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If you’re looking for an excavator for your next project, we’ve got the perfect selection for you. With eight models in stock from reputed Melbourne-based manufacturer MXG Machinery, our range of versatile excavators is perfect for growing businesses.

Whether you want the light and manoeuvrable XE10 or XE20, or the power and strength of the SE27U and SE28U, we have the right excavator for your unique needs. Precisely engineered and ruggedly built to industry-leading standards, each of these excavators comes with a range of heavy-duty attachments to allow you to adapt to the task at hand.

Ideal for builders, landscapers and other tradies seeking self-sufficiency in performance on the job site, these MXG excavators will transform the way you work. Explore the range below and find the model that’s right for you.

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Excavator FAQs

If you're considering purchasing an excavator, it's important to have the right information at your fingertips. Below, you'll find answers to frequently asked questions that will help guide you in making an informed decision.

How do I choose the right excavator?

Choosing the right excavator involves assessing your project needs, such as the size of the job, the type of terrain, and the weight capacity required. Consider the excavator’s size, horsepower, and bucket capacity to ensure it meets your specific needs. Also, factor in the brand reputation for reliability and the availability of after-sales support and parts.

How do I inspect an excavator?

When inspecting an excavator, check for physical signs of wear and damage such as cracks, dents, and rust. Examine the undercarriage for wear, test all hydraulic functions, and ensure the cabin and controls are in good condition. It's also crucial to review the service history to verify regular maintenance has been performed.

What do I check before starting my excavator?

Before starting your excavator, perform a thorough check that includes the hydraulic system (fluid level and leaks), undercarriage (track tension and wear), and engine components (oil, coolant levels, and air filters). Also, inspect the bucket and attachments for any damage or wear and ensure all safety devices are functional.

What is the main safety issue with excavators?

The main safety issue with excavators is the risk of tipping over, especially when operating on uneven or unstable ground. Ensuring the machine is on stable ground, using the correct attachment for the weight and type of job, and following the manufacturer’s operational guidelines are essential to prevent accidents.

What is the number one rule to follow when using an excavator?

The number one rule when using an excavator is to maintain complete awareness of the surroundings. This includes being vigilant of overhead and underground hazards, ensuring the area is clear of people and obstacles, and never operating the excavator beyond its limits or in unsafe conditions.

What qualification do I need to operate an excavator in Australia?

In Australia, operating an excavator requires holding a Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations or a similar qualification, often obtained through an apprenticeship or vocational training program.

How do I get my excavator licence in Australia?

To obtain an excavator licence in Australia, you must complete a recognised training course from an accredited provider, which involves both theory and practical components. After completing the course, you will receive a statement of attainment for the units of competency covered, which serves as your licence to operate an excavator.

How long does it take to learn to use an excavator?

The time it takes to learn to use an excavator can vary depending on the individual’s prior experience and the type of training chosen. Typically, a basic operator training course can take from a few days to several weeks. More comprehensive training or gaining proficiency for more complex operations may require additional time and experience.

What is meant by the term 'operating weight' in relation to excavators?

When talking about excavators, operating weight refers to the total weight of the machine. Knowing this figure enables the drive to operate the excavator within it's range of capabilities and allows the operator to make decisions as to whether a particular model is the correct machine for the job.

Trust Big Man Trailer Co & MXG Machinery for Quality Excavators

We hope these FAQs have provided you with valuable insights into choosing and operating an excavator. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.