They are used for a wide range of earthworks including laying foundations, grading soil, removing dirt and rocks, digging trenches, demolition works, etc. Here's a list of some of the most prominently used earth-moving equipment in the construction industry: Excavators. Backhoe Loaders.
Excavators are essential construction equipment widely used in the civil construction industry. Their general purpose is excavation, but other than that, they are also used for many purposes like heavy lifting, demolition, river dredging, cutting of trees, etc..
Heavy equipment or heavy machinery refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations or other large construction tasks. Heavy equipment usually comprises five equipment systems: implementation, traction, structure, power train, control and information.