Getting Started with Micro Excavator Hire
The Micro Excavator is the smallest in our range. It’s most commonly used for tight spaces around pools, under houses or where you need to access a work area through a garage. It’s small but it’s powerful enough to get the job done.
The Specs of the Micro Excavator are its biggest advantage
- Width: 780mm with expanding tracks to 880mm so it fits through into the smallest gates and even doorways.
- Height: 2.2m but roof but the roll bar does drop down to make it about 1.4m
- Inclusion: It comes with the ripper and 2 buckets which is the large 800 batter bucket and either a 300mm or 450mm digging bucket with teeth.
- Licence Requirement: No licence is required for this machine.
The micro excavator comes on a trailer and the whole package weighs 2T. Your vehicle must be rated to tow two-tonne to legally tow it. It has a flat plug for lights, so you will need to bring your own adaptor if you don’t have this flat adaptor. Alternatively, we can deliver the machine and pick it up when you’re done.
You can book this machine right now online at www.diggermate.com.au
Micro Excavator vs. Mini Excavator — Which One Should You Choose?
When it comes to earthworks, the bigger the machine the better. Quite often though, you are limited to the size of the machine you can use due to access. You should always measure the tightest space you are working in or needing to go past to get to your working area.
For example, if you need to get through a gate and then down the side of the house where an air conditioning unit sits, you will need to decide the narrowest spot and measure this to ensure the machine will fit through. You will also need to consider height. Not only if you are going through a carport or garage but also if you are working under eaves of a house. Once you have these dimensions, you can review the dimensions of the machines and choose which is the biggest you can use.
How powerful is the Micro Excavator and can it do as much as the Mini?
This is a very controversial question to answer and it will all come down to the operators’ experience. Obviously, the bottom line is the smaller machine can only lift smaller weights and has limited reach and digging power. But in most cases, the micro excavator will get the same jobs done as the mini excavator. However, it will just take a little longer. Some experienced operators will swear by the break out power of the micro-excavator for its size. But the general rule of thumb is to use the biggest machine you can and if your job requires the micro-excavator, just allow yourself a little extra time to get it done.
Even the Smallest Machine Require Extra Safety
Always wear appropriate protective gear including closed toe work boots. If you are working on angles and aren’t sure of the machine capabilities, please ask your friendly Diggermate staff member to help you with it. Our operators are on call and ready to lend a hand anytime.
During pick up/delivery, we provide instructions to the clients and in just 5 minutes, you could get the machine working and start your projects in no time.