Don’t Rent A Mini-excavator Before You Read This!
( You’ll Be Glad You Did )
Planning to do some home renovations?
Are you in the middle of a job that ended up being bigger than you originally thought it would?
Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.
One of the most versatile tools you can you use around your home or building site is a mini excavator. They are small and nimble and provide a whole lot of excavation power where where you need it most.
But don’t go hiring one yet!
Mini-excavators are powerful tools and there are some very important things you should know before spend your money.
Read on to find out all you need to know BEFORE you hire a mini-excavator so you don’t make any costly mistakes or get ripped off.
What Is A Mini-excavator?
A mini excavator is much like it’s full sized brethren. It has a powerful bucket which can be used to move large amounts of soil or lift heavy objects.
But the biggest benefit is that this machine packs a whole lot of power in a small package, making it ideal for working in small spaces.
This is especially true for projects where there would be no way for a larger piece of equipment to maneuver. These compact machines can handle tight spaces with ease.
There are many different types of mini-excavators. Some have wheels, while others have tracks. So depending on the type of project you’re working on, you’ll have to choose the right tool for the job.
Wheels are typically suitable for projects where you will be working on a solid surface like concrete or pavement. Often you will see these types used on roads or in large warehouse spaces.
If you need to manage rough terrain, then an excavator with tracks will be right for you. Dirt, rocks, grass, and gravel make navigating with wheels impossible, but easy when using tracks. There are also different types of tracks.
Rubber tracks are more susceptible to damage, but are better suited to running on terrain that you don’t want torn up by steel tracks.
Steel on the other hand is needed if you are operating over extremely rough terrain that could easily tear up a rubber track.
Mini-excavators come in many makes and models, which can make selection confusing. Before hiring one, think about the surface you will be working on, how much space you have to work in and how big the project is so you can make sure you select the right tool for the job.
When Will You Need To Rent A Mini-excavator
There are so many situations where using a mini-excavator can help you get your project done in a lot less time. Whether it’s for doing heavy lifting around the house or on a full blown construction project.
Their size, power and versatility make them extremely useful, but to take advantage of this versatility you need to know what this powerful tool can do for you.
Here are just some situations where you can use a mini-excavator around your home or building site:
- Digging holes
- Creating trenches
- Demolishing Small Structures like sheds
- Repairing septic systems or sewer lines
- Stump removal
- Digging and installing a garden pond
- Plowing Snow
- Creating Irrigation Ditches
- Installing soakwells
If you have a project that needs some digging or demolition done that’s too big to handle with hand tools, then this is the perfect tool for the job.
They also have the option to fit a variety of attachments so if you have a very specialized task you can most likely find something suitable.
The greatest benefit of using a mini-excavator is that most jobs will be completed faster and safer than if done without one. Don’t break your back trying to dig that drainage trench by hand, use an excavator and get the job done in a matter of hours.
Who Should Use A Mini-excavator?
A mini-excavator should always be operated by a trained and experienced operator. Don’t let its size fool you, these machines are extremely powerful and can be extremely dangerous if not used properly.
Most circumstances where a mini-excavator are used tend to be tight spaces with minimal clearances. This leaves very little margin for error, where one wrong move could do thousands of dollars in damage to your property. Or worse, could lead to a live threatening injury.
A qualified operator has the necessary training and experience to get the job done quickly and safely. And while most places require you to be a licensed operator in order to hire a mini-excavator, they will supply an operator at a set day rate if you can’t do it yourself.
How Much Does Hiring A Mini-excavator Cost?
The prices for hiring a mini-excavator depends on a number of factors.
- The type and size of the excavator
- If an operator is required
- If you require waste removal from the site
- Distance to the site
- Length of time required for rental
Excavators can cost anything from $150 to $1500 a day.
Renting for longer periods is usually cheaper than renting for a single day. So make sure you are clear on what your needs are when planning to hire a mini-excavator.
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How To Rent A Mini-excavator Service Without Getting Ripped Off
You want to hire a mini-excavator service that has a reputation for doing great work.
Look on their site for testimonials or reviews from happy customers.
They will often have a portfolio showing the quality of their work. They should also make it easy for you to get in contact with them, either via phone or email like Texas Bobcat Services.
Don’t make the mistake of hiring a company that doesn’t have these things as you risk hiring someone who could be expensive, do poor work or worse yet work in a way that brings danger to you and your family.
Contact Texas Bobcat Services Today… We’re Here To Help
We here at Texas Bobcat Services are a professional earthmoving service that specializes in operating mini-excavators for both home and commercial projects.
Contact us now for a free no obligation consultation and find out how we can help you save money on your project.
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