The hire of a mini digger also has a sub category…mini mini! It is fair to say that in most common applications the ‘standard’ size mini digger is our GA524 Kanga loader. However, as blocks reduce in size and build ratios change, the use of a mini, mini digger is increasingly popular.
Which mini digger is best for my job?
When choosing the best mini digger for whatever your application, my basic advice is the bigger mini the better! If your backyard has greater than 1050mm access then you’ll get your job done easier and quicker with our GA524 Kanga’s. They weigh in at around 750kgs and give you a greater counterweight for breaking your earth open, drilling the holes, and counterweight on trenching. They also have a higher lift to clear all the skip bin heights as well as a greater bucket load capacity. The bucket size reduces your turn around times and as such, the total time needed for your job.
However, if you have less than 1050mm access or you have aspects of your job which has restricted space, then your choice is dramatically diminished! This doesn’t mean you have the option of a second rate machine, but your job just takes longer. For instance, when our standard mini digger will ‘break open’ your dig out site in one bite, the mini, mini digger (a.k.a Kanga Kid) may need to use the ripper bar to loosen the site up first…then dig. The Kanga kid is just 500kgs which simply means it has to use more muscle and creativity to get the same job done. The short story is that our Kanga Kid (TK216 Kanga) will do everything its big brother (GA524) will do…but it will take a little longer.
So next time you need backyard earthworks there is a mini, or mini mini digger to suit your task!