Top tips for choosing the right excavator for your job

Excavators serve an essential purpose on a construction site. Whenever you remove soil containing dirt and rocket, you need the best excavator machinery possible to do the job quickly and efficiently.


The four primary excavators are:


  •         Midi Excavators
  •         Mini Excavators
  •         Tracked Excavators
  •         Micro Excavators


How do you decide on which excavator to choose? Below are the top three tips for selecting the right excavator for your job.


1) Cost Considerations


There are big and small excavator machines you could hire. However, the bigger machines cost more to hire than the smaller excavators.


So if your construction project doesn’t require a large excavation, you should only hire an excavator of a size that accommodates the job requirements. That way, you can save money by not hiring a bigger machine you don’t need.


2) Worksite Dimensions


Do you have narrow spaces on your worksite? If so, you need to ensure you hire a narrower excavator like the mini excavator that can fit in these more space-limited areas. 


Therefore, take measurements of these narrow spaces and compare them to the width of the various excavator hires available.


3) Attachment Considerations


An excavator alone may not be sufficient for accomplishing all your construction site needs. Perhaps you’ll need to find an excavator that can accept the right attachments, such as a hydraulic breaker, hydraulic post driver, hydraulic auger driver, and fork attachment.


Contact Us


Are you interested in hiring the perfect excavator for your construction job? Bison Plant Hire has some of the best excavators for hire in the region. Call us at 01285 862222 for more information.