Mini Excavator

The Power Of A Mini-Excavator

Don’t let the “mini” in the name mini-excavator fool you. These machines still pack a big punch despite their small size. They look and operate much like their regular-sized counterparts, but on a smaller scale. This article will discuss some of the key features of mini-excavators and the advantages of using one on your next project.

What is a Mini-Excavator?

A mini-excavator is a piece of machinery that is used to dig up dirt, soil and rocks. It is used heavily in construction and farming projects. From digging ditches to general landscaping, this little machine can do it all. It is particularly well suited for digging trenches for pipes and cables and digging foundations for building extensions.

Parts of a Mini-Excavator

There are a variety of parts available that attach to the mini-excavator in order to handle different jobs. Many models are designed so that the attachments can be fastened to the machine quickly and with little effort. They slip right into position and are locked in place using pins. There are no tools required. Some of the most common attachments include buckets, forks, backhoes and box rakes. These parts come in a variety of different styles for specialized jobs, but you can also find ones that are for multipurpose use.

Advantages of Using a Mini Excavator

  • Ability to Work in a Small Area: The main advantage of using mini excavators is their small size. They can fit into tight spaces that a regular sized excavator cannot. For example, if you are interested in making a small fish pond in your yard, a regular excavator might be a bit of an overkill. Besides that, it might not fit though your fence into your backyard. Because of its small size, a mini-excavator is well-suited for home improvement projects.
  • Cost: The cost to buy or rent a mini-excavator can be a lot cheaper than a regular sized excavator. They also usually do not require as much fuel to run them. With the price of fuel rising every day, the savings can really add up. Since they are such versatile machines, they can do the work of a number of different machines just by placing different attachments on them. This saves you from having to buy a different machine for each task. If you run your own business, these savings can be passed onto your customers and allow you to be in high demand because of your reasonable prices.
  • Ease of Use: A mini-excavator is operated by one person. It is fairly easy to handle, even by the novice operator. It is able to navigate through rough terrain and climb inclines with ease. When it needs to be moved from work site to work site, it can be placed on a trailer and hauled behind a pickup truck.

If you are looking for a piece of machinery to help with your landscaping or farming tasks, look no further than a mini-excavator. We have a great selection of machines available for you to rent today..