Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    6
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Tractor
    Ferguson TO35, Gravley L8

    Default Re: difference between Track hoe and excavator

    Excavators the bucket points (and digs) towards the cab whereas a shovel's bucket points (and digs) away from the cab.
    Large shovels are still used in open pit mining, they operate on the mine floor where the forces when scooping upwards above the floor are offset by the tracks.
    Excavator conversely are designed to dig below the floor of the machine where the forces are properly resisted by the tracks as well.

  2. #12
    Veteran Member Bob Rooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,269
    Location
    Bothell & Silverdale, WA
    Tractor
    Yuchai Bulldozer

    Default Re: difference between Track hoe and excavator

    Quote Originally Posted by tractorbob View Post
    A trackhoe is a track loader with a backhoe on the rear. Operates very much like a backhoe only can traverse steep hills etc. The boom only swings left and right 90 degrees like a backhoe. An excavator is on tracks and has a house that swings plus a boom that swings as well and no bucket on the front. You don't see too many trackhoes anymore but a lot of excavators.
    Nailed it! But some people will still call them whatever they want to, whether they are correct or not. Same thing with track loaders and tracked skid steer machines.
    Yuchai 306R dozer, Mustang 2040 skid steer, Mitsubishi MS035 Mini-Ex with four buckets and a rake, Trimble equipped 7' Dual Dozer with twin GCR-2 laser receivers, and a LiTW BH7600 back hoe (sold).

  3. #13
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,029
    Location
    Hawthorne, FL
    Tractor
    Kubota L285

    Default

    Track hoe is a tracked machine with a hoe, typically no loader bucket, but some times a push blade on 12 ton and smaller models. Back hoe term can be used for a rubber tired hoe/tlb/combination as well as for a track hoe; the "back" hoe term refers to the way it digs, back towards the machine. Excavator is typically used as a term for a track hoe, but isn't limited to a specific type. There are some odd machines out there, such as a crawler type tracked dozer with a rear mounted hoe, JCB I believe made/makes an articulated front end loader with a hoe. There are "Gradalls" that could technically be called an excavator or even a back hoe, but would normally be called a gradall. There are also "spyder" excavators, heck I think there was a jeep with a hoe at one time.

    Power shovels dig up and away from the machine, typically used in a pit, digging at the walls as in a mine.

  4. #14
    Elite Member Xfaxman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,041
    Location
    Meridian, OK
    Tractor
    Bobcat V417 Toolcat 5610 F TORO+Loader

    Default Re: difference between Track hoe and excavator

    Quote Originally Posted by paulharvey View Post
    Track hoe is a tracked machine with a hoe, typically no loader bucket, but some times a push blade on 12 ton and smaller models. Back hoe term can be used for a rubber tired hoe/tlb/combination as well as for a track hoe; the "back" hoe term refers to the way it digs, back towards the machine. Excavator is typically used as a term for a track hoe, but isn't limited to a specific type. There are some odd machines out there, such as a crawler type tracked dozer with a rear mounted hoe, JCB I believe made/makes an articulated front end loader with a hoe. There are "Gradalls" that could technically be called an excavator or even a back hoe, but would normally be called a gradall. There are also "spyder" excavators, heck I think there was a jeep with a hoe at one time.

    Power shovels dig up and away from the machine, typically used in a pit, digging at the walls as in a mine.
    Yep, there was.
    -specbackhoe-jpg -backhoe_trencher_cj5_brochure-jpg -jeep_backhoe-large-jpg
    Hold "Ctrl" and click on picture to open it in a new Tab.

    My Avatar, the TORO+Loader:
    Kwik-Way FEL and TORO Groundsmaster Put Together

    Compact Telehandler: ​(This replaced my tractor) V417 Versahander

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.