The modern construction site will always present a complex range of tasks. Not only are these individual jobs a challenge, but so is getting together the right personnel and tools to get them done. No lone construction professional will be able to take on all assignments, and the same applies to the range of equipment out there.
But finding the right tool for the job isn’t always easy. There is a huge range of construction equipment available, which can sometimes make browsing feel like an exhausting task. But when it comes to attachments, once you have a clear understanding of what they are and how they can be used, you’ll be able to browse with confidence. So let’s look now at useful excavator and posi track attachments to consider for your next job.
The following are useful attachments that can be used when behind the wheel of an excavator.
Tilt Bucket Attachment
A common sight across countless job sites, the excavator bucket attachment is put to use for digging and relocating dirt, mud, and similar materials.
Sieve Bucket Attachment
For instances where you need to sift through material that’s being moved, a sieve bucket attachment can be the ideal selection.
Ripper Attachment Attachment
Utilising high tensile steel, the ripper is a fantastic attachment for getting stuck into rocks, pavement, and other similar materials.
Rock Saw Attachment
If sawing instead of breaking rocks and similar materials is the goal, then a rock saw attachment can be the perfect pick. This tool is also versatile in the kind of tasks it can take on, whether it’s working its way through rock formation, stone formation, or boundary cutting duties.
Rock Grab Attachment
The grab attachment does exactly what its name implies. But as well as picking up and relocating specific goods, they can also be helpful for other tasks like clearing land.
Compaction Wheel Attachment
The compaction wheel is an attachment that makes moving through trenches easy.
It’s designed for use with a wide range of excavator sizes.
Posi Track Attachments
Posi tracks also come with their own selection of attachments that can be used for smaller-scale tasks. Here are some fantastic options in this area:
Spreader Bar Specs Pallet
Looking to spread or level soils efficiently? This could be the ideal attachment.
Pallet Fork Specs
A pallet fork spec can be great for moving boxed goods.
Setting the desired trench control depth is a breeze with this attachment that features precision depth control skid.
The Flexibility Factor
The attachments listed here are very useful and offer specific benefits for particular tasks. Nonetheless, it’s also useful to note the broader capabilities of attachments. While safe operating principles should always be followed — and an attachment never used for a job it is not suited for — one attachment will often have some crossover with another attachment regarding the tasks they can take on. So even if the ideal attachment is not on site at the time, provided it’s safe to do so, another could perhaps serve in its place.
At the same time, it’s also necessary to remember that in certain instances, there will be substantial advantages to using one attachment over another, even if at face-value they appear to offer similar features. Of course, this isn’t just the case with attachments, but with all construction equipment. The differences between Wheeled Skid Steers and Posi Tracks is a key example of this. Although many of the tasks they can perform may overlap, ultimately there are separate and distinct advantages that each machine can bring for particular tasks.
Adding Knowledge with Attachments
Construction is on the cusp of a real revolution. The next few years will continue to see the rapid uptake of tools and gadgets utilising Artificial Intelligence and other smart technology to make each construction project run more smoothly.
While the pandemic’s outbreak early in the 2020s has certainly been painful — with estimates by PWC that it will cost a whopping $279 billion in national income — eventually it’ll be behind us. But notwithstanding tech’s rapid progress, human knowledge and expertise will remain profoundly valuable, and that insight can only come with time and experience.
Building a strong knowledge of attachments is essential and can be achieved over time. This expertise will not only benefit any operator who gets behind the controls in future, but will also be valuable to others working on the job site too.
What other attachments have you found useful on the job site lately? Let us know in the comments below.