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Why hire mini excavators from Conplant?

As Australia’s number one roller hire supplier, we now have a comprehensive range of mini excavators available.

If you need a mini excavator for any project or terrain we’ve got you covered with a balance of versatility, manoeuvrability and efficiency.

With mini excavators ranging from 2.7t to 9.4t, take your pick from our comprehensive excavator hire range today. And with coverage right across Australia, you’re never too far from your nearest Conplant branch for all of your excavator hiring needs.

A bright orange Doosan mini excavator is seen digging into a dirt and grass embankment under a clear blue sky. The arm of the mini excavator is extended down, with the bucket scooping up soil and debris.
A bright orange mini excavator with a digging bucket is parked on a light gray background. It features a protective canopy over the operator’s seat and an extended arm ready for digging.

2.7t mini excavator

Zero tail swing design

Operating

Weight

2770 kg

Max Digging

Depth

2645 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

4655 mm

Digging Force 

Bucket / Arm

2.22t / 1.3t

Fuel 

Tank

30 L

The smallest mini excavator available in our fleet, the 2.7t zero tail mini excavator oWith its medium size, it’s suited for both urban projects that require a compact design and larger projects where more reach and power are essential. ensuring powerful and safe performance while speeding up projects and offering cost-effective solutions with its range of compatible attachments.

  • Boom swing function for working in narrow areas.
  • Ideal for urban settings, residential projects, and construction sites with restricted accessibility, making it perfect for landscaping, utility work, and small-scale demolitions.
  • Ergonomically designed with comfort in mind.
DX35 Canopy

3.5t mini excavator

Zero tail swing design with canopy

Operating

Weight

3845 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3275 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5355 mm

Digging Force 

Bucket / Arm

2.22t / 1.3t

Fuel 

Tank

42 L

The 3.5t zero tail mini excavator strikes a balance between compact design and enhanced reach and power, making it an indispensable tool for several construction and urban tasks. With a variety of compatible attachments, it promises not only efficiency but also a safe operation.

  • Tailored for operations in narrow spaces, enhancing its versatility.
  • A perfect fit for urban environments, residential projects, and construction areas with limited access. It excels in tasks like landscaping, utility jobs, and small-scale demolitions.
  • Thoughtfully and ergonomically designed to prioritize operator comfort, ensuring prolonged usage without fatigue.
An orange and black mini excavator labeled "DX35Z" with a front bucket attachment and sliding blade against a plain white background. This compact machine features an enclosed operator cab and rubber tracks for increased maneuverability, exemplifying the best in mini excavators.

3.5t mini excavator

Closed cabin zero tail swing design

Operating

Weight

3995 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3275 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5355 mm

Digging Force 

Bucket / Arm

3.17t / 2.08t

Fuel 

Tank

42 L

The 3.5t zero tail mini excavator, equipped with a closed air-conditioned cabin, strikes a balance between compact design and enhanced reach and power. This feature-rich machine becomes an indispensable tool for various construction and urban tasks. Along with a range of compatible attachments, it promises efficiency as well as a safe operation in diverse environments.

  • Specifically tailored for operations in narrow spaces, enhancing its versatility.
  • An ideal choice for urban environments, residential projects, and construction areas with limited access. It especially shines in roles such as landscaping, utility jobs, and small-scale demolitions.
  • Thoughtfully and ergonomically designed, featuring a closed air-conditioned cabin to prioritize operator comfort. This ensures prolonged usage without fatigue, even in harsh weather conditions.
DX50 Canopy

5t mini excavator

The Develon 5t excavator effortlessly combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities.

Operating

Weight

5438 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3480 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5800mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

3450 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

78 L

The Develon 5t excavator effortlessly combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities, marking its place as a leader in construction machinery. This equipment embodies Develon’s unwavering dedication to top-tier performance, optimal user comfort, and stringent safety standards.

  • Incorporates a proportional control flow rate, facilitating precise adjustments to the speed and intensity of hydraulic movements. This offers users unmatched control and flexibility in a multitude of applications.
  • Develon’s design excellence guarantees easy ground-level access to all essential components, filters, and refill points, making maintenance a breeze. The generous cabin space, among the most expansive in its category, ensures operators remain comfortable, even during extended use.
  • All equipment from Develon is meticulously crafted to provide unparalleled cabin visibility, enabling operators to have a comprehensive view of their environment. The inclusion of a standard lock valve on the dozer blade further enhances stability and precision during earthmoving and grading activities.
An orange and black Develon mini excavator with a large digging bucket attachment and a track system for mobility. The machine is equipped with hydraulic arms and a cab for the operator. The image is on a plain white background.

5t mini excavator

The Develon 5t excavator effortlessly combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities.

Operating

Weight

5438 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3480 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5800mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

3450 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

78 L

The Develon 5t excavator effortlessly combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities, marking its place as a leader in construction machinery. This equipment embodies Develon’s unwavering dedication to top-tier performance, optimal user comfort, and stringent safety standards.

  • Incorporates a proportional control flow rate, facilitating precise adjustments to the speed and intensity of hydraulic movements. This offers users unmatched control and flexibility in a multitude of applications.
  • Develon’s design excellence guarantees easy ground-level access to all essential components, filters, and refill points, making maintenance a breeze. The generous cabin space, among the most expansive in its category, ensures operators remain comfortable, even during extended use.
  • All equipment from Develon is meticulously crafted to provide unparalleled cabin visibility, enabling operators to have a comprehensive view of their environment. The inclusion of a standard lock valve on the dozer blade further enhances stability and precision during earthmoving and grading activities.
DX55 Cabin

5.5t mini excavator

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities

Operating

Weight

5438 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3480 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5800mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

3450 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

78 L

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities, positioning it as a go-to choice in the construction machinery sector. This machine exemplifies Develon’s ethos of delivering peak performance, superior comfort, and operational safety.

  • Comes with a proportional control flow rate, which facilitates nuanced adjustments to the hydraulic movement’s speed and intensity. This design choice ensures heightened control, making the machine adaptable to a wide array of applications.
  • A hallmark of Develon’s design approach is the emphasis on easy maintenance. This is evident in the ground-level access to all pivotal components, filters, and refill points. Complementing this is the spacious cabin, a standout in the market, offering operators unparalleled comfort for extended durations.
  • Every piece of machinery from Develon’s line-up is designed with a keen focus on visibility. This commitment ensures operators always have a panoramic view of their immediate surroundings from within the cabin. Additionally, the standard lock valve on the dozer blade amplifies stability, particularly during tasks like earthmoving and grading.
An orange and black DEVELON mini excavator model DX55R-7 on a white background. The mini excavator features a hydraulic arm and bucket, a glass-enclosed operator's cabin, and is equipped with rubber tracks and a front blade attachment.

5.5t mini excavator

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities

Operating

Weight

5438 kg

Max Digging

Depth

3480 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

5800mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

3450 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

78 L

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities, positioning it as a go-to choice in the construction machinery sector. This machine exemplifies Develon’s ethos of delivering peak performance, superior comfort, and operational safety.

  • Comes with a proportional control flow rate, which facilitates nuanced adjustments to the hydraulic movement’s speed and intensity. This design choice ensures heightened control, making the machine adaptable to a wide array of applications.
  • A hallmark of Develon’s design approach is the emphasis on easy maintenance. This is evident in the ground-level access to all pivotal components, filters, and refill points. Complementing this is the spacious cabin, a standout in the market, offering operators unparalleled comfort for extended durations.
  • Every piece of machinery from Develon’s line-up is designed with a keen focus on visibility. This commitment ensures operators always have a panoramic view of their immediate surroundings from within the cabin. Additionally, the standard lock valve on the dozer blade amplifies stability, particularly during tasks like earthmoving and grading.
An orange Doosan compact excavator with a black bucket blade attached. The vehicle is equipped with rubber tracks and an enclosed operator cabin with glass windows. The excavator's arm is slightly extended outward.

8t mini excavator

For those seeking a proven performer with a reliable track record, the Develon 8t excavator, the DX80, stands out as an unbeatable choice.

Operating

Weight

8380 kg

Max Digging

Depth

4730 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

7430mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

5600 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

110 L

For those seeking a proven performer with a reliable track record, the Develon 8t excavator, the DX80, stands out as an unbeatable choice. Crafted with precision and efficiency, the DX80 is a testament to Develon’s legacy in delivering machinery that not only meets but often exceeds user expectations in real-world conditions.

  • Renowned for its fuel efficiency, the DX80 incorporates an electronically-optimized hydraulic system coupled with a state-of-the-art engine. The large arm cylinder, a highlight of its design, ensures it delivers unparalleled excavating strength, making it a favorite among seasoned operators.
  • The DX80’s design revolves around the operator’s experience. Large windows, well-positioned mirrors, and advanced camera systems ensure that operators enjoy a clear and expansive view of their surroundings. The Dozer Control Lever, thoughtfully placed within easy reach, further enhances precision and ease of control, ensuring smooth operations even in challenging terrains.
  • A cornerstone of Develon’s approach is ensuring machinery remains easy to maintain. The DX80 exemplifies this with access points smartly positioned for effortless reach. Such design nuances ensure that operators and maintenance teams face minimal hurdles, ensuring the machine is always ready for action with limited downtime. For hirers, this translates to consistent performance and peace of mind.
An orange and black DEVOLAN excavator with a large front bucket and rubber tracks is featured on a plain, light gray background. This compact digger exemplifies top-tier excavation equipment, perfect for any construction project.

8.9t mini excavator

The Develon DX89, an 8.9t excavator, is expertly crafted for operator comfort, blending advanced engineering with user-focused features.

Operating

Weight

9537 kg

Max Digging

Depth

4110 mm

Max Digging 

Reach (ground)

6850 mm

Bucket Digging

Force (PCSA)

6078 kgf

Fuel 

Tank

160 L

The Develon DX89, an 8.9t excavator, stands out as an optimal choice. Designed with the operator’s comfort and needs at its core, this machine is a blend of top-tier engineering and user-centric features. It guarantees not only a seamless operation but also the reliability and stability that every hirer desires.

  • The DX89 has been crafted with user ease in mind. The swing-open tailgate and side-access hood ensure that operators have hassle-free access to essential components, from the engine to the hydraulic system. This accessibility not only aids in smooth operations but also minimizes potential downtimes, assuring hirers of a machine that stays productive.
  • For those projects where space is a luxury, the DX89’s reduced tail-swing feature shines, delivering powerful performance even in tight spaces. Additionally, its updated counterweight and increased operating weight underline the machine’s stability, ensuring that operators experience enhanced lifting capacities without any trade-offs.
  • Aimed at making the operator’s job straightforward, the DX89 introduces a dozer blade float feature, letting the blade move naturally with the ground during tasks like grading. This attention to operator ease, along with fast cycle times and impressive lift-over-side capacity, ensures the DX89 is not just a machine but a trusted partner on the site. If you’re looking to hire, the DX89 promises a harmonious balance of performance and operator satisfaction.

Our range of Develon mini excavators

A bright orange mini excavator with a digging bucket is parked on a light gray background. It features a protective canopy over the operator’s seat and an extended arm ready for digging.

2.7t mini excavator

Zero tail swing

Operating Weight2770 kg
Max Diggin Depth2645 mm
Max Digging Reach4655 mm
Digging Force Bucket / Arm2.22t / 1.3t
Fuel Tank30 L

The smallest mini excavator available in our fleet, the 2.7t zero tail mini excavator oWith its medium size, it’s suited for both urban projects that require a compact design and larger projects where more reach and power are essential. ensuring powerful and safe performance while speeding up projects and offering cost-effective solutions with its range of compatible attachments.

  • Boom swing function for working in narrow areas.
  • Ideal for urban settings, residential projects, and construction sites with restricted accessibility, making it perfect for landscaping, utility work, and small-scale demolitions.
  • Ergonomically designed with comfort in mind.
An orange and black mini excavator labeled "DX35Z" with a front bucket attachment and sliding blade against a plain white background. This compact machine features an enclosed operator cab and rubber tracks for increased maneuverability, exemplifying the best in mini excavators.

3.5t mini excavator

Zero-tail swing design (canopy / cabin)

Operating Weight (canopy / cabin)3845 / 3995 kg
Max Digging Depth 5355mm
Max Digging Reach (ground)5355 mm
Digging Force Bucket / Arm3.17t / 2.08t
Fuel Tank42 L

The 3.5-ton zero-tail mini excavator, available with a closed air-conditioned cabin, strikes a balance between compact design and enhanced reach and power. This feature-rich machine becomes an indispensable tool for various construction and urban tasks. Along with a range of compatible attachments, it promises efficiency as well as safe operation in diverse environments.

  • Specifically tailored for operations in narrow spaces, enhancing its versatility.
  • An ideal choice for urban environments, residential projects, and construction areas with limited access. It especially shines in roles such as landscaping, utility jobs, and small-scale demolitions.
  • Thoughtfully and ergonomically designed, featuring a closed air-conditioned cabin to prioritize operator comfort. This ensures prolonged usage without fatigue, even in harsh weather conditions.
An orange and black Develon mini excavator with a large digging bucket attachment and a track system for mobility. The machine is equipped with hydraulic arms and a cab for the operator. The image is on a plain white background.

5t mini excavator (canopy / cabin)

Combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities and available with either canopy or cabin.

Operating Weight (canopy / cabin)5740 / 5890 kg
Max Digging Depth3480 mm
Max Digging Reach (ground)5800 mm
Bucket Diggin Force (PCSA)3450 kgf
Fuel Tank78 L

The Develon 5t excavator effortlessly combines a compact footprint with exceptional digging and lifting capabilities, marking its place as a leader in construction machinery. This equipment embodies Develon’s unwavering dedication to top-tier performance, optimal user comfort, and stringent safety standards.

  • Incorporates a proportional control flow rate, facilitating precise adjustments to the speed and intensity of hydraulic movements. This offers users unmatched control and flexibility in a multitude of applications.
  • Develon’s design excellence guarantees easy ground-level access to all essential components, filters, and refill points, making maintenance a breeze. The generous cabin space, among the most expansive in its category, ensures operators remain comfortable, even during extended use.
  • All equipment from Develon is meticulously crafted to provide unparalleled cabin visibility, enabling operators to have a comprehensive view of their environment. The inclusion of a standard lock valve on the dozer blade further enhances stability and precision during earthmoving and grading activitie
An orange and black DEVELON mini excavator model DX55R-7 on a white background. The mini excavator features a hydraulic arm and bucket, a glass-enclosed operator's cabin, and is equipped with rubber tracks and a front blade attachment.

5.5t mini excavator

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities.

Operating Weight6803 – 8200 kg
Max Digging Depth 3480mm
Max Digging Reach (ground)5800 mm
Bucket Digging Force3450 kgf
Fuel Tank78 L

The Develon 5.5t excavator strikes an impeccable balance between its compact design and powerful digging and lifting capabilities, positioning it as a go-to choice in the construction machinery sector. This machine exemplifies Develon’s ethos of delivering peak performance, superior comfort, and operational safety.

  • Comes with a proportional control flow rate, which facilitates nuanced adjustments to the hydraulic movement’s speed and intensity. This design choice ensures heightened control, making the machine adaptable to a wide array of applications.
  • A hallmark of Develon’s design approach is the emphasis on easy maintenance. This is evident in the ground-level access to all pivotal components, filters, and refill points. Complementing this is the spacious cabin, a standout in the market, offering operators unparalleled comfort for extended durations.
  • Every piece of machinery from Develon’s line-up is designed with a keen focus on visibility. This commitment ensures operators always have a panoramic view of their immediate surroundings from within the cabin. Additionally, the standard lock valve on the dozer blade amplifies stability, particularly during tasks like earthmoving and grading.
An orange Doosan compact excavator with a black bucket blade attached. The vehicle is equipped with rubber tracks and an enclosed operator cabin with glass windows. The excavator's arm is slightly extended outward.

8t mini excavator

For those seeking a proven performer with a reliable track record, the Develon 8t excavator, the DX80, stands out as an unbeatable choice.

Operating Weight8380 kg
Max Digging Depth4730 mm
Max Digging Reach (ground)7430 mm
Bucket Digging Force (PCSA)5600 kgf
Fuel Tank110 L

For those seeking a proven performer with a reliable track record, the Develon 8t excavator, the DX80, stands out as an unbeatable choice. Crafted with precision and efficiency, the DX80 is a testament to Develon’s legacy in delivering machinery that not only meets but often exceeds user expectations in real-world conditions.

  • Renowned for its fuel efficiency, the DX80 incorporates an electronically-optimized hydraulic system coupled with a state-of-the-art engine. The large arm cylinder, a highlight of its design, ensures it delivers unparalleled excavating strength, making it a favorite among seasoned operators.
  • The DX80’s design revolves around the operator’s experience. Large windows, well-positioned mirrors, and advanced camera systems ensure that operators enjoy a clear and expansive view of their surroundings. The Dozer Control Lever, thoughtfully placed within easy reach, further enhances precision and ease of control, ensuring smooth operations even in challenging terrains.
  • A cornerstone of Develon’s approach is ensuring machinery remains easy to maintain. The DX80 exemplifies this with access points smartly positioned for effortless reach. Such design nuances ensure that operators and maintenance teams face minimal hurdles, ensuring the machine is always ready for action with limited downtime. For hirers, this translates to consistent performance and peace of mind.
An orange and black DEVOLAN excavator with a large front bucket and rubber tracks is featured on a plain, light gray background. This compact digger exemplifies top-tier excavation equipment, perfect for any construction project.

8.9t mini excavator

The Develon DX89, an 8.9t excavator, is expertly crafted for operator comfort, blending advanced engineering with user-focused features.

Operating Weight9537 kg
Max Digging Depth4110 mm
Max Digging Reach (ground)6850 mm
Bucket Digging Force (PCSA)6078 kgf
Fuel Tank160 L

The Develon DX89, an 8.9t excavator, stands out as an optimal choice. Designed with the operator’s comfort and needs at its core, this machine is a blend of top-tier engineering and user-centric features. It guarantees not only a seamless operation but also the reliability and stability that every hirer desires.

  • The DX89 has been crafted with user ease in mind. The swing-open tailgate and side-access hood ensure that operators have hassle-free access to essential components, from the engine to the hydraulic system. This accessibility not only aids in smooth operations but also minimizes potential downtimes, assuring hirers of a machine that stays productive.
  • For those projects where space is a luxury, the DX89’s reduced tail-swing feature shines, delivering powerful performance even in tight spaces. Additionally, its updated counterweight and increased operating weight underline the machine’s stability, ensuring that operators experience enhanced lifting capacities without any trade-offs.
  • Aimed at making the operator’s job straightforward, the DX89 introduces a dozer blade float feature, letting the blade move naturally with the ground during tasks like grading. This attention to operator ease, along with fast cycle times and impressive lift-over-side capacity, ensures the DX89 is not just a machine but a trusted partner on the site. If you’re looking to hire, the DX89 promises a harmonious balance of performance and operator satisfaction.

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Frequently Asked Questions about mini excavators

A mini excavator, also known as a compact excavator or mini digger, is a small construction machine designed for performing various excavation tasks. It is smaller in size compared to standard excavators and is typically used for projects that require precision and manoeuvrability in tight spaces.

A mini excavator works by using hydraulic power to operate its arm, bucket, and other attachments. The operator controls the machine from a cab, using joysticks and pedals to move the excavator and its attachments. The hydraulic system allows for precise movements and efficient digging, making it suitable for a wide range of construction and landscaping tasks.

Mini excavators come in various sizes and configurations to suit different job requirements. The most common types include zero-tail-swing excavators, compact mini excavators, and wheeled mini excavators. Each type has its own advantages and is suitable for specific applications.

Mini excavators are versatile machines that can be used for a variety of tasks. Some typical uses include digging trenches, excavating foundations, landscaping and grading, demolition, clearing debris, and utility work. With the right attachments, mini excavators can also perform tasks such as tree removal, stump grinding, and concrete removal.

Choosing the right size mini excavator depends on the nature and scale of your project. Factors to consider include:

  • Frame size
  • Operating weight
  • Maximum digging depth.
  • Maximum dump height
  • Bucket breakout force
  • Tail swing.
  • Project worksite – space and operating requirements
  • Attachments required

We strongly recommend contacting our team before making your final decision.