Home Landscaping & Construction: The Practical World of Mini Excavators

Mini excavators are the perfect solutions for small construction jobs involving mini projects such as landscaping, snow ploughing, digging and moving rubble and debris. These tracked or wheeled machines have a slew of uses in small construction projects.

versatility of mini excavators

The versatility of mini excavators makes these machines popular especially in the context of mini excavator rental, as buying for singular projects would not be a cost-effective initiative as mini excavators may not be suitable for bigger projects that require heavy duty excavators.

Even with mini excavators there are various types that are available for rent and as ‘mini’ as they are the still come in different sizes and weights. Hence choosing a mini excavator is a critical success factor for projects and should be done based on the tasks that are needed to be completed.

The difference between mini excavators and standard excavators are basically the sizes and the capacity of the engine in terms of power.

Although standard excavators that are bigger and more powerful do offer more power and range of capabilities, for certain tasks they could be likened to using a bulldozer to move a pebble, hence by taking into consideration cost factors, working space and project objectives, project managers would be able to easily choose what type of excavator would suit the project best.

Mini excavators are generally light weight and smaller in size, which means that they cause less ground damage making them perfect for landscaping projects. Apart from that the compact features of these mini excavators which allow work to be executed in small spaces or on surfaces that require gentle treatment compared to larger machines that might damage the ground and definitely not suitable for ‘gentle projects’ such as landscaping or digging the ground in preparation for a swimming pool to be constructed.

Standard excavators on the other hand are likely to cause problems on residential grounds that are generally softer or grassy which are easily damaged. In contrast the smaller size of mini excavators could be easily used on softer ground and move within tight spaces quite easily making them more effective than their larger counterparts.

Another aspect of mini excavators is the fact that project managers may easily load these excavators unto the back of a utility truck and transfer them between sites quickly whilst simultaneously reducing cost (Please ensure that the trailer or utility truck has the capacity to withstand the weight of the mini excavator prior to loading them into these transport vehicles).

Mini excavators also last much longer than standard excavators due to the fact that are tasked with less intense work. The typical bucket sizes of a mini excavator range between 12 and 24 inches and are capable of having attachments just like their standard bigger cousins (this however depends on the make and model of the mini excavators).

Mini excavators that are capable of adding attachments improve their versatility significantly. In essence, hiring a mini excavator on a rental basis is not just more cost effective, but also more convenient than using larger machines for small projects.