Trackhoes & Excavators for Sale

Buy and sell used and unused Excavators at IronPlanet.

Excavators, also known as trackhoes, stand as indispensable assets in the construction and aggregate industry, renowned for their multifaceted applications. The primary function of an excavator is earthmoving; this is achieved through its precision-engineered bucket, equipped with robust teeth designed for optimal penetration and trenching of diverse terrains including cohesive soils and other granular sediments

These heavy-duty machines predominantly operate on diesel powertrains, though advancements in hybrid and electric technologies are emerging. The market offers a spectrum of sizes, each with specific lift capacities, dictated by factors such as breakout force and hydraulic flow rate. Notably, the various subclasses of excavators, from compact (or mini) excavators to the larger crawler variants, operate on a similar fundamental mechanism: a hydraulic actuation system comprised of the boom, stick (or dipper arm), and the pivotal bucket.

What are excavators used for?

Beyond the rudimentary tasks of trenching and excavation, excavators play a pivotal role in material handling, facilitating the efficient transfer of excavated substrates to other machinery, be it belt conveyors for processing or articulated dump trucks for off-site disposal. The versatility of these machines is further enhanced by the availability of specialized attachments. These can transform an excavator into a formidable tool for tasks like rock breaking, pile driving, or even precise demolition activities where structures from previous edifices need to be meticulously dismantled.

What are the different types of excavators for sale at IronPlanet

Depending on the needs of your business or projects, there are many types of excavators that’ll help you reach your goals.

Mini Excavators

Mini excavators are the most common excavators for smaller projects as they are quite versatile in smaller spaces and have a variety of functions in addition to earth moving. These are ideal for landscaping projects or light level demolition work.

Hydraulic Excavators

Hydraulic excavators are often the most preferred type of excavator for most medium to large scale projects. Like mini excavators they feature tracked wheels, however hydraulic excavators have an enclosed cabin and much larger lifting capacities of 6 tons and more.

Wheeled Excavators

As the name suggests, wheeled excavators have 4 large rubber tires instead of a tracked wheel system. These types of excavators are more suited for urban environments with paved terrain.

What are the best excavators to buy?

Excavators are a crucial part for any job that requires earth moving and as such, there are many reputable brands and manufactures of all excavator types. IronPlanet has a global reach of sellers and buyers for heavy equipment so you’ll not only find a huge inventory of excavator brands, but you’ll be sure to find the brands brands that are trusted in the industry.

Here's a list of just a few reputable excavator brands at IronPlanet:

  • Caterpillar
  • Komatsu
  • John Deere
  • Volvo
  • Hitachi

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