Everything You Need to Know about The Cat 1.7 Tonne Mini Excavator

If you’re looking at hiring out excavator services or even purchasing your own, you are probably already very familiar with the Cat (or Caterpillar) brand. Caterpillar has been a leading manufacturer of agriculture, warehouse, and construction equipment since the 1920s.

Known for their yellow paint and rugged design, they are the go- to company for many businesses around the world. One of their most popular models is the Cat 1.7 Tonne D Excavator, which is a mini excavator often used in commercial contracting jobs. If you’re considering hiring or purchasing one, you may be overwhelmed with the complicated and technical stats that are often reported on construction equipment sale pages, so don’t worry. We’ve picked out the highlights:

 This is a very versatile mini excavator.

This model of Caterpillar excavator is compact in size and can be used for a variety of purposes- from farm clean up to construction digging, auger work, and then some.  In fact, it is manufactured complete with a two- way auxiliary hydraulic system that allows for the use of two hydraulic tools at the same time.

For example, you could have both a hammer and auger attached without having to stop every so often to switch tools. For a min- sized excavator, this is a big deal! You don’t need to purchase several machines to complete multiple projects. This one will do the work of many.

For its size, it is one of the most powerful mini excavators on the market.

At 17.9 horsepower, you won’t find a mini excavator that will put up much competition. Although the machine only weighs about 3,500 lbs., it can do the work of many excavators double its size. Additionally, it has a zero- tail- swing action design that makes it perfect for working in small areas where larger excavators have trouble maneuvering. This makes it perfect for small back yards, crowded warehouses, or cleaning up the dairy barn. Whatever your purpose, odds are that this excavator can get the job done.

It’s easy to transport, clean, and move.

Excavators get dirty. The pop- up- cabin system allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. Drying concrete, thick mud, or other general debris are not good for the operating mechanisms of any mini excavator. Being able to thoroughly clean a machine after each use will not only keep it looking sharp, but also prolong its life. There are also two hoisting brackets on the canopy of this excavator which allows for it to be picked up and moved for fast, safe, and easy relocation during complicated projects. This is a must for large- scale construction jobs or commercial excavation projects where several excavators may need to be used.

If you still aren’t convinced that the Cat 1.7 Tonne D mini Excavator is the right machine for your job, a simple Google search will provide you with all the evidence you need. It is rated one of the highest in its class for safety, durability, and function.


ATG Excavation can provide you with a range of excavators and skid steers to ensure you can get through your next DIY job.

Contacts us today at www.atgexcavation.com/contact or call 0407 085 660 to hire a Cat 1.7T today or any of our other excavators.

 

 

 

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