Originally Posted by hvy 1ton
Just so you have a list:
Komatsu/Ditch Witch PC18/MX18
If you NEED a machine this small there is no way i would be looking at full tailswing excavator. That would rule out the Tak and Bobcat.
I agree about the tailswing 100%. TK does make a small excavator but I think it's only available in Canada and Europe. It has the cool swing boom and is almost zero tailswing. I'll look for some info.