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Mini Excavator Hire for Melbourne Landscaping & Excavation Projects

Excavator hire Melbourne tradespeople can rely on. Versatile machines suitable for a range of purposes including trenching, landscaping, utility and excavation projects, Carnegie Rental’s range of mini excavators for hire will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. Offering an extensive range, our mini excavators are safe and easy to use, with an assortment of attachments such as post hole diggers and jack hammers. Browse our range today to find the model that best fits your project. Contact us about excavator hire now. 


Carnegie Rental Provides Affordable Mini Excavator Hire

All of the functionality, without the costs of maintenance and ownership. Mini excavator hire from Carnegie Rental allows you to focus on the job at hand, without the worries of maintenance or finding somewhere to store your excavator. Talk to tour team about excavator hire in Melbourne.


Mini Excavator – 1 Tonne – Min 740 Wide

Smart Hire's versatile 1-tonne diesel-powered mini excavator comes with a range of buckets ranging from 225mm, 300mm and 680mm wide, ideal for small to medium trenching, landscaping and excavation projects. Common applications include trenching for sewerage, electricity and stormwater, ground levelling and safe movement of earthing and building blocks. Safe and easy to use for any level of the operator. This machine is perfect for narrow applications with access up to 740mm wide. Featuring expandable tracks for higher stability. Contact us about mini excavator hire now. Need to transport your earthmoving debris? We also have tip truck hire in Melbourne.



  • Trenching
  • General Earthmoving 
  • Digging footings
  • Excavation
  • Tight access



Model 1 tonne
Width 740mm
Length 2710mm
Height 2140mm
Maximum depth 1530mm
Bucket width 225mm, 300mm, 680mm
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Q1.How much does it cost to rent a mini excavator?

A. The cost of rental/hire within Australia of most mini excavators can range between $310- $500 over a 24-hour hire period, depending on the machine quality, size and rental service.

Q2.How much does it cost to have someone operate a mini excavator?

A. Ranging from every small to a large excavation project, most excavator drivers will charge a minimum of $600, and jobs can increase past $10,000 dollars depending on the job size and difficulty.

Q3.Do I need a license for a mini excavator?

A. According to Worksafe (23/10/18), a certificate is no longer required to operate an earth moving or particular crane (EPC) occupational class of machinery; meaning that anyone from the public is welcome to come and use our entire range of excavatorsmini loaderstrenchers and bobcats, without needing licensing.

Q4.What does a mini excavator do?

A. An excavator is a hydraulic construction/ digging machine that consists of a boom arm-mounted bucket, attached to a rotating cabin above driving tracks. It is used primarily for digging wide trenches, holes and general earth moving. Excavators are preferred when a wide range of motion is needed. For machines designed to move large volumes of earth, a mini loader or bobcat

Q5.How to use a mini excavator?

A. An excavator uses a simple system of joysticks and handles to both drive and operates its tracks, arms, and attachments. The skills required to operate one can easily be learned within 10 minutes use.


Mini Excavator – 1 Tonne – Min 740 Wide
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Browse our building equipment, tools, machinery at our online tool hire shop to find the best products for your needs. If you have any questions or would like more information on our products and services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can come and see us at two convenient locations in Melbourne!

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Sat: 7:30am - 1pm 
Sun: Closed
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21-25 Coora Road,
Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

Phone: 03 8546 5744


1076 Dandenong Road,
Carnegie, VIC 3163

Phone: 03 9571 9488


Bendigo City and Surrounding Areas

Phone: 03 5482 9168

We service all suburbs including:
Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield, Chadstone, Malvern East, Toorak, and many more!