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What is a Mini Excavator?

A Mini Excavator is a versatile piece of equipment often used in various construction and landscaping projects. Lighter and smaller than a standard excavator, it can perform a variety of essential functions with ease. Mini excavators generally include several main components:

  • Cab: Users sit in the cab to operate the mini excavator.
  • Engine: The engine powers the mini excavator, allowing the operator to control the boom and drive using the hydraulic tracks.
  • House: The house of the mini excavator holds the cab, engine and hydraulic cylinders. It is mounted on a pivot above the undercarriage and can rotate a full 360 degrees.
  • Undercarriage: The bottom of the mini excavator connected to the house is known as the undercarriage. It supports the machine’s weight and holds the motor, gears and track roller that allow the mini excavator to move.
  • Stick: The stick is the long hinged and hydraulically operated arm. It can connect to different attachments like trenching buckets, grapples, thumbs, and blades. The stick connects to the boom.
  • Blade: The blade of a mini excavator attaches to the undercarriage. It is useful for grading, and it can be positioned at the front or back of the mini excavator to provide stability during digging.

Mini excavators come in different sizes and weights, so you can easily get the machine that’s right for your project’s requirements - contact us today to see how we can help!