BULLDOZERS: kind of and different uses

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Are you thinking of acquiring a bulldozer in the near future? The construction equipment market offers different options, each designed with different purposes, capabilities, and limitations. That’s why it’s important that you start the purchase process with some notion about the different alternatives you can find.

Therefore at Allparts we want to provide you with a list with some of the main kinds of most common bulldozers and their different uses.

First of all, it’s important to know there’s a lot of models whose difference lies in the size, since this is related to the range of mobility and the load capacity. The model you need will depend entirely on the working conditions and the requirements of the tasks. Here we show you the types of excavators or bulldozers in construction and other industries.


This is the most common and sets the standard when it comes to excavators. This model doesn’t have wheels. Instead, it has a pair of tracks, which gives it more pulling power.

This becomes its main strengths and only disadvantage. The tracks on the chassis give it greater stability. Therefore, this is the best option if you need to work on high, steep or muddy terrain. However, the travel speed of the excavator may be a bit slow.

2.Wheel Bulldozers:

This vehicle basically fulfills the same functions as the previous alternative, but it’s its movement by wheels that marks a significant change in its capabilities. Generally, it works best on concrete or asphalt, where you get faster speed.

It should be noted that the wheels are less convenient on rough and sloping terrain. However, in addition to faster performance, you get greater maneuverability with the vehicle, making it ideal for jobs that require precision.

  1. Mini bulldozers:

The main and biggest difference between mini bulldozers and the regular ones it’s the power and depth of excavation they reach. However, the compact size of a mini bulldozer makes it a much more manageable vehicle, increasing your productivity in a tight workspace.

4.Long reach bulldozers:

As their name shows, these have a feather and a longer arm. This can range in length from 40 to 100 feet, allowing you to reach far away areas.

Long reach excavators are specially designed for tasks where the terrain or construction site prevents the operator from approaching. Some examples of these types of hard-to-reach areas are demolition projects and works on rivers or lakes.

5.Hydraulic bulldozers

Of all the types of excavators, this is the most powerful alternative you’ll find. While it’s mostly often used in the mining industry, it can be performed efficiently in other sectors as well.

Its main characteristic is its hydraulic bucket, which is ideal for jobs that require lifting particularly heavy loads such as the transport of rocks, minerals and other similar materials.

6.Dredger bulldozer

At first sight, this is a model  larger than the standard alternatives. However, that’s not its only difference, since it works differently. This excavator uses a lifting cable and a drag dredge to raise and lower the bucket.

The particular performance of this vehicle is ideal for construction near or in water, surface mining, deep excavations and placement of pillars.

These 6 types of excavators are the main alternatives that you will find on the market. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses will help you make a better decision when adding industrial equipment to your fleet.

At Allparts we offer you a wide variety of equipment parts on the market. If you need agricultural, construction and mining machinery, then we have what you are looking for. Contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.


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