Whether you’re working on a residential or commercial project, clearing the land is one of the first steps in the construction process. Earthmovers remove trees, debris, and other obstructions to create an even foundation for a building. Below is an overview of how the process works.


Earthmoving refers to the process of using heavy machinery to load and transport materials on a construction site. The equipment can also be used for mining, grading, digging foundations or trenches, and clearing vegetation. Hydraulics power most earthmovers using liquids under high pressure in a system of pumps, cables, and rams. This technology provides the incredible power necessary to haul such immense loads.

Types of Equipmentearth moving

Excavators are commonly used for demolition and digging trenches or holes; they feature backhoe and bucket attachments. Various types of loaders, such as bulldozers, dump trucks, and scrapers also transport soil and material around the construction site. Other earthmovers include rollers, graders, drills, and tractors.

Kinds of Projects

If you’re building a custom home, the contractors will use earthmoving machinery to clear the land and dig the foundation of the house. They’ll also use the equipment to pour the footings and frame the structure. If you’re adding an in-ground pool, earthmovers will dig the hole. Civil projects — such as building roads, municipal buildings, railways, reservoirs, bridges, tunnels, sewers, and dams — also require heavy-duty equipment.


If you need earthmovers for a construction project in or around Ogema, WI, turn to the team at Jeff Simek Construction Company. For over 25 years, this premier excavation company has offered comprehensive land clearing services, septic installation, and site development. They’re known for their expertise and affordable prices. Call (715) 767-5295 today to speak with a representative about your project, and visit their website to learn more about their services.