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Bulldozers are generally continuous track tractors, but sometimes are wheel loaders, equipped with a shovel-like blade that are used for pushing large quantities of loose material. A bulldozer for sale is often equipped with a claw like device called a ripper on the tail end of the machine used for breaking down compacted materials. Used Bulldozers for sale are a great alternative to buying new models. Find here a wide selection of used Bulldozers from top brands such as CATERPILLAR, LIEBHERR, JCB, KOMATSU, TEREX, FIAT-ALLIS, CASE and EUCLID from second hand market. Compare models specs and prices and find the best used bulldozer bargin for you!
The term bulldozer originally referred to an attachment for tractors consisting of a thick metal plate. These were developed in the early 20th century and over time became synonymous with the vehicles that carried them. A major step forward came with the introduction of hydraulics, enabling the application of downward force, as well as better control of the blade. Today bull dozers are used extensively in the demolition and construction industries, but are also used in a wide variety of applications in which earthmoving capabilities are required, such as road construction equipment, logging equipment and mining. Bulldozer tracks ensure that these machines have superb ground holding ability, as the total weight is spread out over a wide area, so large bulldozers are ideal for use in rough and uneven terrain. Wheeled bulldozers have a four wheel drive system with hydraulic, articulated steering.
Used of the Bulldozer
The main tools of bull dozer are the blade and the ripper. Bulldozer blades are generally available in three major types. The most common is the universal or U blade, which is tall and curving and often has sides so that more material can be held. The straight or S blade is shorter than the U blade and lacks its curve and sides. It can therefore be used for fine grading. A combination or SU blade is also shorter than the U variety, has no sides and only a slight curvature and is particularly useful for pushing piles of coarse material such as rocks. Blades can be fitted straight across the front of the vehicle or at an angle. Tilt cylinders may be used to vary the angle of the blade whilst in motion. Rippers are fitted to the back of the bulldozer and are used to break up the ground into rubble that can be moved more easily.
Used Bulldozers For Sale
If you're looking for old and used bulldozers for sale, then second hand online market is the best place to find used bulldozers is and your best chance for picking up a bargain. Bulldozers are tough and resilient items of heavy equipment by definition and fully capable of standing up to years of use, so you can purchase a used bulldozer that's up for sale with complete confidence that you will be receiving a reliable item. Whether you are seeking out small bulldozers for sale, bulldozer tracks or used bulldozers in general, a wide range of old bulldozers can be seen on Trade Machines' construction equipment auctions.
Manufacturers of Bulldozers
SHANTUI is the world's largest manufacturer of bulldozers, producing an astonishing 40% of the worldwide total. The durable and extremely reliable nature of the CATERPILLAR brand make that company's products particularly sought after when there is used bulldozers for sale. If you're looking for a small bulldozer for sale, you can certainly rely on names such as JOHN DEERE, LIEBHERR, JCB, KOMATSU, TEREX, FIAT-ALLIS, CASE and EUCLID, who all make superb continuous track bulldozers and small bulldozers. Additionally, CATERPILLAR and R. G. LETOURNEAU make wheeled bulldozers for various applications.