Bulldozers are one of the most robust construction equipment on the market. This is why bulldozers can work in the most remote places with their track shoes. The bulldozers for sale with us have been thoroughly inspected in advance. This way you are assured of a fair price and reliable purchase. Buying a bulldozer? And no idea what to look out for? Then read on below for more information.
Are you looking for a reliable and efficient bulldozer for your construction or levelling work? At BAS World you will find an extensive range of bulldozers of different makes and models. But what is a bulldozer and what should you pay attention to when buying a bulldozer? We describe that below.
A bulldozer, also known as a dozer, is a heavy construction machine designed for moving large amounts of earth, rubble, sand, and other loose material. Because the weight is distributed over a large surface, the machine does not quickly sink into sand or mud. This makes the machines extremely suitable for levelling terrain in the road, forestry, and mining industries. With additional features such as a ripper on the back of the bulldozer, you can also break up hard ground. A bulldozer is therefore not only a scraper, but also multi-purpose.
The blade of a bulldozer is the large metal bucket at the front of the machine. With the blade you slide and level the ground. There are different types of blades you can use. To begin with, there are bulldozers with a straight blade, this is a normal, flat blade that you often see on a bulldozer. In addition, there are also bulldozers with a pat blade, this blade can move, making it easier to scoop and finish soil. Finally, there are also bulldozers with a foldable blade, such a blade comes in two parts to stay within the transport dimensions. This is very useful for transporting the largest bulldozers over long distances.
A bulldozer can be equipped with several important (hydraulic) functions that make work easier and safer. This concerns, for example, an air conditioner, work lights, ripper, or GPS. By using GPS, a machine can perform even more efficiently because the system indicates exactly what the finishing profile is. A bulldozer can also have a ripper. This is a large hydraulic metal hook on the back of the machine. The ripper pulls open the subsoil (stones/roots/soil). It can then be pushed aside more easily. A Multi Shank Ripper is suitable for softer surfaces. Finally, a bulldozer can be fitted with a Drawbar. This allows you to simply pull things away with the bulldozer.