How to Choose the Right Digger for Your Job

There are a huge range of diggers available on the market, knowing which one to hire can be difficult. Before you start browsing, here are a few tips. 

  • Make sure you have plenty of space: you need to have enough space in your construction area, to ensure the digger will fit. If you don’t have too much space, you will need to look at hiring a mini excavator for your job, as opposed to a standard or larger sized one. Mini excavators are perfect for smaller construction jobs, they can complete a number of small tasks such as digging ditches and tasks. 
  • Think about the terrain your digger will need to operate on. Most diggers come with a variation of wheels, steel tracks or rubber tracks. Wheels are best for solid surfaces, but tracks are over varying terrain. If you are in doubt speak to the digger hire company and ask for advice.
  • You also need to consider the digging depth you require from the digger. Also, probably the most important thing to consider, how much earth will you be moving? If you are moving tonnes and tonnes of rock and soil, then a small digger will not be the most appropriate. The amount of material you need to move will determine the machine size and specifications.

Need Digger Training?

If you’ve got your digger you definitely need your digger training. At RCP training we offer a range of training courses for machinery and plant operation. No matter your experience level, we can find the training course to give you the qualifications you need.