CAN/Canada-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)
CAN/Canada-M3471-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements
CAN/Canada-M12117-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery (TOPS) for Compact Excavators
CAN/Canada-M3450-03 – Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – Systems and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures
A mini-excavator only differs from a regular excavator by its weight.
The only manufacturer of mini-excavators is in the United States under several company names.
The first excavator, called the steam shovel, was used in 1796.