Excavators are pretty important because of how versatile they are. You can use them in several industries. To be honest, excavators are quite costly and it is very easy to understand why.

In this post, we will take a look at the different excavators on the South African market. We will also look at how much they cost and share as many specifications as we can with you. Let’s dive straight in.

Excavator Prices in South Africa

Prices of Excavators in South Africa

Excavators come with different kinds of attachments depending on what you want to use them for. From sticks to buckets and even booms, excavators come in various configurations and sizes. One excavator can perform multiple tasks as long as you have the right accessories or attachments.

There are several brands of excavators in South Africa. Also, you can purchase excavators in any of the following categories:

  • Brand new
  • Foreign-used
  • Nigerian-used

We have surveyed the market and have come up with the prices of some of the very popular brands. To make it easier and more understandable for you, we have split the excavators into categories. Check them out below:

Mini Excavators (Brand New) Prices in South Africa

CAT 300.9D Mini Hydraulic Excavator – R$936,000 – R$1,152,000

Details

  • Operating Weight (Without Safety Frame) – 2061 lbs.
  • Digging Force (Bucket) – 2000 lbs.
  • Digging Force (Stick) – 1011 lbs.
  • Operating Weight (With Safety Frame) – 2170 lbs.
  • Net Power – 13 HP
  • Engine Model Yanmar – 31NV70
  • Rated Speed – 2100 r/min
  • Maximum Engine Output – 18 HP
  • Gross Power – ISO 14396 – 18 HP
  • Diesel Tank Volume – 2.64 gals (US)
  • Displacement – 52 in³
  • Flywheel Output ISO – 13 HP
  • Battery – 12 V, 20 Amp

CAT 302.7D CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator – R$1,080,000 – R$1,224,000

Details

  • Net Power – 20.7 HP
  • Engine Model – Yanmar 3TNV76
  • Gross Power – 3 HP
  • Rated Net Power (ISO 9249) – 20.7 HP
  • Displacement – 68 in³
  • Operating Weight – 6239 lb
  • Operating Weight (With Cab) – 6239 lbs.
  • Operating Weight (With Canopy) – 6034 lbs.

CAT 303.5E CR Hydraulic Excavator – R$1,152,000 – R$1,260,000

Details

  • Engine Model – Cat® C1.8
  • Net Power – 31.6 HP
  • Gross Power – 33.3 HP
  • Operating Weight – 7734 lbs.
  • Operating Weight (With Cab) – 8139 lbs.
  • Operating Pressure (Equipment) – 3553 psi
  • Digging Force (Stick Standard) – 4249 lbs.
  • Digging Force (Stick Long) – 3799 lbs.
  • Digging Force (Bucket) – 7419 lbs.
  • Operating Pressure (Travel) – 3553 psi
  • Operating Pressure (Swing) – 2625 psi
  • Auxiliary Circuit (Primary) – 9 gals/min
  • Auxiliary Circuit (Secondary) – 7.1 gals/min

CAT 303E CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator – R$1,296,000 – R$1,440,000

Details

  • Net Power – 23.5 HP
  • Operating Weight – With Cab – 7204 lbs.
  • Dig Depth – 117 in
  • Engine Model – Cat C1.3
  • Gross Power – ISO 14396 – 24.8 HP
  • Stroke – 3.5 in
  • Bore – 3.1 in
  • Displacement – 77 in³
  • Gross Power – 24.8 HP
  • Operating Weight – With Canopy – 6721 lbs.

CAT 304E2 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator – R$1,620,000 – R$1,800,000

Details

  • Net Power – 40.2 HP
  • Operating Weight – 8996 lbs.
  • Dig Depth – 135 in
  • Engine Model – Cat C2.4
  • Displacement – 146 in³
  • Stroke – 4 in
  • Bore – 3.4 in
  • Gross Power – ISO 14396 – 41.8 HP

CAT 305.5E2 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator – R$1,512,000 – R$1,692,000

Details

  • Net Power – 44.1 HP
  • Operating Weight – 11958 lbs.
  • Dig Depth – 152 in
  • Engine Model – Cat® C2.4
  • Bore – 3.4 in
  • Stroke – 4 in
  • Displacement – 146 in³
  • Gross Power – ISO 14396 – 45.7 HP

Large Excavators (Brand New) Prices in South Africa

CAT 336 GC Hydraulic Excavator – R$2,880,000 – R$3,240,000

Details

  • Net Power – ISO 9249 – 259 HP
  • Operating Weight – 74800 lbs.
  • Maximum Digging Depth – 24.7 ft.
  • Engine Power – ISO 14396 261 HP
  • Engine Model – Cat C7.1
  • Bore – 4 in
  • Stroke – 5 in
  • Displacement – 433 in³

CAT 336 Hydraulic Excavator – R$2,412,000 – R$2,700,000

Details

  • Net Power – ISO 9249 – 311 HP
  • Operating Weight – 79100 lbs.
  • Maximum Digging Depth – 24.7 ft.
  • Engine Model Cat C9.3B
  • Engine Power – ISO 14396 – 314 HP
  • Bore – 5 in
  • Stroke – 6 in
  • Displacement – 568 in³

CAT 345 Excavator 45 Ton Excavator Digger – R$2,124,000 – R$2,340,000

Details

  • Net Power – ISO 9249 – 346 HP
  • Operating Weight – 93000 lbs.
  • Maximum Digging Depth – 23.6 ft.
  • Engine Model – Cat C9.3
  • Engine Power – ISO 14396 – 347 HP
  • Bore – 5 in
  • Stroke – 6 in
  • Displacement – 568 in³

Foreign-used and South African-used Excavator Prices in South Africa

Most South Africans prefer to purchase foreign-used and South African-used excavators in South Africa. This is because they are far more affordable. In this section, we will look at the prices of some of the popular foreign-used and South African-used excavator prices.

Foreign-used Excavators Prices in South Africa

  • Sany Excavator 230 2005 – R$540,000 – R$720,000
  • Case Excavator 988 – R$648,000 – R$756,000
  • Caterpillar Excavator 215 1992 – R$612,000 – R$720,000
  • American-used Cat 235 Excavator – R$1,404,000 – R$1,476,000
  • 320BL Excavator – R$900,000 – R$1,080,000
  • Excavator 215B – R$684,000 – R$792,000
  • Kubota Mini Excavator 2012 – R$252,000 – R$360,000
  • Volvo EC210BCL Excavator – R$936,000 – R$1,044,000
  • Big Bucket Excavator 330BL – R$1,188,000 – R$1,296,000

Nigerian-Used Excavators Prices in South Africa

  • 320L Excavators 2001 – R$486,000 – R$576,000
  • Sharp CAT 320BL Excavator – R$504,000 – R$612,000
  • CAT Excavator 320BL – R$540,000 – R$648,000
  • Volvo Excavator EC460BLC – R$1,440,000 – R$1,620,000
  • Cat Excavator 225 – R$396,000 – R$468,000
  • Doosan Excavator – R$468,000 – R$522,000
  • Fiat Excavator – R$270,000 – R$324,000
  • Cat Excavator 325CL – R$612,000 – R$720,000

Uses of Excavators

Excavators can be used for several purposes. Below are some of the most common uses of excavators:

  • Earthmoving
  • Material handling
  • Demolition
  • Underground excavation
  • Forestry
  • Debris removal

Conclusion

There you have it for the prices of excavators in South Africa. We have also shown you the most common uses of these heavy and versatile pieces of equipment.

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