Different Types of Excavator For Your Project

One of the main uses for an excavator is digging trenches, holes and foundations. It can also be used for demolition, dredging rivers, snow removal, material handling and forestry works.There are different types of excavators that can be used depending on the construction project you're undertaking. They are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities and it is important that you consider what kind of features you need for the excavator to accommodate your requirements.

Excavator Components

  • Cab - where the operator controls the excavator
  • Undercarriage - consists of the gears, motors and track roller that is responsible for movement
  • House - contains engine, fuel cylinders and oil
  • Engine - used to operate the boom
  • Boom - the extension unit that is connected with the attachments
  • Attachments - used as trenching buckets, grading buckets, hydraulic breakers, plate compactors, rippers.
  • Stick - adjustable in length and connects the boom with the undercarriage


Types of Excavators


1. Mini Excavators
Perfect for confined spaces, these mini diggers can access hard to reach places and provide easy manoeuvrability. They are mainly used for landscaping purposes or minor constructions where they can work in tight spaces.

2. Micro Excavators
These micro diggers are mainly used for smaller tight spaces and are ideal for a rear garden patio or small extension footings. They have a maximum dig depth of up to 6ft which can be perfect for extension footings, landscape projects and general building works. These crawler excavators can be stable on extremely rough terrain and are less likely to get stuck in uneven ground.

3. Midi Excavators
Designed for a more rigorous site work, these midi diggers provide more power and digging depth. They are capable of heavier excavation operations and have more extensive features such as 'quick-hitch' functionality and high fuel efficiency.

4. Larger Excavators
These 13Ton diggers have long boom arms that are perfect for low, more difficult to reach areas. They can also be used for smaller lifting operations and can move large volumes of earth quickly and efficiently.

Tiger Plant offers quality Plant & Equipment hire. We understand that machine downtime costs our clients money, we provide reliable, affordable Diggers and Plant with an exceptional service.If you have any enquiries, contact us on 01793 886 444 or email us at info@tigerplant.co.uk and a friendly member of our team will reach out to you promptly.