In construction and mining equipment, attachments can play crucial role to bring in productivity and economy in operations. These attachments are being used in construction, mining, and material handling operations. In construction, these secondary tools are used to demolish old structure and reconstruct a new one. In digging and rock breaking also, attachments are used. In mining, hydraulic breakers and similar attachments are used to drill the rocky terrains. Also, used in mining are crushing attachments for crushing and screening minerals. In material handling, primary machines of backhoe loaders and excavators can be used to perform special application with the help of attachments in job yards, including scrap yards, port handling and log yards.
Backhoe loaders are the most popular construction equipment in India with almost 50 per cent of the CE market. Attachments in backhoe loaders can create a big saving in productivity and economy in job sites. Mahindra has introduced a wide range of attachments along with its backhoe loader range. With the help of these attachments, the backhoe loader can perform other jobs apart from its regular jobs.
These include jobs like digging ditches, laying pipes, planting underground cables or laying the foundation for buildings and drainage systems and with few additional attachments, they can do much more. If an augur is attached to the backhoe, it can be used to drill holes for planting trees, signs and fencing projects in a variety of soil types. By joining a bucket for cleaning the ditch on the rear, grading and slope-cutting can be easily done with the backhoe loader. Asphalt cutter can be attached to the backhoe to repair roads. Apart from the above, various others attachments are also available which can be easily attached to the backhoe loader to perform a number of other tasks. Thus, backhoe loaders can be put to various uses. Other leading backhoe loader players also offer attachments with their range of machines.
Hydraulic excavators are the widely used machine with various attachments to perform heavy-duty jobs in projects such as mining, road building, tunnelling, underground excavation and such tough jobs. Attachments such as demolition buckets and rock breakers are largely used with hydraulic excavators in the redevelopment jobs. Widening on highway and road projects is also a major contributor to the demand for attachments.
Overall, the attachment market looks positive with the large scale demolition and reconstruction works coming up in the country.