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Attachments Turn Mini-excavators Into Multipurpose Machines

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Update time : 2022-05-13 10:15:43

Admit it, sometimes bigger is better. When you need to dig a large foundation, clear a large area, or dismantle a structure, a full-size excavator may be the right equipment for the job. But for other projects, mini-excavator can be perfect.

These more cost-effective machines can be installed in narrower areas and enter workplaces with weight restrictions. Mini-excavator are ideal for dumping or ditching in muddy, narrow sites. They can be used for backfilling, leveling and grading. And, importantly, attachments increase the versatility and value of the machine's contribution to the workplace.

With the right mini-excavator attachment, you can remove stumps, compact soil, dig pools, and more. You can accomplish the task with a machine that is easier to operate than a full-size excavator.

A good step in determining the best accessory to add to a small excavator is to consult an equipment rental provider. Here are some accessories to look at that can help your company improve utilization and save money in the process.


Bucket is the most commonly used mini-excavator attachment. In some cases, the bucket can be used for digging, moving earth, and even demolition.

When selecting a bucket, please consider the weight and bearing capacity of the bucket. Specifications include what size mini-excavator can be used with the bucket. Some buckets add a lot of weight and are not suitable for the smallest models.

Compaction Accessories

Compacting accessories allow companies to compact soil or asphalt with mini-excavator without having to rent or purchase compacting equipment.

Compacting wheels are used for compacting granular soil and leveling or leveling areas. When selecting compacting wheels, consider the width of the machine workspace. Larger diameter wheels make for faster work, but they are also heavier. If you are using a smaller excavator, a smaller diameter wheel may be more suitable.

When compacting asphalt, you may need vibrating plate compactor attachments. It can also be used to compactsoil and building foundations.

Hammer Attachment

A hammer attachment (also known as a crusher attachment) is required if the mini-excavator is used to remove roads, broken ground or concrete fixtures. The hammer attachment can be configured for any impact rate of 700 to 1,400 beats per minute (BPM), making it customizable for different jobs.

Thumb Attachment

Just as the thumb on a person's hand can help carry and place objects, the thumb on a mini-excavator can help workers perform precise tasks. The excavator thumb attachment is used to grab and move items that may not fit into the bucket or need to be placed accurately rather than dumped from the bucket. With the help of thumb attachments, mini-excavator can be used to move small trees and logs, or to line up boulders for landscaping.

Power-tilt Attachment

If you are working in a tight space, the electric tilt attachment can help you bypass obstacles such as tree roots and utility lines without having to reposition the mini-excavator. The attachment is located between the arm and the attachment of the excavator. It provides greater flexibility through 180 ° tilt and swing.

The electric tilting accessory is designed to fit most mini-excavator and attachment. But before you buy, you should confirm that the attachment is suitable for the equipment it will use.

When shopping for mini-excavator attachments, it is important to choose attachment that can enhance functions rather than overwhelm the machine. Be sure to consult with Dig-Dog's equipment specialists to find attachments that are appropriate for the machine and project.

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