Since there are so many dam types, you might need several types of heavy machinery. There are three main pieces of equipment you will need for dam construction.
No matter what machines you need during the dam construction process, renting from The Cat® Rental Store can meet your needs and help you complete the job effectively.
Dams are an essential system used by communities worldwide. They store water in a specialized location, which is helpful for water supply. Dams also play a role in flood prevention, and they can make reservoirs, create hydroelectricity and act as a shipping channel.
There are several dam types you might be working on. Some of these include:
While you can use several types of equipment for dam building, these three main heavy machines are standard.
When building a dam at a river, the first step is to divert the water. To accomplish this feat, construction workers need to use an excavator to dig at the ground and create a new path for the water to flow. Then, the excavator is useful for excavating the original location before building the dam.
Excavators are among the top machines for performing earthmoving work, making them a good choice for dam building. You can choose between track or wheeled options to match whatever best fits your job.
At The Cat Rental Store, you can find numerous excavators. Our teams have several available for rent, including:
After excavation, you will need a loader to remove the debris. Wheel loaders are a popular tool for clearing debris because they are extremely versatile. You can outfit them with various attachments to increase their functionality. The front bucket will allow you to transport several types of materials from the dam construction site.
Dealers have several loaders available to rent, such as:
Compactors can help you smooth out the ground in all the right places so dam construction can begin. Compactors are available in numerous variations to fit your application's unique specifications. There are also ride-on and walk-behind compactors.
Several compactors are available for rent throughout The Cat Rental Store dealer network. Some of the compactors in our inventory include:
We also have plate compactors and walk-on and ride-behind rollers.
When you shop with dealers from The Cat Rental Store network, you can get all the construction equipment you need for dam construction. No matter what type of dam you are building, The Cat Rental Store has the loaders, excavators and compactors suitable for the job. Browse our equipment online or call 1-800-RENT-CAT to rent whatever you need from people who do whatever it takes to help you get the job done.Find The Cat Rental Store Near You