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27/05/20

6 Advantages of a Mini Excavator

Mini excavators are one of the most versatile pieces of machinery within the construction and civil industries today. This is because operators require machines to be both versatile and efficient on the work site, which is what the mini excavator provides. From creating trenches for pipework to conducting landscaping in your backyard, mini excavators are perfect for any small to medium-sized project. With the machine’s exceptional reliability and overall performance, the mini excavator is a staple in the fleet of many construction and civil companies.

Since the team at Wombat Hire feel that the mini excavator is such an essential piece of machinery for any fleet, we have curated a list of the 6 major advantages when it comes to using a mini excavator. 


  1. Transportation Flexibility
  2. Low Worksite Damage
  3. Reduced Operating Costs
  4. Productivity & Nimbleness
  5. Access to the Worksite
  6. Multiple Choices

One of the major benefits of using a mini excavator for your job is the transportation flexibility. With the mini excavator’s size, they can be easily transported by either a truck and dog or a trailer. This mitigates costs as hiring the transportation machinery as well as the mini excavator is quite expensive. As a result, it makes the process of loading and unloading much easier when compared to larger excavators.

Transportation Flexibility

With a much smaller footprint compared to larger excavators, reduced worksite damage is another advantage. Being a much lighter machine as well results in less damage being caused to your surroundings. These factors allow the mini excavator to drive over soils and other materials with ease, especially in wet weather situations when the ground is at its weakest.

Low Worksite Damage

Operating costs are a major factor in the construction and civil sectors as machinery is quite expensive. Mini excavators are an exception as they are much cheaper when compared to larger excavators due to their working footprint. A lot of people choose mini excavators for their projects as they can tackle a variety of the same jobs as larger excavators but have a lower maintenance cost.

Reduced Operating Costs

The main reason why you choose a mini excavator over a larger excavator is the machines ability to be agile while also being productive and functional. Mini excavators are very controllable on a wide variety of worksites and can use multiple attachments. This gives mini excavator’s capability to undertake many construction and civil projects you require.

Productivity & Nimbleness

With such a small form factor, mini excavators are able to access a number of different alleyways, driveways and onsite passages. They can also reach tight access points that larger excavators cannot. Mini excavators also increase the overall productivity of your job by causing little deployment issues.

Access to the Worksite

Mini excavators come in a range of sizes and formats to suit your project’s needs. Mini excavators range from 1 tonne to 8 tonnes, giving you the ability to pick the mini excavator that you desire. These machines also come in two different versions - wheeled and tracked.

Multiple Choices

When you’re looking for an excavator that can complete your next trenching or construction project in all working conditions, get in touch with Wombat Hire. Our team of professionals ensure that our excavator range is reliable and maintained to high standards. This gives you the confidence to tackle even the hardest of projects. Get a free quote by filling out our online form or giving us a call.

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