Off lately, mini excavators have become a sort of centre piece within the spectrum of mini construction projects not just because they are versatile and effective, but also because mini excavators are available on rentals. This allows project managers to hire mini excavators on a ‘per-project basis’ which makes them more convenient as opposed to buying them which are quite costly. Getting an excavator rental allows project managers to choose the most appropriate machine with the right set of attachments that would suit the projects more effectively. Here are some basics that every project manager should be aware of when it comes to mini excavators.

Mini Excavator Components

The main components on mini excavators are not much different from that of their standard cousins, just much smaller. For instance, they have a cab operator’s hub where the driver/ operators control the excavator from within. The cabs of mini excavators are capable of 360-degree rotations which are fitted unto the undercarriage which also houses the gears and the motors which in turn is fitted on the track rollers that allows the mini excavator to move around. Just like the larger cousins, mini excavators also have a housing connected to the undercarriage which is where the excavator engine and fuel cylinders are fitted in. The house is extended by the boom similar to that of standard excavators which in effect is a long-hinged extension that is used to connect to a variety of attachments. These attachments via hydraulic couplers make all the difference that is required for the mini excavators as in effect they are the ‘versatility factor’. By that what is meant is that, these attachments allow the mini excavators to be used for a variety of other task such as drilling, demolishing and flattening or compacting earth apart from the standard buckets or grading buckets. The fact that mini excavators (due to the hydraulic couplers and the various attachments that they are capable of accommodating) can be used for a slew of different tasks is in fact the main reason behind the rise in its popularity. From being able to work in tight spaces involving sewer line repair jobs to using them on narrow streets without damaging the ground when ploughing snow, the mini excavator stands apart from most other construction equipment.

In general the mini excavator makes for a better option compared to their larger counterparts in terms of cost, maintenance and agility. This basically means that the mini excavator allows project managers to charge less for the same job compared to construction outfits that use full-sized machines which cost way much more. The only factor that project managers or engineers are required to assess prior to engaging the services of a mini excavator rental and an operator is the digging depth or reach of a mini excavator. It is here that the difference between choosing the right excavator lies as for some projects the only way to go will be to get the bigger cousins of the mini excavator, whereas for some jobs, a mini excavator would not just be good enough, but actually perfect.