. There are machines for every phase – mixing the asphalt, mixing and laying the tar and vibratory rollers for flattening and smoothing the road surface.


If you are looking for the right construction equipment for your project, then do check out the vast array of machines made by Escorts Group. While their material handling and road construction equipment is well known and lauded, they also have a very good reputation as earth moving equipment manufacturers.

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