Specialists in groundwork and excavation since 1984

Company founder, Henry Hanwell, established Mini Excavator Services in October 1984 after working for various companies. Experienced in cottage renovation projects, Henry saw a niche market for small excavators which could fit inside the old buildings to help with floor level reduction, trenching etc.

Investing in a Powerfab 125WT that could fit through doors and along narrow pathways, Henry could offer groundwork machinery that reached the places other contractors couldn’t. There are some pictures of the early days in the Archive section of the Gallery.

A selection of mini excavators to handle any job

As Mini Excavator Services grew, so did our fleet of mini excavators. Keeping the Powerfab for our smallest jobs, we added small tracked machines to help local builders and holiday parks and other businesses with road repairs, caravan bases, extensions, and any groundwork related jobs. Currently, we operate a range of mini excavators from the Hitachi ZX8, which at just under one tonne can fit through a 2’6” doorway, to the Hitachi ZX5OU with zero swing at five tonnes. In addition, there is a selection of attachments to help complete your job with ease, including:

  • Pallet forks
  • Riddle buckets
  • Land rakes
  • Ripper hooks
  • Cable plough
  • Screw piles
  • Breakers
  • Crushers

Leading the industry with our innovative services

Our team are continuously striving to improve the services we deliver. Dedicated to meeting and beating your high expectations, we are CPCS certified and have registered with Constructionline, which is a UK government certification service which holds detailed data on contractors covering all aspects of a business including Health and Safety accreditation under the SSiP scheme.

For more information on our company background or our groundwork services in Dorset, visit our contact page and make an enquiry.

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