5 Uses for a Mini Excavator in Wisconsin


5 Uses for a Mini Excavator in Wisconsin


Don’t let the term “mini” fool you. Our compact excavators are ready to accomplish big tasks at only a fraction of the weight and cost. With powerful force in a reliable build, you’ll find the strength needed to dig up big results. 

Mini excavators are a great solution when you are working in narrow spaces, or when you need to leave a light footprint behind. Their small weight and simple control system makes maneuvering simple, allowing you to get into all the cracks and crevices of the jobsite. Their narrow frame also makes transportation between jobsites easier and takes the stress out of storing large machinery. 

If you are looking to take on multiple projects around your land or are looking to add on to your construction fleet here in Wisconsin, keep reading to learn more about the mini excavator’s capabilities. 

So, what exactly can you take on with a mini excavator and a little bit of determination?

A studio photo of the John Deere 60G Compact Excavator

Digging out holes.

Sounds pretty obvious, right? There are a few different working conditions that make these mini excavators even more appealing. Because of their compact size and simple maneuverability, these workhorses are perfect for smaller construction and landscaping projects. Take them where a normal excavator can’t fit.

With great bucket, arm, and breakout forces comes great capabilities. Dirt, gravel, you name it- these compact machines don’t let much get in the way. Whether you are planning to dig out holes for trees, sign posts, or utility lines, you’ll find that these mini excavators will get the job done. 

Demolishing smaller structures.

While they can’t take on the same heavy-duty work that a regular excavator can, the minis still have the ability to take on certain demolition projects. Older sheds and run-down barns are ideal demolition work for these minis. 

Concrete patios and porches are also no challenge for the mini excavator. With the right attachment and a free afternoon, you’ll be able to pave the way for something new. 

Plowing snow

During the winter months, mini excavators come in handy. You’ll be able to clear snow off roads, driveways, and parking lots with minimal effort. Certain blades are available to attach, allowing you to safely and effectively plow. 

Clearing out land

Clearing land consists of a variety of different jobs, so it's a good thing there are a variety of different attachments available. By using a brush clearing attachment, you’ll be able to take care of overgrown grass and thick brush with no issues.

You can also find attachments to remove stubborn tree stumps from the ground. This allows you to clean your land up and potentially prep for something bigger than just overgrown weeds.

Installing drainage systems

To help prevent water from pooling up in your yard, you can easily install a drainage system using your mini excavator. Dig out a trench and follow the proper steps. All you really need is some landscape fabric, gravel, PVC pipe, something to catch the water, and a little bit of elbow grease. Don’t forget to call your city beforehand to ensure you won’t hit an unmarked utility line!

Inside of a 60G Compact Excavator Cab

Think you found a project you want to take on? Contact Eis Implement or stop by our store in Wisconsin and we’ll help you find the right choice that fits your needs. Our staff is equipped with the knowledge needed to get you set up right.