MINI-EXCAVATORS

PUBLISH DATE: AUGUST 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Sales by Size
Sales Breakdown by Region
Market Trends
Market Segments

MARKET SHARES

NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

COMPONENT SUPPLY

FIELD POPULATION

FORECAST

MANUFACTURER SUMMARY


 Doosan Bobcat
 Komatsu America
 Wacker Neuson
Takeuchi
 Yanmar

MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATION

CURRENT MODELS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report on the North American mini-excavator market updates our last analysis from April, 2013. We classify mini-excavators, also known as compact excavators, as earth-moving excavators that weigh less than six metric tons. Some OEMs, however, list excavators weighing less than ten metric tons as mini-excavators. We cover these machines in a separate report on standard hydraulic excavators that weigh over six metric tons. Mini-excavators are one of the most commonly-used pieces of construction equipment and can be found working in construction, landscaping, agriculture, highway maintenance, and utilities. They are relatively inexpensive and their small size gives them advantages in working in narrow or congested settings.

Table 1 summarizes the reportís major findings. Sales picked up since our last report, jumping from XX units in 2012 to XX in 2014, with the bulk (XX percent) of North American sales occurring in the United States. Production saw a similar boost, going from XX units in 2012 to XX in 2014. An estimated 18 percent of production (all from Bobcat) was exported.