Excavators, mini

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

It’s hard to believe that a little more than a decade ago, compact excavators were basically unknown in the United States. Long popular in Europe and Asia because their compact size allowed them to work in small areas of large, congested cities, the first Japanese compact excavators that began appearing on American job sites brought curiosity, even amusement, and their potential was not at first recognized.

Large and medium excavators from John Deere, Case, Kobelco, New Holland, Hitachi, Volvo CE, Caterpillar, Komatsu America and Doosan.

The 27SR ACERA zero tail swing compact excavator delivers easy maneuverability in tight spaces without sacrificing stability when working.

The new ZX50U-3 meets EPA Interim Tier-4 emissions requirements.

New Holland Construction offers a full line of zero-tail-swing compact excavators for maneuvering in tight job sites.

The 302.5C Mini Hydraulic Excavator gets a net 24.9 hp and operating weight is 6,283 pounds when equipped with a cab and 6,052 pounds with a canopy.

The XT1600 excavator-tool carrier is designed to perform the work of three machines: a backhoe loader, mini excavator, and compact track loader.

The Case CX B Series compact excavator line features proportional auxiliary hydraulic control, swing tower foot pedal control and a 4-way dozer blade.

The new M-Series excavators are re-engineered to deliver increased performance in a lighter machine.

Deere's largest compact excavator, the new 60D, excels in close quarters and is easy to trailer.

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