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: 750-1040

Sweeper, Walkbehind

  • Features like reverse alarm, sprinkler system
  • Sweeping width up to 36"
  • Hydraulic power steering available
Cat Class: 930-1300

Trencher, 24-30 HP

  • Digging depths up to 48"
  • Cutting widths from 4-8"
  • Hydrostatic ground drive, forward/reverse
Cat Class: 930-1440

Trencher, 50-70 hp, Ride-On

  • Digging depths up to 60"
  • Cutting widths from 6" to 12"
  • Compact design, tight turning radius for confined spaces
  • Automotive-style steering featuring easy-to-use controls
Cat Class: 902-5013

Backhoe Bucket, 12 in. Smooth

  • Bucket capacity up to 3.4 cubic yards
  • Ideal for trenching, backfilling or clearing sites
  • Width 12"
  • Smooth edge
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Cat Class: 902-5021

Backhoe Bucket, 18 in. Smooth

  • Bucket width 18"
  • Bucket capacity up to 4.9 cubic feet
  • Ideal for trenching, backfilling or clearing sites
  • Smooth edge
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Cat Class: 902-5026

Backhoe Bucket, 24 in. Smooth

  • Bucket capacity up to 4.6 cubic yards
  • Ideal for trenching, backfilling or clearing sites
  • Width 24"
  • Smooth edge
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Cat Class: 902-5037

Backhoe Bucket, 37 in. Smooth

  • Bucket width 37"
  • Bucket capacity up to 17 cubic feet
  • Ideal for trenching, backfilling or clearing sites
  • Smooth edge
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Cat Class: 902-1100

Backhoe Loader, Dig Depth 17 ft., 4WD

  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Extendable boom lift arm for additional 3' 6" digging depth available
  • Standard backhoe bucket capacity up to 6.5 cubic yards
  • Standard loader bucket capacity 1 cubic yard
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Cat Class: 906-2110

Dozer, 110 HP

  • Blade width up to 8'8"
  • Digging depth up to 19.2"
  • Operating weight up to 21,980 lbs.
  • Blade capacity 2.16 cubic yards
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Cat Class: 906-2130

Dozer, 130 HP

  • Blade width up to 12'
  • Digging depth up to 21"
  • Operating weight up to 31,290 lbs.
  • Blade capacity 2.4 cubic yards
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Cat Class: 906-2180

Dozer, 180-185 HP

  • Blade width up to 11'
  • Digging depth up to 21"
  • Operating weight up to 44,269 lbs.
  • Blade capacity up to 7.3 cubic yards
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