What is an Excavator?
Are you just starting out in the industry and unsure of what an excavator is? An Excavator is a type of heavy construction equipment primarily used for digging holes, lifting/placing large objects, demolition of structures and landscaping. They are made up of a cab, dipper, boom and bucket. The cab is on a revolving platform sitting above the undercarriage.
Our excavators are classed as ‘mini’ or ‘Compact’, primarily used for smaller applications than their bigger brothers. Mini Excavators tend to have a longer life span due to their usage on small projects and versatility. They are more beneficial to hire on a shorter term basis due to the convenience of being able to change the size depending on the project it’s being used for. Mini Excavators are great to use for:
- Making small trenches,
- Digging holes (for ponds or swimming pools),
- Demolition of small structures,
- Small DIY projects,
- Ploughing large amounts of snow
- 0.75 Tonne Micro Excavator
- 1.5 Tonne Mini Excavator
- 3.0 Tonne Excavator