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Posted by: Samuel Hirshfield on June 10, 2014
Most home addition or construction jobs will require a significant amount of digging, trenching and material hauling. The do-it-yourselfer should be particularly aware that the efficiency, timeframe and overall effectiveness of the project will be substantially affected by how well and how quickly digging and hauling can be accomplished. Using a shovel or other manual method is hard, backbreaking, ultimately inefficient labor. Smaller trenching or digging machines may help, but they still might not be big enough for the job. For a DIY home addition or construction job of any significant size, a backhoe is a perfect combination of efficiency and effectiveness.
A backhoe is designed specifically for digging, trenching and moving dirt and other construction material. A basic backhoe consists of three interconnected components:
Backhoes are versatile and easy to manipulate into relatively tight locations. For this reason, they're preferable to bulldozers or other heavy equipment. They're also lighter and less likely to extensively disturb the soil around your home or cause problems with any buried infrastructure.
Get in touch with Compact Power Equipment Rental today for expert help with digging and trenching equipment, including backhoe rental.
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