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Which Bespoke Excavator Attachments Work Best with a Mini Digger?


The mini digger is a machine that is often overlooked due its size. However don’t let that stop you realising how powerful it actually can be. Especially with the right bespoke excavator attachments! 

This week we take a look at how a mini digger could be used to its full potential, which digger attachments are currently available from Masterhitch, and how you could be getting your hands on a fantastic used mini digger for sale. 


Firstly, it’s important to highlight what a mini digger is, and what it is regularly used for.  

A mini digger is a machine that weighs under 4535kg. Anything over this would be considered as either a midi digger or even a large or tracked excavator. With this in mind, some of the most popular mini diggers currently available include the Komatsu PC26 MR-3 coming in at just under 3000kg, and the Kubota KX61-3.

The benefits of using a mini digger often outweigh the disadvantages. For example, they are ideal for home projects as they do not require the operator to hold a licence. Mini diggers are also great to use in built up or residential areas due to their lower noise levels. Lastly, they are fantastic to transport due to their size!

So what is a mini digger used for?

Similar to any other excavator, mini diggers can complete pretty much the same type of work, but just on a smaller scale!

Mini diggers are most commonly used for:

  • Light demolition work
  • Landscaping
  • Construction projects
  • Tree stump removal
  • Home renovations
  • Pool installations

However due to their versatility, mini diggers are typically all-rounder machines that could be beneficial for a lot more!


Having a mini digger to hand is a bonus already, without even thinking about bespoke excavator attachments. Why not increase the versatility of the mini digger by adding some bespoke digger attachments to the mix!

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we pride ourselves on having an excellent stocklist of bespoke excavator and telehandler attachments. Let’s take a look at some of our customer’s favourites below!

Riddle Bucket

A digger isn’t a digger without a bucket. With a huge variety of buckets now available on the market, there is certainly plenty of choice!

We have had a number of enquiries recently from our customers, requiring riddle buckets for their mini diggers. So what is a riddle bucket we hear you ask?

When we think of a riddle bucket, we tend to think of it as a larger sieve. Strangely enough, it does the same thing.  A riddle bucket is perfect for picking up soil and other materials, and efficiently sorting through it. It is often used to separate brick, concrete, stones and other debris from soil in an effortless manner. Can you think of a project that this attachment would save you time and even money?

We can make this type of bucket to fit a 7, 14, 21 and 30 tonne excavator as standard. However we can also make a bucket to fit your mini digger. All of our buckets are made using the best, top grade components ensuring durability and longevity.

Power Rakes

Another fantastic digger attachment that we would recommend investing in are power rakes. This is typically another attachment that operators would assume are only made for larger excavators. We often get asked this question by our customers!

Power rakes can also be known as land clearance rakes. It will primarily differ depending on the type of industry using them. They can be designed with 3 tynes or even 6 tynes, again this will depend on the size of the machine and what it will be used for.

If you’re thinking of adding power rakes to your fleet then then could be used for:

  • Removal of shrubs, brambles and rubbish
  • Sorting through larger materials such as bricks and separating them from soil
  • Ripping up stubborn tree stumps
  • Raking and preparing soil for farming purposes

As a working example, the Masterhitch team had the pleasure of working closely with our sister company, Diggerland UK Theme Parks in order to produce bespoke digger attachments for a selection of their mini digger rides. We created smaller versions of our stocked power rakes, which featured 3 tynes. This attachment was then used on a Komatsu PC14 R-3HS digger to allow the customer to dig for buried treasure. Check it out here!


Do you often complete tasks for demolition projects? A breaker attachment could be the perfect addition to your fleet, especially a mini digger!

With this particular type of attachment it could also be used for various machinery including backhoe loaders and even skid steers. If you’ve never heard of a breaker attachment then you can expect to use one for the following tasks:

  • Breaking up concrete, rocks and any other hard materials
  • Demolition projects
  • Road repairs
  • Quarry work

For any plant fleets thinking ahead for future projects, we can make our breaker attachments to suit machines from 1 to 80 tonnes. Whether you need one for a DIY project or a larger scale demolition task, we’ve got you covered!

Riddle buckets

Riddle Bucket

power rakes

Power Rake attachment used at Diggerland

Breaker attachment

Breaker Attachment


So we’ve covered a few various bespoke digger attachments that are available at Masterhitch, but let’s talk about the mini digger itself. 

Our sister company, BuyADigger, has a handful of mini diggers for sale. All of which are relatively new in age, have low hours on and only one previous owner.

Originally they were purchased for Diggerland UK and H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, to be used on their fleet. Once they reach 3 years old, new machines are purchased to replace these, and they are then sold on. If you’re thinking of buying a mini digger to go along with your bespoke excavator attachments, then their sales team would be happy to discuss their machines in further detail with you. 


If you’re looking for some new and exciting attachments to make your mini digger more versatile then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of bespoke excavator attachments to suit your needs.

Contact the team today to get an initial quote, we would love to work with you. Call us on: 01634 290022 or email us.

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