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Cat 300.9 mini mini excavator

Discussion in 'Jobsite Coordination' started by tuney443, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. tuney443

    tuney443 Senior Member

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    Have an inside of a building at a local college job this coming week. I have to expose old pipes for my plumber and do some serious trenching for his new installs.The rental yard has the smallest Cat excavator they make that will fit through the door ,a 300.9, weighs app. a ton. Should be about the equivalent of watching paint dry on a 0* day. Anybody ever run one of these tonka toys?
     
  2. Dickjr.

    Dickjr. Senior Member

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    I've done the same exact thing in a Papa John's pizza restaurant. I had a little IHI unit running about 9 hp at 1800 lbs. It worked really good especially if you think digging with a shovel is faster. We cut the concrete floor about 5" thick , took a breaker and thumped it and after getting a hole open the little mini did great. Just took some time. I will say be careful crossing the ditches or any piles , they lay over easy.
     
  3. Jakebreak

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    We have a jcb mini mini at work there underpowered but they work great for inside of buildings like **** Jr. Said be careful crossing ditches as they will lay over easy. Their great for tight spots for ours we have to use a whacker with a small foot to fit in the ditch unless you use the 18" bucket I wish ours had a wheel for it have fun with it ours is fun to run
     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 Senior Member

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    The baby actually did better than I imagined it would. Very slow responding to blending of functions and jerky some what but it got the job done. When I got back on my JD35D I thought I was on a beast.