Standard excavators on their own are heavy-duty machines crucial to most building, landscaping, or construction projects because of their versatility. An excavator’s versatility is only increased with the range of specialised attachments to suit just about any task needed to be completed in your project.
Here at Ryno Hire, we have over a decade’s worth of experience in earthmoving. We specialise in dry hiring, so you can do it yourself without the need to pay someone to do it for you.
Building and construction project costs can begin to build up quite quickly. This may have you wondering how you are going to complete all the tasks as well as get a trained person to drive the heavy-duty machinery. This is where dry hiring comes in and can save you money. When you get a mini excavator for dry hire, or even something as big as an 8-tonne excavator, you can operate this machinery and take control of your project. When you dry hire machinery from us, you don’t need an operator’s licence/ticket. Our trained staff can show you how to operate the machinery if needed.
What is an Excavator?
Excavators are an essential piece of heavy-duty equipment used in most construction, building, or landscaping projects. They are usually used in the first stages of a project but can also be used with various excavator attachments, making them extremely versatile. The anatomy of an excavator consists of a bucket, dipper arm, and boom that connects the body of the machine, and a cab where the person can control it. The cab is part of the rotating house that also consists of the base frame and counterweight, which holds the fuel and engine. This all sits on top of the undercarriage, which features the tracks, track frame, and hydraulic motor and gearing.
Excavators, also known as diggers, are built for heavy-duty digging and hauling- in the simplest terms, they move large amounts of materials, such as soil or rock. There are different types of excavators and attachments to meet the needs of different projects. Some types of excavators and their attachments are built more for heavy-duty jobs, while others are better for efficient trenching or precise soil extraction. For example, when you get a mini excavator for dry hire, they are great for projects in tight areas like digging a swimming pool in your backyard. There are various types of excavators available for dry hire and different excavator attachments always to find the perfect match for your project.
What Jobs Can You Do with an Excavator?
Excavators are a construction site’s workhorse because they can complete various tasks. Excavators can be used for material handling, landscaping, demolition, trenching, river dredging, and many other construction projects. They are critical to most construction projects as standard excavators are extremely versatile on their own, with the various attachments increasing the efficiency of any task.
When you get an excavator for dry hire, you can complete plenty of different tasks. These jobs include but are not limited to lifting building materials, sifting and moving soil or other materials, digging and backfilling trenches, drilling holes, ripping out shrubs and trees and other landscaping jobs, and cleaning up your site.
Of course, some of these tasks are only achievable with the proper attachment.
Standard excavators are versatile machines on their own but using the right excavator attachments will make your project more efficient and extend the excavator’s capabilities even further. These are some of the different attachments you can also hire when you get an excavator for dry hire:
Auger drivers feature a spinning spiral blade or drill bit. They allow you to dig consistent holes efficiently. They are great for landscaping and construction projects, such as digging consistent holes for fence posts or building supports.
Rock breakers, also known as hammers, can expedite the demolition process of a project. They are used to break up pavement or other hard services to make removing them easier.
Rock grabs are quite versatile excavator attachments. Unlike the name suggests, the claw-like attachment can pick up and move various materials, not just rocks. Rock grabs clamp around the object to safely grip and move it. Rock grabs can often be used for demolition work, including moving debris, recycling, and handling tyres, as well as for construction projects, such as building rock walls and stone laying in landscaping, water breaks, and moving trees or shrubs.
Concrete sleeper grabs
Concrete sleeper grabs, as the name suggests, are for lifting and placing concrete sleepers. Although it is in the name, it can also be used to lift and lay various concrete, sandstone, blue stone or timber sleepers, or any other prefabricated products. They are excellent for moving concrete to timber and everything in between.
Tilt buckets are perfect for angled jobs as they are versatile and a safer option. Tilting buckets are just like standard buckets, but they also have the tilt feature. Usually, tilt buckets are able to rotate a total of 90 degrees, 45 degrees each way. They are often used in landscaping, land clearing, and waste handling projects and are very helpful in grading or levelling the ground.
Sieve buckets, also known as skeleton buckets, are built to separate soil from debris, such as tree roots, bricks, concrete, and more. The efficiency of this attachment is in the design of the bucket. Sieve buckets have heavy-duty interlocking ribs, which allow finer material to fall through, leaving behind the bigger materials in the bucket. It is designed exactly as the name suggests, sifting through large amounts of construction materials efficiently and leaving the soil and clay behind. They are also useful for quickly removing rocks or debris from a pond.
Loading ramps are used to assist your excavator dry hire. They are used to load an excavator on or off a truck, but they can also be used to get your excavator over, in or out of a hole, up or down pathway stairs or across other deeply uneven surfaces.
Hire an Excavator & Attachments at Ryno Hire
If you are now convinced that it is an excavator you need, plus some attachments, to help efficiently complete tasks in your project, you may be wondering where you can hire one.
Ryno Hire is a family-owned and operated business and has over a decade of earthmoving experience, specialising in dry hiring so that you can do it yourself and save on the cost of having to pay someone else. With dry hire, you can take control of your projects and do it your way.
Starting with the 1-tonne mini excavator the way up to the 8-tonne excavator available to dry hire, you are bound to find an excavator to perfectly match the tasks needing to be completed in your project. And you can do it all without any specialised licenses or tickets.
For more information or for a quote on dry hiring an excavator, contact us.