Excavators are powerful digging machines that come in a variety of sizes and are capable of shifting large amounts of material. But regardless of their size, excavators are highly mobile. For example, the cab attaches to the undercarriage on a centre pin enabling the excavator to have a convenient 360-degree turning radius. This feature makes them useful for a variety of light and heavy industrial jobs.
Other features include:
- Manoeuvrable boom and bucket that extends out from the cab
- Bucket may be removed and accessories fitted
- Comfortable air-conditioned control house
The earlier excavators for sale were cable driven compared to today’s models which are powered hydraulically. These advanced machines are very versatile and have many uses.
Excavators can be either tracked or wheeled with both versions having their unique uses. Whichever version you choose, the excavator price will vary considerably and be determined by the size and model. Also, when looking at excavator sales, your budget will determine whether you purchase a used excavator or a new excavator for sale. In addition, you may decide that it is not worth the expense of purchasing new or second hand and settle on hiring an excavator.
Excavators are employed for the bulk movement of debris, soil, rocks, and trench digging. Additionally, the boom may be fitted with optional accessories making these machines very versatile and useful on a wide variety of projects. Excavators are a vital part of many job or construction sites. In fact, operations from complex demolitions and basic trenching couldn’t exist without an excavator operated by a skilled driver.
Excavators come in a range of sizes: small (mini), medium (midi), and large (the size of an excavator is measured by its weight). In general, heavier machines offer more speed and superior strength compared to the lighter models which are more useful in tighter working conditions.
It is beyond the scope of this article to pinpoint accurate prices for Excavators for sale as they vary considerably, but the following are some broad examples of what you can expect to pay in Australia.
To begin with, in the following examples, new Excavator prices range from around $25,900-for the mini to a starting price of $170k for the 30 tonne plus models. But bear in mind, a second-hand excavator for sale in good condition can be purchased at a discount to these price examples.