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Backhoe or an Excavator –How do you Make the decision?

Backhoe at Work

According to some individuals, the backhoe is at the verge of its demise with the development of newer more sufficient machines. However, in Kenya, the backhoe remains a competitive contender for the top spot in the loading equipment category among contractors. However, mini-hydraulic excavators have proven to be of considerable benefit as compared to the backhoe in some cases as per the individual equipment requirements of a renter. It remains less realistic to replace one of the machines with the other as each of them has strong benefits in given situations. Kisa Logistics product experts have developed an easy guide concerning the determination of whether a backhoe loader or a mini-hydraulic excavator fits your needs.

Which makes more sense?

Backhoe at WorkBoth backhoe loaders and mini-hydraulic excavators have their strengths and weaknesses, and thus it is important for one to ask the right questions and to figure out which is better for their specific needs. Mobility, versatility and transportability are the three major factors that differentiate mini-hydraulic excavators from backhoe loaders. Below are some of the questions that you may consider:

  • Which of the machines will be more appropriate for my job?
  • Mini hydraulic excavators are lightweight and compact and thus they minimize top ground damage and track marks. These machines are also able to make a 360 degree swing and thus do not need much of movement.
  • Backhoe loaders perform multiple tasks including lifting, trenching, loading, and excavating and are also capable of travelling at high speeds.
  • What size is my jobsite?
  • Backhoe loaders have good in-site mobility where they can easily travel across different parts of the jobsite in order to accomplish different tasks with increased versatility as provided for by the increased line of work tools.
  • Mini-hydraulic excavators are capable of fitting in tight spaces within crowded sites. They also have great versatility due to the different work tools.
  • How far is your jobsite?
  • Backhoe loaders do not necessarily need to be transported between sites as they can easily drive on the road surfaces at 40 kilometers per hour.
  • On the other hand, mini hydraulic excavators can be easily transported from one site to the other using utility trucks or trailer trucks.

You have an insight on what you expect for your upcoming projects. For instance, if you are a home owner, you are likely to be in need of septic system repairs within small areas, and thus you are in need of small machines that can easily move through tight spaces without making much of a mess. However, excavation of a foundation base for the building of a high school building may require a large and faster machine. It is easy for one to get caught up in the mix of determining which machine is superior to the other. However, it is important to note that no machine is better as compared to another, but it all depends on the task being done, from where it is being done, and the involved space. Kisa Logistics has the best options for your needs. Make contact and be taken through the fleet to realize which equipment suits and meets your situation at a reasonable cost.

Excavator

An Excavator

According to some individuals, the backhoe is at the verge of its demise with the development of newer more sufficient machines. However, in Kenya, the backhoe remains a competitive contender for the top spot in the loading equipment category among contractors. However, mini-hydraulic excavators have proven to be of considerable benefit as compared to the backhoe in some cases as per the individual equipment requirements of a renter. It remains less realistic to replace one of the machines with the other as each of them has strong benefits in given situations. Kisa Logistics product experts have developed an easy guide concerning the determination of whether a backhoe loader or a mini-hydraulic excavator fits your needs.

 Which makes more sense?

Both backhoe loaders and mini-hydraulic excavators have their strengths and weaknesses, and thus it is important for one to ask the right questions and to figure out which is better for their specific needs. Mobility, versatility and transportability are the three major factors that differentiate mini-hydraulic excavators from backhoe loaders. Below are some of the questions that you may consider:

Ø  Which of the machines will be more appropriate for my job?

·      Mini hydraulic excavators are lightweight and compact and thus they minimize top ground damage and track marks. These machines are also able to make a 360 degree swing and thus do not need much of movement.

·      Backhoe loaders perform multiple tasks including lifting, trenching, loading, and excavating and are also capable of travelling at high speeds.

Ø  What size is my jobsite?

·      Backhoe loaders have good in-site mobility where they can easily travel across different parts of the jobsite in order to accomplish different tasks with increased versatility as provided for by the increased line of work tools.

·      Mini-hydraulic excavators are capable of fitting in tight spaces within crowded sites. They also have great versatility due to the different work tools.

Ø  How far is your jobsite?

·      Backhoe loaders do not necessarily need to be transported between sites as they can easily drive on the road surfaces at 40 kilometers per hour.

·      On the other hand, mini hydraulic excavators can be easily transported from one site to the other using utility trucks or trailer trucks.

You have an insight on what you expect for your upcoming projects. For instance, if you are a home owner, you are likely to be in need of septic system repairs within small areas, and thus you are in need of small machines that can easily move through tight spaces without making much of a mess. However, excavation of a foundation base for the building of a high school building may require a large and faster machine. It is easy for one to get caught up in the mix of determining which machine is superior to the other. However, it is important to note that no machine is better as compared to another, but it all depends on the task being done, from where it is being done, and the involved space. Kisa Logistics has the best options for your needs. Contact Us today and we will take you through the fleet to realize which equipment suits and meets your situation at a reasonable cost.

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