Excavators For Sale

Excavators are the most popular item of construction plant in the world accounting for about 40% of sales and their operating weights range from less than 1 tonne to more than 1,000 tonnes. Excavators can be found working on every conceivable earthmoving operation from landscaping gardens to loading 360 tonne payload dump trucks in the world’s biggest mines and quarries.

While the majority of excavators are tracked you can also buy wheeled excavators which can be driven on the road to and from the job site and can move quickly around the site. Zero tailswing designs (where the rear of the rotating upper structure does not protrude beyond the undercarriage) are increasingly popular with buyers of smaller machines. This is because the operator does not have to think about any people or obstacles at the back of the machine while digging.

The vast majority of excavators have the standard backhoe configuration where the digging action is towards the machine although with large machines in mining and quarrying operations this is often reversed as they are used to load blasted rock into dump trucks.

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Wheeled ExcavatorSpecials include long reach machines used in applications such as dredging (some are barge-mounted) and high reach machines are frequently used in the demolition industry. Long reach excavators fitted with grabs make ideal waste and scrap handlers and these conversions are often based on wheeled excavators to facilitate movement around yards and pick-and-carry duties.

The list of manufacturers is enormous. Some of the better known names include Kubota, JCB, Cat, Terex, Sany, Komatsu, Liebherr, LiuGong, Volvo, Kaiser, Hitachi, Doosan, Hyundai, Wacker Neuson, Case, Yanmar, New Holland, Takeuchi, Ihimer, Bobcat, Kato, Link-Belt, Sennebogen, Sunward, Hinowa, Gradall, Messersi, Menzi Muck, Hanix, Gehl, Mecalac, Yuchai, Hydrema, Hidromek and Zoomlion.

Choosing a Used Excavator

Excavators are the workhorses of the construction industry. Often known as just a digger or a 360-degree excavator, the modern excavator offers so much more, carrying out a number of vital jobs on site. Primary uses include digging into the terrain and moving earth or other material. But it is also extensively used in demolition, crushing debris and even channel forming in rivers for flood defences. Excavators are also used for loading purposes and for shaping terrain for road construction or other works.

In selecting the right used excavator for your needs, an obvious consideration is size. Broadly speaking, the market can be divided into three sectors: small, mid-range or large machines. Clearly, the heavier the duties that you expect the excavator to tackle, the larger the machine that should be specified. This should give you the lifting power that you need. If the duty cycle of the excavator is expected to be lighter, perhaps involved in drainage channel digging, road works or landscaping, then a smaller machine may be more appropriate. Remember, too, that such smaller machines can be ideal for getting into tight site spaces that large machines can't access.

The next thing to consider is the type of excavator required for the job in hand.

Tracked ExcavatorA skid-steer excavator is ideal for clearing sites and doing medium-level digging work. It is a good all-rounder and a reasonably easy excavator to transport. A backhoe machine is a good choice for digging out modest amounts of debris and for working with drainage ditches or roadworks. Compact excavators, as the name suggests, are designed for limited work, while crawler excavators make up the bulk of the market. These large tracked devices can get very big indeed and are often used for the heaviest lifting tasks in the mining industry.

There are also specialist types of excavators such as the dragline excavator, which is used with a boom and bucket and powered by a motor. Long-reach excavators are often used in demolition activities, where their ability to reach high into buildings is a considerable asset. Suction excavators, or vacuum excavators, are used to remove debris via a suction pipe.

Transport is another major consideration. Smaller excavators may be easily moved via a normal low-loader, but larger tracked machines would require specialist transporters, which can add substantially to the cost of a job. Many wheeled excavators, however, are perfectly street legal and can be driven on the public roads to a job.

Choosing any used excavator is also a matter of checking out the overall condition of the machine. These excavators have a very hard life and must be well looked after to ensure that they continue to work effectively and safely. Just like buying any piece of mechanical plant, you should be looking for a good service record. You also need to have a professional carry out a thorough inspection of the machine before purchase, looking for wear to mechanical components and checking checking steel sections for stress. It may also be worth looking at a maintenance contract, and a good warranty is a bonus.

Liebherr Excavators


If you are looking at buying a used Liebherr excavator, you'll find that the German machinery manufacturing giant makes a series of excavators, starting with the the ‘A’ Series wheeled excavator, from the smallest 26,000lb A910 Compact up to the 60,000lb A928 Litronic – or 11 to 27 tonnes for the metric amongst us.  Liebherr also make their own range of backhoe and swivel... Read more

Kubota Excavators


There is always a great choice of Kubota excavators for sale at Plantlocator.  Chose from the Komatsu KX Series Midi Excavator or the zero tailswing U Series mini excavator. Designed for the smallest of working environments, the K008 is the smallest Kubota mini digger from the KX range.  It has a track gauge that can be narrowed a the simplest pull of a lever to fit through gaps of... Read more

Caterpillar Excavators


Trawl through the Caterpillar range of excavators and you will find models to suit all needs, including mini models with small footprints and full sized, heavy duty units that weigh tens of tonnes and offer more reach and deeper maximum digging depths than many rival machines. You can select second hand excavators from Caterpillar if the price is right, with regular upkeep allowing these models... Read more

JCB Excavators


Encompassing tracked and wheeled models as well as micro, mini and large units, the JCB excavator range has something for every project. And with various admirable aims set by this company when it designs its machinery, including the combination of powerful productivity and operator comfort, there are a healthy number of used models available for those who would prefer to buy second hand.... Read more

Komatsu Excavators


Komatsu is responsible for producing a range of excavators that are bound together by principles of build quality and technical innovation, while each offering something different to buyers from various industries. As well as mini excavators and those designed with a short tail swing to fit into tight spaces and lug loads through narrow gaps, there are larger Komatsu excavators with long reach... Read more

Hitachi Excavators


Hitachi has been marketing excavators in the UK for more than 30 years and has won the coveted title of UK Number One Excavator Supplier 26 times in 30 years. Hitachi excavators are used for a wide range of tasks in various industries, including hauling, lifting, loading and excavating. The range is divided into four families: Mini, Medium, Large and Wheeled excavators. The Hitachi mini... Read more

Terex Excavators


Terex produces compact wheeled and tracked excavators, with the former benefitting from ease of transport and manoeuvrability, while the latter can be deployed in areas where the movement of larger models would be restricted. Clever designs, comfortable cabs and long lasting components are all calling cards of this company's excavators. So buying a used model for use in construction, road... Read more

Volvo Excavators


The Volvo offering in the excavator market is extensive. There are three families, made up of the Volvo compact excavator, Volvo wheeled excavator and Volvo crawler excavator families. Volvo excavators are a dependable solution when you are looking for a solid and well-engineered machine with excellent residual value. They are available as crawler or tracked machines for the most difficult site... Read more

Case Excavators


The Case excavator range is extensive. It is divided into five families consisting of mini excavators, midi excavators, crawler SR excavators, crawler excavators and wheeled excavators. The mini excavator series starts with the CX15B and includes ten models up to the range-topping CX55B. The entire family is designed to offer the maximum performance in tight spaces. The machines also have... Read more

Yanmar Excavators


Yanmar has decades of experience in manufacturing excavators and is famous for inventing the zero tail swing mini excavator in 1993. The range of Yanmar excavators is simply divided into three families according to their weight, with 0 to 2 tonne excavators; 2 to 5 tonne excavators and 5 to 10 tonne excavators all on offer. There are six machines in the 0 to 2 tonne excavator category, which... Read more

Takeuchi Excavators


Takeuchi arrived in the UK in 1981, selling Priestman Mini-Mustang branded machines. A proper subsidiary was set up in 1996 in Rochdale and in 2001 added a second depot in Berkshire. The firm specialises in mini-excavators, breakers and tracked loaders. The mini excavator range is divided into compact and reduced tail swing models. Takeuchi compact excavators are renowned across the globe for... Read more
Volvo CE Supplies Excavators to Scottish Construction Firm

A total of 53 new excavators from Volvo have been purchased by Advance Construction Scotland, as part of a deal which will see its range of diggers expanded significantly. This follows on... Read More

New Emissions Regulations set to Clean Up Machinery

Modern engines are cleaner and more efficient than ever, largely thanks to the pressure which has been put on manufacturers by governments and international bodies to reduce the... Read More

Latest excavator from Hitachi debuts

Hitachi Construction Machinery has recently announced the arrival of the ZX530LCH-6 excavator, which is being introduced in Europe and other global markets, in order to cater to the needs of... Read More

Doosan Confirms Success of Industry Show Appearances

Major construction machinery exhibitions not only allow contractors to get a closer look at the latest equipment; they also allow manufacturers to attempt to win new customers and ideally... Read More

Space-Aged Construction Machinery Project

While construction machinery is generally designed with factors such as the Earth’s gravitational pull and assumptions about the widespread availability of oxygen in the atmosphere in... Read More

Stage 4 Compliant Engines Join Liebherr’s Excavator Range

This month Liebherr has updated it's family of wheeled and tracked excavators with a total of nine new models, each of which comes equipped with a cutting-edge engine that complies with the... Read More

Stage 4 Excavator Range from Doosan Continues to Grow

This week a pair of new Stage 4 compliant excavators built by Doosan have been announced, with both the DX 140W-5 and DX 160W-5 improving on their predecessors by offering the latest engine... Read More

£35 Million Order Placed for Caterpillar Machinery

A total of 380 new pieces of equipment built by Caterpillar, including excavators, rollers and backhoe loaders, have been purchased by Flannery Plant Hire as part of a deal worth £35... Read More