Mini Digger FAQs

Mini Digger FAQs

Mini Digger FAQs Answered

PlantClassifieds answers your Mini Digger FAQs below. See our comparison spec sheets page to learn more about the mini excavator specifications page.

Mini diggers range from 0.8 to 5.5 tonnes, and the maximum digging depth for a micro digger (0.8t) starts at 1.7 meters to just over 3.6 meters for a 5.5-tonne mini digger.

We have compiled a maximum digging depth list for Kubota diggers, which are prolific in the plant hire industry, to indicate the digging ability.

ModelMax Dig Depth
Kubota KX008-51720mm
Kubota KX015-42250mm
Kubota KX016-42250mm
Kubota KX018-42380mm
Kubota KX027-42740mm
Kubota KX030-42870mm
Kubota KX037-43410mm
Kubota KX042-4α3455mm
Kubota U56-53630mm

The average lifespan of a mini digger can vary depending on various factors such as the manufacturer, model, maintenance, and usage. However, as a general guideline, a well-maintained mini digger can last 10,000 to 20,000 operating hours.

Regular maintenance and timely repairs can extend the lifespan of a mini digger.

No. If you plan to use a mini digger on private construction sites, land, or access roads, you do not need a valid driver’s license or an operator’s ticket as per legal requirements.

However, the operator must be competent and adequately trained in using the digger/excavator and should have read and understood the operator’s manual to ensure safety.
On the other hand, if you plan to operate a digger excavator on public roads in the United Kingdom, a valid driver’s license is mandatory.

For more information visit HSE’s website.

Mini digger’s bucket capacity ranges from around 0.022 (micro digger) – 0.14 (5.5t digger) cubic meters (m³), which means larger mini diggers can move up to 0.14m³ of soil or other materials in a single scoop.

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