Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

ESCI 340
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Click to see  Tractors  |  Wheel Loaders  |  Backhoes  |  Excavators  |  Scrapers  |  Motor Graders  |  Rollers  |  Dump Trucks
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QUESTIONS

What is each of these pieces of heavy equipment called, and for what is each one used?
(Answers are at the bottom of the page!)

A B C
D E F. In the picture below, what is the attachment on the near side of the machine called, and what is it used for?
G H I
J K L
M N O

ANSWERS

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Question Answer Question Answer
A Motor grader H Steel-Wheel Roller
B Wheel loader I Excavator
C Sheepsfoot roller (compactor) J Steel-Wheel Roller
D Sheepsfoot roller (compactor) K Articulated truck
E Wheeled tractor (wheel dozer)  L Off-Road hauler/wagon
F Ripper (attached to a tractor crawler/dozer) M On-road hauler/wagon/dump truck
G Backhoe N Scraper/pan


O Tractor crawler/dozer

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