What is a mini excavator?
The mini excavator, also called compact excavator or micro excavator, is a public works equipment, a small excavator, driven by a qualified person, which can be used for demolition or digging for carrying out different earthworks or even landscaper. It is generally used for small and medium-sized projects.
Mini excavators are state-of-the-art machines, the same size as a typical skid steer loader, but used for very different purposes. They include a dipper that interfaces with a wide range of piecing equipment (although most often mounted with a bucket) and a mounted blade. To be considered a mini excavator, the machine will generally need to weigh less than 5 tonnes, although this rule is not followed to the letter.
One of the positive points, which can be considered as its biggest advantage, and being described as one of the characteristics that makes it special, would be the possibility that a compact excavator can adapt and be operational with a fairly substantial power, in small spaces. What other excavators can't. Space is not a constraint, the operational ease of the mini-excavator by combining it with all the necessary power and being able to accomplish tasks as diverse as they are varied, make it a formidable machine and in great demand. This is mainly due to their small footprint, and the tail swing that most mini excavators have. This low oscillation allows them to work close to other existing objects without great danger of hitting them, as their housings never extend beyond their tracks. In addition, the combination of their weight with continuous tracks results in very low ground pressure. Very low ground pressure means they can work on rather delicate ground. At the same time, the tracks free them from the limitation of operation only on smooth and stable surfaces. This makes the compact excavators extremely versatile when it comes to working conditions: stable, unstable, smooth or rough, they can handle the terrain.
Yanmar VIO 25
Yanmar VIO 45
Yanmar VIO 20
Mecalac 8 MCR
Takeuchi VG 23 R
Takeuchi VG 175
Takeuchi TB 016
Takeuchi VG 145
Takeuchi TB 125
Bobcat E 10
Bobcat E 14
What is the price of a used mini excavator?
On Europe-Construction-Equipment.com, the lowest price for a used mini excavator is around € 4000. The average price is € 22,000.
A little anecdote good to know:
Different brands can refer to mini excavators under different names: Bobcat, Yanmar, Gehl, New Holland and Kubota refer to them as compact excavator. Caterpillar calls them mini excavators, just like Kobelco. Mustang refers to them as excavators. Another popular term for them is the mini excavator. The compact excavator is said to have been invented by the Japanese company Takeuchi around 1970.
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