Mini Excavators For Sale

Mini excavators - or mini diggers - come into their own when a full-size hydraulic digger would be incapable of operating in a particularly cramped or narrow space. They are also a more affordable alternative to larger machines that would be overkill for the kind of work that is intended for them. And mini excavators do not all adhere to the same specifications - they occupy a number of size, power and price brackets on the used market. So for digging soil, lifting loose material and general maintenance, these compact pieces of mobile equipment are just the job.

Mini excavators can measure as little as one metre wide, which means that they can be used for highway maintenance and other tasks that require that as little space is taken up by machinery and the workforce as possible. While diesel engines will power larger models, even in this category, there are smaller variants which rely on petrol power plants. Meanwhile, hydraulics will take care of the operation of the boom, with different bucket heads and other attachments available. Some hydraulic systems on these machines will have an additional circuit for added convenience and functionality. Quick coupling may be a desirable option, especially if an excavator is going to be taking on various duties throughout its deployment - doubling up on certain responsibilities to save having two machines out in the field.

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Kubota Mini ExcavatorFor manoeuvrability a mini excavator may feature either tracks or wheels, with the former being more common. While full-size tracked excavators will have metal tracks, the smaller and lighter counterparts will instead feature rubber tracks. This not only makes them more affordable to maintain, but also means they generate less noise when in motion, which can be an important consideration for some contractors.

Buying Second Hand Mini Diggers

Second-hand mini excavators which are supplied with more than one bucket can be found, while others may come set up to accommodate a hammer or blade head on the end of the boom. These components, as well as the hydraulics that power them, must be inspected before the purchase is completed. The same goes for the undercarriage, tracks or wheels.

At the upper end of the mini excavator market you will find models with fully glazed cabs, protecting operators from the elements. The cabs can benefit from comfortable seating and advanced controls to allow for precise levels of operation. Meanwhile, the most compact variants will be partially covered or entirely open, with a roll bar at the very least included to improve safety. Brands including JCB, Caterpillar and Komatsu all produce mini excavators for deployment in a number of industries, with operating weights starting at under 1000kg and rising to over 30,000kg found within this category.

Buying a used mini excavator will require the buyer to consider the number of hours that a prospective machine has under its belt. The longer its usage history, the more wear and tear its components will have experienced. With proper maintenance and upkeep, a mini digger can work or thousands of hours and still provide plenty of value to a new owner.

Kubota Mini Excavators


Certain Kubota excavators can cope with tasks where manoeuvrability and compactness are both key, while others are designed to offer raw power and traction where restrictions on movement do not exist. They are also created with quality and resilience in mind, which is why buying a used unit is entirely feasible. The scaled-down KX Series models are small, safe and efficient, with the range also... Read more

Volvo Mini Excavators


In the world of motor cars, Volvo is renowned for building comfortable, safe and durable vehicles. For the most part, the same ethos is there in Volvo plant, where the company's range of mini- and midi-excavators is designed for easy maintenance access, the longest service intervals and an equally long and trouble-free life. Volvo's compact excavators are also known for both safety and comfort,... Read more

JCB Mini Excavators


There is a range of mini excavators from JCB on offer, all of which are tracked for exceptional performance across rugged terrain. The smallest models weigh in at a little over a tonne, making them larger and more powerful than the micro excavators from this manufacturer. Meanwhile the mini excavator range tops out at five and a half tonnes, enabling buyers to find a suitable machine with ease.... Read more

Bobcat Mini Excavators


Bobcat may be known for its skid steer loaders but it has been making excavators now for more than 25 years. With 16 models in the range, the family of Bobcat excavators is comprehensive and there is now a Bobcat excavator for most requirements. Already a leader in the skid steer market, the introduction a quarter of a century ago of the Bobcat excavator range transformed Bobcat from being a... Read more

Hitachi Mini Excavators


The range of Hitachi mini excavators is broad, extending to ten models. The ZX10U is the entry-level model and comes with a 9.5kW engine. It has an operating weight of 1,110kg and a backhoe bucket capacity of 0.024 cubic metres. This is an open platform machine with ROPS protection. Next in the range is the ZX170U, with a 14.8hp engine and an operating weight of 2,020kg. It has a backhoe bucket... Read more
Kubota Excavator Investment made by UK Plant Hire Firm

A machinery rental firm based in the UK has committed a total of £100 million to a deal with Japanese manufacturer Kubota, which will see it supply a range of equipment over the coming... Read More

Dual-Power Mini Excavator Introduced by Caterpillar

Mini excavators are required to work in confined spaces on a regular basis, which in many cases means that the use of a diesel engine is not the ideal solution because of issues associated... Read More

Criminals Target Rollers as Theft Figures Are Revealed

Construction machinery theft is a major issue in the UK which costs companies and contractors millions of pounds each year. And now a report published by AMI Group has revealed the extent to... Read More

Terex Brings New Mini Excavators to Market

Four fresh mini excavators from Terex have been announced this week, comprising a range of machines which the firm has designed to be more affordable than ever. In fact, affordability is... Read More

JCB Launches New Midi Excavator

JCB has announced the launch of a new 9-tonne midi excavator with a zero-tail-swing design to accommodate the demand from its European customers. Named the JCB 90Z-1, the new model... Read More