When is a Mini Digger Useful?

Mini diggers or mini excavators are a good option if your construction project is in a narrow, hard-to-reach area. Because mini diggers are more compact and lightweight than standard excavators, they are easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces without causing too much damage to the ground or the nearby structures, especially when the soil is soft.

In What Situations are Mini Diggers Useful?

Mini excavators are an efficient alternative to larger types of earthmoving equipment, whether you’re planning to carry out a construction or demolition project. They may be compact, but they perform a wide range of functions, including digging up trenches, levelling soil, and tearing down small structures.

You can hire a mini digger for the following projects:

Swimming pool installation

Building a swimming pool, jacuzzi, or hot tub in your backyard may be considered a small-scale construction project. However, manually digging up the ground is laborious and time-consuming. A mini digger can excavate soil fast and efficiently, saving you lots of time and resources when you dig a hole for your pool.

Sewer line or drainage system repair

Excavating dirt is the primary purpose of a mini digger. For projects that involve digging through the ground to access sewer and drainage lines, using a mini digger is a good choice. A mini digger can create holes without applying too much pressure on the surrounding ground. Because mini diggers are compact, they will cause minimal disruption on foot and vehicular traffic.

Road sign installation

Road sign installations will be faster and more cost-efficient with the use of a mini digger. Mini diggers can easily work their way through narrow streets and can even park on roadsides. Attachments such as drills can be fitted to make excavations quicker.

Clearing away debris

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A mini digger is efficient in land clearing activities required for construction site preparation. Using a bucket attachment, a mini digger can remove dirt, debris and other unnecessary materials from the job site and transport them to another area. A mini digger can also level uneven ground. Attaching a grading blade to a mini digger lets it prepare the foundation for concrete pouring.

Tearing down structures

Mini diggers can be used in demolishing small structures such as old sheds, stone paths or driveways with a breaking hammer. They can navigate through gates and soft soil without damaging the paving or sinking into the ground. If you’re tearing down an old house and want to stay away from asbestos or other dangerous substances, renting a mini digger is a safer option instead of tearing down the structure yourself using hand tools.

 Various landscaping projects

Landscaping projects like installing fountains and stone walls require earthmoving equipment to transport heavy materials. A mini digger can do this, and more. Mini diggers can also dig and backfill trenches for flag wall installations. If you have a large tree getting in the way of your landscaping renovation, a mini digger can remove the tree stump without disturbing surrounding trees, plants or shrubs. Want to have a fountain as a focal point in your driveway or front yard? A mini digger can load the fountain, excavate the area where you want to place the fountain in, and fill it back up with soil.

Hire Dobson Excavations Mini Diggers for Your Earthmoving Project

At Dobson Excavations, we have mini diggers of different sizes for hire. Not sure which type of mini excavator is best for your earthmoving, construction or demolition project?

Call us and we will gladly respond to your inquiries. You can also fill out this form to request a no-obligation quote. Our services are available in Perth and other metro and rural areas in Western Australia, including Serpentine, Coogee, Whitby, Jarrahdale, and many more.

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