On The Level: Boost Productivity with Mini Excavator Technology
On The Level: Boost Productivity with Mini Excavator Technology

Boost Productivity with
Mini Excavator Technology

Looking for ways to make your day on the job easier? New mini excavator (MHE) technology can help.

John Janes | Landscaping Marketing Manager

Working smarter, not harder, is the name of the game on landscaping jobs, and today’s mini excavator technology makes it that much easier. From features that help with grading to boom and bucket position, let’s take a look at how the latest tech makes a big difference to your productivity.

The Benefits of New Mini Excavator Technology

Labor shortages, training operators, and adhering to project deadlines are just some of the challenges you might face with your landscaping business. Mini excavator technology can help make jobs easier for newer operators and allow more experienced operators to boost their efficiency. These technologies also cut out the need for things like manual grade checking, allowing you to shift your employees on the job to work on different projects and get more done overall.

Where New Mini Excavator Technology Can Help on the Job

When working on landscaping job sites, you’re often navigating around both overhead obstacles like trees and power lines and underground obstacles like fiber optic cables or utilities. That’s where new mini excavator technology comes in. Today’s machines allow you to set your desired maximum height above and below your machine to avoid damaging any of your surroundings.

Similarly, if you’re loading a truck or working near live traffic, you can set your desired swing boundary to the left or right of your machine, as well as maximum reach in front of your machine, to avoid any mishaps and downtime.

The ability to stop your mini excavator’s swing function at a pre-set target is another handy feature when trench digging or truck loading. This can help you save fuel and give you better cycle times, meaning more money in your pocket. Keeping your cut accurate in sloping, leveling, and fine-grading and trenching applications is made easier with bucket-assist features that maintain your bucket’s last position automatically.

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When doing slope work, new mini excavator technology can also help you reach your target grade more precisely and quicker than before. The in-cab system allows you to select your target depth and slope, and the monitor provides real-time feedback on distance to grade.

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Interested in how this new mini excavator technology can help your business? Contact your local Cat® dealer to learn more about the 306 CR, 308 CR, and 309 CR models, where this tech comes standard.

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John Janes


John Janes

Landscaping Marketing Manager

John Janes has been bringing his diversified expertise to sales and marketing initiatives at Caterpillar for more than a decade. Not only does he hold an LIC certification from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), CSP and ASM certifications from the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), but Janes also serves as an American Concrete Institute (ACI)-certified concrete flatwork technician.

 

 

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