Off-Highway Research offers data and analysis on international markets for wheeled and crawler excavators through its International, Chinese and Indian Database Services, the Global Volume & Value Service and Service PLUS, Equipment Analyses from the European, Indian and Chinese Services, Country Analyses from the European Service and Special Reports on emerging markets. The Global Hydraulic Excavator Industry was also the subject of a 350-page Special Report published in 2017 covering crawler, mini and wheeled excavators.
Excavators consist a bucket mounted on a two or three-piece boom and stick assembly, on a rotating platform with the operator’s cab, engine compartment and hydraulic pump. All movement and operation is achieved through hydraulic
systems. Beneath the rotation point (slewing ring), excavators may be mounted on either a crawler (tracked) or wheeled undercarriage.
Off-Highway Research’s definition of a hydraulic excavator is a machine with an operating weight of 6 tonnes or more. Machines smaller than this are classified as mini excavators.