Mini excavators can build their own trail bench across nearly any slope. The rubber tracks have an adjustable width and can be moved in or out to fit the width of the tread. In this photo, the small blade in front is being used for dozing. By staying on the trail bed and working carefully, one person can do the work of many easily, quickly and safely. Hawes Loop Trail (24 inch tread), City of Mesa, AZ.
Even relatively large rocks can be excavated and moved under complete control. We commonly move such rocks and bury them in the downhill side of the trail. Hawes Loop Trail (24 inch tread), City of Mesa, AZ.
We work with very close clearances without damaging adjacent resources such as this saguaro. Sunrise Trail (4 foot tread), McDowell Sonoran Preserve, City of Scottsdale, AZ.
Our Boulder Buster (not shown) breaks large rocks, such as the boulder at right, into manageable pieces without using explosives. We then move the pieces with mini excavators. Excavators can also break stones directly. Sunrise Trail (4 foot tread), McDowell Sonoran Preserve, City of Scottsdale, AZ.