Mini Excavators: The Suburban Landscaping Solution

Mini Excavators

Landscaping in a tight spot?

Cat® Mini Excavators can take care of that.


As suburban sprawl continues to rise and subdivision lot sizes continue to shrink, equipment maneuverability and transportability has become an increasingly critical issue for landscape contractors. We understand that you need a machine in the smallest package possible that can still meet the needs of your application. Cat® Mini Excavators can serve as a solution to this dilemma.

Selecting the Right Machine for Your Needs

If you are considering purchasing or renting a mini excavator to help with suburban landscaping projects, there are several factors to consider, including:

  • Craning/lifting capacity: Applications that traditionally required the use of large excavators, such as tree removal and debris clean-up, can now be accomplished with mini excavators due to increased lifting capacity and machine stability.  
  • Transportability: Consider your equipment transportation resources, and what machine size they are able to haul or tow. For instance, some mini excavators can be easily towed on a trailer, while others need to be transported on a flatbed truck.
  • Dig Depth: Check to see if the machine’s reach and dig depth meet the requirements of your application. Many mini excavators also come with two stick options so you can pick the configuration that matches your preference.
  • Width of the machine: Some Cat Mini Excavators are now engineered with an extendable undercarriage. This feature is helpful when the machines must fit through narrow pathways or operate on tight project sites.

Along with serving as a solution to completing landscaping projects in increasingly tighter work spaces, mini excavators are time and labor saving devices. Paired with the right couplers and attachments, Cat Mini Excavators can help you complete projects faster, and tackle more jobs throughout the year.

To learn more about Cat Mini Excavators and how these machines can bring value to your landscaping business, contact your local Cat dealer.

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