Earth-moving machines are used to move or transport huge quantities of earth, sand, gravel, and other materials ‘en masse’ or to demolish buildings and industrial structures. This category includes loading shovels, high-reach and standard hydraulic cranes, bulldozers, graders, digging-loading combinations, dumpers, scrapers, concrete crushers, skid-steer loaders, caterpillar loaders, dragliners, compressors, and telehandlers. Frequently used brands include: Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu, Liebherr, Krupp, and Verachtert.
Mining machines are used for the excavation and transportation of sand, clay, rock, and ores. Examples of mining machines are: hydraulic cranes, power shovel cranes, off-highway dumper trucks, loading shovels, drills, and bulldozers.