Mini Excavator Vs Skid Steer: Which Is Right for Your Project?

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
When it comes to construction and landscaping projects, having the right equipment can make all the difference in efficiency and success. Whether you’re an experienced construction worker or a DIY project enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with two popular equipment rentals for completing various jobs and tasks: Mini excavators and skid steers. While both ...
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What Is a Compact Excavator?

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024
If you’re getting ready to start a new project that calls for a smaller-sized excavator, one of the most important preparatory steps involves reserving the necessary equipment and tools. But for those less familiar with small equipment rentals, how do you know if a mini excavator or a compact excavator is the right choice? But perhaps more importantly, what is ...
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When A Mini Excavator Isn’t the Best Option

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Whether you’ve rented and used a mini excavator only once or a million and two times, it doesn’t take long for it to become clear how versatile, powerful, and capable these little machines are. And with so many use cases, it can sometimes seem like there isn’t anything that you can’t do with a mini excavator rental. But it’s important to remember ...
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12 Things You Can Do with a Mini Excavator Rental

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
If you ask an experienced heavy equipment operator what they’ve used a mini excavator for, you might be surprised at just how much they can do. A true technological emblem of versatility in construction, the types of projects and jobs you can accomplish with a mini excavator for rent are seemingly endless. No wonder they’re such a popular equipment rental for ...
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Do You Need a Backhoe or Mini Excavator Rental?

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024
If you’re planning a project that involves digging or excavation, you know that an important part of preparation is selecting the equipment you’ll be using. A lot of heavy machinery rentals can assist with digging and excavation—like mini excavator rentals and backhoes. So how do you know which equipment rental is the right choice for your project? Backhoe ...
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Mini Excavator Rentals: How to Make Renting Small Equipment Easy 

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
Mini excavators are versatile and useful for many projects and jobs, so it’s no wonder that individuals and businesses alike often rent these popular machines. If you’re thinking about reserving a mini excavator rental, use this guide to prepare for the process and ensure you’re set up for success. Why Rent Mini Excavators? Whether you’re an avid DIY ...
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Rent Mini Excavators: Understanding Popular Size Terminology

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024
Looking to rent a mini excavator? Although they’re called “mini” excavators, there are still considerable size variations among these heavy equipment machines. Ranging from quite tiny to the admittedly larger side of “small,” mini excavator sizes are just as varied as their use cases. And while mini excavator model numbers typically increase alongside the ...
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Mini Excavators 101: Everything You Need to Know About This Small Equipment Rental

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Whether you’re an experienced construction worker or have a passion for DIY projects, you’ve likely used a mini excavator to accomplish your project. A powerful machine renowned for its versatility and broad range of uses, it’s no surprise that mini excavators have become one of the most popular small equipment rentals. But even if you regularly use a mini ...
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Is Buying a Mini Excavator a Good Investment? 6 Reasons Renting a Mini Excavator May Be a Smarter Decision

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024
If you frequently use a mini excavator, you might find yourself at a fork in the road wondering if buying one is a better option than repeatedly reserving a mini excavator rental. Although both options offer valid benefits, there’s no denying that the road to renting is often more advantageous for businesses and individuals. Let's look at different factors that ...
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Mini Excavator Attachment Guide

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024
There’s no denying that when you rent a mini excavator, you’re essentially renting a versatile workhorse. Although they’re small, don’t let their size fool you: Mini excavators are powerful and efficient machines, making them an indispensable small equipment rental for completing an extensive range of projects. Yet what really unleashes a mini excavator’s ...
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Mini Excavator Parts and Anatomy

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
While it's true that mini excavators are small machines, their capabilities are nothing short of impressive. And if you’re a homeowner who loves to do DIY projects, there’s a good chance that you’ve rented a small excavator to help you with tasks in landscaping projects, pool installation, or any number of other projects. But do you know all the parts of a ...
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How to Transport a Mini Excavator

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Since mini excavators are renowned for their versatility and suitability for a variety of jobs, it’s no surprise that they’re an especially popular small equipment rental amongst those working in construction. Renting a mini excavator is one thing, but moving it to your work site is entirely another—and when it comes to getting your mini excavator from point A ...
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Mini Excavator Sizes: What Size Do I Need for My Project? 

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024
Mini excavators are versatile machines that are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to tackle a wide range of project tasks in confined spaces. From digging trenches, demolishing structures, and loading materials, these compact powerhouses offer impressive performance despite their smaller stature. But did you know that mini excavators come in a ...
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Renting Mini Excavators Vs Buying Cheap Chinese Excavators

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
As you prepare for a new project, one of the things you need to do is gather the tools and equipment you will need to complete the job. You may already have some tools, but when it comes to acquiring a mini excavator, you’re faced with an important decision: Do you rent a mini excavator, or do you buy a cheap Chinese excavator? Although a low price tag certainly ...
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How To Find a Mini Excavator Rental Near Me

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024
Starting a new project is exciting, but there are a few important tasks to do before you can jump in and start getting your hands dirty. For instance, you need to make sure your crew is properly trained and prepared, you need to familiarize yourself with the work schedule and review the weather forecast. Yet perhaps the most important prerequisite involves sourcing ...
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How To Operate a Mini Excavator: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024
Do you have a project that requires you to use a mini excavator? Although small excavators are an advantageous and powerful tool, they can be a little intimidating if you’ve never operated one. Fortunately, you can use this guide as a handy cheat sheet. But remember, this guide is NOT a replacement for the required qualifications and training you’ll need ...
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Mini Excavator Rental Attachment Options

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024
If you’re preparing for your next project, you know how critical it is to determine what equipment and tools you’ll need access to. If your project calls for a mini excavator, don’t forget to consider the various mini excavator attachments that could make your work even easier. What Are the Mini Excavator Attachment Options? When dealing with a small ...
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Mini Excavator Rental Terms and Conditions

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024
  Before you pick up your small excavator rental, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what’s expected from you, the renter.  Here are some facts that make your rental experience more efficient. What Are the Terms and Conditions of the Mini Excavator Rental Agreement? Renters will receive a paper or digital copy of the rental agreement for ...
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Mini Excavator Rentals and Safety Regulations

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024
If you’re getting ready to rent a mini excavator, it’s critical to be up-to-date with safety regulations and protocols so you can safely and confidently use the equipment. Find out more about safely using a mini excavator rental below. What Safety Features Does the Mini Excavator Have? It’s important to recognize that the specific set of safety features will ...
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Mini Excavator Rental Condition and Maintenance Facts

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
If you’re ready to start your next project and are looking for a mini excavator for rent, you might be worried about the condition of the equipment you’ll be using. Is it up to snuff? And what happens if you experience operational issues, like a breakdown? You can rest assured that our crew at The Equipment Source has your back, and won’t let you ...
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Mini Excavator Rental Checklist

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024
Before you jump into a project, it’s important to review your requirements and make sure you have access to the equipment and tools you need. That being said, accidents happen, and sometimes important considerations and rental details get left by the wayside. If you’re getting ready to rent a mini excavator for your latest project, you can ensure ...
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Mini Excavator Rentals and Insurance

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024
If you’re getting ready to rent a mini excavator for a project, you might be wondering if you need to get insurance. You can find the answers to all your questions below. Is Insurance Included With My Mini Excavator Rental? Insurance is not required so it is not included with your rental. Instead, our teams at The Equipment Source do include a Damage Waiver ...
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Mini Excavator Fuel and Operating Costs

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024
If you’re thinking about renting a mini excavator for your next project, you might be wondering about its fuel efficiency and the rules on refilling the tank. This guide has all the answers! Are Mini Excavators Fuel Efficient?  Compact excavators are fuel-efficient. In fact, mini excavators are growing increasingly fuel efficient as the industry advances. Will ...
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Mini Excavator Rentals and Environmental Considerations

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
If you’re nervous about the environmental impact of heavy equipment like compact excavators, you can rest assured you’re in good hands at The Equipment Source. Does Mini Excavator Meet Any Emission Standards or Environmental Regulations?  Yes, all of our mini excavators meet environmental regulations. Are There Any Restrictions on Where I Can Use the ...
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What Size Mini Excavator Do I Need?

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024
As you prepare to start your next project, an important step is making a list of supplies—including what equipment rentals you’ll need. The question is, which mini excavator size is the right choice for your project? This blog will help you find the answer. What Is the Digging Depth and Reach Of The Excavator? We have a couple of different-sized mini ...
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Mini Excavator Brands and Specs

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2024
Deciding which equipment to rent is an important first step when starting a project. The process requires two steps: determining what kind of equipment you need - such as a mini excavator -in addition to determining which brand you want to use. You can use this handy guide to help you ascertain which mini excavator rental is the best choice for your ...
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Mini Excavators and DIY Pool Installation

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024
Who hasn’t dreamed of having an inground pool in their backyard? While the idea is exciting and appealing, hiring and paying for a crew to install a new pool can be expensive. But by renting the right equipment and tools, you can do the project yourself. Because compact excavators are smaller, it makes them ideal for DIY projects like pool installations. Work ...
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The Benefits of Renting vs Buying a Mini Excavator

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024
When it comes to tackling landscaping or construction projects that require heavy-duty equipment like mini excavators, one of the primary decisions you'll face is whether to rent or buy. Both options have their merits, but renting offers several distinct advantages that make it a more compelling choice for both individuals and businesses. This is your guide to all ...
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Make Landscaping Easier with a Mini Excavator Rental

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Landscaping projects are a fun outdoor activity--if you have the right tools. Whether clearing your backyard from old stumps, installing a new pool, or leveling an area for a new garden bed, the right tools make all the difference. Read on to discover how a mini excavator rental can significantly improve your landscaping project experience. Time Efficient You know ...
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What’s the Difference Between Mini Excavators and Standard Excavators?

Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2024
An excavator can help you get all sorts of projects done, and when choosing your excavator, you need to make sure you get the right size for your job. Understanding the differences between mini and standard-sized excavators will help you choose the equipment rental that best suits your project—and this guide has all the answers you need. Mini Excavators Also ...
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What Is a Mini Excavator Used For?

Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
If you’re getting ready to work on a project, an important part of preparing is determining the equipment that will help you get it done - like a mini excavator. Since mini excavators are so versatile for their small size, they’re a popular piece of heavy equipment for all kinds of jobs. What Jobs Can I Do With a Mini Excavator? Mini excavators can help ...
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Delivery and Pickup Information for Mini Excavator Rentals

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
  A mini excavator rental can help with all sorts of projects, and renting one has never been easier thanks to our top-notch delivery and pickup services. How do I get the mini excavator to my location? We’ll drop off your rental when you’re ready for it and pick it up when you’re done. Are delivery and pickup included in the mini excavator rental ...
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Mini Excavator Rentals: Availability and Reservations

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
  If you’re ready to rent a mini excavator for your latest project, you might be asking what you need to do to secure your rental. This guide has all the answers. How far in advance do I need to make my reservation? We recommend contacting one of our locations to make a rental reservation 2-3 days before you plan to use the mini excavator. Will the mini ...
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Mini Excavator Rental Information

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
  If you’re getting ready to rent some heavy equipment for a project, you might be wondering about the logistics of a mini excavator rental. You’ll find answers to the most common questions in this guide. How much does it cost to rent a mini excavator? We have a couple of different-sized mini excavators. The smallest starts at $313/day, and the largest ...
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