Compact Equipment Specialist

Quality vs Price: The Cheapest Mini Digger Dilemma

When it comes to buying a mini digger, it’s easy to be tempted by the lure of the lowest price tag.

After all, saving money is always a good thing right? While saving money is important, going for the cheapest option isn’t always the wisest choice. 

Here are some reasons why you should think twice before buying the cheapest mini digger:

Quality Matters

Mini diggers are long-term investments. Cheaper models, often compromise on build, quality and durability. By choosing a higher quality option, your machine will last longer and require fewer repairs. This ultimately saves you money in the long run.


Landscaping and construction projects require machinery you can rely on. Cheaper mini diggers may be less dependable which leads to more frequent breakdowns and project delays. Investing in a reliable reputable mini digger ensures you can complete your projects on time, and with fewer hiccups.

Efficiency is Important

A high quality mini digger often comes with better efficiency and performance. Saving you time and fuel costs, your projects will be more cost-effective in the long run. Opting for the cheapest option may reduce your productivity and impact on the amount of work you can take on.

Resale Value

Should you decide to upgrade or change your mini digger in the future, a well-maintained higher quality machine will have a higher residual value. Cheaper models depreciate quickly and may not attract as many buyers, making it challenging to recoup your investment.

Lower Maintenance Costs

Over time, a cheaper machine may cost you more in maintenance and repair bills. Investing in a high quality machine with a strong service and parts network should mean lower maintenance costs and reduced downtime.

Operator Comfort

High-end mini diggers often come with better ergonomic designs, which can enhance operator comfort and reduce operator fatigue. Happy and comfortable operators are more productive and contribute to better project outcomes.

While the lower cost of a cheap mini digger may seem appealing, it can lead to a host of issues down the road.  It’s essential to consider the long-term implications of your investment and to prioritise quality, reliability and operator well-being.

When you’re ready to make a smart investment, take a look at our range of New Kobelco excavators.

We offer flexible finance options (subject to status) and will be happy to discuss your needs.

Get in touch for more information.

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