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Kubota mini excavator on a white background
Kubota mini excavator on a white background

Mini excavators, also known as compact excavators, are machines that demolish, dig and move large masses of land.  There are many factors you need to consider when choosing a mini excavator. The size, the features, and the price are few things that matter. You will also have to consider the needs of the project. That way you can find an excavator that will optimise your productivity.

Choosing the Right Mini Excavator

The Size

Review the needs of your project. If the machine has to handle hard substrate, you will need an mini excavator with higher horsepower. The machine should be stable and have a strong load-bearing capacity. If you’re working in confined spaces, you will have to measure the height and width of the excavator to make sure it can easily pass through narrow gates or pathways. Another important thing to measure is the swing radius of the excavator. Again, if you’re working in tight spaces, you’ll have to make sure the swing radius is small in size. This will help you to prevent swing accidents on the work site.

Electric vs. Diesel Fuel

You’ll find two types of mini-excavators for sale. The electric powered ones are often smaller in size, and they can’t dig as deep. Most of them come with short power cables.

Diesel-fuel mini excavators are the next alternative. They have a digging depth of 10 -14 feet. If you want an excavator with a higher capacity, you will have to look for a full-sized one.

Mini-Excavator Weight

To decrease the impact on your landscaping, consider choosing machines that weigh less. Mini-excavators weigh between one and 8 tonnes. They are better suited for smaller applications.

The Cabin

Check the cabin to make sure the operator will be comfortable on the job. Find out if the controls are well-positioned so the operator can efficiently carry out tasks.

The Attachments

Attachments do all the hard work, so make sure the excavator is versatile enough to handle different blades and buckets. If the excavator has a quick attach coupler, you’ll find it easier to switch between attachments.

Buying Used Excavators

If you’re buying a used mini excavator, inspect the arm, the bucket, and the boom. Also find out if the machine’s safety features are in proper working condition.

Whether you’re looking for new or used mini-excavators, find a reliable seller that has been in business for many years. The company should be able to offer your prompt service and repairs if the machine breaks down.

New and Used Mini Excavators for Sale in Brisbane

If you need high-quality construction equipment or excavator parts, get in touch with Allclass Construction Equipment.

If you’ve got a construction job to do, we’ve got the right tools and equipment for you. Choose from our range of high performing mini excavators, stump grinders, rock breakers and trenchers.

We have a team of professional and highly experienced technicians who can fix malfunctioning equipment without delay.

Call us on 1300 255 252 for an immediate quote. You could also visit us online to view our range of new and used excavators in Brisbane.






Kubota excavator on green grass in open field
Kubota excavator on green grass in open field

In today’s business environment, there is a great emphasis on reducing manufacturing costs. Companies go to great lengths to improve equipment and plant reliability but they often find it difficult to pinpoint exactly when their machinery needs to be replaced.

Business owners need to take several factors into consideration when deciding whether or not to replace old equipment. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

Should You Replace Construction Equipment?

If there’s a catastrophic failure of the engine, it’s a good idea to replace your equipment. Even if you employ a few mechanics, you’ll be better off asking them to work on daily maintenance instead of making them spend hours fixing a particular machine.

You also need to take machine downtime into consideration. If it’s going to take several weeks to get the equipment up and running again, you will lose revenue. You could, of course, hire equipment and bear the cost of rental fees. If you’re going to use the machine 60-70% of the time, though, it will be more cost effective to buy than rent. Besides, new or remanufactured machines come with extensive warranties, so you won’t have to worry about the cost of unplanned repairs. 

5 Tell-Tale Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Equipment

  1. The equipment shows a marked decline in performance across many jobs
  2. The equipment consistently takes longer than before to complete jobs
  3. The equipment is outdated or not as productive as efficient and modern versions – new construction machines come with enhanced safety features and intelligent systems that make the job go much faster.
  4. Your current fleet can’t handle the demands of the current project –investing in new equipment will help to maintain the reputation of the company.
  5. The equipment poses a safety risk – if you run machines that are unsafe, you may sustain significant injuries. You may also encounter financial losses and legal issues.

Construction Equipment in Brisbane

If you’re looking for new or used construction equipment and spare parts, get in touch with Allclass Construction Equipment. We carry a broad range of mini excavators, track loaders, engines and excavator attachments in Brisbane. We have a rapid response service team and offer exceptional after-sales support.

Whether you’re looking for Kubota excavators,  TORO stump grinders or engines we have it all under our roof. We have three service centres, complete with the latest tools and spare part kits. We’ll keep your business on its tracks by offering prompt repairs and servicing.

If you need excavators or Kubota parts in Brisbane, call us on 1300 255 252. You can also visit us online to explore our range of construction equipment.



Red vintage troubleshooting sign
Red vintage troubleshooting sign

Despite following routine preventive maintenance procedures, mini excavators can still break down unexpectedly. You should watch for symptoms of common problems and take necessary measures to maximise the life of your machine.

Common Mini Excavator Problems You Might Come Across


Is your excavator heating up rapidly in a short period of time? Almost all equipment heats up with use but rapid overheating is sure to be a problem.

Here are a few things to check:

  • Coolant temperature – you might have to flush out your coolant and replace it to see if that solves the problem.
  • Checks for air locks – particles often get lodged in the radiator core. Clean out the radiator and use a leaf blower to clear out the core. Removing these contaminants will often solve heating issues.
  • Replace the thermostat – if your coolant temperature rises and then suddenly drops, the thermostat might be the problem. Either check your owner’s manual for advice on replacing a thermostat or ask a certified technician for assistance.

Low Power

Many machine operators complain about low power. To troubleshoot low power, you can check a couple of things.

  • Perform a few simple checks – examine the air filters and the fuel filters to see if there is any obvious cause for reduced power. If you identify a problem, resolve it yourself or talk to a professional.
  • Test the cycle time – an excavator’s cycle time can only be tested by a certified technician. They will find out how long it takes for the machine arm or bucket to move from one position to another. If the machine takes longer than usual to perform routine functions, you know you’re dealing with a power problem. Once they have identified the power problem with a test, the experts will be able to resolve the issue.

Excavator Travel Drive Problems

If you’re pushing the lever forward on the control panel and the machine is going backwards, you have a travel drive problem.

Drive motors can travel in both directions. You’ll see two high-pressure lines connected to the drive motor. Flip them to the opposite connections so the motor moves in the right direction. Once you install the drive motor, the mini-excavator will also roll in the right direction.

Servicing Mini Excavators in Brisbane

If you need to service earthmoving machines, get in touch with Allclass Construction Equipment. We have three service centres with the latest equipment and spare parts. Our service centre in Brisbane has received a prestigious 5 star Kubota accreditation. Whether you’re looking for mini loader components or excavator parts, you’ll find them on our shelves.

Contact us on 1300 255 252 for a quick quote or visit us online to view our range of excavators.