Mini Excavators: Small size, big popularity

By Belinda Smart18 March 2021

In a cost-constrained rental market, mini-excavators are a versatile, low-investment option.

The economic constraints of Covid-19 mean mini-excavators’ popularity with rental companies and their customers is on the rise; they require relatively low investment and can be put to work on wide ranging projects. Suppliers are responding to demand for new size options, ease of operation and low emissions.

Small excavator, big impact

Cat’s new 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator has been designed to meet demand for a vehicle between the 5 and 8-tonne models, says Alex MacDonald, Product Application Specialist for Mini-Excavators.

“Caterpillar Rental customers want a machine close to an 8-tonne but in a 5-tonne size package. The 306 CR fills this gap.”...Sign in to continue reading

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