Not every job will require a super behemoth of a machine, and in many cases having a full size excavator may actually be more problems than it is worth. The mini excavator or mini loaders can be just as fit for the job and will make more sense in the long run to the non-contractor who is simply renting a piece of machinery for a weekend project and nothing demoltion company more.
There are a number of different sizes and styles that are still technically mini excavators, from the super compact which weighs in at just under two tons all the way up to bigger models that just barely qualify for the mini designation. If you are simply renting a machine for a one demolition wollongong time job, then opt for the smallest machine that the rental place has available. However, if you are a contractor and are looking to expand your fleet of machines, you can check out the ads for mini excavators for sale. There are often sales of used equipment from other companies that have failed and you can get the best models at the best prices this way. Always carefully inspect used machinery before you make a decision.
For those who are familiar with them, Bobcat mini machines are probably the best know however there are other makes and models to consider as well. A Takeuchi mini machine, Hitachi mini excavator or Kubota mini excavator should be investigated as well- remember that underneath the name plate, the same type of motor and features is rumbling and waiting to move the dirt that you put in front of it. If you are not sure how often you will use it or are just starting out with your business, buying a used mini digger is perfectly fine. Again, make sure that you are inspecting all parts of the machine before buying it.
When the project is fairly small, it simply does not make a lot of sense to load the giant excavator onto the truck to use. A mini digger can get in and out of places where the bigger machine might not be able to and can do so with far less damage as well. In addition, the mini machine is easier for the non-contractor to handle. To be sure that you understand the controls and the safety rules however, it is recommended that you ask to get a feel of this or any other type of heavy machinery before you actually pay your rental fee. It is also important that you check the machine for loose or obviously broken parts before getting started. There are a wide variety of uses for the mini excavator including: digging up foundation for a deck, digging for a pool and digging for a new patio. In addition, there are countless other uses which makes the mini excavator a handy addition to a professional line up and the best solution for the homeowner who needs heavy machinery for a weekend project.