What is an Excavator (Digger)?

A skid loader, also known as a skid-steer loader, skidsteer or excavator, is a small engine-driven machine with lift arms that can connect to a variety of labor-saving equipment or attachments. Skid-steer loaders are four-wheeled or tracked vehicles with mechanically locked synchronised wheels on each side and the ability to drive the left-side drive wheels independently of the right-side drive wheels. The wheels usually do not have their own steering mechanism and are held in a fixed straight alignment on the machine's frame. Differential steering is used to transform the engine, which involves operating the left and right wheel pairs at different speeds and turning the machine by skidding or dragging the fixed-orientation wheels around the ground. The system is not damaged by the torsional forces induced by the dragging motion because of the highly rigid frame and solid wheel bearings. Skid steers, like tracked vehicles, can tear up soft or weak road surfaces due to their high ground friction. Specially built wheels, such as the Mecanum wheel, may be used to convert them to low ground friction. Skid-steer loaders can transform in a zero-radius "pirouette," making them highly manoeuvrable and useful for applications requiring a lightweight, agile loader. Compact track loaders are skid-steer loaders that are fitted with tracks instead of wheels.

Compact Excavators are available in a variety of sizes and configurations (Mini and Micro Diggers)

A compact or mini (digger) excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle that weighs between 0.7 and 8.5 tonnes when fully loaded. It usually comes with a regular backfill blade and a boom swing that is separate.

What are the most popular excavators (diggers) applications?

Digging irrigation ditches
Forestry work
Flattening landscape
Demolition with hydraulic claw, cutter and breaker attachments
General grading/landscaping
Digging of trenches, holes, foundations
Material handling
Brush cutting with hydraulic saw and mower attachments
Driving piles, in conjunction with a pile driver
Snow removal with snowplow and snow blower attachments
Forestry mulching
Digging holes
Creating trenches
Removing stumps
Digging garden ponds
Ploughing snow
Demolishing sheds or smaller structures
Repairing sewer lines

Micro Digger Range

Micro diggers are highly dependable, and their lightweight, short rear end makes them ideal for working in tight spaces. They have a hydraulically tuned track gauge that reduces the track width of a 1ft micro excavator to 760mm, enabling it to move through most door frames.

A microdigger's small size allows it to access buildings that a big digger would be unable to. If your project needs indoor use, the micro digger is the digger to use. Because of their small motors and compact size, microdiggers are also quiet, making them suitable for use in suburban areas.

Because of their intuitive and fast controls, micro diggers are also easy to operate. Their versatility, on the other hand, is not limited by their smaller size; they have the same 360° swing and a wide range of attachments. As a result, a micro digger is appropriate for small-scale projects or indoor construction.

1.5ft Mini Digger
Because of their ability to operate and function in tight spaces where a larger machine would be unable to, mini diggers are a common choice in the construction industry. With this machinery, concrete removal, tree planting, light demolition, and renovation can all be done more efficiently.

A 1.5-foot mini digger is a compact machine that is also light enough to operate on sensitive terrain while causing less harm than larger machines. The hydraulic adjustable gauge is light and flexible, making it easy to manoeuvre into tight spaces. This digger is suitable for landscaping, design, and civil engineering projects.

These diggers are also known as compact excavators. Since they are smaller than other types of comparable machines, they are typically reserved for small to medium-sized enterprises. They're used for more than just drilling; they're even used for demolition.

3FT Mini Digger
3ft mini diggers have a very high efficiency. The short tail swing of this machine makes it suitable for working in tight spaces, and the hydraulic boom makes working alongside a wall a breeze, ensuring that your choices are not restricted.

The bucket force and digging depth of this digger are among the best in the industry, resulting in higher productivity. While driving, the intuitive fingertip controls make even the most delicate tasks simple and precise.


What of Diggers We Use

We use Bobcat Micro and Mini Diggers at MR Digger Hire London because we believe the standard of Bobcat's diggers is far superior to that of its competitors.

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