Mini excavators are quickly becoming the centrepieces of smaller construction projects due to a host of colourful reasons. The more prominent reasons are naturally associated to their relatively cheaper cost when compared to hiring raw or manual labour to perform the same tasks that these machines are able to do such as digging, drilling, clearing and demolishing structures just to name a few. The smaller or compact sizes coupled with their ‘zero-swing’ trait and lighter weight also make them perfect to be used in places or environments that sport soft landscaped grounds or project environments where ‘space’ is not a luxury. Mini excavators are in fact being considered the perfect solutions for home improvement projects and landscaping projects due to their general characteristics and low cost.
Landscaping & Home Improvement Projects
Most landscaping projects in general revolves around prepping earth for planting various plants, grass and also drainage systems apart from compacting earth for paving. Normally, these tasks would require a number of people digging and clearing debris before any planting and building of small structures can take place. Depending on the size of the landscape, most of this ‘initial’ prepping work could be accomplished by a single excavator within a day or two if needs be. At an average cost of about AUD 250, the amount of work that these excavators are able to perform in a single day could easily equal to the same amount of output by 8 men which means that the cost of accomplishing these tasks are not only lowered, but the time needed to wrap up the initial prepping work is also shortened quite significantly. These compact mini excavator hire machines are also capable of demolition jobs. Small structures are easily brought down by these robust machines due to the hydraulic coupling system that most of them have. The best part of it all is the fact that these machines are also capable of clearing up the mess they leave behind after demolishing is concluded.
Mini excavators for hire are also capable of doing unique work such as cutting steel, and breaking concrete provided the right type of tool attachment are fitted via their hydraulic coupling extensions. From hydraulic hammers, to drilling deep holes for laying foundation for small structures or digging up trenches or holes for swimming pools, these machines are quite capable of performing basically anything that larger or standard excavators are capable of. The attachments however depend on the needs of the project and come separately. Project engineers therefore are required to know just what exactly they want to do as these ‘additional extensions’ or hydraulic kits come separately and are also rented on a daily or weekly basis. Hence it would be wise to prep the ‘site’ prior to hiring these additional attachments to perform the unique tasks to complete the projects. The range of attachments and excavator types that are given out in combination with an excavator rental vary significantly and as such it is important to make a thorough assessment of what will be required prior to hiring excavators.