The versatility of mini diggers within the construction industry give them a bigger advantage over their larger cousins in certain scenarios
Due to the versatility of mini diggers, they are becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry, in particular as used machines. This is largely down to their ability to fit in tight spaces amongst other things. If you’re deciding which machine to buy for your next project, Fenton Plant Machinery have considered some of the benefits of using mini or micro diggers over a larger excavator.
 Easy to use and tight spaces not a problem
From experienced machine drivers, to first time users, mini diggers can be of benefit to almost anyone. They are easy to operate with simple to understand controls means that almost anyone can use the diggers within minutes. With their compact dimensions, mini diggers are able to operate in spaces a larger excavator wouldn’t be able to operate in. Many models actually have the ability to fit through a standard doorway.
 Quiet and easily transported
When operating in built up areas, a quieter machine can be extremely beneficial, especially with the neighbours. With less weight and often a smaller engine, the noise produced by mini diggers is significantly lower than when compared to larger diggers. This makes them particularly popular with contractors in residential areas. When thinking about which used digger to buy, transportation is always a big issue, but with mini diggers being so small and light, they can easily be transported with just a car and trailer.
 Less destructive to the surrounding environment
As mini diggers are significantly lighter than the bigger machines, the damage they cause to the working areas is much less. As well as being lighter, the rubber tracks (rather than steel tracks often fitted to larger machines) are much kinder to the ground they are operating on and there is less need to clear large spaces for the machine to operate in.
 More cost effective
Used mini excavators are usually cheaper to buy than their larger counterparts as well as being cheaper to transport which is why they are often favoured by contractors working on smaller sites.