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: 903-0561

Track Loader, Compact, 1,300-1,699 lbs.

  • 61.1 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 4,000-5,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0570

Track Loader, Compact, 1,700 lbs.

  • 66 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 5,629-5,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0580

Track Loader, Compact, 2,000-2,399 lbs.

  • Between 66-74.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 6,000-6,371 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0585

Track Loader, Compact, 2,400-2,999 lbs.

  • Between 74-74.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 7,205-7,343 lbs.
  • Ideal for medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0590

Track Loader, Compact, 2,800-4,107 lbs.

  • Between 74-111.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 8,629-11,737 lbs.
  • Ideal for medium- to heavy-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 903-0522

Walk-Behind Track Loader

  • Safely stand on rear operator platform
  • Easy-to-use hydraulic controls
  • Compact with great maneuverability
  • Quick-change dripless flush-face couplers keep the hydraulic system clean
  • Add this walk-behind track loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 930-1101

Walk-behind Trencher, 11-15 HP

  • Trench width maximum up to 6"
  • Hydrostatic drive for easy operation and low maintenance
  • Color-coded controls for quick recognition
  • Digging depths up to 24"
  • Add this trencher to your cart now
Cat Class: 930-1230

Walk-behind Trencher, 18-27 HP

  • Trench width maximum up to 8"
  • Hydrostatic drive for easy operation and low maintenance
  • Color-coded controls for quick recognition
  • Digging depths up to 48"
  • Add this trencher to your cart now
Cat Class: 904-6240

Wheel Loader Fork Attachment

  • Attaches to wheel loader
  • Hardened steel forks
  • Ideal for material handling and transporting bulk items
  • Range of sizes available to fit wheel loaders
  • Add this fork attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 904-6233

Wheel Loader Pipe Carriage Attachment

  • Transport pipe or conduit safely across your site
  • Wheel loader rental accessory
  • High-strength steel construction
  • We have multiple models available
  • Add this pipe carriage attachment to your cart now
Cat Class: 904-2030

Wheel Loader, 3.0-3.4 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 3.4 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 102"
  • 152-163 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 24,484 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 904-2035

Wheel Loader, 3.5-3.9 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 3.9 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 102"
  • 152-163 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 24,484 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now
Cat Class: 904-2040

Wheel Loader, 4.0 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 4.0 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 119.3"
  • 212 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 31,471 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now