Used Excavators for sale in Arizona

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    2012 John Deere 50D

    5,324 Hours

    $35,495

    $38,495

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    2012 John Deere 50D

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    $38,495

    $35,495

    About this equipment

    The John Deere 50D versatile compact excavator is suitable for various construction and excavation projects. With an operational weight of 10,428 lbs, it offers stability and maneuverability on job sites. This machine is equipped with a bucket, blade, and auxiliary hydraulics, allowing for efficient digging and material handling. Powered by a Yanmar 4TNV88-BPHB engine, it delivers 39 horsepower and meets interim tier 4i emissions standards. It’s fully inspected by one of Boom & Bucket’s professional diesel mechanics, and is backed by our Powerhouse Protection plan. Check out the inspection report for more details about its condition! Note: This machine comes with a 12" toothed bucket pictured separately from the machine. The bucket with welded blade (attached to the machine in photos/video) is not included.

    Features

    • 12" Bucket
    • Blade
    • Auxiliary Hydraulics
    • Enclosed Cab
    • A/C & Heat

    Specifications

    • Engine: Yanmar 4TNV88-BPHB - 4 Cyl. - 39.9 HP - Diesel
    • Tier 4i
    • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal
    • Breakout Force (Bucket): 8,237 lbs
    • Track Width: 16"
    • Track Length: 83"
    • Undercarriage Width: 6'7"
    • Operational Weight: 10,428 lbs
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    2004 Case CX460

    13,548 Hours

    $40,995

    $43,495

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    2004 Case CX460

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    $40,995

    About this equipment

    This 2004 Case CX460 excavator is powered by a 362 horsepower Isuzu engine. It has 13,548 hours, and has been primarily used in inert landfill applications working with concrete, asphalt, and rock. The machine has been well used over the course of its life and has extensive wear, but its core components functioned at the time of inspection. The report details areas that need further attention. Contact our team to get this heavy-duty excavator at a great price!

    Features

    • 5' x 4' Bucket
    • Enclosed Cab
    • A/C & Heat

    Specifications

    • Engine: Isuzu AH-6UZ1XYSS 2353 - 6 Cyl. - 362 HP - Diesel
    • Tier 3
    • 2 Speed Close Coupled Hydrostatic Transmission
    • System Relief Pressure (Standard): 4,554 psi
    • Track Shoe Width: 36"
    • Length of Track on Ground: 15'
    • Operational Weight: 104,500 lbs
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    2017 Hyundai HX220L

    6,678 Hours

    $85,995

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    2017 Hyundai HX220L

    $85,995

    About this equipment

    The Hyundai HX220 L excavator is a powerful and versatile machine designed for heavy-duty excavation work. With an operational weight of 52,117 lbs, it is capable of handling large-scale projects with ease. Equipped with a 0.6 yd3 bucket, auxiliary hydraulics, and a hydraulic coupler, it offers excellent versatility and efficiency on the job site. The enclosed cabin provides a comfortable and safe working environment, complete with A/C, heat, and a radio. The machine has been well-maintained, with a clean engine compartment and no active leaks. Check out the inspection report and walk around video for more details on its condition!

    Features

    • 0.6 yd3 Bucket
    • Auxiliary Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic Coupler
    • Equipped With Diesel Particulate Filter & DEF Tank
    • Enclosed Cabin
    • Backup Camera
    • A/C & Heat
    • Radio

    Specifications

    • Engine: Cummins QSB6.7 - 173 HP - Diesel
    • EPA Tier 4F
    • Hydrostatic Drive
    • Capacities: Fuel - 105.7 gal/Eng Oil - 6.1 gal/Cooling Sys - 10.6 gal/Hyd System - 72.7 gal
    • Track Shoe Width: 32"
    • Length of Track on Ground: 12'7"
    • No. of Carrier Rollers: 2 per side
    • No. of Rollers: 9 per side
    • No. of Shoes: 49 per side
    • Operational Weight: 51,500 lbs
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    2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale2011 John-Deere 135d for sale

    2011 John Deere 135D

    6,397 Hours

    $57,995

    $73,495

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    2011 John Deere 135D

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    $73,495

    $57,995

    About this equipment

    The John Deere 135D excavator is a versatile machine designed for heavy-duty excavation work. With an operational weight of 30,737 lbs, it is capable of handling tough jobs with ease. Equipped with a bucket and hydraulic coupler, it offers efficient material handling capabilities. The Isuzu 2353 engine delivers 93 HP and meets EPA Tier 3 emissions standards. While the machine has some cosmetic wear, and the undercarriage components have about 30% life remaining, it remains functional and ready for operation.

    Features

    • Bucket
    • Hydraulic Coupler
    • Enclosed Cabin
    • A/C & Heat
    • Radio

    Specifications

    • Engine: Isuzu 2353 - 4 Cyl. - 93 HP - Diesel
    • EPA Tier 3
    • Hydraulic Relief: 4,980 psi
    • Track Shoe Width: 24"
    • Ground Pressure (24" Triple Semi-Grouser Shoes): 5.80 psi
    • No. of Carrier Rollers: 1 per side
    • No. of Rollers: 7 per side
    • No. of Shoes: 44 per side
    • Operational Weight: 30,737 lbs
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    2011 John Deere 135D

    8,182 Hours

    $52,995

    $68,495

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    2011 John Deere 135D

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    $52,995

    About this equipment

    The John Deere 135D excavator is a powerful machine designed for heavy-duty excavation work. With an operating weight of 31,147 lbs, it is capable of handling tough jobs with ease. The excavator features a bucket and hydraulic coupler, allowing for efficient material handling. The Isuzu 4JJ1X engine delivers 93 HP and is fuel-efficient. The machine has a clean engine compartment, starts up easily, and the transmission and undercarriage components are in good condition. There are some areas on wear including chipped paint, broken glass, and inoperative lights, but overall this machine is in good working condition.

    Features

    • Bucket
    • Hydraulic Coupler
    • Enclosed Cab

    Specifications

    • Engine: Isuzu 4JJ1X - 93 HP - 4 Cyl - Diesel
    • Tier 3
    • Hydrostatic Transmission
    • Operating Pressure: 4,980 psi
    • Track Shoe Width: 27.5"
    • No. of Carrier Rollers: 1 per side
    • No. of Rollers: 7 per side
    • No. of Shoes: 42 per side
    • Operating Weight: 31,147 lbs
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    2013 John Deere 50D

    4,767 Hours

    $35,495

    $41,995

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    2013 John Deere 50D

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    $41,995

    $35,495

    About this equipment

    The John Deere 50D versatile compact excavator is suitable for various construction and excavation projects. With an operational weight of 10,428 lbs, it offers stability and maneuverability on job sites. This machine is equipped with a bucket, blade, and auxiliary hydraulics, allowing for efficient digging and material handling. Powered by a Yanmar 4TNV88-BPHB engine, it delivers 39 horsepower and meets interim tier 4i emissions standards. The machine has been well-maintained, with a clean engine compartment and no active leaks. While there are some minor cosmetic issues, overall, the excavator is in good condition and ready for use.

    Features

    • Bucket
    • Blade
    • Auxiliary Hydraulics
    • Enclosed Cab

    Specifications

    • Engine: Yanmar 4TNV88-BPHB - 4 Cyl - 1.6L - 39 HP - Diesel
    • Tier 4i
    • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal
    • Breakout Force (Bucket): 8,237 lbs
    • Track Width: 16"
    • Track Length: 83"
    • Undercarriage Width: 6'7"
    • Operating Weight: 10,428 lbs
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    2011 John Deere FF135DX

    5,018 Hours

    $59,995

    $78,495

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    2011 John Deere FF135DX

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    $59,995

    About this equipment

    The John Deere 135D excavator is a versatile compact excavator perfect for various construction and excavation projects. This 2011 model, has been well-maintained and is in good condition with 5,018 hours of usage. It comes equipped with a hydraulic coupler, and an enclosed cab with A/C and radio, providing a comfortable working environment for the operator. The engine, a 93 horsepower Isuzu diesel, starts up smoothly without any unusual noises or smoke, and the undercarriage components have approximately 50% life remaining. The cabin is clean and well-maintained, with functioning operator displays and controls. However, there are some minor issues such as frayed engine belt edges and minor surface stains/small tears on the seat. It’s fully inspected by one of Boom & Bucket’s professional diesel mechanics, and is backed by our Powerhouse Protection plan. Check out the inspection report for more details about its condition!

    Features

    • Hydraulic Coupler
    • Enclosed Cab
    • A/C
    • Radio
    • *No Bucket Included*

    Specifications

    • Engine: Isuzu 4JJ1X - 4 Cyl - 93 hp @ 2,000 rpm - Diesel
    • EPA Tier 3
    • 2 Speed Propel Powertrain with Automatic Shift
    • Track Shoe Width: 2'3.5"
    • Ground Pressure: 4.93 psi
    • Length of Track on Ground: 115"
    • No. of Rollers / Carrier Rollers: 7 / 1 (Per Side)
    • No. of Shoes: 44 (Per Side)
    • Operating Weight: 31,147 lbs
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    2005 Caterpillar 330C L

    10,015 Hours

    $60,000

    $62,495

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    2005 Caterpillar 330C L

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    $60,000

    About this equipment

    The 2005 Caterpillar 330CL is a robust excavator, powered by a CAT C9 diesel engine. It features a 24" bucket, hydraulic coupler, and an enclosed cab with A/C, heat, and radio for operator comfort. Despite its 10,015 hours of operation, the machine remains in good condition, with a functioning transmission and hydraulic system. The undercarriage and tracks are also in good shape, with about 50% life remaining. The inspection reported a few signs of wear, including minor engine oil leaks, engine smoke under throttle, a malfunctioning horn, and some cosmetic damage to the body and cabin.

    Features

    • 24" Bucket
    • Hydraulic Coupler
    • Pattern Control Valve
    • Enclosed Cab (EROPS)
    • A/C & Heat
    • Radio

    Specifications

    • Engine: CAT C9 - 8.8L - 6Cyl. - 345 HP - Diesel
    • EPA Tier 2
    • Fuel Capacity: 163 gal
    • 2 Speed Hydrostatic Transmission
    • Maximum Hydraulic Pressure (Implements): 4,974 psi
    • Standard CAT Track Undercarriage
    • Track Shoe Width: 34"
    • Operating Weight: 77,400 lbs
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    2016 Kobelco SK210LC-9

    4,535 Hours

    $88,600

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    2016 Kobelco SK210LC-9

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    $88,600

    About this equipment

    ​Looking for a heavy-duty excavator for sale that can handle your most challenging jobs? Look no further than our 43,000 to 49,999 lb. model. This excavator features an easy-to-use engine, hydraulic system and precision grading mode that will make even the most difficult tasks a breeze. With plenty of power and maneuverability, this excavator is perfect for larger construction sites.

    Specifications

    • Engine Power: 157 hp (117 kW)
    • Operating Weight: 47,840 lbs (21,700 kg)
    • Fuel Capacity: 106.5 gal (403 L)
    • Swing Speed: 12.5 rpm
    • Travel Speed - High: 3.4 mph (5.5 km/h)
    • Travel Speed - Low: 2.2 mph (3.6 km/h)
    • Max Digging Depth: 22 ft (6.7 m)
    • Max Reach Along Ground: 31.8 ft (9.7 m)
    • Max Cutting Height: 32.1 ft (9.8 m)
    • Max Dumping Height: 22.7 ft (6.9 m)
    • Arm Crowd Force - ISO: 24,700 lbs (11,200 kg)
    • Bucket Digging Force - ISO: 34,170 lbs (15,500 kg)
    • Hydraulic Pump Flow Capacity: 2 x 55.5 gal/min (2 x 210 L/min)
    • Shoe Size: 31.5 in (800 mm)
    • Ground Pressure: 7.7 psi (53.1 kPa)
    • Specs and measurements are based on available records. Please confirm with our team for precise details prior to purchase.
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    2021 John Deere 210GLC

    1,768 Hours

    $235,180

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    2021 John-Deere 210GLC for sale

    2021 John Deere 210GLC

    $223,690

    $235,180

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    Excavator - Air Suspension Heated Seat

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    2018 Case CX130D

    5,533 Hours

    $85,470

    $111,339

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    2018 Case CX130D

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    $111,339

    $85,470

    About this equipment

    ​Looking to buy a versatile excavator that can handle your standard to heavy-duty jobs? Look no further than our 25,000 to 29,000 lb. excavator. This excavator features an easy-to-use engine and a hydraulic system that maximizes engine output, saving you fuel in the process. With its multiple function capabilities, like precision grading, our excavator is easy to control and maneuver. Plus, its limited tail swing makes it ideal for construction sites with limited space. So whether you're looking for a versatile excavator that can handle all your jobs or one that can navigate tight spaces, our 25,000 to 29,000 lb. excavator is the perfect choice for you.

    Specifications

    • Engine Power: 102 HP
    • Operating Weight: 29000 lb
    • Fuel Capacity: 77.6 gal
    • Max Digging Depth: 20.1 ft
    • Max Reach Along Ground: 29.9 ft
    • Max Cutting Height: 31.6 ft
    • Max Loading Height: 22.1 ft
    • Max Vertical Wall Digging Depth: 16.9 ft
    • Width to Outside of Tracks: 8.5 ft
    • Height to Top of Cab: 9.7 ft
    • Tail Swing Radius: 6.8 ft
    • Track Gauge: 6.5 ft
    • Shoe Size: 23.6 in
    • Hydraulic System Relief Valve Pressure: 4974.8 psi
    • Hydraulic Pump Flow Capacity: 64.7 gal/min
    • Specs and measurements are based on available records. Please confirm with our team for precise details prior to purchase.
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    2016 Kobelco SK210LC-9

    5,167 Hours

    $82,844

    $96,548

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    2016 Kobelco SK210LC-9

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    $96,548

    $82,844

    About this equipment

    ​Looking for a heavy-duty excavator for sale that can handle your most challenging jobs? Look no further than our 43,000 to 49,999 lb. model. This excavator features an easy-to-use engine, hydraulic system and precision grading mode that will make even the most difficult tasks a breeze. With plenty of power and maneuverability, this excavator is perfect for larger construction sites.

    Specifications

    • Engine Power: 157 hp (117 kW)
    • Operating Weight: 47,840 lbs (21,700 kg)
    • Fuel Capacity: 106.5 gal (403 L)
    • Swing Speed: 12.5 rpm
    • Travel Speed - High: 3.4 mph (5.5 km/h)
    • Travel Speed - Low: 2.2 mph (3.6 km/h)
    • Max Digging Depth: 22 ft (6.7 m)
    • Max Reach Along Ground: 31.8 ft (9.7 m)
    • Max Cutting Height: 32.1 ft (9.8 m)
    • Max Dumping Height: 22.7 ft (6.9 m)
    • Arm Crowd Force - ISO: 24,700 lbs (11,200 kg)
    • Bucket Digging Force - ISO: 34,170 lbs (15,500 kg)
    • Hydraulic Pump Flow Capacity: 2 x 55.5 gal/min (2 x 210 L/min)
    • Shoe Size: 31.5 in (800 mm)
    • Ground Pressure: 7.7 psi (53.1 kPa)
    • Specs and measurements are based on available records. Please confirm with our team for precise details prior to purchase.
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    2019 Wacker Neuson ET90

    2,024 Hours

    $92,369

    $102,667

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    2019 Wacker-Neuson ET90 for sale

    2019 Wacker Neuson ET90

    $102,667

    $92,369

    About this equipment

    This 2019 Wacker Neuson ET90 Mini Excavators is being sold from a top tier rental company and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The last reported number of hours was 2024. Hours and condition are captured at the time of listing and are subject to change. Please contact a representative about this piece of equipment for an updated reading. All units with remaining factory warranties are transferable and will be transferred to the new owner at the time of sale.

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Overview

An excavator is a powerful, multipurpose construction machine used for digging out the earth with a bucket attachment. Diesel-powered and designed to handle a variety of tasks, excavators have evolved into an essential piece of heavy equipment for construction sites, mining, waste management, forestry, and other industries.

Types and Components of Excavators

New and used excavators come in various sizes and styles, but the primary purpose remains the same – digging. The most common types of excavator are the standard hydraulic excavators, mini excavators, and long-reach excavators. 

Standard excavators are versatile and efficient, perfect for the majority of construction projects. Compact excavators are smaller in size, making them an excellent choice for jobs in confined spaces or where maneuverability is essential. Long-reach excavators have an extended arm and boom, granting them access to hard-to-reach areas for tasks like dredging or excavation in deep pits.

Most excavators for sale have a tracked design, which provides increased stability and resistance to slipping on rough or loose terrain. However, some models feature wheels for more accessible transportation and increased speed on paved surfaces.

The main components of an excavator include the cab, engine, boom, digging arm, hydraulic system, and attachment (usually a bucket). The cab is where the operator sits and controls the machine, typically offering excellent visibility and comfort. The engine powers the excavator, with most models using diesel engines for their power and efficiency. The boom, a long articulated arm, provides the excavator's range and reach. The digging arm, also known as the dipper or stick, connects to the boom and attachment, allowing the excavator to dig and carry materials.

The hydraulic system plays a critical role in the operation of an excavator. It uses pressurized fluid to move the boom, arm, and attachment, granting the machine its incredible power and precision. The attachments, most commonly a bucket, are interchangeable, allowing the excavator to take on various tasks beyond digging.

Capabilities and Uses of Excavators

While excavators are primarily used for digging, their adaptability and diverse range of attachments make them one of the most versatile heavy machines in the construction industry. Excavators can dig between 10 to 48 feet deep, depending on the size and reach of the model. They are also stable on slopes, making them ideal for digging trenches, foundations, and even large pits.

With the right attachments, excavators can take on many other tasks:

1. Clearing Brush: Using brush cutters or mulcher attachments, excavators can effectively clear land of unwanted vegetation and overgrowth. This capability is especially useful in preparing construction sites and maintaining property borders.

2. Loading and Dumping: When equipped with a bucket attachment, the excavator becomes an efficient loader, capable of lifting and transporting large amounts of materials, such as soil, gravel, sand, rocks, and debris. This comes in handy while working on construction sites, in mining, or during waste management tasks.

3. Demolishing: Fitted with a hydraulic breaker or crusher attachment, excavators transform into powerful demolition machines. They can effectively break through walls, floors, and even reinforced concrete, making them indispensable in demolition and renovation projects.

4. Lifting and Moving Objects: Excavators can also function as cranes when equipped with a lifting attachment, enabling them to move heavy objects around construction sites or load materials onto trucks.

5. Drilling and Piling: With a rotary drilling attachment, excavators can bore holes into the ground for installing foundation elements like piles or conducting soil tests.

Safety and Maintenance of Excavators

Like any heavy equipment, safety is of utmost importance when operating an excavator. Operators must undergo proper training and obtain necessary certifications to ensure they can safely and effectively maneuver the machine. Always adhere to safety guidelines and regulations, including wearing appropriate safety gear, maintaining a secure working distance, and following load capacities.

Routine and regular maintenance of excavators is vital to ensure their longevity and efficiency. Operators should inspect their machines daily, checking for any damages, leaks, or potential issues. Regularly monitoring the hydraulic system, engine, transmission, and tracks or wheels can help detect any problems early, preventing costly repairs or downtime.

Conclusion

Excavators are a valuable asset to the construction, mining, and other industries, thanks to their versatility, power, and efficiency. With various types, sizes, and attachments available, these machines can handle a wide range of tasks beyond digging. By prioritizing safety and following proper maintenance procedures, operators can make the most of these high-powered construction machines and ensure their successful integration on any project site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The cost of used excavators can vary widely, from $15,000 to over $100,000, depending on factors such as type, age, and condition. When searching for used excavators, consider aspects like location, year, and price to find a suitable option. Compare features, specifications, and manufacturer support to ensure the machine meets your needs.

    Before purchasing, try to inspect the excavator in person and inquire about its service history and maintenance records. Well-maintained machines with readily available replacement parts are more valuable investments. By taking these factors into account and conducting thorough research, you can find the right used excavator for your needs at a fair price.

  • Some of the best excavator manufacturers include Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, Liebherr, and Komatsu.

  • Excavators are used for general earth moving, site preparation, digging ponds, swimming pools, reservoirs, demolition, and dredging rivers.

  • Mini excavators weigh around 10,000 lbs, medium excavators weigh about 15,000 lbs, while large excavators can weigh 100,000 lbs.

  • When searching for a used excavator, there are several factors to consider. These include the type of excavator, construction equipment brands, size, performance, condition, and more. Excavator types range from mini excavators for smaller projects to hydraulic, wheeled, and mobile excavators for more significant projects. Whether you are looking for new and used excavators for landscaping projects or other construction work, keep these factors in mind:

    1. Equipment type: Consider the type of excavator that best fits your needs, based on the size and nature of your project. Popular types include mini excavators for smaller projects, hydraulic excavators for more substantial work, and wheeled or mobile excavators for projects requiring more mobility. Review listings and auctions today to find the right equipment type for your job.

    2. Brands: Research different excavator manufacturers and their product offerings, such as Bobcat, Caterpillar, and Komatsu. Look for trusted brands and make notes to compare features and performance.

    3. Condition: Inspect the excavator's overall condition, including its engine, hydraulics, and buckets. Check for signs of damage, rust, or excessive wear. If you're buying from an online auction or a huge inventory marketplace, examine photographs, and read descriptions carefully, particularly with high-risk auctions.

    4. Hours of usage: Check the hour meter on the excavator to estimate its usage, wear and tear, and remaining lifespan. A lower hour reading typically indicates a lesser-used machine, which may result in a longer-lasting investment.

    5. Maintenance history: Inquire about the maintenance history of the excavator and verify that it has been serviced regularly by its previous owners. Proper service can increase equipment's longevity and help prevent costly repairs down the line.

    6. Location: Consider the location of the used excavator as it will impact shipping and transportation costs. Some marketplaces offer location-based searches, making it easier to find equipment near your project site.

    7. Price: Compare prices of used excavators across different marketplaces to find a suitable option within your budget. Keep in mind that some sellers may be willing to negotiate, so always be prepared to bargain for a better deal.

    8. Buying format: Review different buying formats, such as online auctions or private sales. Auctions often offer an extensive selection of inventory with higher risk, while private buying experiences like Boom & Bucket give you more information about the machine and its history.

    9. Test drive: If possible, arrange for a test drive or viewing before purchasing the excavator to get a better understanding of its performance, functionality, and overall condition.

    By considering these factors and using comparison tools like watching compared meters, saved searches, and item notes, you can make an informed decision when buying a used excavator for your business. Don't forget to stay up-to-date on the latest listings by signing up for email alerts, and always expand your search on different platforms to have a wide range of options to choose from.

  • The more hours a machine has logged, the closer its components may be to failure. When buying a used excavator, ask for a full inspection report, maintenance records and oil sample history. Common issues include wear in the mounting pistons, wear and cracks in the tracks, and operate seat issues.

  • Excavator operators can make anywhere from $33,000 to $60,000 a year.

  • There are no special certifications needed to become an excavator operator, however, you will need a driver's license and/or CDL. Most employers prefer that you are trained and have previous experience using heavy equipment, but they may provide additional training after hiring you.

  • Conducting proper maintenance on a used excavator involves several critical steps. Here's a brief overview:

    1. Regular inspection: Regularly inspect the excavator for any visible signs of wear, damage, or leaks. Pay extra attention to hydraulic lines, hoses, and seals, as these can cause operational issues if damaged.

    2. Fluid checks: Check engine oil, hydraulic fluid, coolant, and fuel levels at regular intervals, ensuring they are at the recommended levels. Change fluids per manufacturer guidelines and address any leaks immediately.

    3. Lubrication: Grease all pivot points, including bucket, boom, and stick connections, to reduce friction and wear. Consult the manufacturer's guidelines for specific lubrication intervals and grease types.

    4. Track tension: Inspect the tension of the excavator tracks periodically and adjust as needed, per the operator's manual, to prevent uneven wear or potential damage.

    5. Filter replacement: Replace air, oil, and fuel filters as per the recommended schedule in the manufacturer's maintenance guide.

    6. Clean the radiator: Regularly clean the excavator's radiator to ensure proper airflow and cooling. Overheating can cause severe engine damage.

    7. Inspect and replace wear parts: Periodically inspect wear parts like bucket teeth, cutting edges, and undercarriage components. Replace these parts as needed to maintain the excavator's efficiency and performance.

    8. Scheduled maintenance: Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for routine service and inspections, including engine tune-ups and hydraulic system checks.

    Always refer to the excavator's operator and maintenance manual for specific procedures and guidelines related to your specific make and model. Regular maintenance can help maximize the used excavator's performance, prolong its life, and reduce downtime and repair costs.

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