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8,000 pound mini excavator rental

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10 foot digging depth and 11.5 foot dumping height make this 8,000 pound mini excavator rental a workhorse.

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8,000 pound mini excavator rental

It all comes down to width and digging depth when it comes to mini excavator rentals, and 8,000 pound capacity models offer a small footprint and great agility in tight areas.


OpenRental ID: 4635
Power : 23 HP diesel engine
Swing boom range: 70 degrees left, 60 degrees right
Tracks: Rubber tracks
Maximum drawbar pull: 8655 pounds
Boom length: 8 foot 2 inches
Arm length: 4 feet 4 inches
Maximum digging depth: 10 feet
Dig radius at ground surface: 17 feet 1 inch
Dump height: 11 feet 5 inches
Operating weight: 8,554 pounds

Questions & Answers

Can it fit in my truck?

No, this item requires a trailer, and at least a 3/4 ton pickup with frame-mounted hitch.

Can i lift a boulder with it?

Yes, the machine can pick up 2500 pounds maximum, but that decreases the further you reach out.

Can i grade my yard with it?

Yes, it comes equipped with a digging and a grading bucket.

What control style does it use?

This machine has a control switch that allows you to run either pattern of controls.

Will it tear up my yard?

Any time you have a heavy tracked machine of this size on a yard there will be some damage to the turf and surface. To minimize damage, try to limit turns where the tracks are operating at different speeds. Another way to limit damage is to lay down plywood on the path to the work site, and at the work site itself.


Mini excavators have tough tracks, but they can be damaged by sharp rocks and debris. Make sure to clear the area of rocks and debris that could tear or damage the tracks.

Call your utilities or 811 a week before you plan to rent and excavator. Then have water and gas lines marked out ahead of time.

Do's & Don'ts

DO: prep your area, clear debris

DO: Establish a safety radius, and stay vigilant about any onlookers who might stop by to watch you work. Especially remain aware of people who might have stepped in too close and in blind spots behind you and to the side.

DON'T: Dig over the side. Dig only over the front blade, failure to do so will greatly increase chances of tipping over.

DO: Keep your bucket low when swinging the boom from side to side -- reaching up and out can cause tipping at the wrong angle. Try to keep all of you lifting and digging directly in front of you, over the front blade.

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