What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Mini Excavator?

Are you interested in hiring a mini excavator from Bison Plant Hire? First, you should understand the specifications and features of the different mini excavators available. That way, you’ll know how to choose the best mini excavator model for your particular construction project.


Here is a list of the considerations you need to make before hiring a mini excavator.


Model Size


Choose a mini excavator model that is compact enough for the narrow spaces where you need to work. This is especially important if you need to fit the excavator through a door or gate on the property.


Operating Weight


What is the weight of the mini excavator model? Learn the operating weight before hiring a mini excavator because the worksite surface could be flimsy or have a weight limit. The average weight range of a mini excavator is between 1,500 and 17,000 pounds.




Does the mini excavator have rubber or steel tracks? If you choose an excavator with steel tracks, it could inflict damage on pavement and other hard surfaces. You might be better off with rubber tracks if the surface is susceptible to damage.


Dipping Depth


How deep do you want to dig on your worksite? Mini excavators can dig anywhere from 6 to 14 feet into the ground. Choose a mini excavator capable of the proper digging depth before you hire it.




Do you plan on adding attachments to the mini excavator? If so, you’ll need a mini excavator compatible with handy attachments, such as augers or breakers for drilling holes and damaging concrete.