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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Excavators

1. What are excavators used for?

Excavators are a type of heavy-machinery equipment that is designed to excavate soil or other raw materials around the construction site. Excavators have many different tasks and uses, ranging from preparing the foundation of the project site to the demolition of small structures such as buildings. Different excavator models have different special features for specific construction operation needs.

2. Should I rent or buy an excavator?

Renting and buying an excavator both have their benefits and drawbacks. If a company needed a specific one-time project done, then renting would be more beneficial as renting is more cost-friendly in the short run. However, if a company needed to use an excavator regularly for their projects, then buying would be more beneficial as buying is more cost-friendly and efficient in the long-run.

3. How much is an excavator?

The typical excavator can range anywhere from $162,800 to $223,300 USD. The exact price will vary depending on the type of excavator, the model, and the brand it is manufactured from. Additional customizable excavator parts will also vary in price depending on the specific supplier and their location.


4. Where would I find an excavator for sale?

Excavators can be found either from a local equipment supplier or internationally from a foreign supplier. Typically, finding a local excavator supplier would be a faster and easier overall process, whereas buying from an international supplier could be more cost-friendly and bring you a wider variety of excavators to choose from.

At Camamach, we source excavators directly from China's reputable manufacturing brands and have them shipped directly to YOU! We have years of experience in the industry and prioritize your order in a time and cost-friendly manner. If you have any further questions about our manufacturing plants or how you can buy heavy equipment from us, please send us a message via the contact us page.

5. What is the typical response time for an excavator inquiry?

The exact response time for an excavator inquiry will depend solely on the supplier; however, typically a response will be given within 48 hours. General inquires may have faster response times than specific and detailed ones. Most reputable and reliable suppliers will usually respond within 24 hours.

We at Camamach take pride in our efficiency and dependability. A sales representative will reach out to you within 24 hours from submission to discuss your inquiry or quotation.

6. Can I order an Excavator both in bulk and in small quantities?

Ordering from a local supplier will allow you to order in both bulk and small quantities, whereas many international suppliers have a minimum order quantity due to the detailed and extensive process for international orders. To bypass the minimum order quantity for some international orders, a sourcing agent will need to be contacted.

Camamach is a Chinese sourcing agent that can help, we are experienced at managing both bulk and small orders for excavators and other heavy machinery equipment.

7. How do I choose the right excavator?

Choosing the right excavator highly depends on the specific projects it will be used for. Generally, you should consider the following:

  • Engine Power
  • Size
  • Bucket Capacity
  • Quality-Price Ratio
  • Brand


The engine power, size, and bucket capacity of the excavator should match your needs depending on the scale of your construction projects. Regardless of project type, look for excavators with a good quality-price ratio from a reputable brand.

We provide an in-depth description and analysis based on the specifications of the specific excavator model, along with details about the excavator’s brand. Camamach has a list of distinct models on our excavator product page with specifications, price, and branding.

8. Can an excavator be shipped to my country?

Most excavators are exported from the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. This is because these countries are home to very popular heavy machinery manufacturers like Caterpillar, XCMG, SANY, and Liebherr. Depending on where the excavator is being imported from, you will need to check the either with the supplier, or research trade regulations between the two countries.

Camamach ships to many countries and regions all around the world. We typically ship to the largest port of the country unless otherwise specified. The countries we export to can be found on our countries served page.

9. How to choose an excavator brand or manufacturer?

Choosing an excavator brand/manufacturer can be done through personal research or by reaching out to a sourcing agent for assistance. Generally, you want to look for these characteristics from a brand:


  • Reputability
  • Quality-Price Ratio
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Location


If you go with a sourcing agent, they can help you locate a suitable manufacturer easier as agents are more familiar with the market. Camamach only partners with well-known construction equipment manufacturers. We provide a range of different excavator models from influential Chinese brands including XCMG and SANY.

10. What forms of payment are accepted for international excavator orders?

Most payments are accepted in USD currency. Accepted payment methods for international excavator orders generally include:

  • International wire transfer
  • Letter of credit
  • Telegraphic transfer (t/t)


Certain suppliers may offer additional payment methods. Camamach accepts all payment methods listed above.

11. Are international excavator shipments insured?

Certain international excavator products may be insured, but many products may not be covered. Shipment insurance depends solely on the supplier and the shipping courier.

Camamach covers all risks for covered products ONLY. It is the buyer’s discretion to decide whether or not to pay an additional risk premium. Learn more details about insurance in our terms of sale page.

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