My partner and I own a small excavator, when we part ways, I can get a super deal on it. It has made us some money at times. Not only for electrical,I have dug footings,gutter drains,septic systems and the like with it.I know some of you will raise eyebrows but any ideas or suggestions?
I have fantasized about the idea of buying a mine excavator so I can do my own trenching and not be at the mercy of someone elses schedule. In the end, the numbers have not added up for me. I am not confident that I would use it enough to get my return. I am also busy enough doing electical work without havign to try and be an excavator too.
Just make sure that your insurance agent knows that you are doing your own digging. I always look forward to doing my own digging around here. The railroad owns it's own backhoe, so I get to root around sometimes with it. One more skill to add to the list.
What kind of excavator? skid steer, one of those little trackhoe's, one of those big trackhoe's. TW
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[This message has been edited by Trainwire (edited 01-30-2003).]
Thanks for the input guys! Train,its a takeuchi mini excavator, weighs about 8000 lbs,rubber tracks, got a blade in front,(trackhoe), and is a great handling machine. I enjoy days when I get to use it, its something different and it can generate a good cash flow if you can get work.