Used Mini Excavators For Sale
Why purchase a full sized excavator when you can find used mini excavators for sale? Unless you need the machinery to move large amounts of heavy materials, or get deep into the lumber yard, a mini excavator may be perfect for your company or farm. Mini excavators work just as hard, and can do almost all of the same jobs as a full sized excavator but come with a substantially lower price tag. When you are considering purchasing a used mini excavator you can save yourself up to 50% or more off the price tag of a brand new model, which adds up to even more savings on your end. The best place to find these types of deals and prices is on eBay.com’s website, where there are quite a few construction companies looking to offset their costs by selling off their slightly used equipment.
Before you are able to purchase a new mini excavator you are going to want to think about what all you will be using it for. The models that you come across on eBay are all going to have been used under different circumstances. If you know what all you will be using it for you can easily match up what you need with one of the models that contains the attachments that will be perfect for the jobs you intend to do. Having to purchase new attachments for the excavator can add up to a good amount of money after the purchase of the machine, but can easily be avoided by knowing which types of attachments the machines typically contain, and what jobs they are designed to do.
Grade Blade – A grade blade is perfect if you live on a dirt road, or are going to have to grade a rock and dirt road as a typical job. These blades feature a smaller size than the buckets with a flattened out design. They are used to level the road and clear up any tractor or wind bumps, that are created in the dirt, that can potentially damage the cars and trucks using the road.
Buckets – Buckets are designed to move more materials than grade blades. The buckets are typically built in 24”, 36”, or 48” widths, depending on how much material you are trying to move. Remember that larger buckets require more horsepower to move, and often have slower response times than a 24” bucket will provide.
Brush Mowers – Mini excavators are often used to clear out large patches of thick brush where other mowers cannot reach. While the brush may not be thick enough to require a full sized tractor, the mini excavator with a brush mower attachment is a perfect solution. They are typically built with a 5” cutter that spins around 2,000 RPMs to give you the best cut in the least amount of time.
Sickle Mowers – These remote mounted attachments are great for cutting the large brush on your land. Some sickle mowers are even designed to use in aquatic conditions to help you keep the weeds contained in your farm ponds or watering holes for your animals.
Tree Shears – If you have to clear the land around your farm or jobsite quickly, you will want to find a mini excavator that has a set of tree shears on it. The tree shears are designed to quickly cut down the material, spin it and cut it into sections without you having to get out of the cab or deal with a chainsaw. You can also use the shears to cut down sections or limbs off of standing trees, without damaging the tree itself.
Stump Grinders – After you’ve cleared out the land you can use the stump grinders to clear out the remaining materials in the ground and prepare the earth for another use. This is great for extending the reach of your pastures or getting trees out of the way to lay down new sod on the jobsite.
Grapples – Grapples are designed to move large items very quickly. Having large chunks of concrete, logs, or other materials in your way is not a problem with a high quality grapple attachment. These are mostly used for moving large piles of brush or busted up concrete that would be too heavy, or akward to load into the bucket.
If you want to save the most money when you’re looking for used mini excavators for sale, you will want to keep these different types of jobs in mind and try to find a machine that contains the different attachments you’ll need to complete your own work. You can also find these attachments in slightly used condition on eBay, while you are searching for the slightly used mini excavator.