Earth-moving and mining machinery

Wheel Loader Volvo L70F

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.

Stock and photographs

Caterpillar D8R with RipperExcavator on Tracks, Liebherr R974 Front Shovel