Anyone involved in construction has no doubt felt the effects of the skills shortage. It’s not easy to find seasoned equipment operators these days, and this can significantly curtail productivity on the job.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are finding ways to make machine use simpler so more operators will be able to jump on and get to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Excavators are the most ubiquitous machines on construction job sites and, while they are more straightforward in operation than some other machines, there is still a learning curve.

The best excavator operators are highly skilled. The more that can be done to take human error out of the equation, the more consistent and efficient the machine performance will be.

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