Technical resource


  • British Opencast Coal: a photographic history 1942-1985

    9th November 2015 The photo below shows Caterpillar tractors and LeTourneau scrapers at Tarmac’s Garden Lodge openca... read more
  • Debut for Doosan's reduced radius 24-tonner

    24th November 2015 The UK’s first Doosan DX235LCR-5 excavator has been bought and put to work by JJ Mullins (CE) Ltd,... read more
  • Church deploys Hitachi fleet for M3 upgrade [with video]

    18th November 2015 Earthworks subcontractor MJ Church has put a fleet of 15 new Hitachi Zaxis-5 medium excavators to wo... read more
  • Island contractor persuaded by Volvo

    4th November 2015 On the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, John Thomson Construction (JTC) plies its trad... read more
  • Some landmark machines in the history of JCB

    22nd October 2015 Okay, I hear you. It’s lovely all these photos of JCB factories and royals and stuff, but what you... read more

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Technical Hints for Excavator Owners & Operators

With these notes we give hints to guide you in maintaining and operating your excavator. These are meant to augment, not replace, instructions given in your handbook and parts book which are supplied with each new excavator.

Our notes are short and may not be comprehensive. They do, however, answer most of the common questions that we at DIGBITS are asked on a regular basis.