12 Tonne Excavator Hire

Are you looking to hire a versatile, cheap-to-operate excavator? The Caterpillar 312DL and Komatsu PC130 crawler excavators are the excavators for you! Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment thanks to their mission of “advancing sustainable progress”. Their over 300-machine equipment product line sets the standard for the plant equipment history. The 312DL and PC130 excavators come complete with everything you need in an all-rounder excavator.

Rick Davis Contracting Compactor Hire Sydney 12 Tonne Caterpillar 312EL Excavator

Why Hire Our 12 Tonne Excavator?

The Caterpillar 312DL crawler excavator is a great pick for any job you want to get done cheaply and efficiently. It brings up excavator fuel efficiency with a manual low idle function, economy mode and an engine that meets EU stage IIIA emissions regulations. So, whatever you’re doing, you won’t need to worry about filling up!


  • ​Spacious and quiet operator station
  • Pressurised cab
  • Joystick controls
  • Highly resistant windshield
  • ACERT engine meets EU stage IIIA emissions regulations
  • Automatic engine control
  • Manual low idle function
  • Economy mode
  • On-Demand Power Supply (ODPS)
  • Electronic Control Module (ECM)
  • Performant hydraulic system with 2% more hydraulic pressure than earlier models
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Cat Tool Control System

  • Falling Object Guard System (FOGS)

  • Pre-start check and monitor display

  • Machine Security System (MSS) optional

  • Robotic structural welds

  • 5% increased drawbar pull compared to earlier models

  • Grease lubricated track seals

  • Convenient location of oil level gauge, oil filter and priming pump

  • Anti-skid plates

  • Radial seal air filter with double-layered filter core


  • Dredging depth: 5.54m
  • Operating weight: 12-14t depending on attachments
  • Dimensions (m) LxWxH: 7.61x2.59x2.83
  • Engine capacity: 67kW
  • Tear-out force: 96kN
  • Bucket capacity: 0.56m₃
  • Bucket width: 1m
  • Track width: 60cm
  • Boom reach: 4.65m

Available Attachments

  • Hammer
  • Grapple
  • Multiprocessor
  • Bucket
  • Shear
  • Pulveriser
  • Vibratory compactor
  • Tool control attachment


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Always use hearing protection!

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Always use hand protection!

Are pre-start checks important?

One benefit of the Caterpillar 312DL crawler excavator is the pre-start check prompts on the operator monitor display. But why would you want to conduct a pre-start check? Making pre-start checks a requirement whenever you operate a vehicle makes inspections more regular, so you catch small problems before they become bigger ones. This indirectly helps to keep your equipment well maintained and prevents financial losses associated with unexpected and unplanned downtimes.

Contact Rick Davis Contracting today for excavation, demolition and plant hire solutions in Sydney.

Wet Hire or Dry Hire

Rick Davis Contracting has you covered for both wet and dry hire options. Rest assured we keep our state-of-the-art 12 tonne Caterpillar excavator well maintained and equipped for dry hire. But if you need an operator or more machines with operators to do the job for you, we can also provide this service.

Crawler excavators for every job.

Where can I hire the 12t excavator from?

Rick Davis can service you anywhere within the greater Sydney Area. The greater Sydney area includes Sydney Metro, Manly, Mona Vale, Northern Beaches, Belrose, Ingleside, Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Bilgola, Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Balmain, Birchgrove, Hunters Hill, Roselle, Eastern Suburbs, Bondi, North Ryde and surrounding suburbs. Just let us know where you need us and we’ll be there.

Enquire about our 12t excavator today.

Want to know more about our 12 Caterpillar 312DL crawler excavator? Our team has all the answers! Call us now or fill out an enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact Rick Davis Contracting today to recieve a free quote


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