Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Considerations When Contemplating Mini Excavator Hire

by Clifton Barnes

Mini excavators may be much smaller than their regular sized counterparts are, but this by no means makes them cheaper. Because they do not come cheap, it would be in your best interests to hire one to get the job done. Especially if you do not expect to need a mini excavator in the near future. Before you rent a mini excavator, you will have to keep a few things in mind. This will ensure that you rent one that will be best suited for the task at hand. Here are some of the considerations to keep in mind.

Establish the digging depth you require

Mini excavators usually have a digging range of between five and twenty feet. The standard digging range for most of them is ten feet below ground. You need to know how much digging that you will expect to be done with your mini excavator so that you may rent the right one for the job. Renting one that only goes down to five feet will not be of use to you if you want excavation done of up to nine feet.

Establish the amount of space in the excavation site

You will also need to consider which of the mini excavators for hire are most suitable for the space you are excavating. If it is a large area but will also need it for some smaller spaces, you may have to consider renting a mini excavator that has a removable undercarriage. Removing the undercarriage will make it smaller for those tight fits. Alternatively, you could decide to buy a more compact excavator that will also be able to get the heavy-duty work done.

Establish if there is any prior wear and tear

Another thing you should consider when renting a mini excavator is checking it for wear and tear. You will not be the first person that is renting that mini excavator so you have to ensure that it is not damaged or worse for wear before you use it. Ensuring that it is in optimum condition will guarantee you get optimum work done. It also excludes you from being liable to any damage that was previously acquired by the equipment.

Establish your delivery options

Before you opt for mini excavator hire, you need to make sure that you know exactly how big it is and how much it weighs. This will give you an inkling as to whether you could take it home on you own or whether it should be delivered. Although some providers may deliver the mini excavator to you house free, others may charge you for delivery. You will need to factor this in if you are cutting costs.


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!