Excavators are heavy construction equipment which are used to dig out soil from the ground or to move large objects. It tremendously enhances productivity of any construction work. These are available in wide range of sizes and capacities, depending on magnitude of work to be done. Majority of excavators currently in use are based on the principle of hydraulics. Functioning and movement of a hydraulic excavator is accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors. These type of excavators consist of a chassis, boom, and bucket, and move via tracks or wheels. It is used for a wide variety of applications, but are commonly used for transportation of large amounts of materials, such as minerals.
The global excavators market is expected to grow in future due to increasing urbanization, rising construction expenditure, and improving economy. Key trends of this market include high demand in the fuel-efficient excavator, rapid technological advancements, use of IoT in construction, increasing demand from the rental market and rising adoption for other applications. However, there are some factors which can hinder the market growth including stringent emission norms and high maintenance of hydraulic excavators.
APAC is estimated to be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the predicted period. The rise in infrastructure developments and rapid urbanization in the emerging economies in the region and the rise of commodity prices and mining activities in countries such as China, will drive the market’s growth prospects in this region.