Bulldozer basics

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Bulldozers are tremendously powerful pieces of heavy gear, yet not everyone understands how they work or appreciate their potential.

Most people are unaware that a bulldozer is considered a tractor. The metal plate or blade located in the front of the bulldozer distinguishes it from a farm tractor. However, like a tractor, the bulldozer is used to move large volumes of material like sand, boulders, soil, and bricks.

Bulldozers operate mainly due to the force imparted by their tracking system. The tracks that spin around the bottom of the dozer like a circulating belt are responsible for the dozer’s exceptional toughness on difficult terrain and its capacity to move and retain heavy loads.

The ripper and blade are critical components of the bulldozer. The blade on the front of the dozer is used to do the heavy pushing.

The bulldozer’s ripper is located on the other side of the blade, at the back of the machine. This device is used to rip up the earth and material covered by the bulldozer. To create this tremendous shearing impact, it is designed like a claw. If the ground is densely packed or compacted, the ripper will soften it and make it more workable.

Bulldozer applications

Bulldozers are typically employed for demolition, given their size and claw-like extensions. However, they have various additional applications.

Earthmoving is another of the bulldozer’s most prevalent applications. The machine’s front blade pushes up dirt, soil, sand, or whatever type of earth must be moved. In addition, bulldozers can also be employed in building and land clearing projects. When it comes to clearing the brush and natural vegetation of an area before construction can commence, bulldozers can easily remove undesired trees, shrubs, garbage, and other debris to prepare the site.

Finally, a bulldozer may be used to build roads and pavement strips, ensuring a level surface.

Why choose bulldozers?

A bulldozer, like most heavy-duty machinery, is meant to make work simpler. If you operate in any industry that requires the transportation of large amounts of materials, you are likely to employ a bulldozer. This covers building, farming, civil engineering, demolition, house remodelling, and various other activities.

Although the initial design is still essentially what most people use today, the bulldozer has been improved and modified to increase its applications and efficacy. For example, bulldozers can be outfitted with armour for military engineering to ensure increased durability and operator protection. Furthermore, remote-controlled dozers are operated from safe distances to perform tasks that would otherwise place the operator in dangerous or unpleasant circumstances due to weather conditions, falling debris, etc.

Why BurGers Equipment & Spares?

BurGers Equipment & Spares provides a complete range of specialised earthmoving equipment, including bulldozers. In addition, we provide flawless aftermarket services to ensure the continued operation, safety, economy, and reliability of all our equipment.

This, coupled with industry-leading partnerships and a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals, makes us one of the most trusted suppliers in the South African market.

Contact BurGers Equipment & Spares for details

For more information on bulldozers and other pieces of heavy-duty equipment, please get in touch with a representative from BurGers Equipment & Spares today.

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