Has the development of excavator machines reached its limit?
Some of our interviewees expressed the opinion that construction machinery will look much the same in 2072. Mark Watson has worked for Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) for 40 years and when considering the evolution of excavators, he says: “Since the 80s, there’s not been much of a change in the structure of an excavator, and I don’t see how it can be changed in the future.”
His colleague, Hayden Murrall, agrees that in 50 years “excavators will look similar to what they do now”.
When considering that an excavator will remain similar in the future, this opinion is also shared by Knut Gaarde from our Norwegian dealer, Nasta. He comments that excavators will likely “be looking more or less the same as they do now, because they definitely need a bucket to move materials”.