Earthmoving Equipment (31)

Earthmoving equipment contains the workhorses of the worksite. From digging out a trench to loading, backfilling, grading, raking or sweeping, United Rentals' full line of top-tier earthmoving equipment has the performance and versatility to get the job done.

Our fleet includes backhoe loaders, excavators, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, dozers, ride-on sweepers, and trenchers, and the coordinating earthmoving attachments vital for any large excavating job. United Rentals can help you choose the right piece of equipment so you can get your construction project done safely, quickly and efficiently.

 

FAQs

What size skid steer do I need?

  • The size of skid steer depends on the job you wish to perform. The smallest skid steers typically have a rated operating capacity (ROC) of about 700 pounds and an overall weight of about 3,000 pounds. This smaller size is ideal for a homeowner project as it can usually fit through a walkthrough backyard gate. A very large skid steer can have an ROC in the 3,000-plus-pound range for someone who doesn’t have room for a full-size backhoe or wheel loader. Read more about the seven factors to consider when renting a skid steer from United Rentals.

How do I calculate excavator bucket capacity and volume?

  • Ensuring you have the right size bucket for your project is important for proper production and reducing wear and tear on the equipment. There are several factors to consider and calculations to perform to determine the correct bucket. Generally, you'll use OEM specifications, including the maximum lift capacity, bucket weight and bucket capacity. Find more information and how to calculate whether the capacity of your bucket will work in the United Rentals article, “How to Choose the Right Bucket for Your Excavator or Wheel Loader.

What's the right earthmoving equipment for my job?

  • Excavators are heavy-duty diggers. Typically, the deeper the hole, the bigger the machine required. They can drill, break rocks, create trenches or dig large holes for foundations. A compact excavator is ideal for heavy digging in a tight space.
     
  • Loaders are perfect for scooping up loose material and depositing it elsewhere. They move well in soft soil but cannot dig very deeply.
     
  • Bulldozers' giant blade attachments can push large quantities of dirt, debris, shrubs or building remains to where you want them. A bulldozer can also be outfitted with a rear "ripper" that can tear through rock and soil.
     

 

 

 

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Cat Class: 905-7045

Excavator Breaker Attachment, 4,000 lbs.

  • Adjustable 360-700 bpm
  • Easily adjustable stroke length
  • Innovative dust intake prevention system
  • Models range between 2,501-5,000 lbs.
  • Uses: Excavator accessory for breaking up concrete, frozen earth and more for demolition, construction or site preparation
  • Add this excavator attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 905-1005

Excavator, 19,000 lbs., Zero-Swing

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Comfortable, climate-controlled operator cab
  • 14' 11" digging depth
  • 16,335-lb. breakout force
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 905-1015

Excavator, 25,000-29,000 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visability
  • Maximum digging depth up to 19' 7"
  • Ground level reach up to 28' 4"
  • Bucket capacity up to .98 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard excavating jobs on construction sites
  • Add this excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-5410

Skid Steer Fork Attachment

  • Fork attachment for skid steer rental
  • Available in 36", 42" and 48" lengths
  • Easy to install
  • Adjustable, tapered tines for easy loading
  • Uses: Ideal for material handling and transporting bulk items
  • Add this fork attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0015

Skid Steer Loader, Under 851 lbs.

  • Tipping load up to 1,512 lbs.
  • Turning radius 58.7" for narrow sites
  • Up to 23.5 horsepower
  • Up to 851 lbs. lift
  • Uses: Ideal for light-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping
  • Add this skid steer to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-6115

Skid Steer Mini Breaker Attachment, 1,380 BPM

  • Double tool retainer bars
  • Solid body design
  • Up to 1,380 bpm impact rate
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for demolition, road repair and site preparation
  • Add this skid steer breaker to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-6161

Skid Steer Mini Grapple Bucket Attachment

  • Replaceable cutting edge on bucket available
  • Operating pressure 1,500-3,000 psi
  • Bucket up to 26-26.5" high and 30-32" long
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Bucket attachment for skid steer ideal for gripping and removing lumber, pipes and other materials for land clearing and site preparation
  • Add this skid steer bucket attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 930-1102

Walk-Behind Trencher, 11-15 HP, Tracks

  • Digging depth up to 36"
  • Cutting width from 4-6"
  • Hydraulic steering forward and reverse
  • Gas/LP/Diesel power options
  • Uses: Ideal for digging trenches for utilities, plumbing and irrigation
  • Add this trencher to your cart now
Cat Class: 906-2090

Dozer, 90 HP

  • Blade width up to 9'7"
  • Digging depth up to 20.6"
  • Operating weight up to 19,640 lbs.
  • Blade capacity 2.4 cubic yards
  • Add this dozer to your cart now
Cat Class: 905-1060

Excavator, 43,000-49,999 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth up to 22'
  • Built-in wheels for easy maneuverability
  • Ideal for standard to heavy-duty jobs on larger construction sites
  • Add this excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 907-0075

Mini-Excavator 7,000-9,999 lbs

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Digging depth up to 10.2'
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Excellent visibility, heat and air conditioning available
  • Add this mini-excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 907-0100

Mini-Excavator, 10,000-11,499 lbs.

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Digging depth up to 10.8'
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Excellent visibility; heat and air conditioning available
  • Add this mini-excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 907-0114

Mini-Excavator, 14,000-18,000 lbs.

  • Independent boom swing to dig around obstacles
  • Straight travel feature allows the use of excavator functions while traveling in a straight course
  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Digging depth up to 15.5'
  • Add this mini-excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 907-0035

Mini-Excavator, 3,000-3,999 lbs.

  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Ideal for interior demolition on sites with weight restrictions
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Digging depth up to 7.8'
  • Add this mini-excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 907-0062

Mini-Excavator, 6,000-6,999 lbs.

  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Ideal for interior demolition on sites with weight restrictions
  • Digging depth up to 8.5'
  • Easy-to-use joystick controls
  • Add this mini-excavator to your cart now
Cat Class: 750-1105

Ride-on Sweeper, 8 ft.

  • 7'6'' sweeping surface ideal for outdoor applications
  • Air-conditioned compartment for operator comfort
  • Three-wheel design
  • Safety parking brake and reverse alarm
  • Add this sweeper to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-5500

Skid Steer Auger Drive

  • High-torque and heavy-duty applications
  • Hangs plumb on uneven terrain
  • Easy installation
  • Use Cases: Drills 6" to 42" diameter holes for construction or utiliity work
  • Add this auger attachment to your cart now
  • Auger bit not included
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger size, extensions and correct hydraulic couplers
Cat Class: 903-5355

Skid Steer Breaker Attachment, 800 ft.-lbs.

  • Efficient low-recoil design
  • Tool diameter 2.68" and hydraulic flow 10.5-22.5 GPM
  • Unit weight 500 lbs.
  • Use Cases: Ideal for breaking up concrete, pavement or other demolition jobs with this attachment to a skid steer
  • Add this skid steer breaker to your cart now
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm correct hydraulic couplers
Cat Class: 903-5435

Skid Steer Broom with Bucket Attachment

  • A secure seal between broom and bucket
  • Volumizing feature allows the bucket to hold more
  • Attachment installs easily
  • Use Cases: Clean construction sites or be used in industrial applications
  • Add this skid steer broom to your cart now
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm correct hydraulic couplers
Cat Class: 903-5200

Skid Steer Grapple Bucket Attachment

  • Handles difficult material with ease
  • Fork and bucket styles available
  • Easy to operate
  • Use Cases: Clear dust and debris while leaving soil intact at jobsites
  • Add this grapple bucket to your cart now
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm correct hydraulic couplers, specific bit sizes and extensions