If you are ready to take on a larger landscaping or construction project, you may require the use of a mini-excavator. They can be used for both digging and demolition, making them an incredibly versatile piece of equipment. It does require a trained operator to be able to use it. If you think you may need an excavator for an upcoming project, consider the following criteria.
Sizes of Excavators
Mini-Excavators come in many sizes. Diamond Tool Rental has them from 3500 lb to 17,000 lb. The size and scale of your project will determine how large of an excavator you will need. If you rent an excavator that is too small for your project it will take far too long to complete. However, an excavator that is too large for the project is also problematic. Larger equipment is more difficult to navigate in tight spaces. If you are unsure what size would be appropriate for the scale of your project, our helpful staff can help you choose the excavator that is the perfect size.
Uses for Mini-Excavators
Mini-excavators can be used in many different applications. They are used for everything from digging sewer lines to placing rock in retaining walls. They can also be used to dig ponds, flatten landscaping, remove tree stumps, plow snow, or dig irrigation ditches. These units are very versatile and popular because they have rubber tracks that will not damage concrete and low ground pressure to help minimize damage to lawns and other surfaces.
Larger units have thumbs that allow the operator to grab rocks or logs and move them. Mini-excavators can also offer attachments, making them more versatile and allowing them to be used in even more jobs. In some cases, they may have a dozer blade for pushing dirt and refilling trenches. They may also feature augers, compaction wheels, rippers, compactor plates, or buckets.
Due to their large size, accommodations may need to be made when transporting a mini-excavator. Small mini-excavators can be pulled behind a pick-up truck, while larger units can be conveniently delivered to your job site. Our team can help you find a transportation strategy that meets your needs.
In order to safely operate a mini-excavator, you need to have received specialized training. Familiarize yourself with the manual for your specific unit, since every piece of equipment may be slightly different. Once you are ready to begin, you will sit in the cab and use the controls to operate the equipment. You may want to practice maneuvering the excavator in a large open area before attempting to use it in an enclosed space.
Use a Mini-Excavator to Tackle Your Next Big Project
Mini-excavators can be used in many different applications. Whether you are looking to tackle a large scale landscaping project, or a construction or demolition project, a mini-excavator can help you get the job done quicker. Reach out to the Diamond Tool Rental location nearest you to inquire about renting a mini-excavator for your next large scale project.