Summary and Definition of Industrial Construction
Industrial Construction is defined as the erection, maintenance, and repair of buildings and other immobile structures that are used for production, infrastructure, and storage, including:
All of these applications rely extensively on machines that use hydraulic pumps, motors, and cylinders to perform on a daily basis. However, before the facilities can exist, before they can produce their first car, barrel of oil, or gigawatt of energy, they have to be built.
In order for wind farms like this one to be built, the site has to be prepared using earthmoving equipment.
Industrial Construction Site Preparation
In order to build, the site has to be prepared. Space has to be made by moving thousands of tons of dirt, rock, and other materials out of the way, or from one location to another. Sometimes, even old buildings have to be torn down and demolished. Ultimately, the goal is to create a level, durable surface to build on.
Earthmoving Equipment Used for Site Preparation
No matter what you need to move out of the way – mountains, buildings, or simply dirt – you will need massive machines that are generally known as earthmovers. They are designed to be rugged, powerful, and reliable. The better equipment you have, the faster and more efficiently you’ll get the site prepped and ready. These machines will help prepare the site for the construction phase by digging, loading, grading, moving, and compacting various materials.
Common Types of Earthmoving Equipment
No matter what type of industrial construction site you’re preparing, you’ll use these common earthmoving machines. All of these machines rely on hydraulic pumps, motors, and cylinders to create the power needed to get the job done. Some of them, like excavators, even use specialized hydraulic units like final drives.
Bulldozers are powerful machines that are typically used to push earth or rocks. Some of the components they include are a blade, tracks, and a ripper. They are very heavy, so they can generate enough force to push heavy objects, including boulders.
Zettelmeyer ZD 3001 wheeled bulldozer (Source: Wikimedia).
Compactors are used to reduce the size of material that needs to be disposed of. They use hydraulics to create the power, and typically include some type of control panel, along with a drive motor.
Excavators are large, diesel-powered construction machines that are made for digging out the earth with a bucket to create trenches and holes. They are a popular choice when it comes to earthmoving, and they usually feature a rotating cab, bucket, arm, and movable tracks.
Graders feature a long blade that is used to create a flat surface. They usually have three axles, and the blade sits behind the first axle. Some of them have rear attachments like rippers, scarifiers, or compactors. The blades are usually 12 or 18 feet wide, depending on how wide the road needs to be.
Loaders are used to move or load materials — soil, rock, sand, debris — into or onto another piece of equipment. Some of the components of a loader are a bucket, bucket link, tilt cylinder, and torque converter. There are various types of loaders, including Backhoe Loaders, Wheel Loaders, and Track Loaders.
This Caterpillar Material Handler is a type of Loader (Source: Caterpillar).
Scrapers are used for earthmoving. They have a pan and a hopper that is used for loading and carrying material. The pan, which is at the bottom of the machine, has an edge that cuts into the soil and fills the hopper on the top of the machine. The hopper features a movable ejection system. Scrapers are very good for clearing land quickly.
Tractors for site preparation are commonly used to haul or move machinery around on the construction site. Tractors typically feature a hydraulic control and hitch system and a final drive. They can also use attachments to perform a wide array of tasks, including clearing roads and drilling holes.
Hydraulic Repair for Earthmoving Equipment
Are you looking for hydraulic repair for an excavator, tractor, or some other type of industrial construction equipment? We offer comprehensive hydraulic repair services for pumps, motors, final drive, cylinder, and more for heavy equipment and machinery. Our team has decades of experience, working with all types of machines and hydraulic units.
Hydraulic Maintenance and Consulting for Earthmoving Equipment
We also offer comprehensive engineering and design services for industrial equipment. Our team provides diagnostic and hydrostatic services for all types of hydraulic equipment, including industrial equipment made by Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, and Case New Holland. In many cases, our team can do an on-site visit to diagnose your problem, fix it and get you back up and running. If your components cannot be repaired on-site, then we can fix them at our facility. We can even help develop a maintenance plan for your industrial equipment.
Our Commitment to Providing Hydraulic Repair Services for Earthmoving Equipment
No matter how old your equipment is, it still relies on hydraulics to perform the job you need to have done — whether that’s drilling, hauling, loading, or mining. We specialize in hydraulic repair for hydraulic units — pumps, motors, final drives, cylinders — you find on any piece of earthmoving equipment. When you need help with your earthmoving hydraulics, all you need to do is give our sales team a call at 800-800-6971 or reach out via email. Either way, they will get back to you as soon as they can and help you with whatever you need.
Genuine Replacement Pumps & Motors for Earthmoving Machines
We are a distributor of genuine Bosch Rexroth products as replacements for pumps and motors used on heavy machinery, including earthmoving equipment, manufactured by Caterpillar, Case New Holland, John Deere, and Volvo. If you are looking for a new pump or motor (or a replacement), just use the search box below to get a quote for your unit.