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Most Common Machines for Construction

The construction industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries out there today. There is always more construction to be done all over the world. There are many different types of construction and there are a wide variety of jobsites. There is different equipment required for different jobs, but there are some machines that are much more common to find on a site than others. Learn what the most common machines for construction are.


Excavators are very common to find on any given construction site. Chances are you’ve seen at least one of these while driving or walking past a construction site, whether it be road work or the construction of an entire building. An excavator is a piece of heavy construction equipment utilizing a boom, dipper, and bucket with a dab on a rotating platform used to dig and transport materials. One of the most popular models is the Kobelco SK150LC-C, which is the excavator many may see when passing by construction sites.   


A bulldozer is a tractor with a metal blade attached. It has many purposes, the main ones including: 

  • Push soil, sand, and other ground or non-ground material 
  • Demolishing structures, buildings, and other objects
  • Smoothing surface of roads in the production process

Bulldozers are large machines, one of the largest found on construction sites. These are found mostly on building and structure demolition sites, road construction sites, and any site that requires a ground break. 

Skid Steer 

A skid steer is a very common type of heavy machinery used on construction sites. It is also commonly referred to as a skid loader. This is a smaller machine that has lift arms that can attach to a lot of different tools. Here are some of the common attachments:

  • Bucket
  • Dozer blade
  • Backhoe saw
  • Snow blower or plow

The skid steer is one of the most versatile machines on construction sites. This is most likely why so many construction sites keep at least one of these around. The most common type of skid steer is a Bobcat S650.

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Ty Pier

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