Mini excavators are perfect for small to medium-sized projects. You should have no issue in completing your landscaping, digging or trenching projects with their help. Mini excavators offer an array of flexibility in the tools they use. The standard bucket and blade do come unattached, leading to endless possibilities for your projects.
As opposed to their 30,000 or more pound big sibling, mini excavators offer increased mobility. They are able to fit in congested sites more efficiently than other machines. Their ability to get into places other large pieces of equipment can’t is typically one of the main deciding factors for buyers. This is especially true when buyers are comparing the full-sized option to the smaller-sized option.
Mini Multifunctional Assets
Do you want to start a project too big for shovels? Or maybe you want to install an in-ground pool, remove trees or repair sewage lines, all of these projects are perfect for a mini excavator. Mini excavators weighing around 2.5 tons can dig holes about 8 feet in depth. If you’re looking to tackle projects larger than that, mini excavators weighing around 8.1 tons can make holes as deep as 17 feet.
The big, little machines are the perfect diverse machine. As previously mentioned, these machines do allow for multiple attachments to be used in place of the original bucket that comes pre-attached. Below, we’ve listed a few different attachments that fit mini excavators. Each offers their own benefit so it is important to research your project before getting started to ensure you are using the best and most efficient add-on for your work.
With a mini excavator you can use:
- 4-in-1 bucket
- Ditching bucket
- Trapezoid bucket
- Chuck blades
For a more detailed list of attachments, visit here.
Stay Safe When Operating Heavy Machinery
When operating equipment of any kind is necessary for projects, it is important to stay safe. Regarding mini excavators specifically, it is imperative you wear your seatbelt at all times when operating the machine. Additionally, there are some preventative measures you can take before even starting the equipment. Always make sure there is no damage to the excavator; take a few minutes to walk around your machine. Make sure you do not see any damage that may be detrimental to wheels, tracks or the add-on of your choice. Although this should go without saying, it is important to always know the weight and lifting restrictions associated with your mini excavator before starting.
It is important to note you should never transport riders in the bucket of your mini excavator. This could lead to serious injury or even death. Visibility is critical when being around or using machines like mini excavators. You’ll want to make sure your rearview mirrors are adjusted prior to starting your work and be certain your windshield is clear. With that being said, make sure you wear bright colored clothing and a hard hat before working around excavators.
Ready to Begin?
Turn your time-consuming project into an easy DIY with the help of a mini excavator. The team here at AOS Rentals is here to make renting an excavator simple and easy. Give us a call today to see what options we offer for excavators and other equipment for your next project!
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