Did you know that there many types of excavators in the market? Here are some of the most popular ones: Backhoe – They are the most popular and feature a wheeled or track base. They have a large bucket that faces the operator cab thus allowing you to scoop earth towards the excavator. There are many sizes of these excavators and all you need to do is to buy the right one that fits your needs. For example, if you have a small construction project you should go for a small excavator.