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Mini Excavator rentals

Considerations when renting or leasing a mini excavator
Once you have determined that a mini excavator will fit your size and power requirements, you should decide which attachments would fit your needs.  Consider if your project requires the breaking of solid materials or smoothing of ground.  You may need to rent more than one attachment.  Your KWIPPED network supplier will assist you in changing attachments on your mini excavator.
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Caterpillar 305.5E Mini Excavator

CAT 305.5E Mini Excavator: Long Stick Cab with AC/HEAT/RADIO 2 buckets 24" and 44" ditching bucket   ...
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$365.00/day
$1,050.00/week
$2,750.00/month

Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator

A popular choice in the 3-ton size class, the Bobcat® E35 compact excavator (mini excavator) excels on space-constrained jobsites, such as next to buildings or other obstacles. The Zero Tail Swing ...
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$215.00/day
$600.00/week
$1,700.00/month

John Deere 35D Mini Excavator 10' Depth

Zero Tail Swing: The John Deere 35D has a tailswing radius of 2 feet 8 inches. Reduced-tail-swing design makes the 35D perfect for difficult jobs on small to mid-sized construction site ...
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John Deere 27D Mini Excavator 8' 6" Depth

The John Deere 27D excavator has an increase in power of over 8 kW (Approximately 12 hp) compared with the 17D. It means its more suited for the bigger dig jobs around the  site, a ...
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Bobcat 324 Mini Excavator 8' Depth

The 324 compact excavator is a conventional tail swing unit in the 1.5-ton operating class. Its boom cylinder is attached to the top of the boom instead of the bottom, giving it more protection from d ...
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John Deere 17D Mini Excavator 7' 1" Depth

The John Deere 17D is suited for work in close-quarters. A dig depth of 7 feet 1 inch and a digging reach of 12 feet 10 inches allow the 17D rental to take on a variety of tasks . This versa ...
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Bobcat Mini Excavator 316 5' Depth

Bobcat Mini Excavator 316 5' Depth ...
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CAT 301.8C Mini Hydraulic Excavator 7' Depth

The Caterpillar 301.8 Hydraulic Excavator provides the customer with a versatile machine with further increased stability and suitable for a wide range of applications requiring a longer reach with Ca ...
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Features of mini excavators

Like all excavators, mini excavators will have an undercarriage, house, and boom.  The undercarriage may be wheels, but is more frequently continuous track for improved stability over the uneven terrain of work sites.  The house is the cab portion of the excavator.  This is where the joystick-like controls are located.  The house turns on the undercarriage via a hydraulic system.  Unlike excavators, some models of mini excavators will have a counterweight on the rear of the house that extends beyond the undercarriage.  Mini excavators with counterweights incorporated into the house are also available for spaces that will not accommodate the extra size of a rear counterweight. 
The boom is the long arm, which extends from the front of the excavator.  Mini excavators have the same boom options as excavators; straight booms move up and down and knuckle booms move horizontally as well as vertically.  Mini excavators are also available with a hinge on the base of the boom to allow for rotation without moving the house.  The attachment on the end of the boom is frequently a bucket, but there are other attachments available for various purposes.  Buckets come with either a straight edge for smoothing or with teeth for breaking up material while digging.  Examples of attachments are the following: a powerful hammer known as a breaker, a claw for grabbing, or an auger.  These are available for mini excavators as well.

How mini excavators work

Once you have chosen your attachment, moving the stick controls in the house operates excavators.  The boom has a hinge, which allows the bucket or attachment to reach out and scoop or hit the material.  If the goal is to move material to a new location, the house can then be swiveled and the material released from the bucket.  Mini excavators may also be used to ram and smash existing structures into smaller pieces before scooping them up for removal.

About mini excavators

Mini excavators, also known as compact excavators, are simply small versions of excavators for use in small spaces.  Excavators are heavy equipment used primarily at construction sites.  They are used to dig or break ground and materials in preparation for building.  They have four main components: undercarriage, house, boom, and bucket.  The house sits on top of the undercarriage and swivels 360 degrees.  The boom is a long arm with a hinge in the middle that allows the operator to move the bucket attached to the end.  Mini excavators frequently have a backfill blade on either the front or back of the undercarriage for leveling and grading.

Mini Excavator Applications

  • Construction
  • Trenching
  • Demolition
  • Forestry
  • Landscaping
  • Mining

Mini Excavator Manufacturers

  • Bobcat
  • Case
  • Caterpillar
  • John Deer
  • Kubota
  • Terex
  • Volvo CE

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