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Choose from our inventory of excavators for sale from Bobcat, Kubota, Sany, Doosan and others.

Lano Equipment always has a huge inventory of quality new and used excavators for sale from top brands like Kubota, Bobcat, Doosan, Case and many others, in stock and ready to roll. You can always count on Lano Equipment for prices that will compete with any dealership, anywhere, anytime. Click the links below to see our inventory of Kubota excavators, Bobcat excavators, or Doosan excavators. Scroll down to see all products.

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For pricing and availability on excavators, call 763-307-2800.

Excavator Q&A:

Everything you need to know before you buy or rent an excavator.

What’s in a name? Mini or compact?

It can be a little confusing, but some manufacturers like Bobcat and Kubota actually classify their product a compact excavator, which simply means that it can handle approximately up to six metric tons. But the same is true for mini excavators. Either way, it doesn't really matter.  But at Lano Equipment, we have begun classifying our excavators in this category as 'mini' excavators simply because the vast majority of consumers search the internet using those terms.

What’s the difference between a standard excavator, a mini excavator, or a compact excavator?

Whether you’re considering Bobcat, Kubota, Sany or other brands, it’s good to understand that the mini excavator evolved in the early 1960s to help small contractors move lots of materials in tighter spaces. FYI, also called the ‘compact excavator’ by many brands, the most popular term according to Google is overwhelmingly ‘mini excavator’ by an almost 8:1 margin.

All that aside, here are the five main criteria that define the mini excavator, and why it is different from a standard excavator:

  • Size – The mini excavator is smaller than the standard excavator (obviously), with varying lift capacities, and narrower widths that allow them to get into tighter spaces.
  • Tail Swing – Mini excavators also have a reduced tail-swing or even a zero tail-swing, which makes it easier to make tight turns in small, narrow job sites, like parking lots, streets, housing sites, and many others.
  • Narrower Undercarriage - helps mini excavator operators maneuver a narrower undercarriage through tight spaces, like doorways or gates.
  • Lighter – A mini excavator weighs less than a standard excavator, which makes it easier to transport between sites.
  • Fuel Savings – Being smaller, a mini excavator also consumes far less fuel.
    Why choose a mini Excavator, and what are the best applications to use it?

What projects are ideal for mini excavators?

Mini excavators are typically not used on large excavation projects, like large road projects requiring hundreds of thousands of yards of material to be moved. But for smaller projects like parking lots, streets, housing sites, utility projects, and many others, they’re perfect. It's crucial to use a mini excavator whenever there's a possibility that a larger excavator may hit a wall, or any obstacle. This can not only damage the obstacle but also the excavator itself. When renting or purchasing a mini excavator, here are a few things to keep in mind as you make a decision.

Is your jobsite a flat, empty landscape, or an urban area with a lot of buildings and other obstacles? Terrain will also determine which type of machine and attachments you'll need to complete the job efficiently and safely.

What’s the lift capacity of a mini excavator?

  • Machine size & lift capacity –The weight of the materials you'll be lifting will likely determine the excavator size you'll need. These are the basic size guidelines for most excavators.
  • A mini (or compact) excavator typically handles up to six metric tons (or 13,227 pounds)
    A mid-sized excavator handles 6-10 metric tons (or 22,046 pounds)
  • Full size he standard (or full-size) excavator will lift up to 10 - 90 metric tons (or 22,046 - 198,416 pounds)

What are other reasons for choosing a mini excavator?

  • Storage availability – If you're purchasing an excavator, you may need an indoor storage facility to house the excavator during frigid, stormy or excessively rainy weather.
  • Weight – You'll want to know the excavator's maximum operating weight. The last thing you want is an excavator that's too heavy, as this could damage your site.
  • Bucket capacity, digging depth and reach – Different buckets can handle different weights. You'll want to make sure the excavator you choose can handle the size of bucket your job requires. Your digging depth and length requirements will help determine excavator size and attachment type.

Should I buy or rent a mini excavator?

To purchase an excavator, you'll either need a sizeable amount of cash or decent credit. While a purchase requires larger upfront cost, it could save you money over time, especially if you plan on using the machine frequently. Use this general rule of thumb: you use the machine more than 65% of the year, a purchase makes sense.  If you use it less than 65% (or less than eight months in a year), then you should rent. There are also possible tax advantages of buying as well as the potential return on investment, ask your accountant what makes sense for you. 

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