Mountain West Rentals And Sales is proud to be the leading southeast Idaho mini excavator rental company. We provide mini excavators manufactured by Kubota, one of the most trusted and reliable global manufacturers of construction, dirt and concrete, and lawn and garden equipment. Having been engineering these quality products since 1969, there is a reason why Kubota continues to be an industry-standard in landscaping and construction of all kinds.
Have questions about mini excavators? We’re here to answer them.
What is a Mini Excavator?
Also referred to as “compact excavators”, mini excavators are essentially machines designed to fulfill all of the requirements of the standard excavator, while also being more compact, accessible, and able to work in a wider variety of locations. They are pieces of equipment used primarily for construction, demolition, and landscaping projects.
As the name implies, mini excavators are strong machines that tend to be considerably smaller than standard-sized equipment. Mini excavators are being required more and more for their ability to work on many different terrains, around tight ends and up steep slopes, while also bringing plenty of power to the job. Their relatively small size allows them to maneuver quite easily in small spaces, around tight corners, and across various forms of terrain. They also come with a wide variety of attachments, allowing technicians to perform many different tasks with one versatile machine.
There are two basic attachments used with mini excavators, those used for digging and those used for demolition. At Mountain West Rentals And Sales, we provide all of the attachments you need with your mini excavator rental.
Mini excavators are comprised of the following parts:
- Cab – This is the area where the driver sits and controls the machine. As mini excavators are all about maximizing space potential and ease of movement, most mini excavators come with cabs that can rotate an entire 360 degrees.
- Undercarriage – This is the part of the machine that houses the motor and gears. It also contains the roller track, which is used to move the mini excavator along the ground.
- House – The house holds the excavator engine and fuel cylinders and connects to the undercarriage.
- Boom Arm – This is the part that is used to dig, demolish, and move material from one place to another. It is also capable of holding many different attachments.
- Stick – This is an extendable piece used to connect the undercarriage with the boom arm.
- Engine – This is the part that powers the entire machine.
What Kinds Of Projects Can A Mini Excavator Complete?
One of the biggest benefits of mini excavators is their versatility. From large to small scale projects in almost any given public, commercial, or residential space, mini excavators are ideal for many different endeavors. Looking to demolish a tool shed or structure of a similar size? How about digging trenches through a field for irrigation purposes? A mini excavator would be just as appropriate for certain home and garden tasks as they would be for the demolition of large-scale construction. Mini excavators will allow you to the following:
- Dig through or move piles of garbage and debris
- Plow snow
- Dig holes for later bush or tree planting
- Dig holes for fire pits, pools, and trampolines
- Tear up and remove rogue trees, bushes, stumps, and other unwanted plant life
- Dirt grade and Flatten the Landscape
- Complete tasks in work zones and roadside construction projects of all kinds
- Dig irrigation ditches or trenches
- Dig down to sewer lines (for later repair)
- Demolish small structures such as sheds
If you have a construction, landscaping, or demolition project to complete that is simply too big to be handled manually, a mini excavator rental is likely the ideal solution to your problem.
How Do You Obtain a Mini Excavator Rental?
While these machines are made to be safe and accessible, they’re still machines, and if used incorrectly, are capable of a lot of damage to people and property. This is why mini excavators aren’t rented out to just anyone. You have to be able to provide the required credentials in order to rent a mini excavator. Generally speaking, landscaping and construction companies have these credentials and are usually the people who rent mini excavators. It is generally illegal for any rental company to provide heavy machinery to people who do not have the right training on how to operate the equipment they wish to rent. However, there are ways in which you can complete the required training if you simply need a mini excavator for personal use.
Contact Mountain West Rentals for your Mini Excavator Rental
At Mountain West Rentals and Sales, you will find not just mini excavators for rent, but virtually anything you need for your task at hand. With three locations in southeast Idaho, Mountain West Rentals has served those with equipment rental needs for over 10 years. If you have something that requires specialized tools, give us a call and we can help fill that need.