Essential Machine Selection Criteria for Your Excavator Rental

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Essential Machine Selection Criteria for Your Excavator Rental

20 May 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Need to hire an excavator for an upcoming job but not sure what you need? Excavator hire is a clever way to use excavation equipment that you can't afford to purchase outright. But with the wide selection of excavators available on the market, choosing the right machine for your job can be a daunting task.

Before you set out to rent an excavator, think through your job-specific requirements. This will help you to establish the characteristics of the machine you need for the job. Here are some essential criteria for selecting an excavator adapted to your needs.

Excavator size

In terms of size, all excavators fall into four main categories: minis, midis, standard and large. Minis are the smallest class of excavators on the market, while large excavators make up the largest class. Midis are a perfect choice when you need to work in a tight space but need more power than a compact excavator can deliver.

Standard excavators are the category of excavators that can be found on most construction sites due to their ability to tackle most jobs.

Excavator sizes are usually measured in tonnage. Consider how big or small your worksite is and how much power you'll need to get the job done when choosing the proper size for your job.

On-ground conditions 

Thinking about the characteristics of the ground on which you're going to operate an excavator is also important when selecting a machine for your job.

All excavators either run on wheels or tracks. Wheeled excavators are suitable for use on grounds that are hard and flat. This is because stability can be a major concern when these excavators used on undeveloped grounds.

Tracked versions, on the other hand, are better suited to challenging grounds because they distribute their weight over a larger area, providing better stability.

Attachment compatibility

Beyond excavation work, excavators can be used for land clearing, grading, site preparation, and other applications. However, they may need to be equipped with the right attachments. Before hiring an excavator for your job, consider the various tasks you need to accomplish and choose a machine that can be used together with the attachments you need.

If you're going to move large rocks on-site, for example, an excavator that can be used with a rock grab will allow you to get work done with fewer pieces of equipment present in the workplace.

If you've figured out which type of excavator you need for your job, feel free to request your no-obligation quote from an equipment rental company near you.