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A basic guide to hiring a mini digger

A basic guide to hiring a mini digger

Date posted: 10 November 2011

Hiring a mini digger is a great affordable way to assist with small-scale excavation for both private individuals and building contractors working on projects.

Also known as micro excavators, micro diggers, mini excavators or compact excavators, these machines have earned a glowing reputation among construction contractors due to their low rental cost, small size footprint and their ability to do precise digging operations in tight areas. 

Usually delivered straight to site and requiring little training, these mini diggers are easy to use, affordable and sturdy enough for achieving the task at hand.

With its versatility, ease of use and ability to fit through a standard doorway, hiring a mini digger cannot be a simpler cost-effective way to help with your site excavation or building needs.

Incorporating a folding ROPS frame, the mini digger 0.8T or the 1.5T excavator also can get through any height restriction areas such as door frames etc, so its manoeuvrability and compatibility would be an asset to anyone looking to use mini digger for working in confined workspaces. 

Whether you are excavating trenches for foundation work or digging foundations for building projects, a digger can save you both time and effort.

They usually have a maximum digging depth of 1.69 metres (5 ft 6 inches) making them an ideal solution for both domestic and commercial building works 

Also perfect for lifting and shifting projects, you can also use some optional attachments giving you more flexibility with your ground works.

Advantages of hiring a Micro digger include:

  • Ability to get into tight spaces
  • Easy to operate and within a minimum of training.
  • Rubber tracks which help prevent the mini digger from slipping when loading or unloading from transport.
  • 360 Degree Swing arc that assists with other items like skips etc that can be placed anywhere.
  • Easy to transport.
  • Versatile and can be used for many tasks including being used with a hammer to break up concrete, digging trenches for landscape work, clearing snow etc.

How to hire?

Best at hire has a wide range of micro diggers for rent for all excavation and digging needs. Just call us on 0344 288 8088 and speak to one of our representatives who would be happy to assist you with your needs.

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