Discover why now may be the right time to buy a compact excavator — plus gain expert tips on how to keep your present machines jobsite ready — by downloading the new 2021 Equipment World Compact Equipment Guide.
Experts tell us that today's machines are more capable than previous models in the same size class. For example, today's 6- to 8-ton models can do work that would have required 12- or even 14-ton machines not long ago.
Our experts also advise contractors to spec an excavator with 25% more dig depth than what you think you'll need. This will increase the other key specs to provide enough machine to allow room for your business to grow.
This valuable information is paired with information on specific compact excavator models, including:
- The 47.6-horsepower Kubota KX057-5, which has a dig depth of 12 feet 9 inches and offers a color 7-inch LCD as standard. And with the introduction of the U48-5, the company now has a reduced tailswing and conventional model in every size category from 2 to 6 tons.
- Discover the newer European-style units, such as the 75-horsepower Mecalac 6MCR skid-excavator, which has a three-piece arm, featuring a two-piece boom plus stick. The units can use both excavator and loader attachments, and the company recently partnered with Rototilt to provide an integrated tiltrotator.
- Learn about Volvo Construction Equipment's new lithium-ion-battery powered ECR25, which can do a full day's work on a single charge.
To get all of the details, download the guide here.