Tracked Excavators for Sale (444)

As the most popular item of construction equipment, there are always plenty of used tracked excavators for sale at Plantpages. Called ‘Crawler Excavators’ by some, the tracked excavator is available across a huge operating weight range.

If you are looking for a smaller tracked excavator, under 10 tonnes, then you should be browsing the mini-excavator category instead.

The most popular manufacturers of tracked excavators in the UK are JCB and Hitachi, but do not discount the machines from CAT, Volvo, Komatsu, Hyundai and Case.

Used Tracked Excavator for SaleTypical Used Tracked Excavator for Sale - Here a Hitachi ZX130 LCN-6 a 14.4 tonne machine from 2018
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Kobelco
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SK75SR-7
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- 2021 - Low Hours - 450mm Steel Pads - Blade - Safety Valves - Double Acting Hammer Pipework - Rotation Circuit - Extra Counter Weight - Screen Guard - Engcon Rototilt - X3 Buckets - Air-Con - Radio - Beacon
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Case
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CX300 D
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Used Case Excavator - Tier 4 City emission compliant - Hydraulic quick hitch - Hammer pipework - Grab bracket - Boom and dipper safety check valves - Rear and side view cameras - 2 speed tracking - Radio - Air con - Isuzu engine - CE marked - EPA sticker
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JCB
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86C-1
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JCB 86C-1 Eco 2017
JCB 86C-1 ECO, Year 2017, 8 ton excavator. 4416 hours. Piped for hammer. Piped for rotation. Safety valves. Quick hitch and digging bucket. Fitted with steel tracks on good undercarriage. 1 owner machine from new
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Make
JCB
Model
220X
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2018 JCB 220X L - 2500105
For Auction at Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr. Goole. DN14 0NY on 2022-06-17
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Volvo
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EC140 DL
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2013 Volvo EC140DL - 210538
For Auction at Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr. Goole. DN14 0NY on 2022-06-17
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Volvo
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EC140 DL
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2015 Volvo EC140 DL - 211114
For Auction at Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr. Goole. DN14 0NY on 2022-06-17
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Doosan
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DX340 LC
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10
Unused 2021 Doosan DX340LC 20 Ton+ Excavators For Auction: Leeds – 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th June 2022 @ 8.00am
Unused 2021 Doosan DX340LC 600mm Pads, CV, Piped, Reverse Camera, A/C (9 Hours)
For Auction at Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr. Goole. DN14 0NY on 2022-06-17
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Komatsu
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PC210 LC
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2013 Komatsu PC210LC 20 Ton+ Excavators For Auction: Leeds – 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th June 2022 @ 8.00am
2013 Komatsu PC210LC 700mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping, Demo Cage, Reverse Camera, A/C - KMTPC180E55K54617
For Auction at Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr. Goole. DN14 0NY on 2022-06-17
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Buying a Tracked Excavator

Thanks to the huge variety in capacity, both in terms of operating weight and digging capabilities, a buyer of a tracked excavators should carefully consider the size of the machine needed to carry out the job. If you can get away with a machine under 10 tonnes, then you should be looking at our mini-excavator pages.

The heavier the machine, the more power it needs – therefore a larger engine and wider track to accommodate it. This all leads to additional cost, so make sure you choose the right size, not simply the largest you can afford.

If you buy an excavator only to find it won’t fit on your trailer then you’ll be looking at even more investment in trailers and potentially adding to the transport complexity.

You may be tempted to buy a (cheaper) and more obscure brand, but you need to make sure that you can get the parts and get them quickly.  If you have a breakdown and parts take a week to arrive you’ll be losing more money that you saves in the initial purchase. This is why it is usually best to opt for a popular brand and model if you are a relative newcomer to operating tracked excavators.

Check the Provenance of the Excavator

As with buying any machine, make sure that it has a manufacturer’s plate and that it appears in order and not tampered with – if there is something wrong here – walk away.

Is the machine a grey import? Check carefully that the machine is CE marked.

Has the machine had a ‘facelift’? It is easy to change the model number stickers on the side of the machine to a more desirable model – check the model number on the manufacturer’s plate to avoid falling for this trick.

Zero Tail Swing?

If your digger is likely to be working roadside or in confined spaces, opt for a zero swing tail excavator.  This means that the rear of the rotating body will not protrude from the extremities of the tracks when slewing.

Explaining Excavator Model Naming

Let’s use a few models as an example – let’s look at the CAT 320D, Hitachi ZX200-3G, Komatsu PC200-8 and the Doosan DH215LC-7.

So, as far as Caterpillar are concerned, 320D 320, the first ‘3’ stands for “excavator”, Caterpillar uses different numbers for each of the product lines, for example “7” is for articulated trucks, “8” is for dozers, “9” is for loaders.

Next, the letter in front of the brand excavator represents the excavator code number of the manufacturer, Komatsu uses PC for excavator, WA for loaders, and D for dozers. Hitachi’s excavator use “ZX”, and Doosan use ‘DH’ for their excavator and “SK” for Kobelco.

Next comes some numbers – take CAT 320D. The ’20’ represents the operating weight of the excavator in tonnes in this example, 20 tons.

It’s not always exact, for Komatsu’s PC200-8, the 200 means “20 tonnes” (not 200 tonnes), Doosan’s DH215LC-7 means 215 for 21.5 tonnes, etc.

Finally, using the CAT 320D example the end is the letter “D” which is the series of products made by Caterpillar,

LC at the end indicates that the model uses widened, lengthened crawler, in order to increase the contact area with the ground.  This is generally used when there are soft ground conditions.

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New Hitachi Zaxis ZX225USLC-7  for BCL Groundworks

BCL Groundworks Operations Director Gary Caddick has demonstrated remarkable loyalty in using Hitachi construction machinery throughout his career. Working for a family business up to the launch of his own company in 2009, his love of EX and Zaxis excavators started with an EX135 in 1998. Since then, he has purchased every generation of Hitachi short-tail swing machines, from a ZX225USLC-1 in 2004 to a ZX225USLC-7 in 2021. In between he has owned and operated the ZX135US-3, ZX225USLC-5, ZX65USB-6, ZX85USB-6 and ZX225USLC-6. “When I started BCL from scratch in 2009, the first machine I bought was a used ZX135US-3,” says…

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New Features for Doosan DX420LC-7 Tracked Excavator

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New, Pink JCB Fundraiser Digger

Plant hirer Waitings is tickled pink with its newest heavyweight JCB 200X excavator – literally. The latest 22-tonne excavator to join the family firm’s fleet doesn’t come in traditional JCB yellow but in pink – in tribute to a much-loved member of the founding family. And each time the machine digs a clump of earth it will be raising money for a number of charities close to the family company’s heart. The pink machine – a JCB 220X tracked excavator – has been given the stunning paint job in memory of Victoria Waiting, who died aged 44 of a brain…

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Most Popular Makes of Tracked Excavators

CASE Tracked Excavators (39)

Case crawler excavators have been around since the early 1990s when Case tied up with Japan's Sumitomo who manufactured a range from 7 to 80 tonnes.

The turn of the century saw the CX range launched - the B-Series (note the 'B' at the end of the model numbering) came in 2007 with the CX-C Series arriving in 2013.

Just two years later saw Case launch the Tier 4 Final D-Series crawler excavators with Stage V reached across the CX85D, CX90D and CX350D and above models.

Check out the reduced radius models for working in urban environments - these are available from 14.5 to 25.8 tonnes.... Read More Info & View CASE Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Caterpillar Tracked Excavators (39)

When you have a range of tracked excavators as wide as Caterpillar does, it is unsurprising that their, 'small' crawler excavator range starts with an operating weight of 13.8 tonnes with the 313. This range extends to the mighty CAT 395 with an impressive operating weight of 94 tonnes and a maximum digging depth approaching ten metres.

These uge machines do not play such a large role in the UK market - the most common CAT crawler excavators in the UK market weigh in at the 20-30 tonnes operating weight, like the CAT 320 or 330.

If you need to work in tight areas, then check the model... Read More Info & View Caterpillar Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Doosan Tracked Excavators (56)

The Doosan crawler excavator range stars at an operating weight of 14.4 tonnes with the latest, 7th generation model using a 115hp version of Doosan's own diesel engine.

Topping the range is the DX1000 with an operating weight of just under 100 tonnes, driven by a Perkins 2806, 629hp diesel engine.

This range extends through a wide range including standard and 'LC'  versions with longer and wider undercarriages. All of the latest Doosan crawler excavator range meet stage V emissions standards - most of the range use Doosan's own engines, up to 35 tonnes, with the Scania DC09 and the... Read More Info & View Doosan Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Hitachi Tracked Excavators (68)

There are always plenty of Hitachi tracked excavators for sale at PlantPages. The Hitachi range of medium and large tracked  has been popular in the UK for decades with a huge range on offer - from 13 tonnes operating weight to a huge 360 tonne excavator.

Marketing the range under the 'Zaxis' umbrella model range, the model numbers all start with a ZX.  As with other manufacturers of tracked excavators, the 'LC' appearing in the model name means that the machine has wider and longer tracks. The -6 or -7 refers to the generation of the machine (as of 2022 with is -7 for crawler... Read More Info & View Hitachi Tracked Excavators for sale...>

JCB Tracked Excavators (67)

JCB usually compete with Hitachi for the position of most common tracked excavator for sale at PlantPages. This means you will usually find a great choice of used JCB tracked excavators for sale here.

The JCB tracked excavator range starts at 11 tonnes - everything smaller, the company classes as compact, or mini-excavators.  Expect to find some machines from 8-11 tonnes here in the tracked excavator category as we don't include these in the mini- category.

The top-weight machines go right up to 37 tonnes and have two ranges - teh JS (JZ for zero tail swing) and the new X Series. Most... Read More Info & View JCB Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Kobelco Tracked Excavators (21)

Kobelco manufacture a range of tracked excavators that are popular in the UK. These Japanese machines are famed for their reliability - the midi-sized excavators using Isuzu power with Hino (Toyota subsidiary) engines chosen for the top sized machines operating up to 85 tonnes.

In the UK, excavators tend to be of a more sensible sizes, with the largest examples of Kobelco tracked excavators for sale at PlantPages would be the 50 tonne SK500 models. The most common weight range available is usually in the 30 to 35-tonne operating weight range with the SK300 and SK350.

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Komatsu Tracked Excavators (31)

Since many of the Komatsu excavators bought in the UK were made in County Durham, the machines have a more home grown feel about them, helping to make them popular for UK buyers in the competitive crawler excavator market.

Usually finding itself in the top three for tracked excavators for sale on the Plantpages website, Komatsu are a serious player in the market with their 'PC' ranges.

With the range starting at 8 tonnes operating weight (Komatsu actually classes these as 'midi crawler excavators') and the main range topping out at 125 tonnes operating weight with the PC1250, (with... Read More Info & View Komatsu Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Kubota Tracked Excavators (14)

The top end of the weight range of the Kubota mini-diggers falls into our 'tracked excavator' category as, at 8 tonnes, they are above our 6 tonne mini-excavator limit.

Kubota are one of the best selling brands in this weight range of tracked excavator and are well-known for their diesel engines - they are amongst the world's largest small diesel engine manufacturers.

The Kubota KX080 is the model that falls into this category of midi-excavators. Read More Info & View Kubota Tracked Excavators for sale...>

Volvo Tracked Excavators (28)

Volvo tracked excavators (or crawler excavators) have been part of the Volvo range of construction machinery since 1991 and haved proved to be highly popular in the UK market - especially the heavier end of the weight range.

Volvo tracked excavator ranges use the model naming starting with 'EC'. The range is huge with the largest machines as much as 95 tonnes with buckets up to 7 cubic metres.

Sharing engine technology with the Volvo Trucks division means that the reliability of these power units are legendary.

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