There are many different types of heavy equipment that could be used for storm cleanup
but the most popular is the payloader which is also known as a wheel loader.
They can also be track loaders too - wheel loaders are more manuverable however.
A payloader can scoop up debris and then lift it up to be put into a dump truck or dump trailer.
It can also scrap under debris and dirt because it has a nice blade on the front of the bucket.
Backhoes are harder to move around because the boom on the back can get in the way.
For tight spaces a small bobcat is best but it can't lift up high enough
to get into some dump trucks like a loader can. So if you have to rent used heavy equipment
make sure you get the right type of machinery for the job.