A mini excavator, also known as a digger, is an excavating machine with an average working weight of not more than 8.5 tons and an estimated maximum working speed of about twelve to fifteen miles per hour. It usually features a small, rear-mounted boom lift and features a bucket or scoop for moving dirt, gravel, and other objects. A mini excavator also has a short track on which it is towed. Digging ditches, grading roads, and placing foundations are some of the tasks done with a mini excavator.
In addition to the above-mentioned uses, a mini excavator can be used for general landscaping work such as making holes for water pipes and utilities, digging foundations, grading roads and carrying out small renovation projects. It can be utilized in varied capacities depending on the job at hand. The front bucket of the machine is used for handling and containing the excavated soil. A hydraulic system fitted on the machine allows it to squeeze soil and dirt from areas that are not suitable for settlement. A shovel or pick up fork is fitted to the front end of the machine for picking up soil and other objects that are left behind after the bucket is emptied.
A mini ex can also be fitted with a digger auger to increase the depth of excavations. However, with most modern vehicles, the front bucket is replaced by a backhoe, which is much more versatile in terms of the kinds of work it can perform. Most mini diggers, due to their small dimensions, are easy to handle and require little mechanical skills. However, it is advisable to get in touch with qualified technicians for maintenance and upkeep of your mini excavator.