Welcome To Excavator Base

Welcome to Excavator Base, the number one source for new and used excavators for sale or rent across the country. We help thousands of customers every year save time and money on excavation equipment for any type or size of job. Professional ExcavatorBase.com dealers can deliver excavators for rent or purchase just about anywhere, six days a week. We also help you sort through the variety of excavators available from mini excavators for tight job spaces to the biggest of earth moving excavators. For us, it is all about making sure you are happy with the equipment so you return time and again, and that is the foundation we build our business on.

Excavator Type Guide

  • Mini Excavators (Compact Excavators) - Mini excavators offer extreme maneuverability to operate anywhere from construction sites to urban environments. Typical size range is 2,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. with up to 50 horsepower.
  • Standard Excavators - Operating in the 15,000 up to 70,000 lbs. category is the standard excavator. Their horsepower varies greatly from 100 up to 250, and these machines can handle virtually any type of digging job.
  • Super Capacity Excavators - For very big jobs, very large capacity excavators come in the range of 100,000 lbs. to 200,000 lbs. and up to 500 horsepower.

Why Work With Excavator Base

Working with an ExcavatorBase.com dealer you know you will get a great piece of equipment at a reasonable rate ever time. Each location has highly qualified technicians to ensure that every excavator for sale or rent is in prime working condition and wont break down when you need it most.

Cost Savings - Let Excavator Base find you the best deal by comparing excavator prices from certified sellers.

Helpful Customer Service - Our job is to make everything as easy as possible and help you avoid any issues with your digging project. We can help you find local regulations for digging to make sure you are operating legally and safely.

Professional Dealer Network - The Excavator Base dealer network is second to none and can deliver to over 97% of the U.S. and Canada. We take pride in our work and strive to make each and every customer stay with us for years.

Excavator Buyer FAQ

Do your research before making a large purchase or starting a large digging project. We run across the same questions all the time, so take a look at these before you begin:

How much does an excavator cost?

As with all business expenses, you can save money by taking the time to thoroughly compare options of new vs. used, and purchases vs. rental, and quality vs. equipment age. For most contractors, equipment reliability is the most important factor, as equipment downtime can mean thousands of dollars per hour in lost productivity. A used excavator can save half the cost of a new one, and when properly maintained and operated can be just as reliable. For a price range, a new mini excavator will cost from $12,000 to $35,000 while a standard excavator will cost from $35,000 to $300,000 and more. Many companies simply cannot afford the upfront capital investment, and opt for excavator rental which will cost $300 to $1,500 per day and $1,500 to $8,000 per month depending on size and area of the country.

Who's responsibility is it to stay within the law when using an excavator?

Laws vary by state and city, and it is nearly always the company operating the excavator, not the land owner that will need to clear through the regulatory hurdles before a job begins. In some cases however, it may be necessary for the excavation equipment operator to clear safety and standard permitting issues with the state, while the landowner may need to attain clearance for work from a local municipality or environment agency. Your local Excavator Base dealers can help you sort through these potentially sticky issues.

Does the excavator come with a warranty?

Yes, all new excavators come with a minimum 2 year warranty, and many manufacturers offer up to 5 years for engine and power train coverage. An expected 1,000 hour run time per year is typical, so for heavier use the warranty may in actuality run out quicker. Noteably, the warranty period is one of the best places to negotiate when buying a used excavator. A great dealer will often trust in his service & equipment reconditioning and be willing to back up the sale with additional coverage.

Are there any safety regulations for operating excavation equipment?

Helping you operate a safe construction site is always of the utmost importance to ExcavatorBase.com. Even mini excavators can do serious damage to people and property if used unsafely. Local dealers can offer training, there are plenty of resources available for refreshing up on safety topics such as this handy sheet, the Occupational Safety Councils of America and of course OSHA.

How large should my excavator be?

Deciding on an excavator size usually comes down to weighing the price and size of your job. If you only have ten feet of space to work within, your only option is a mini excavator. But for larger jobs, you will need to factor in total volume of earth you need to move, and your hourly costs of operating on the site. You can then determine the ideal size of excavator to get the job completed in a reasonable time.