Mini excavators are any excavators that weigh less than seven metric tons. These small excavators are sometimes called compact excavators, and are perfect for tight job sites. Mini excavators can maneuver in small spaces for landscaping tasks such as digging holes for trees or trenches for pipes.
How many types of excavators are there?
A crawler excavator (or crawling digger) is a tracked vehicle designed to dig or grade, or move earth and large objects, and is classified by its mode of locomotion. The many types of excavators include wheeled, walker, towed and rail excavators.
What is the smallest size excavator?
Mini or Compact Excavator
This is the smallest class of excavator and they are particularly useful for fitting into small spaces.
What is a good size mini excavator?
Three- to 4-ton compact excavators seem to be just the right size. “Positioned in the middle of the compact range, these machines go where bigger machines cannot and dig and lift what smaller units are unable to do,” says Jake Jeffords of JCB.
How deep can you dig with a mini excavator?
A 4,000- to 6,000-pound mini excavator can dig a 10-foot-deep hole. Larger 10,000- to 12,000-pound mini excavators allow dig depths as deep as 14 feet.
What is the best mini excavator to buy?
The hottest mini excavators on the market
- The hottest mini excavators on the market.
- Takeuchi TB216H mini excavator.
- Kubota U55-4 mini excavator.
- Bobcat E50 mini excavator.
- Caterpillar 301.8 mini excavator.
- Kubota KX040-4 mini excavator.
- Sunward SWE18UB mini excavator.
- Agrison ME850 mini excavator.
How much is a new CAT mini excavator?
One of the smallest models, a CAT 301.6C weighing 3,549 pounds with 18 horsepower, starts at $33,000 to $37,000. This is a basic model with no custom features. Instead of a full cab, it has a canopy over the operator compartment. A mid-size model, the CAT 303.5D with 30 horsepower, starts at around $48,000.
What is the largest size mini excavator?
Categorized as “compact excavators”, the ZAXIS Dash-5 models is available from a max operating weight of 1,720 kg (3,790 lbs) up to 6,145 kg (13,547 lbs). The heaviest compact excavator is the ZX60USB-5 and goes slightly over the 4,535 kg (9,999 lbs) definition weight of a “mini” excavator.