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Excavators for Rent

United Rentals offers multiple sizes of excavators for rent, ranging from 18,000 pounds to 84,000 pounds, for multipurpose applications like digging, backfilling, clearing and trenching.

For our full list of excavators, view the items below. For more information about excavators, visit our resource section.

Red Takeuchi excavator with zero tail swing
Cat Class Code
905-1005

18,000-19,000 lb. Excavator, Zero Tail Swing

  • 18,000-19,000 lb. operating weight
  • Zero tail swing
  • Maximum dig depth up to 14'11" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
Orange and black Case excavator with boom lowered and cab in view
Cat Class Code
905-1015

29,000-30,000 lb. Excavator

  • 29,000-30,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 19'10" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 74-102 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
Orange Case excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1030

33,000-35,000 lb. Excavator

  • 33,000-35,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 18' depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 100-114 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
Yellow and gray KOBELCO 30,000-35,000 lb. Excavator, Zero Tail Swing
Cat Class Code
905-1035

30,000-35,000 lb. Excavator, Zero Tail Swing

  • 30,000-35,000 lb. operating weight
  • Zero tail swing
  • Maximum dig depth up to 20' depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
Orange and gray CASE 29,000-38,000 lb. Excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1045

29,000-38,000 lb. Excavator

  • 29,000-38,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 21'4" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 101-122 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • This is oversized equipment. View permit information below.
Orange and gray CASE 49,000-54,000 lb. Excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1060

49,000-54,000 lb. Excavator

  • 49,000-54,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 22' depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 159-173 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • This is oversized equipment. View permit information below.
Yellow and gray JOHNDEERE 56,000-57,000 lb. Excavator, Reduced Tail Swing
Cat Class Code
905-1080

56,000-57,000 lb. Excavator, Reduced Tail Swing

  • 56,000-57,000 lb. operating weight
  • Reduced tail swing
  • Maximum dig depth up to 21'9" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • This is oversized equipment. View permit information below.
Red Linkbelt excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1085

50,000-59,999 lb. Excavator

  • 50,000-59,999 lb. operating weight
  • Up to 188 horsepower depending on model
  • Maximum dig depth up to 22'10" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
Yellow and gray JOHNDEERE 67,000-68,000 lb. Excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1135

67,000-68,000 lb. Excavator

  • 67,000-68,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 25'9" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 207-250 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • This is oversized equipment. View permit information below.
Orange and gray CASE 71,000-84,000 lb. Excavator
Cat Class Code
905-1150

71,000-84,000 lb. Excavator

  • 71,000-84,000 lb. operating weight
  • Maximum dig depth up to 26'9" depending on model
  • Diesel power
  • 268-299 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • This is oversized equipment. View permit information below.
Resources

FAQs About Excavators

Excavators — also called trackhoes — are one of the largest pieces of equipment used in construction. Excavators can do heavy-duty clearing, loading, digging and trenching. This large excavation equipment is ideal for large-scale residential and commercial construction, road improvement and building, mining and more. With 360-degree swing rotation, our durable track hoe rentals are ideal for muddy terrain and can handle your site’s needs efficiently. Whether you’re renting a small track hoe for a landscaping project or operating a 40,000-pound machine on a jobsite, you may need a refresher on how to operate an excavator. This Project Uptime article outlines the controls and the basics of how to drive and park an excavator or mini excavator and use it to dig and backfill. If you’re looking for excavator rentals or other earthmoving equipment, we have the equipment to get the job done. Learn more about excavators in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
Is an excavator the same as a digger?

Excavators are sometimes called diggers because they primarily dig or excavate material from the ground. This process involves using their bucket attachment, which is connected to a hydraulic arm, to scoop up and remove soil, rocks or other materials. The term digger derives from this action, emphasizing the machine's primary purpose in various construction, mining and earthmoving projects. Both terms, excavator and digger, are used interchangeably to describe this versatile piece of heavy equipment.

What size excavator should I use?

The appropriate size excavator for your project depends on several factors, including the scope of the work, the type of material being excavated, space constraints and budget. United Rentals offers a range of sizes, including mini or compact, mid-sized and large-sized excavators. Check out our Project Uptime article, What Is an Excavator? Different Types and How They're Used. To determine the most suitable excavator size for your specific project, contact one of our equipment rental experts to help you find the best choice for the job.

What are the types of excavation?

There are many jobs excavators are used for, including trench excavation, cutting and filling embankments, basement excavation, dredging and excavating various materials like rock, silt, topsoil and muck. To learn more about the difference between excavation and trenching, check out our Project Uptime article.

 

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