How do I find a Mini Excavator to donate?

How do I find a Mini Excavator to donate ?

If you have work to do at home and have thought about using a Mini-excavator, these very practical and versatile machines can be used for a wide range of jobs. Ideal for small or large jobs, they shorten the duration of the work and make the tasks less tiring.

With an average selling price of between €20,000 and €25,000 excluding VAT for a 1.5t Mini Excavator and a daily rental price of €230 including VAT, the cost of a Mini Excavator is far from negligible in the total work budget. Thus, the majority of people who wish to carry out work are looking to reduce the costs associated with machines.

The price of a Mini-Excavator represents a significant investment, and the rental can be restrictive because of the rental schedule and unforeseen circumstances during the work. As a result, many people are looking for a mini excavator to donate, but it's far from easy to find!

Here are a few tips on how to find a Mini-Shovel to donate!

If you live in the countryside, you can visit farms near you. It is not uncommon for farmers to own Mini Excavators. They are very versatile and are often used in the farming world, so a Mini Excavator may be found on farms. Farmers pay off their equipment over several years and often end up with a good number of machines.

Don't expect a brand new machine, however, you can still find a machine in a suitable condition so that you can carry out your work with the machine at a lower cost.  

Rusty mini excavator

Unfortunately, every month dozens of construction or rental companies go out of business. This type of company is often the owner of public works equipment and more particularly of Mini-excavators. These companies in suspension of payment are then in search of new buyers for their public works equipment which can represent a great opportunity to save money on the purchase of a shovel. Be careful, however, as some construction professionals, particularly rental companies, use their equipment with varying degrees of caution. Check the condition of the machines you wish to acquire!

Mini excavators are quite complex machines to move. Companies often choose to leave their mini excavators on their sites for several days. When these worksites are not secured, public works equipment can be the target of damage and sometimes even fire. Following fires, the carcasses of burnt-out mini-excavators are abandoned or recovered by insurance companies. These carcasses are then put up for sale at unbeatable prices; it is up to the buyer to restore them to working order.

burned mini excavator

Be careful, even for a very affordable price, make sure you have the required skills before you start such a project. A good deal can quickly turn into a financial nightmare if you don't have the skills to do at least some of the repairs yourself.

Unfortunately these solutions are not as simple as they seem. You have to be a handyman to be able to carry out any repairs, be familiar with the environment or simply be lucky! So even though these solutions may allow you to have a cheap Mini Excavator, there is little chance that it will be a mini excavator to give away. In any case, don't expect to get a brand new Kubota machine, or better yet, beware, many scams are present on the internet!

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

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