The very first excavator to use hydraulic technology was built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in construction of the Hull docks. Unlike today’s excavators that use hydraulic fluid, water was used to operate the hydraulic functions.
Why are excavator cabs on the left?
On an excavator the cab mounting platform at the front left-hand corner of the machine has to be able to support the entire weight of the machine, as well as provide structural integrity to the ROPS to protect the operator.
How long do excavators last?
In this blog we’re going to go over what the average lifespan is and how you can ensure you get your money’s worth out of your excavator. On average, an excavator can last between 7,000 and 10,000 hours, providing it has been looked after, not damaged and has had plenty of maintenance.