A compact or mini excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.
Trenchers and excavators each have their place, but, obviously, one is better suited than the other in certain circumstances. This article addresses the kind of projects or circumstances that dictate the use of trenchers.
According to Chris Lynch, sales manager, Mining and Pipeline Group for Vermeer, excavators are still prevalent on
Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already
Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and
People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or
Introductions to Include Wheel Loaders, Compaction Rollers, Compact Excavator and Upgrades
NORCROSS, Ga. (Dec. 22, 2016) – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today said it will unveil four new equipment models and introduce important upgrades to many current models, at the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas in March 2017.
Hyundai plans to
By Lori Lovely
Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’
By Ed Ritchie
If you’re a contractor working on mid-size to smaller projects, there’s good news to be found in the growth of the compact excavators for small- to mid-sized jobs. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in
NORCROSS, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today said it will soon offer a “Trimble-ready” option, enabling customers to order Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators with factory-installed Trimble machine control and positioning systems.
By Paul Hull
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2014 edition of Grading & Excavation Contractor.
Excavators come in all sizes and configurations. How are we supposed to know which one will be best for us? Other than the opinions which other, experienced contractors give you, the best information probably comes from