You can soften the ground with a hoe, clean out the debris with a rake, and compact everything with a plate compactor, but you won't be able to remove heavier debris or dig deeper holes without working really hard. You won't be able to utilise a mini digger since it won't be able to go into the backyard.
A tiny excavator comes very handy in this situation. It's not as big as a full-fledged excavator, but it can handle most of the chores that a DIYer would need. There isn't much a small excavator can't do with the variety of attachments it can employ. Is the tiny excavator, however, capable of removing difficult stumps?
Yes, a mini excavator can remove tree stumps, however there is a limit to how large a tree stump it can remove. A little excavator can easily pull away smaller stumps. For larger stumps, mini excavators may require special attachments. The specifics will be discussed further down.
Step 1: When climbing into the mini digger make careful to lift yourself up and in using three points of contact. Keep in mind that falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.
Step 2: Securely fasten your seatbelt.
Step 3: Shut the door behind you.
Step 4: Turn the key in the ignition to start the machine.
Step 5: Examine the machine's display to check if any warning lights or other indicators are illuminated. Make sure the fuel tank is full.
Step 6: Remove the safety lock.
Step 7: Raise and lower the boom using the joystick on the right. Pulling the joystick back to raise the boom and pushing the joystick forward to lower it is how you accomplish it.
Step 8: To "open" and "shut" the bucket, use the same joystick. To open the bucket, press the joystick to the right, and to close the bucket, press the joystick to the left.
Step 9: Move the excavator's stick with the joystick to the left. The joystick goes forward when pushed forward, and backward when pushed backward.
Step 10: The left joystick is also used to swing the cab to the right and left.
Step 11: To drive the excavator, make sure the blade is up and then push the machine forward with the pedals on the floor. Lower the blade to stabilise the machine once you've repositioned it.
12 Pointers for Using a Mini Excavator
Before you begin, make sure to:
It's a good idea to prepare and plan how you'll approach the work ahead of you before you go on the machine. Many operators fail to thoroughly consider their approach before starting work, resulting in a loss of time and fuel. Choosing a location for your spoil pile is one of the first tasks you should do. This will assist you avoid becoming "boxed in" in the middle of the project by accident. You should also inform your team of your plans so that they can stay safe and out of harm's path.
In order to maximise productivity, you'll also want to make sure you have the correct size attachments on available.
Test the excavator on a level surface before beginning your project to ensure there are no balance difficulties. Use this opportunity to inspect the machine for any problems, such as oil leaks or track damage. Before you start working, make it a habit to check your coolant and oil levels every day.
To avoid hitting the blade or tracks with the bucket when moving the arm close to the cab, use caution.
Ensure that the machine's tracks are parallel to the ground. To avoid a tip-over, double-check that the machine is on solid ground whenever possible. While mini excavators are generally stable machines, you should take every precaution to keep yourself, the excavator, and anyone around you safe. Plus, if you want to dig a level trench, you'll need to make sure your machine is level first.
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever Cab passengers should be included as well.
Pay attention to your surroundings, particularly what is commonly neglected, such as overhead barriers or buried objects beneath the earth. Use the excavator mirrors and cameras for what they were designed for.
When trenching, keep your distance from the edge in mind, especially if the soil is loose and prone to cave-ins.
Tips for maximising efficiency:
Prepare, prepare, prepare—the importance of this cannot be overstated. By planning ahead, you can increase your efficiency. This entails picturing how your project will go and even mapping it out using stakes, twine, or a chalk line. When devising your strategy, try to think of ways to minimise machine movement to a minimum. This will save you time, put less hours and strain on the machine and can even help reduce fuel costs.
Before you start digging, call 811 to check for any underground utilities.
Every day, grease the equipment and do routine maintenance checks. Make sure to check the air filters every 10 hours and clear away debris every 50 hours. Utilize the auto-idle function, as this can help save fuel and prevent early wear on the machine.
At AC Digger Hire Surrey we use Bobcat Micro and Mini Diggers, as we feel that the quality of the diggers that Bobcat puts out are far superior to other competitors.
A compact or mini (digger) excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.
TB016 excavator, 1.5 tonne (1.5 Ton)
Takeuchi's TB016 mini digger is one of their most popular models. It is perfect for operators that require performance and portability due to its operating weight of 1,500 kg. With a working depth of 2,375 mm, the unique hydraulically extensible track system gives more stability.
1.5 tonne fully hydraulic compact excavator
1,500 kg/ 1,615 kg (Canopy) (Cab) working weight
9 kW engine with a dig depth of 2,375 mm
Tracks are offered in rubber or steel.
Traveling at two different speeds
Track width adjustable with hydraulics
Controls for servos
Options for TOPS/FOPS canopy or cab are available.