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There are various situations in which a large bobcat is either unnecessary or not even a viable option. From smaller projects to tight entry, a mini digger can be the right choice for your project.

Dobson Excavations is an Australian Family Owned and Operated Earthmoving and Excavation Company. Contact us today if you are looking for a specialist who can advise and provide you with the right excavator.

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    Do you have a construction, landscaping, or any other project that requires an excavator? It is natural to assume that a full-size excavator is the best choice for all major earthmoving jobs, but this is not entirely true. While full-size excavators are indeed powerful machines, they are not necessary for projects that you can handle with mini bobcat hire. Some situations make the mini bobcat an excellent option. Some of the factors that make compact excavators ideal include;

    If the worksite has tight spaces

    Before you choose to hire a mini bobcat, you need to find out if it is sufficient for the task. At Dobson Excavations, we not only rent out excavators, but we also ensure you are getting the right machine for the job. Our mini excavator hire is just under a meter in width. So, it provides a perfect solution for excavating tight spaces or areas with access restrictions.

    Not all sites are open spaces. Some have existing buildings and other structures, like garages and carports, which may hinder access to certain areas for a full-size excavator. In this case, a mini excavator hire becomes a necessary addition to the equipment you need to work on all sections of the site successfully.

    If you need a versatile excavator

    Our 1.7ton Hitachi ZX17U-S mini bobcat and driver hire makes your life easy. We’ll do the work for you. The mini bobcat can be used to perform several tasks. Other than excavation works, the mini is excellent for installing leach drains, septic tanks, and soak wells.

    It can also be used in the extraction and movement of materials from one section of the construction site to another. Dobson Excavations also has a 790mm wide Walker Nelson DT08 mini dump truck that can be used together with mini excavator hire to facilitate the movement of building materials.

    A mini bobcat hire is also ideal if you are carrying out an extensive landscaping project that cannot be effectively done with simple garden tools. Other earthmoving projects that can easily be accomplished when you choose mini digger hire, including digging trenches for drainage and cable installations.

    The mini excavator is also a great choice if you are working on more than one site, and require the frequent movement of machinery from one place to another. Given its compact size, the mini excavator is a great asset for small to medium-sized projects. For example, you can use to ease movement of materials between sites, digging utility trenches, drilling and backfilling, removal of tree stumps, and small demolition works.

    If you have a tight budget

    The mini bobcat hire cost is lower than that of larger excavators. You must confirm if the mini excavator can effectively handle the task, or if a full-size excavator is necessary. The mini-excavator is not only cheap to hire, but the price advantage extends to its transportation and operating costs. Since the mini excavator uses less fuel to run than the larger models, it is a green option for people who conscious about their carbon footprint.

    Mini excavator hire is sometimes the more practical option compared to larger excavators. It could be because the site is not ideal for large excavators or the project itself does not warrant the use of huge and heavy machinery. Mini excavators offer the same full range of motion that larger excavator models do.

    Mini digger hire is also a good move because the cabs have a 360-degree turn capability which makes loading and dumping easy. Mini excavators also have improved traction, which has made it safe enough to use in almost any location, irrespective of the ground condition.

    Before you decide on the type of excavator you need, you should assess the tasks to determine if the mini will work just as well as the large excavator. Don’t just look at the capabilities of the mini excavator, but its unique advantages and how you can use them on your site.

    When you are concerned about noise pollution

    Using heavy earthmoving machinery in residential areas can sometimes be an issue because of noise pollution. In cases where a mini excavator will function just as well as the large excavators, you should opt for mini bobcat hire. It is a quieter machine that is unlikely to draw the ire of neighbours. Other than excavation works, such as the digging of trenches and pool holes, you can also use the mini excavator for the movement of materials, like sand and soil.

    We service the entire Darwin metro area and surroundings, such as (but not limited to): Darwin, Acacia Hills, Adelaide River, Batchelor, Bees Creek, Berrimah, Blackmore, Coconut Grove, Coolialinga, Darwin River, Durack, Finniss Valley, Fly Creek, Freds Pass, Girraween, Gray, Herbert, Holtze, Howard Springs, Hughes, Humpty Doo, Johnston, Knuckey Lagoon, Lambells Lagoon, Livingstone, Lloyd Creek, McMinns Lagoon, Mitchell, Noonamah, Palmerston City, Rum jungle, Shoal Bay, Southport, Stapleton, Tumbling Waters, Virginia, Wagait Beach, Weddell, Winnellie


    Trenching and Loading

    Mini digger for hire is favoured for digging narrow trenches. They are also the perfect option for trenches that don’t need to be too deep, such as those for utility pipe installations. While it is important to consider the type of trench you need and the available mini excavator attachments, you also need to consider the space you have available for the spoil pile and bedding material.

    Sometimes mini trench digger hire is the perfect solution when digging trenches in areas with established infrastructure, so there is little space for the earth being dug out and for the excavator to manoeuvre.

    Mini digger hire will also limit possible damage to infrastructure, especially those that were not constructed to accommodate heavy machinery. Large excavators tend to damage roads and pavements because of their weight. This is why mini trench digger can be preferred to larger models. You don’t want to incur unnecessary repair costs because you used heavy machinery in places where the mini excavator would have worked just fine.

    The mini excavator also has easy controls which help save time usually spent adjusting controls in the larger models. Your mini digger hire will help you complete the digging the trench much faster than larger excavators. The attachments of the mini excavator also make backfilling of trenches after the installation of pipes and cables. When you contact Dobson Excavations with a request for an excavator, we will discuss with you the project and guide you on whether you need a large model excavator or if the mini digger hire will suffice.

    Contact Us

    At Dobson Excavations, our team of professionals are committed to ensuring you get the best earthmoving machine for your project. When you call us on 0414 755 306, email us at or fill our online form, we shall respond promptly and guide you through the possible machines you can use for your job site. We offer wet hire services, and our operators have the skills and expertise to work on sites of different sizes and ground conditions.