Small but mighty, mini excavators are the most versatile category of excavators. These compact excavators are specifically designed to tackle excavation jobs on a smaller scale, but some models are powerful enough to take on fairly demanding jobs. 

One clear advantage of mini excavators is that they can access jobs that larger machines cannot. In this sense, they can be your only choice when your job requires the smallest machine possible. That said, if you're considering renting a mini excavator for an upcoming project, you may want to keep your equipment rental costs as low as possible so you can save money for other important aspects of the project.

Here are some tips to help you keep your mini excavator rental costs down.

Determine the right size of machine for your job

Mini excavators come in a range of sizes to meet the requirements of different projects. When selecting a machine for your job, keep in mind that bigger may not prove to be better from a financial point of view. In general, a mini excavator that offers more digging depth and lifting capacity than you need will cost you more in terms of the higher cost of renting the machine itself, as well as the higher cost of fuelling and transporting it.

As such, if you want to save money on your excavator hire, you're better off choosing the correct size of machine for your job, nothing more.

Stick with local equipment suppliers

The cost of equipment transportation can account for a significant percentage of your total cost of mini excavator hire. Understandably, the farther you are from your equipment supplier, the more you'll pay to get your machine delivered to your worksite and returned to its owner after you finish the job. Therefore, it is far cheaper and better to get your equipment from a company based near you, as this will help to keep transportation costs down.

Compare quotes

When it comes to mini excavator hire, prices may vary widely from company to company. If you want to save some money on your equipment rental, you should research prices. You can accomplish this by requesting no-obligation quotes from a few reputable companies in your area and then determining the best quote.

The best quote isn't necessarily the cheapest or the most expensive one. It is the one that offers maximum value at the most competitive price. This way, you can save some money without sacrificing value.

Have more questions about mini excavators for hire? Contact an excavation equipment rental service close to you.