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Rental tip: How to decrease the width of the tracks on a mini digger

January 19, 2022
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Whether you've always got a home project on the go or you're helping out a mate with a weekend job, renting a mini digger can be a great way to save on costs - and a world of lower back pain if a shovel is your alternative option.

You don't need to be an excavator expert to use a mini digger but you do want to be safe and make your rental experience as easy as possible.

Watch the video below and learn how you can easily minimise the width of the tracks on a smaller excavator so you can get through tight spaces like garden gates and entrances.

So, as I said in the video, here's what you need to remember:

  1. Make sure the machine is swung around so the blade is on one side and the bucket and boom are on the other, lifting the machine off of the ground.
  2. Flick the lever (may differ on certain machines) as shown in the video.
  3. Change the size of the blade by removing the pins, folding them back and fixing them into place.

and if you need to widen the tracks again to do the job from a more stable track position, just repeat these steps in reverse!

For questions on what type of machine is right for you or any other type of support, give us a call on 0800 467 009 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

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