Practical Uses of Mini Excavators for Construction & LandscapingJuly 6, 2020
Mini excavators are often overlooked as solutions for construction jobs and landscaping and are generally only thought off when there is a need for snow ploughing or digging when in fact the uses of these mini super machines go way beyond that. Apart from being able to move rubble and debris, these tracked and sometimes even wheeled machines offer a slew of uses within the scope of construction projects due to their versatility. Mini excavators due to this very reason have become very popular for smaller projects especially due to their availability under rental basis (these mini excavators are relatively expensive and buying mini excavators for a single project would not be a cost wise decision.
However, what most people do not know especially D.I.Y project enthusiasts is that a mini excavator rental hire can also be suitable for larger construction projects that have constrained workspace that do not permit the use of larger heavy-duty excavators. The fact that mini excavators come in various shapes, sizes and types all of which are available on rentals predominantly allow project managers to be able to choose just the right type of mini excavator which can make a big difference towards the success of a project.
The difference between a mini and standard excavator is evidently the size, power and load capacity of the engine that come with these little monsters as they are often referred to as that vary quite significantly in terms of power and what they are able to do. Although it is true that a standard excavator would be able to do everything that a mini excavator would be able to do, it is also true that a larger excavator would not be able to work in confined spaces and also they are impractical to be used on grounds that are being landscaped.
Hence, it could almost be considered foolhardy to use bigger and more powerful standard excavators for jobs that a mini excavator could do for half the cost at relatively the same amount of time. It is always a critical success factor to consider cost; working space and project objectives when it comes to choosing what type of excavator would suit the project best.
For example, most mini excavators are light weight and smaller in size and some even come with rubber tracks that have adjustable track width with zero swing which basically means that less damage is inflicted on the ground they work on and much less space is needed for them to work in making excavators the perfect machines for landscaping projects.
These mini excavators are good for a wide variety of tasks that range from digging, pulverising, moving and even demolishing structures if needed. Especially for backyard home projects, mini excavators are highly recommended as they are not only cheaper than hiring a dozen workers, but they are also ground friendly and more effective than lager excavators for ‘mini projects’ by far.