1t Micro Excavators


Master Hire’s micro ultra-compact excavators are the perfect tool for digging trenches, holes, or foundations. The Kubota K008-3 fits into the tightest spaces around your home or job site with the machine able to fit through a space only 800mm wide. The machine comes with a range of different size digging buckets, a heavy duty ripper and an aluminium trailer with fold down ramps. Hydraulic hoses are protected by the boom arm and the unit has a foldable ROPS with flashing light to get into even tighter places such as under houses or car parks. The rubber tracks are fully adjustable from the operators platform and all levers are within easy reach. The unit weighs only 1,000kg and is able to travel up to 4km/h. All Master Hire trailers are fitted with a standard 50mm quick release ball coupling with override brake.

Ease of use

Our ultra compact micro excavators are reliable, easy to operate and safe enough for the narrowest of backyards or tightest landscapes.

  • Adjustable rubber tracks for narrow access (from 700mm to 860mm)
  • Machine width with roll bar fitted only 800mm
  • Easy to fit through side or back gates making them perfect for any backyard
  • Standard features include fire extinguisher, battery isolator switch and emergency stop button
  • Powerful Kubota diesel engine
  • Complete with set of buckets and ripper
  • Roll Over Protective Structure as standard
  • Maximum dig depth of 1715mm


All Master Hire excavators come with a range of attachments including:

  • Hydraulic batter blade
  • Complete range of buckets including 300 trenching bucket, 450mm general purpose bucket, and 800mm mud bucket
  • Rippers

Optional extra attachments include – post hole borer and auger.

Product training and guidance

Our excavators are easy to use and do not require a license to operate. Master Hire’s free customer hand over includes a thorough walk through and training to ensure you can operate the machine confidently and safely at all times.

Delivery and Pick Up

Master Hire offers convenient delivery and pick up options. Speak to our team for delivery rates which may vary depending on location. For more information, or to enquire about our hire rates, contact Master Hire 1300 107 107.

For your safety, convenience and WHS obligations, user manuals and hazard assessments are available for a range of equipment.

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This item can be transported by a vehicle with a towing capacity greater than 2250kg.

Product Documents

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These specifications are a guide only based on the supplier’s specifications. *Note – The SWL (Safe Working Load) figure is calculated at the maximum reach and height of the boom arm.

Kubota K008-3
Engine Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 12L
Track Type Rubber
Operating Weight 1000kg
Machine Weight 920kg
Min Width (with ROPS) 800mm
Min Track Width 700mm
Overall Length 2750mm
Overall Height 2230mm
Min Height (with ROPS folded) 1790mm
Breakout Force (Bucket) 1000kgf
Breakout Force (Arm) 460kgf
Travel speed 4.0km/h
Dump Height 2035mm
Digging Depth 1715mm
Max Digging Radius 3075mm
SWL* 65kg