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The word "excavation" covers a wide range of operations such as; trenches, basements, carparks, footings, swimming pools. The scale varies from multi-storey building sites to single residence dwellings. The material to be excavated varies widely with location - from soil to very hard rock.

There are often limitations on access to the sites, which will effect the size of excavator that can be brought in.

Rocksaws can be used for removing hard rock where hammers are ineffective. The rocksaw cuts slots in the rock, and the hammer is used to break the cut rock away. The number of cuts required depends on the how easily the rock can be broken.

In softer rock, they are often used for boundary cutting, providing a smooth regular wall.

For cable trenches in soft rock such as sandstone and limestone, tungsten-carbide saws can be very successful by producing a cut wide enough for the cable to be laid with a single cut. In hard rock, twin-blade diamond rocksaws can cut two parallel slots in the rock at the required distance apart, and then the material must be broken off and removed.

From some building sites, it is possible to remove blocks of stone, and reuse them as dimensional stone on the site, or elsewhere. This converts waste material which is expensive to dispose of, to a valuable building material.

Recommended Equipment

Diamond Rocksaws 2x

Diamond Rocksaws

  • wide range for cutting rock, bitumen, concrete, steel and more
  • models for excavators from 1 tonne to 60 tonne
  • budget and high performance models available
  • reversible blade spin and automatic blade brake
Tungsten-Carbide Rocksaws 2x

Tungsten-Carbide Rocksaws

Excavations, quarrying and trenching
for excavators 8-60 tonnes
Augers 2x


high torque for excavators 2 - 30 tonnes
Rock Grinders 2x

Rock Grinders

  • single or twin head

Other Applications