European Equipment Analysis: Mini Excavators - United Kingdom (September 2016)
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This report concerns the market for mini excavators capable of being turned through 360 degrees. They may be mounted on wheels or tracks, but the overwhelming majority are on rubber or steel tracks, and based on Off-Highway Research’s classifications range in size from 800 to 6,000 kilograms.
The definition of a mini excavator is being increasingly clouded by manufacturers as they launch new models. Some are defining all models below 1,000 kilograms as micro excavators, but even some of these models creep over the 1,000 kilogram threshold when attachments are added. Some manufacturers now define models over 5,000 kilograms but below 11,000 kilograms as midi excavators, while some manufacturers put the lower threshold at 6,000 kilograms, and some even as high as 7,000 kilograms. Some manufacturers classify all excavators below 10 tonnes as ‘compact excavators’. This confusion in definition means that the total number sold can vary by as much as 2,000 machines a year. Therefore, it is important to bear in mind that when reading this report, Off‑Highway Research classifies mini excavators as being in the range of 0.8-6.0 tonnes.