RC Excavators at Work Will Take You To a Happy Place

What is it we love about construction sites? Let’s face it, we all love excavators at work and seeing progress first hand. It’s the noise, the smell, the massive size of these amazing machines. Well, now you can have one of your own – in miniature! We’re talking about the many Radio Controlled Excavators – and other machinery – that are fast becoming popular today.

Guys even use the excavators to go prospecting for gold! That’s right, gold prospecting with an RC excavator. This incredible scale model is having a blast in the water, and it’s going to take a while to get any serious work done there! But let’s not be frivolous, these things are serious pieces of kit. RC cars have been with us for decades and there are even racing series for them, so why not RC excavators?


These are not toys for kids; they are built for enthusiasts. You could even create your own full construction site. It’s fantastic fun, and hours of enjoyment can be had with these machines. So, where do you get yourself an RC excavator? The best place to start is by checking online hobby stores. Our recent article on Remote Controlled 4×4 Off-Road Trucks has a variety of links to online stores that sell them.

What comes to light when you start looking at them is just how sophisticated and capable they are. The most popular model is the one here; it’s known as the Earth Digger 4200XL, and it is an accurate reproduction of a production model in 1/12th scale. That’s pretty big as it happens, but still compact enough for a lot of fun.

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It’s powered by a 350KV ‘monster torque’ motor, a pretty powerful piece of kit, which enables it to produce digging power of 15kg (or 33lbs); that’s impressive for a machine that is 45inches long! It can dig down to more than 19inches, and has a run time from full charge of up to 50 minutes. Ok, so you’re not going to build much in that time, but you can explore the amazing capability of what is a very clever little digger.

Weighing in at 20lbs, this is no flimsy device; it’s well built and capable, made from 100% CC machined aluminum, and even has a cabin that can fit a model driver. The excavator can drive at a speed of up to 1,000 feet per hour. It also has individually controlled tracks and a fully operational arm.

How Much?

You might have guessed that a beautiful, fully working model such as this is not going to come dirt cheap (forgive the pun); the standard price is around $2,700, but as we said, this is an enthusiasts machine, not a toy. It’s also not recommended for beginners, but if you’re reading this you probably have experience with RC devices. If the version we are talking about is beyond your budget, don’t worry; Amazon has a variety of RC excavators, and other vehicles too, from various providers, in a range of different scales and at a choice of prices. The advice is, for the maximum fun, buy the best you can afford, and it’s hard not to be impressed by the many brilliance of these great little diggers doing their stuff on YouTube. Be different: get a digger, and show your friends what you can do! Like here RC Live Action.

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What comes to light when you start looking at them is just how sophisticated and capable they are. The most popular model is the one here; it’s known as the Earth Digger 4200