The landscaping industry runs on heavy equipment. Your education from ECR can help you break into a line of work that strives on earth movers, and the people who operate them. If a career in landscaping is at the top of your list, here are the machines you can expect to see.

Most equipment used in landscaping can be divided into four categories:

  • Digging

  • Loading

  • Grading

  • Carrying

From small scale residential landscaping, to large scale commercial, or even building parks and public spaces, you’ll often find yourself needing to dig a hole. The bigger the whole, the bigger the bucket, which usually means a bigger machine. Some of the machines normally used for digging are: 

  • Skid steer loaders
  • Compact track loaders
  • Multi-terrain loaders
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Excavators
  • Wheel loaders

While some displaced earth can be re-used on site, much of it will need to be removed from the site. Dump trucks are definitely the tool needed to do that, but you’ll need some equipment to load them. Here are the machines commonly used for loading:

  • Skid steer loaders
  • Multi-terrain loaders
  • Wheel loaders
  • Backhoe loaders

Natural grades in the earth around a home, business, or a park can oftentimes be worked into the design, but in cases where they need to be change or removed, we have grading equipment. Using blades to push and level earth, there are several piece of equipment that can be outfitted to do grading work:

  • Compact track loaders
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Multi-terrain loaders
  • Backhoes

Another piece of the landscaping puzzle is moving material around your jobsite. Mulch, wood chips, stone, and soil all need to be placed, and this can be done much easier with the right type of equipment.

  • Skid steer loaders
  • Backhoes
  • Multi-terrain loaders
  • Wheel loaders
  • Compact track loaders

Are you ready to start your career operating heavy machinery in landscaping? Reach out to ECR! We’d love to help you.

Do you have questions about heavy machinery training? Let us know. We’d love to help!

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