The average earthmoving company typically owns a lot of different equipment. One type of equipment that you will probably commonly see in use by earthmoving companies is the bulldozer. Bulldozers are commonly associated with earthmoving, and they are a favorite among many earthmoving companies for these reasons and more.
They're Great for Moving Dirt
One of the most common things that earthmoving companies have to do when working on a project is to move dirt around. There might be large hills or piles of dirt that need the moved, and as you can probably imagine, this can be quite challenging and time-consuming to do without the right equipment. Luckily, bulldozers are very powerful and can be used to push large piles of dirt out of the way with ease, or they can be used to scoop up large quantities of dirt at one time so that it can be moved elsewhere.
They Work Well For Grading
Another job that bulldozers are commonly used for is grading. On many job sites, it's important for the ground to be leveled as well as possible. This is needed if a home is going to be built on the job site, for example. Bulldozers have a front blade, and since many bulldozers are quite large, these front blades are often pretty wide. The blade can be used for smoothing and grading the dirt, and because of its size, it can be used to get even bigger jobs done pretty quickly.
They Can Break Up Rock
Lastly, in some cases, earthmoving professionals have to deal with big boulders and other large rocks when they are working on a job site. As you can probably imagine, dealing with big boulders can be a hassle, since they are often so big and heavy that they cannot be easily moved. Even those who have access to other types of heavy equipment might not be able to move around a big, heavy boulder. However, bulldozers often do a great job. After all, because they have sturdy tracks, they can be driven over boulders, even when other equipment can't. Also, because they are so heavy, their weight is typically great for breaking up large boulders. Then, the gravel that remains from the crushed boulders can be used as gravel on the job site, or it can more easily be moved out of the way.
Bulldozers are incredibly useful when used by earthmoving companies. In fact, these are just some of the reasons why bulldozers are so commonly used by earthmoving professionals.