TABLE OF CONTENTSNORTH AMERICAN SALES
Sales by Size
Sales Breakdown by Region
NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATION
CURRENT MODELS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis analysis report examines the North American mini-excavator market and is an update to our September 2011 report. Mini-excavators, as covered in this report, are compact excavators with an operating weight less than six metric tons. Most OEMs offer “mini or compact excavators” that weigh up to ten metric tons, however, we include machines weighing more than six metric tonnes in our hydraulic excavator report (Equipment Analysis).
Mini-excavators are useful on work sites for applications where their larger, more traditional counterparts cannot fit. One factor working in their favor is their low ownership and operating costs. Since the recession in 2009, there has been a shift to rent equipment on an as needed basis rather than tie up limited capital in machines and machine maintenance; therefore there has been a swing in ownership of these machines towards rental companies and dealer rental operations.