Earthmoving Equipment (220)

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: 902-5300

Backhoe Auger Attachment

  • Heavy-duty design
  • Low maintenance
  • Reverse rotation and hydraulic relief valve available
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for digging holes for fence posts and utility poles more easily and quickly
  • Add this backhoe digger attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-5250

Backhoe Compaction Wheel Attachment, 18 in.

  • Three rims with 32" diameter, 17" wide
  • Approximately 1,050 lbs.
  • Easy to operate
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting soils of varying sizes for trenches, road work, construction site preparation or foundation construction
  • Add this backhoe compactor accessory to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-5255

Backhoe Compaction Wheel Attachment, 24 in.

  • Three rims with 32" diameter, 22" wide
  • Approximately 1,150 lbs.
  • Easy to operate
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting soils of varying sizes for trenches, road work, construction site preparation or foundation construction
  • Add this backhoe compactor accessory to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-5240

Backhoe Fork Attachment

  • Fork attachment for backhoe rental
  • Easy, tool-free attachment
  • Adjustable fork spacing
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for material handling and transporting bulk items
  • Add this fork attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-0015

Backhoe Loader, 20-29 HP, 4WD, Compact

  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Easily towed on a trailer or behind a truck
  • Quick-change buckets
  • Variety of bucket 8-18" sizes
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfill and loading
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-0021

Backhoe Loader, 30-39 HP, 4WD, Compact

  • 4-wheel drive unit, hydrostatic drive for smooth operation
  • Easily towed on a trailer or behind a truck
  • Quick-change buckets
  • 8-18" bucket sizes available
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfill and loading
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-1020

Backhoe Loader, 60-90 HP, 4WD

  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Advanced hydrostatic power steering
  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Variety of bucket sizes
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfill and loading
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-1101

Backhoe Loader, Dig Depth 14.7 ft., 4WD

  • 60-90 horsepower models available
  • Bucket dig force up to 11,500 lbs.
  • Hydrostatic power steering available
  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading for construction site preparation
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-1210

Backhoe Loader, Dig Depth 15.7 ft., 4WD, Extended Cab

  • 91-104 horsepower models available
  • Bucket dig force up to 14,800 lbs.
  • Travel speed up to 24.6 mph
  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading for construction site preparation
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-1330

Backhoe Loader, Dig Depth 19.5 ft., 4WD, Extended Cab

  • 90-130 horsepower models available
  • Bucket breakout force up to 15,800 lbs.
  • Travel speed up to 24.6 mph
  • 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive units available
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading for construction site preparation
  • Add this backhoe to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-5220

Backhoe Plow Blade Attachment

  • Choice of cutting-edge materials
  • Quick disconnect available
  • Easily adjustable
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for clearing loose soils, gravel, or snow from roads or sites with a backhoe
  • Add this backhoe plow accessory to your cart now
Cat Class: 902-5225

Backhoe Vibratory Plate Compactor Attachment

  • Adjustable from 550-1,250 bpm
  • Designed for reducing noise
  • Versatile and easy to operate
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting soils of varying sizes for trenches, road work, construction site preparation or foundation construction
  • Add this backhoe compactor accessory to your cart now
Cat Class: 930-1540

Cable Plow, 25 HP

  • Maximum digging depth up to 16.2"
  • Heavy-duty, durable construction
  • Easy to operate
  • Ride-on vibratory plow
  • Uses: Ideal for digging shallow trenches for utilities, cable for phone or TV
  • Add this cable plow to your cart now
Cat Class: 906-2910

Dozer Rake Attachment

  • 7-9 hardened-steel teeth
  • 15" long with 12" opening at tips
  • Heavy-duty, durable construction
  • Fits various dozer models
  • Uses: Ideal for soil conditioning, leveling, grading and clearing for construction or landscape site preparation with a dozer
  • Add this dozer rake accessory to your cart now
Cat Class: 906-2305

Dozer, 100-115 HP, Low Ground Pressure

  • Operating weight up to 20,974 lbs., ground pressure up to 4 PSI
  • Blade width up to 10' 4''
  • Digging depth up to 19.8"
  • Blade capacity up to 2.6 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for easily clearing dirt for construction and industrial applications
  • Add this dozer to your cart now
Cat Class: 906-2330

Dozer, 125-139 HP, Low Ground Pressure

  • Operating weight up to 33,197 lbs., ground pressure up to 5.31 PSI
  • Blade width up to 12'
  • Digging depth up to 21"
  • Blade capacity up to 4.16 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for easily clearing dirt for construction and industrial applications
  • Add this dozer to your cart now
Cat Class: 906-2350

Dozer, 140-150 HP, Low Ground Pressure

  • Up to 8 track rollers per side
  • Blade digging depth up to 25.6"
  • Up to 165 horsepower engine available
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for easily clearing dirt for construction and industrial applications
  • Add this dozer to your cart now