Find out why now might be a good time to buy a mini excavator — plus get expert advice on how to keep your current machinery job site ready — by downloading our new 2021 Compact Equipment Guide. Experts tell us that today’s machines are more capable than previous models in the same class. the size. For example, today’s 6- to 8-ton models could do work that required 12- or even 14-ton machinery not so long ago, and our contractor experts advise selecting an excavator with a drilling depth 25% larger than you think you’ll need. This will increase other key specs to provide enough machine to make room for your business to grow.[Click here to download the 2021 Equipment World Compact Equipment Guide.]This valuable information is paired with information on specific models of compact excavators, including: the 47.6-hp Kubota KX057-5, which has a 12-foot, 9-inch digging depth and offers a 7-inch color LCD screen as standard. With the introduction of the U48-5, the company now has a reduced wing-tail model and a conventional model in every 2- to 6-ton size class. Discover the latest European style units, such as the 75 HP Mecalac 6MCR Skid Steer Excavator, which has a three-piece boom, featuring a two-piece boom plus a stick. The units can use both excavator and loader attachments, and the company recently partnered with Rototilt to provide a compact tilt device. Meet Volvo Construction Equipment’s new lithium-ion ECR25, which can do an entire day’s work on a single charge. For all the details, download the guide here.