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Used Wheel Excavators

Used Wheel Excavators for Sale

Any project that involves breaking ground should have a quality excavator on site. Whether you’re going to lay the foundation of your next project or bringing media from elsewhere to build up the land, an excavator can do the job beautifully. Blanchard Machinery Company’s catalog includes reliable used wheel excavators. Finding the ideal solution for your heavy-duty equipment needs is the easiest it’s ever been.

Available Attachments for Wheel Excavators

Wheel excavators are powerful machines designed to drill down and break up compact dirt, gravel and rock to collect it in a bucket attachment and move it elsewhere. They can be fitted with a variety of attachments, making them a versatile and necessary tool on many construction and mining sites. Some of the most common attachments include:

  • Buckets: Buckets are usually the main attachment for wheel excavators, as they’re able to break into the ground with ease and pull up material for transportation.
  • Grapples: Grapples are giant claws that allow you to pick up boulders and other large objects to clear a site or put them into position.
  • Rakes: Rakes are helpful in collecting and separating debris. They can easily gather a range of media, collecting it in one place and keeping it out of the way.
  • Rippers: Rippers make tearing into the ground easier than ever. They have a pointed tip that aids in breaking through compact materials and stone.

Wheel Excavators vs. Track Excavators

There are two types of excavators — wheel excavators and track excavators. The main difference between these machines is how they move. Wheel excavators operate on a set of four wheels, while track excavators roll over terrain with two tracks. Both models are fully capable of handling material digging and hauling, but certain applications may benefit more from one type or the other.

Generally speaking, wheel excavators are ideal for jobs that prioritize:

  • Speed: Wheel excavators can move three to four times faster than track excavators, making them more suitable for projects on large job sites or where they need to move between job sites.
  • Maneuverability: Wheel excavators are smaller than track excavators, allowing them to navigate through smaller spaces.
  • Versatility: Wheel excavators are compatible with more jobs and the attachments needed to complete them. With the right attachments, wheel excavators can mow, grind, clear debris and cut through brush or trees.
  • Low maintenance: Wheels require less maintenance than tracks, and as the cab sits higher on a wheel excavator, there’s less chance of damage.

Wheel excavators are also valuable for urban projects like road and bridge construction. Track excavators should not be used on paved grounds, while wheel excavators excel on pavement and smooth roads. The wheeled versions can also transport themselves, while track excavators usually need to be towed between locations.

The Best Uses for Wheel Excavators

While wheel and track excavators offer different advantages, wheel excavators find use in many types of heavy-duty equipment spaces. You’re likely to see them in operations involving:

  • Forestry
  • Demolition and construction
  • Mining
  • Landscaping
  • Agriculture
  • Utility work
  • Waste management

Why Shop Used Wheel Excavators at Blanchard Machinery Company?

Blanchard Machinery Company has been family-owned and operated since its inception four generations ago. Even after more than 70 years of serving the Southern United States and beyond, the Blanchard family stays committed to quality products and quality service. We take the time to help our clients find the new, used and rental equipment they need to complete their most pressing and complex operations while treating them with the care and respect they’ve earned.

From the moment you become our client, we’ll keep your best interests in mind. Every one of our purchases comes with the support of our service team. Our experienced technicians are prepared to help you through maintenance, repairs and parts replacement if you need us. Our team will keep your used wheel excavator performing its best for as long as possible.

Choose Your Equipment Today

At Blanchard Machinery Company, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with top-of-the-line new, used and rental equipment, along with the attachments and parts to accompany them. Explore our used wheel excavators and the rest of our used selection today to find affordable solutions for your next big project. Reach out to our team with any questions.