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Mini-excavators

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SoDak, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. SoDak

    SoDak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    I love mine and use it for many purposes. How about you? In my opinion every hardscaper or landscaper should have one. It's worth at least two employees in many situations.
     
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    You can't be in this business without a mini excavator. I'd be lost with out mine.

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  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    LOL your mini is not so mini that thing dwarfs my kubota 161
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,616

    and rusk knocks it out of the park... i came into this thread expecting that and YOU did NOT disappoint!
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    A mini ex is good but with a thumb it is great!
     
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    I have rented mini's on and off as we needed them but after having a Rusk-sized excavator decided to downsize to a TK 153. I wish I would have gotten one way before. It seems like the 10-12,000 pound size was the most rented but I have used the smallest Kobelco(Gatekeeper - 3,000 pound-ish) and that was sweet.
     
  7. Rocha_Construction

    Rocha_Construction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    LOL, thats not mini :D

    The only problem with those bigger excavators is the need for clearance to get to the back of the house for some patio applications.
     
  8. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,186

    Don't leave home without the Hoe.

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  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,186

    in tandem with another tool

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  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    I want to see the finished pictures, Tim.:) Looks like that rock made you work some.
     

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