If you are looking for a lightweight and maneuverable excavator, you won’t go far wrong choosing a compact excavator. They fit through gates, travel over rough terrain, and turn without damaging nearby structures. You can choose between tracked and wheeled compact excavators, which vary in operating weight between 0.7 and 10 tonnes.
Unless you are a business that needs to use a compact excavator regularly, you probably wouldn’t want to invest in one. The alternative would be to rent and Reliable Equipment is the place to go.
The first step, even before you start operating the compact excavator, is to check around the excavator for any obstacles that could do damage to your machine. After you have switched on the compact excavator, lower the blade until it tilts the machine up a little. Use the throttle for power. If you are using the machine for the first time, it is a good idea not to use it at full power until you feel comfortable with it. The next step is to position the stick and bucket so that you can start excavating. First, push the primary stick control until the stick is extended outwards. When it is halfway extended, angle the bucket using bucket control. Then lower the boom so that the bucket’s teeth reach the ground. You are then ready to dig. To maintain your grade, pull on the boom lever. If your compact excavator is equipped with a variable-angle boom or a swing boom, you can swivel it to get rid of the dirt. If not, you can turn the machine and drive the dirt to where it should be dumped.
Compact excavators are versatile and have many different uses such as digging holes, planting trees, landscaping, demolishing, and installing outdoor structures. You don’t just have to use them with a bucket. There is a range of attachments you can purchase for different jobs. You can install fence posts or piers if you fit a compact excavator with an auger. An auger gives precision digging that is needed for these projects. A tiltrotator works as an efficient tool carrier while a breaker is a powerful hammer, good for demolishing rocks and large stones. A grapple is a hook that is used to catch something. One very useful attachment is a quick coupler. It allows the rapid change of buckets and attachments on the machine. The quick coupler means that you don’t need to use hammers to manually drive out and insert the mounting pins for attachments.
Bobcat is a company to be reckoned with. Their compact excavators have been designed to deliver strong performance and high power. They come with a wide range of operating weights ranging from 1 to 10 tonnes so you should find one that will suit your needs. They offer a wide range of attachments and their buckets come in tilt, skeleton, and grading.
JCB offers a wide range of compact excavators ranging from0.8 to 10 tonnes. They all have a high power-to-weight ratio, they offer comfort, and they are easy to control. If you choose one of their compact excavators with a conventional tail swing or zero-tail swing boom, the machine will be able to get into tight spots.
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Proctor Plant Sales have been East Yorkshire’s leading provider of compact excavators for more than 15 years. Pre-owned mini diggers and excavators up to 25 tonnes are our speciality, but we also stock and can source backhoe loaders, dumpers, and a variety of other plant equipment, including a full range of attachments.
We offer a wide selection of machines from top brands including Hitachi, Case, Caterpillar, New Holland, and others. If you are looking for something specific and don’t see it on our site, let us know!