Construction cranes, excavators, wheel loaders & more
The construction industry
is one of the most important industrial sectors in Germany. Construction
machines are a necessity for effective work. They are used to process a variety of construction materials, for transportation and as support for the formation of construction sites. In the construction industry there is the differentiation between main construction trades, sub construction work and support services. Effective construction machines
are used in all of these sectors.
- Important industrial sector in Germany
- Machines for the processing and transport of construction materials
- Distinction between standard and specialised machines
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There are a large variety of machines available in the construction industry including earth-moving machines, drilling equipment
, slurry injectors, transportation machines, lifting equipment
, pile drivers, compactors, compressors
and cleaning machines
. This list is not complete, as there are also a few specialised machines that are available in the construction industry. Most machines in the construction industry are operated using an electric motor or an internal-combustion engine. A lot of machines are also able to be used in other sectors than the construction industry.
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The machine building and automobile industry has, with time, started to manufacture high-end and robust construction machines to make work processes more efficient. Historical steam-rollers and diggers prove this. These machines were continually developed and can, in the meantime, function automatically, or at least partly automatically. This reduces the need for operating staff and increases the work efficiency. An example is the asphalt paver. This is operated using an automatic level control, which ensures that an even amount of asphalt is being applied
Machines in the construction industry
are split between the universally applicable machines and the specialised machines (for example, those required for road construction). Transport and lifting machines, like a crane
, can be used in the construction industry, as well as in other sectors of industry.
Specialised machines are only used for one specific function. For example, the asphalt paver is used for a very specific task during the construction of roads. Various machines that require a large amount of investment and are not regularly used, are usually available for rent or available second-hand at affordable prices
Several companies have specialised in the manufacturing of machines for the construction industry
. Some of the most recommended suppliers include ATLAS COPCO, BOMAG, CATERPILLAR, DAEWOO, FAUN, HANOMAG, HITACHI, JOHN DEERE, KOMATSU, LIEBHERR, PUTZMEISTER, TAKRAF and ZETTELMEYER.