Do you have a site that you need to level, a ditch that must be excavated, or even large garden that you want to landscape. Whatever your reason for wanting soil moved you are going to need to arrange for an earthmoving service to come and complete the job for you, or at least you must arrange the hire of the right earthmoving equipment to get the job done. Before you can arrange for the earthmoving service to come to your site you must decide exactly what you need done, and what earthmoving equipment you will need to complete the task.
What do you want to achieve?
There is a lot of earthmoving equipment available. If you want to transport backfill, or to load aggregates, you will need very different equipment to what you would choose if you were clearing a ditch. To decide what earthmoving equipment to use you must plan out every stage of the operation from when the earth is first picked up to when it is relocated or removed from your site. What is involved, and which combination of excavators, loaders and dumper trucks will be most appropriate for achieving it?
How accessible is your site?
If you are working in a site with restricted access then you will need to consider how your earthmoving equipment is going to get to the site. It is possible that your access restrictions may limit the type of equipment that you are able to employ. Manufacturers such as, Kanga and JCB produce excavators in a range of sizes so it may be better to select a smaller piece of equipment if that will make it easier for your your earthmoving equipment to get to work. If you have particular concerns about access then it is worth discussing the issue with your earthmoving service as they have the right experience to suggest the best equipment for the task.
Do you have the experience?
Hiring your own earthmoving equipment is fine if you have an experienced team to complete the job, but in most situations that isn't the case. Earthmoving is a specialised job requiring familiarity with large earthmoving equipment such as, excavators, loaders, dumper trucks, and skips. Most people don't have the right skills to undertake this work individually or with a team of general builders. Even if you could get the earth moved it is unlikely you could complete it to the same level, or in the same timeframe as an earthmoving professional.
Talk to an earthmoving service and see how much time they could save you today.