Most people are not familiar with how digging and excavation is done. Those who would take part in this project would have to get the right training so that they will be able to man the excavator properly without wasting moves and also know how to use each of the excavator buckets available. This job is not for the physically weak and rationally incapable since it would require analysis of work from time to time. Operating an excavator machine is difficult enough for the able-bodied and smart construction personnel. Anything with lesser qualifications would not survive in this business or they will automatically commit mistakes that will be detrimental for the whole construction or digging project.
So, how should one work with excavator attachments? There are several ways to know how to use these buckets but one thing should be kept in mind: safety while working is of utmost importance since this is part of heavy equipment using a boom arm.
The operator must discover which surfaces would give him a stable ground. Since we see that most of the present-day excavators commonly run on tracks instead of big tires, it would be hard to maneuver when the machine rests on bumpy surfaces. Grounds that are level would make the work easier and would result to more productivity.
In construction and digging projects, a timeline is usually provided. Each phase of the work has given number of days to accomplish, so each move should be a calculated one since there could be triple moves that can be wasted when the operator is not working on good surface. Nevertheless, excavator operators should not be picky on which ground they would only work on.
Especially when working on loose surfaces, excavators can meet with accidents. Being too near at the mouth of an existing trench is dangerous enough and when the machine is not stable in footing, then you can expect more disasters to happen. Rocking excavators are extremely in danger of being toppled down or can cause the cave-in of an existing excavation. Thus, among other conditions, stability is the prime concern of an excavator operator to avoid accidents that would cost the life of people and ruin the current progress at work.
The boom carries the excavator buckets. The machine should be at least 2 feet away from the mouth of a digging so that it won’t add pressure to the banks. It is also vital that no person is near the excavator that works on the digging since excavator attachments would be swaying to recover materials from the ground. They can either be muddy, loose soil or full of mixed materials consisting of sand and small stones.
Sometimes, an area has to be blasted first before being excavated. In the case of grounds with big rocks, these should be blasted in order for the machine to start working on recovering the earth materials and haul them into a dump. Mining production makes use of blasting methods since the ores can be buried deep under big rocks.