HYDRAULIC EXCAVATORS

PUBLISH DATE: OCTOBER 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Sales Breakdown by Size
Sales Breakdown by Region
Market Segments
Market Shares

NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

COMPONENT SUPPLY

FIELD POPULATION

FORECAST

MANUFACTURER SUMMARY


Case
Caterpillar
John Deere
Hitachi
Gradall
Komatsu

MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATION

CURRENT MODELS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The hydraulic excavator is one of the most widely recognized pieces of earth-moving equipment. In this analysis, we focus on standard excavators, rated over six metric tons. We include midi excavators, rated between 7-10 metric tons, as part of our analysis of standard models. However, mini, or compact, excavators rated less than six metric tons are covered in a separate report. Excavators come in wheeled or tracked (typically referred to as “crawler” excavators) versions. Both types are covered in this report.

Hydraulic excavators are found on just about every type of construction jobsite. They have numerous applications, including building and residential construction, material handling, forestry, raw material and commodities mining, river dredging, and demolition work, to mention a few. The large number of different models and wide range of differing weights and horsepower are indicative of the excavator’s multiple applications. In general, the heaviest, most powerful models are usually employed in mining applications, while lighter and medium weight machines are commonly utilized in general construction activities. Most excavators can be equipped with a variety of attachments beside the standard bucket, thus making the machine extremely versatile.

Table 1 summarizes the report’s major findings. Included are an estimated value of the market, sales and production figures, import and export activity, and field population estimates for both crawler and wheeled hydraulic excavators. A forecast of sales and production through 2020 is also included.