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.
The mini excavator brand and model also impact its ability to operate the machine efficiently, productively and safely. At The Cat® Rental Store, we specialize in renting Cat products, the world's most well-known and respected heavy equipment manufacturer.
Cat mini excavators are manufactured with the operator in mind. They feature easy-to-use controls that simplify the process, eliminating all guesswork. These advanced machines also consist of spacious, comfortable cabs that enable users to stay fresh and productive throughout a long day at the job site.
The Cat Rental Store offers a dozen mini excavator versions to meet any project requirement. Choose a machine with the reach, dig depth and power output capacity needed to get the job done. What's more, you'll receive excellent service throughout the rental period, including on-site repair and maintenance support when needed.
Our expert staff can also provide helpful tips regarding how to use a mini excavator and maximize its capabilities.
Browse our current selection of mini excavators for rent today. Call us at 1-800-RENT-CAT or reach out to us online for additional product information and a fast quote.Find The Cat Rental Store Near You