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Digger Derricks for Rent

Whether you’re looking to mine materials, remove poles or trim tree branches, our digger derricks for rent can perform many tasks. We offer truck and track digger derricks to suit your project’s specific needs.

For our full list of digger derricks for rent, view the items below. For more information, visit our resource section.

Mini Digger Derrick
Cat Class Code

40-42 ft. Track Digger Derrick

  • Maximum sheave height of 40-42 ft. depending on model
  • Track-driven
  • Maximum digging radius of up to 24'
  • 35" width without tracks extended
  • Uses: Ideal for digging holes and setting poles in confined or hard-to-reach areas
Truck Digger Derrick 2WD
Cat Class Code

47 ft. Digger Derrick Truck, 2WD

  • Maximum sheave height of up to 47'
  • 2WD
  • Contact a United Rentals representative to confirm CDL requirements
  • Maximum digging radius of up to 26'
  • Uses: Ideal for light material-handling applications, digging holes and setting poles

FAQs About Digger Derricks

Digger derricks, also known as auger cranes, are crane-mounted trucks with an attached boom and auger that is designed to both drill and lift, saving you time and money. These digger derrick rentals offer your worksite a safe, controlled and versatile option for forestry, mining and pole-setting applications, allowing for one piece of machinery to perform multiple jobs. Our fleet features varying sheave heights up to our largest 47-foot digger derrick to ensure our inventory suits all your needs. We offer digger derricks as truck models for higher clearance and as tracked models for reaching tough spots. Our mini digger derrick for rent can even fit through openings as small as 36” for work on compact jobsites. Explore top brands like Freightliner, SDP, Skylift and more to find your next digger derrick rental from United Rentals.

How much can digger derricks lift?

Our track digger derricks have lift capacities from 5,500 to 6,000 pounds, while our digger derrick truck can lift up to 11,000 pounds.

How much does a digger derrick weigh?

Our heaviest tracked digger derrick weighs about 11,000 pounds, while our truck digger derricks can weigh upwards of 25,000 pounds.

How deep can a digger derrick dig?

The maximum dig depth varies based on the digger, but the average digging radius is 42 inches with a depth of 10 feet.