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: 906-2070

Dozer, 70 HP

  • Blade width up to 8'1"
  • Digging depth up to 20.8"
  • Operating weight up to 16,283 lbs.
  • Blade capacity 2.1 cubic yards
  • Add this dozer 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: 907-0575

Mini-Excavator Hydraulic Auger System

  • Adjustable GPM range
  • Dual hoses routed out the side
  • Round or hex collars available
  • Use Cases: Using excavator for digging
  • Add this auger system to your cart now
  • Auger bit available separately
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm correct hydraulic couplers, specific bit sizes and extensions
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: 930-1350

Ride-on Trencher, 32-50 HP

  • 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
  • Add this trencher 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: 903-5077

Skid Steer Bucket, 74 in. Tooth

  • Bucket capacity 0.58 cubic yards
  • Hardened steel teeth to break up tough soils
  • Attaches to skid steer coupler
  • 74" wide
  • Add this skid steer bucket to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-5086

Skid Steer Bucket, 80 in. Smooth

  • Bucket width 80"
  • Bucket capacity up to 1 cubic yard
  • Ideal for trenching, backfilling or clearing sites
  • Smooth edge
  • Add this skid steer bucket to your cart now
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
Cat Class: 903-0071

Skid Steer Loader, 1,700-1,899 lbs.

  • Tipping load between 3,500-3,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light to medium duty in narrow sites
  • Skid around corners easily
  • Bucket, breaker and auger attachments available
  • Add this skid steer to your cart now