Both dozers and excavators have been used in the construction industry for many years and for many purposes. They can be used in demolition, earthmoving, forestry and so much more. However, which one is more versatile? Which machine can do more of the work without having to hire both machines? This can be a big consideration when hiring a machine for your next earthmoving project. Let’s look at both options in a little bit more detail.

Dozers
Dozers are excellent heavy-duty machines that excel at large scale projects, especially in demolition and earthworks. They power through clearing land for housing estates and shopping centres while having the ability to level buildings with ease. These are definitely some of the reasons why they are a popular choice on the work site.
Though dozers can perform a wide range of large-scale tasks they are lacking when it comes to the finer more intricate tasks. Dozers can clear land but are not necessarily built to create trenches for your pipework or drill holes in the ground. They are tough and can demolish and move earth like an excavator could only dream, but these smaller jobs are where the excavator does excel over the dozer.

Excavators
Excavators are excellent for a range of large and small scale projects and are almost an essential machine on the worksite because of their versatility. Excavators can perform earthmoving, trenching, boring, land clearing and any other tasks with ease and proficiency. They are also great at lifting and moving objects such as large drainpipes, steal beams, equipment and more. There is almost nothing these machines can’t do!
Excavators are great at many tasks but lack the strength of the bulldozer. In some cases, it can take an excavator twice as long to perform a large-scale task that a dozer can do easily. These tasks can include forestry and land clearing although, where a dozer can clear a lot of trees the excavator can dig out all the stumps and roots.

So Which One Is Better Suited To My Project?
Although it is clear to see that the dozer has more points in regards to power the excavator is clearly a more versatile machine. It can reach higher than a dozer can while performing more precision tasks with ease. This makes the excavator one of the number one choices when hiring plant machinery. If you are looking at purchasing or hiring a machine for your project you will probably get more for your money with an excavator.
If you are still unsure which is the right machine to hire for your job, give us a call. We provide wet plant hire machinery including dozers and excavators to government jobs, local council, road works and even personal hires. Contact us today to book your machinery hire on (07) 3206 2800.