At every point of job planning, a contractor or firm must decided the equipment they are going to use on a specific job. I the job requires, a skid steer or mini digger may be needed. Most residential and small commercial job require these easy to use vehicle. A skid steer loader is a small rigid frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labor-saving tools or attachments. Though sometimes they are equipped with tracks, skid-steer loaders are typically four-wheel vehicles with the wheels mechanically locked in synchronization on each side, and the left-side drive wheels can be driven independently of the right-side drive wheels. Skid steers are usually ranked by power and efficiency, John Deer Skid Steers are considered by many around the world as the standard by which all others are judged.
Hitachi mini excavators are considered the gold standard in mini excavators. A compact or mini excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing. There are two distinct classes of compact excavators, conventional tail swing - units that have a rear counterweight that will extend beyond the tracks when the house rotates, and zero-tail swing - units with a house whose diameter stays within the width of the tracks through full rotation. Zero-tail swing units allow the operator to focus on digging and not watching where he or she is swinging.
Pricing is always important to a contractor or building group. Hitachi offers a large supply of construction equipment at different price levels as well. It is much better to have a group that knows about diggers and skid steers do the research for you on what you may need than trying to guess. When pricing out the costs of different options be sure to look at reliability and gas usage of different machines, as they may make a difference in your overall budget and plans.