Mini-Excavators for Rent

United Rentals offers a large variety of mini excavator rentals for your various jobs' needs. Mini excavator rentals are ideal for loading, dumping or trenching on a muddy, compact jobsite.

Featured Mini Excavators

See our most popular, widely available mini excavators for rent. Set your location to see real-time pricing and availability.

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

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Cat Class Code
907-0018

Mini Excavator, 1 ton

  • All-hydrostatic drive system
  • Turbocharged diesel engine
  • Two-speed travel
  • Digging depth up to 6'
  • Ideal for digging and moving heavy dirt or construction materials between spaces on jobsites
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0029

Mini Excavator, 1-1.5 tons

  • Safely transportable by pickup or trailer
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Easy-to-use joystick controls
  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Versatile machine ideal for light-duty digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0035

Mini Excavator, 1.5-2 tons

  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Ideal for interior demolition on sites with weight restrictions
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Digging depth up to 7.8'
  • Versatile machine ideal for lighter digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0036

Mini Excavator, 2 tons, Extendahoe

  • 3,500 to 4,000 lbs.
  • Bucket force: 4,050 lbs.
  • Easy-to-use joystick controls
  • Digging depth up to 8'
  • Ideal for digging and moving heavy dirt or construction materials between spaces on jobsites
  • Add this 3,500 lb. mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0045

Mini Excavator, 2-2.5 tons

  • Hydraulic retractable rubber trackers
  • Two-speed travel
  • Digging depth up to 7'9"
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Versatile machine ideal for light-duty digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0062

Mini Excavator, 3-3.5 tons

  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Ideal for interior demolition on sites with weight restrictions
  • Digging depth up to 8.5'
  • Easy-to-use joystick controls
  • Versatile machine ideal for moderate digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this 6,000 lb. mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0068

Mini Excavator, 3.4-4 tons, Diesel Powered

  • Digging depth up to 10'
  • Two-speed travel
  • 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • No tail swing for greater maneuverability
  • Versatile machine ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0075

Mini Excavator, 3.5-5 tons

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Digging depth up to 10.2'
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Excellent visibility, heat and air conditioning available
  • Versatile machine ideal for moderate digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0085

Mini Excavator, 4 tons, Zero Tail Swing

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Digging depth up to 10.2'
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Excellent visibility, heat and air conditioning available
  • Versatile machine ideal for moderate digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0100

Mini Excavator, 5-6 tons

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Digging depth up to 10.8'
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Excellent visibility; heat and air conditioning available
  • Versatile machine ideal for heavier digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0111

Mini Excavator, 6-7 tons, Reduced Tail Swing

  • Backfill blade doubles as a stabilizer
  • Multifunction hydraulics for fast cycle times and greater productivity
  • Easy-to-use joystick controls
  • Reduced tail swing for greater maneuverability
  • Versatile machine ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
907-0114

Mini Excavator, 7-9 tons

  • Independent boom swing to dig around obstacles
  • Straight travel feature allows the use of excavator functions while traveling in a straight course
  • Rubber tracks included for wet or muddy terrain
  • Digging depth up to 15.5'
  • Versatile machine ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
  • Add this mini excavator to your cart now
Resources

FAQs About Mini Excavators

Our mini excavators are excellent for precision excavations as they combine the compact size of a backhoe with the heavy-duty tracks and 360-degree swing of an excavator. United Rentals’ has mini excavators for rent in a broad range of sizes and capabilities. Our smallest 3,000-lbs. machine is ideal for jobsites with weight restrictions and our largest 18,000-lbs. mini excavator can dig swimming pools, utility trenches and more. You can expect to find mini excavators from trusted manufacturers like Bobcat and Takeuchi among our rental fleet. For more information on mini-excavators, visit our FAQs section below.

How much does a mini excavator weigh?

We have divided our fleet of mini excavators by weight. Our smallest compact excavator has an operating weight of 3,000 lbs. and our largest has an operating weight of 18,000 lbs. By comparison, our smallest standard-size excavator weighs 44,000 lbs.

What can a mini excavator do?

A mini excavator can do most of what other earthmoving equipment can do. It has a boom, stick, and bucket for trenching, loading, and dumping soils. It is different from other loading equipment, like a backhoe, because it has tracks instead of wheels, making it more productive in wet conditions. We also offer attachments such as breakers or hammers, augers and different sizes of buckets. Learn more about what an excavator can do at Project Uptime.

How wide is a mini excavator?

The width depends on the model of the mini excavator. Smaller compact excavators start at three feet wide, and larger models can be about seven feet wide. This does not include the articulating arm as it is swinging. Measure your jobsite and ensure you will have enough space for a mini excavator to move around comfortably and safely.

Can a mini excavator remove tree stumps?

Operators have used mini excavators for all sorts of landscaping and clearing jobs, including stump removal. Before you choose a mini excavator, you'll have to consider how large and tough the tree is and how deep the roots go. You want to choose a compact excavator that has the power and lift to remove the stump without damaging the equipment. United Rentals also offers thumb attachments for our mini excavators that can assist in stump removal.