Wheel tractor scrapers have huge versatility and use in mining and civil construction projects due to their capability to move heavy materials over long distances.
All scrapers are durable and have long life. However, they have lots of moving parts that must be maintained often to guarantee productivity.
The wheel tractor scraper is useful for digging, hauling, and levelling road surfaces. The different types of scrapers include;
Single-engine Wheeled Scraper
This is the most common type of scraper in construction. It comprises a bowl with an attached apron and ejector. The apron is dropped over the mound of earth that you want to move, while an ejector uses hydraulics to remove the load when it has been successfully moved. Thanks to the hydraulics, each part of your single-engine wheeled scraper can function separately. This makes it one of your construction site’s most versatile heavy machines.
Dual-engine Wheeled Scraper
This is used to move materials over a short distance. It resembles the single-engine wheeled scraper but has two engines. One of them will control the machine’s front wheels, while the other controls the rear wheels. Other than hauling materials, the dual-engine wheeled scraper is efficient for cut-and-fill tasks on narrow construction sites.
This uses an electrically or hydraulically driven elevator, unlike the wheeled scraper that relies on an apron. The elevator will load materials into a bowl that will then dump them through the backward sliding of its floor. The elevator can be reversed to entirely and evenly finish the offloading.
This is a non-motorized heavy machine that is smaller than the other types of scrapers. It is towed by other machines to your site. It performs well in sandy, soft, and wet terrain, unlike wheeled scrapers. The pull-type scraper is, therefore, generally used for construction in adverse weather conditions or rough terrain.
Digging is one of the primary tasks on construction sites and generally the hardest. Most people assume that the excavator is their only choice for this task. But the scraper options given above can also efficiently handle this task.