Excavators (9)

Excavators are one of the largest pieces of equipment used in construction. They are used for heavy-duty clearing, loading, digging and trenching. These large earthmoving pieces of equipment are ideal for your commercial construction site or landscaping job. With 360-degree swing rotation and durable tracks for muddy sites, they can handle your site needs. 

United Rentals offers multiple sizes of excavator, ranging from 21 to 24.95 tons and attachments for multipurpose applications.

 

FAQs

Is an excavator the same as a digger?

  • Backhoes — also known as diggers — and excavators (specifically mini-excavators) look similar and they can do similar jobs, but they are different in important ways. Typical excavators are much bigger, but mini-excavators can do a lot of things backhoes can do. They both have articulating booms, dippers, and buckets and are used for trench work, construction work, and more. Excavators don't have wheels; they run on tracks (that is why they are known as trackhoes), and they have very good traction for slick, muddy sites. Excavators have 360-degree swing rotation, but backhoes only have 180- to 200-degree swing rotation. 

What size excavator should I use?

  • The best size of excavator for you depends on the size of your site and the kind of work you are doing. Consider whether a heavy machine like an excavator can move around easily within the site and whether a 25-ton machine might damage the site. United Rentals offers clearing rake attachments for our excavators so you can clear roots, brush and more across your site. We offer hammer attachments for breaking through tough asphalt or cement, and other attachments. Our excavators are used primarily on construction sites or large landscaping sites where they are unlikely to damage surrounding structures. If you have a smaller site, see our mini-excavator section.

What are the types of excavation?

There are many types of jobs excavators are used for, including:

  • Trench excavation
  • Cutting and filling embankments 
  • Basement excavation
  • Dredging
  • Excavation of various materials including rock, silt, topsoil and muck
     

 

 

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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
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Cat Class: 905-1030

Excavator, 30,000-35,000 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth up to 21' 9"
  • Ground level reach up to 32' 6"
  • Bucket capacity up to 1.11 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard to heavy-duty excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1035

Excavator, 30,000-35,000 lbs., Zero Swing

  • 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 larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1045

Excavator, 35,000-39,000 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth up to 21' 4"
  • Ground level reach up to 30'
  • Bucket capacity up to 1 cubic yard
  • Uses: Ideal for standard excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1085

Excavator, 50,000-55,999 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth up to 21' 9"
  • Ground level reach up to 32' 6"
  • Bucket capacity up to 1.11 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard to heavy-duty excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1080

Excavator, 50,000-55,999 lbs., Reduced Swing

  • Tail swing between 6' and 7' 10"
  • Maximum digging depth up to 21' 9"
  • Ground level reach up to 32' 6"
  • Bucket capacity up to 1.11 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard to heavy-duty excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1135

Excavator, 63,000-66,999 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth between 20-22'
  • Ground level reach up to 31'
  • Bucket capacity between 1-2 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard to heavy-duty excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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Cat Class: 905-1150

Excavator, 70,000-79,000 lbs.

  • Excellent all-around visibility
  • Maximum digging depth up to 24' 10"
  • Ground level reach 36' 3"
  • Bucket capacity up to 2.75 cubic yards
  • Uses: Ideal for standard to heavy-duty excavating jobs on larger construction sites
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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
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