A bulldozer, commonly known as a dozer, comprises a wide, shovel-like blade mounted at the front of the tractor. This powerful tracked piece of equipment is used to push a variety of densely compacted materials in the agriculture and construction industries. Most bulldozers also feature a claw-like tool mounted on the rear – ripper.
Decades ago, bulldozers were mostly used by farmers as tractors for ploughing and landscaping. Over the years, various modifications have been made, like the addition of a rear ripper claw that have made them more useful, especially in mining and different engineering projects.
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How Does a Bulldozer Work?
There are different types of dozers that give them a wide range of applications. Some of the commonly used bulldozers include:
- The Crawler Bulldozer
It looks like a tractor with the exception that it is a tracked vehicle with no tyres, used for pushing heavy materials, like sand from one place to another. The tracks give these dozers exceptional ground hold and mobility through extremely rough terrain. The wide tracks also distribute the equipment’s weight over a larger area to decrease pressure, preventing it from sinking in muddy or sandy ground.
The big plate at the front is used to move heavy material and sand. It is mostly used in irregular fields because of the abrasive plate. Large crawlers have a ripper installed at the rear end, and can even push hard surfaces.
- The Wheel Bulldozer
This machine is much bigger than the crawler, and is mostly used in construction projects like water parks and stadiums owing to its high efficiency and performance. It features large and heavy tyres that significantly enhance its function. Unlike the crawler, this dozer has wheels that can move on a small axis, plus it has a fully articulated hydraulic steering that is flexible and easy to operate.
Regardless of the type of bulldozer you are looking to finance, from the crawler to the wheeled dozer, we have the perfect financing solution for you.
What is a Bulldozer Used for?
Bulldozers have a number of uses in mining, military, and clearing and forestry. For small-scale earth-moving, they can be used in:
- Residential construction
- Small excavation projects
For large-scale earth-moving, they can be used on:
- Big construction sites
- Pushing other equipment when required
What Attachments are Available for Bulldozer?
The attachments required for a bulldozer depend on whether the project is based on construction or agriculture. Popular attachments for agricultural projects include:
- Landscape tillers
- Brush cutters
- Stump grinders
- Snow ploughs
In construction, the dozer can be used for excavating, loading, grabbing, back-filling, sweeping, and grading. Popular attachments include:
- Cold planers
- Wheel saws
- Vibratory compactors
Is a Special License Required to Operate this Vehicle?
Yes. It is important that the operator obtain a bulldozer’s license to ensure safety, promote efficiency, and avoid costs – through fines.
Can Bulldozer be Rented or Leased?
Many construction companies prefer to lease or rent their equipment. If buying, you would have to consider the huge initial cost, means of transportation (it is big and heavy), wear and tear (especially motor rebuilds), and the total cost of the project because you may require other heavy equipment.
So, it is usually a better deal to lease or rent instead of buying the equipment outright. When selecting equipment to rent, select the most appropriate size of machinery depending on the nature of the job.
Whether you are looking for equipment loans or equipment leasing, our industry professionals at GTA Financial Ltd. go out of their way to understand your business. We offer customization through financing options, and go above and beyond to accommodate you. We work diligently to find the best solution to meet your needs. Whether you are in need of seasonal payments, low down payments, second chance loan solutions or another type of payment option, we want to help your business thrive. Low-interest rates, easy approval and unbeatable customer service – this is why we are a leader in the industry.