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Last edited 05 Jan 2021
Excavators can be employed for digging trenches, holes, foundations, material handling, forestry work, demolition, mining, river dredging, drilling shafts for footings and rock blasting, snow removal with snowplow and snow blower attachments and so on.
Amphibious excavators are excavator that can float as well as performing terrestrial digging activity and are adapted in particular for removing silty clay, clearing silted trenches, swampland operation and use in low water areas.
Construction was the largest application of the amphibious excavator market in 2014 owing to increasing infrastructure activities around the globe. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% to 2020. Mining was also a significant sector, accounting for more than 15% of the market in 2014.
In terms of demand, Asia Pacific was the largest region, accounting for around 70% of the market in 2014. Rising disposable income coupled with government schemes and support for heavy constructions such as roads, bridges, dams, railway platforms, etc. is likely to contribute to continued growth in this area. North America was the second largest regional market for amphibious excavators in 2014.
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