Excavator

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Excavator
World Object Items
Excavator Icon.png
Description
Like a Skid Steer but more versatile. Great for high slope excavation.
General
Created at: Robotic Assembly Line
Carried in: Backpack
Weight: 30kg
Stack limit: 100
IDs
Item ID: ExcavatorItem
ID Number: 104
Tags
Excavation, World Object, Object, Storage Container, Polluter, Vehicles, Product,
World Object
Excavator Placed.jpg
Placement
Vehicle/Mobile Object: Yes
Fuel
Fuels Used: Liquid Fuel Tag


The Excavator is a vehicle used for digging. It is crafted at the Robotic Assembly Line.

It is fueled with Petroleum, Gasoline or Biodiesel.

Strategy[edit]

The Excavator requires roads that are 4 to 5 blocks wide to drive comfortably.

It can dig Stone, Dirt, ore, Sand, and Coal, and can even break tree branches. With Stone or ores, the Excavator must first break the blocks before picking up the pieces.

Items can not be dumped from the Excavator directly into Stockpiles or any other storage. Doing this will simply try to place them on top of the Stockpile, which will create issues.

Digging with the Excavator will consume more fuel than when it is being driven. It does not appear the pollution rate increases during digging.

Operating Instructions[edit]

While you are in the driver's seat, mouse over the "1" slot on your toolbar. This will display the operating instructions.

Press 1 to go from drive mode to digging mode. Pressing 1 when driving will instantly stop you, and lock your Excavator in place.

Drive mode controls[edit]

  • W — Move Forward
  • S — Move Backwards
  • A — Turn Left
  • D — Turn Right
  • Mouse — Free look

Digging mode controls[edit]

  • W — Raise Boom
  • S — Lower boom
  • A — Rotate left
  • D — Rotate right
  • Mouse — Free look
  • Mouse left click — Dig
  • Mouse right click — Drop item (whatever you have highlighted on your tool bar, press and hold to quickly empty)
  • Mouse left click + Move mouse left — Close bucket
  • Mouse left click + Move mouse — Open bucket
  • Mouse left click + Move mouse up — Extend boom
  • Mouse left click + Move mouse down — Retract boom

Notes[edit]

  • You can use WSAD keys and Mouse commands at the same time for maximum digging! Note that left click will always dig, so while moving your boom/bucket you can dig at the same time.
  • Keep in mind it is a very heavy item to carry in your inventory at 30kg. If it gets stuck you can pick it up like a cart, but you have to have the weight to do so.

In-game Description

Like a Skid Steer but more versatile. Great for high slope excavation.


Crafting[edit]

Crafting Recipes

Crafting Station Item Materials Level Needed Crafting Time
(mins)
Labour Cost XP Gained
RoboticAssemblyLine Icon.png

Robotic Assembly Line

Excavator Icon.png

Excavator
x1

Gearbox Icon.png

Gearbox
x4

CelluloseFiber Icon.png

Cellulose Fiber
x8

SteelPlate Icon.png

Steel Plate
x16

AdvancedCombustionEngine Icon.png

Advanced Combustion Engine
x1

Industry Icon.png

Industry
Level 2

20 3000 24
RubberWheel Icon.png

Rubber Wheel
x4

Radiator Icon.png

Radiator
x2

SteelAxle Icon.png

Steel Axle
x1


Used in Recipes

None



Gallery[edit]