Drive by any construction site, and you will notice this large heavy equipment. It sits there like the “King” of the worksite and looks intimidating to handle. There is, however, a “prince” of this type – still digging up dirt, soil and rocks, but smaller and compact but still require training. It is the mini excavator.
This smaller son of the large excavator, the mini is popular all around the world. It works effectively in rough terrains and mounts easily and also saves time and energy on projects. Although it is somewhat easier to manipulate, mini excavators still require training and an understanding of safe handling and operations.
What makes this smaller machine so attractive is that it can get to places where bigger machines cannot. The elongated tracks of the mini perform uniquely within their range. The price for an excavator is expensive and so a mini excavator’s price is easier to swallow for the owner of construction companies.
.Another type of excavator is the caterpillar excavator, which can also be found as a mini. This is handy machine because of its great strength and power. This device works well with rock crushing and agricultural types of work. The ripper serves as its claw.
No matter if you decide to use regular size heavy equipment or the smaller versions, you need to know how to handle them the same way. Just because the heavy equipment is smaller doesn’t mean you can bypass professional training. Would you just jump in an handle a Cessna because it is a smaller airplane?
If you want to learn to use an excavator, consider taking training from the Heavy Construction Academy. Check out our workshops – all for free. We will prepare you for operating any type and size of heavy equipment.