When we ask our customers if they need a breaking hammer or grapple with their rental, they are sometimes pleasantly surprised. A mini excavator can be utilized for a wide range of tasks around the job site with the right attachments. An excavator can be used for the following five tasks:
- Demolition Using A Mini Excavator – A mini excavator is well suited for a wide range of demolition projects. With attachments like buckets, grapples, and clamps, you can tear down even the most stubborn structures. Concrete breaking hammers are ideal for destroying pools, stone paths, roads, driveways, retaining walls, and foundations.
- Clearing Debris and Vegetation with a Mini Excavator – Debris and vegetation can be cleared effectively with mini excavators. Grab a hydraulic thumb, bucket with mid-sized teeth, or grapple to start clearing out dead trees, roots, rocks, branches, shrubs, debris, and stray brush. As a result of the excavator’s tracks, its weight is distributed evenly, allowing you to glide over delicate landscaping without sinking.
- Grading and Compaction – Grading and compacting can be extremely time consuming, requiring specialized equipment such as skid steer loaders and walk-behind compactors. In spite of this, you can use your mini excavator to complete the job with the right attachments. Begin by loosening the hard-packed ground with a ripper attachment. Once you have graded and tamped your work area, you can move on to the next step. You can also use your excavator for backfilling and leveling with the help of your grading bucket.
- Plant Trees and Place Posts – An auger is another useful attachment for your excavator. A few minutes are all it takes to set posts and plant trees with this handy tool. With the auger’s spinning action, perfect holes can be drilled for trees or specialized rods can be placed for setting posts deep underground.
- Exploration Trails – An excavator can blaze an off-road or hiking trail tailored to your needs. To perform some of the functions we described earlier, such as clearing vegetation and debris or compaction and grading, you’ll need a rake attachment, trenching attachment, or grading bucket. With your thumb and auger, remove stumps, pull roots, and place barriers or trail markings using your excavator bucket.
Visit Rentalex.com or call (813)971-9990 today for more information or advice on these excavator applications, such as digging for pools and septic tanks.