Mini excavators — like their standard sized counterparts — have a backhoe attachment, ideal for projects that require a moderate amount of digging, as they are faster and easier than attempting to dig through an area by hand. What makes mini excavators so appealing for many job sites are their lightweight design and ability to fit into smaller sites or cramped spaces where a standard excavator cannot comfortably fit.
Due to its compact design, simple dual joystick controls and versatile operations, a mini excavator can be used for several different tasks. Part of what makes using a mini excavator so appealing for many is that there’s a wide variety of different attachments you can use in place of its shovel. Mini excavators can be used for:
Of the available machinery you can use for your next project, mini excavators are one of the simplest to use. After reading the owner’s or renter’s manual, you can operate a mini excavator by following these steps:
As you continue using your mini excavator, you’ll become more comfortable with using the controls and can increase your throttle speed to achieve more efficient excavation. When filling a hole or trench, reverse these steps by retracting the main boom and dipper stick.
For the most reliable and effective heavy duty rental equipment available, look no further than the machinery available at The Cat® Rental Store. We offer a wide range of different mini excavators in weights ranging up to 9,000 pounds to easily accommodate your job site and project specifications. In addition to our mini excavator products, we also provide rental options for full-sized excavators if your project is more extensive.
Our team of knowledgeable professionals will be happy to work with you to find appropriate machinery rental solutions. To learn more about our products, or to schedule a free rental quote, call 1-800-RENT-CAT or browse our equipment online and rent whatever you need from people who do whatever it takes.