In our troubled economy it is just good business to get the most for your
money. Excavators are a large and expensive piece of essential equipment for
construction. You may have asked yourself if it is better to buy new or used
equipment. The most recognizable model, the Caterpillar, also known as the Cat,
has been shown as one of the hardiest when well maintained. Next the Komatsu,
Volvo, and Hitachi are all top notch machines. As for the JCB's the buzz is on
the rise. Now interest in these machines is not limited to commercial use. Any
one with a hole to dig would benefit from a mini excavator. Having seen one in
action I can attest to their usefulness. But I have to stress that you be
properly trained in how to use them because they weigh in excess of 12,000
pounds and can cause serious damage if used improperly.
The JCB mini digger 8014 boast a 1.1 liter capacity engine giving it 11%
greater fuel efficiency, always great to save on gas, lower emissions, leave
less of a carbon foot print, and a bigger diesel tank, spend less time filling
up. The tubular boom design with gives it strength and durability. The design of
the frame means less counter weight is needed. Retailing at over a hundred
thousand it is always smart to start used. The best way to go about it is to ask
questions, check the hours logged and be prepared.
Now as a counter balance is the JCB 3cx mounted on tires and not tracks this
rig is better suited for residential work OBD Tool. It has a digging depth of 18'
6" it is an excavator and front end loader. No reason to have two machines for
one job. It retails at just under a hundred thousand dollars and seems to be the
best tool for the job.
Full sized Komatsu, Volvo, and Hitachi brands tend to be on the expensive
side. Retailing for over 200,000 dollars. They would make a good addition to any
out fit, but where they are nice to look at they are notoriously hard to find
parts for should they break, let alone a mechanic. I cannot say much for them
but they do cost considerably less used. A 3 year old model costing nearly 75 %
less than new one.
Finally we come to the king of hole. The Cat. Easily the most recognizable
excavator in the world. Durable and cost effective. Retailing at about 100 Autel
Maxidas DS808,000 dollars new and half that used. There is no shortage on
parts or skilled labor to fix these monsters. When considering a piece of
equipment for a long haul, don't overlook the Caterpillar.
Weather you go mini or full sized make sure you research your machine,
sometimes the yellow pages just won't cut it. Go online, spend time looking and
find the best deal for you. Every dealer now has their own website but don't be
afraid to look at a smaller site.Robert Tate - Region Sales Manager of
Mascus UK. Mascus is an electronic marketplace for excavators, trailers and
trucks.Mascus makes trading in excavators for sale more efficiently by
collecting all information about supply and demand in one place.All dealers,
producers and end users are welcome to offer their used machines and trucks for
sale via the marketplace