Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations.They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics.
A roadheader, also called a boom-type roadheader, road header machine, road header or just header machine, is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a boom-mounted cutting head, a loading device usually involving a conveyor, and a crawler travelling track to move the entire machine forward into the rock face.
WITS SPECIAL EDITION - VOLUME I . A review of rock cutting for underground mining: past, present, and future . D. Vogt. Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa