The Ex-Fleet Excavators You’ll Want Under Your Christmas Tree

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As we are only a few days away from potentially the biggest day of the year. We’ve decided that for this week’s blog post, we’ll give you a run down of some great used excavators you’ll definitely be hoping to find under your tree on Christmas morning.

To get into the festive spirit, we’ve hidden the titles of 8 Christmas films within this blog post. See how many you can find and let us know on our socials how you did! The answers will be given at the end.

Benefits of buying our ex-fleet excavators

You may be wondering why you should buy used excavators when there’s the option of purchasing brand new machines. So before we dive into talking about some excellent machinery, we’ll run through a few of the benefits of buying used construction machinery.


Buying used digger equipment is obviously going to be cheaper than buying brand new. Depending on the machines, you can potentially get two pieces of used machinery for the price of one that’s brand new.


As soon as a brand new machine leaves the dealership, the value begins to drop. Whereas if you keep your used machine well maintained, you’ll likely be able to sell it for a similar price as you paid for it. 

Lead times

When buying brand new, sometimes you will have to wait for the machine to be manufactured and delivered. As well as waiting for parts that might not be readily available yet. So avoid being scrooged over by unexpected waits and choose to buy used machinery from a reputable dealer.

Komatsu PC26 MR-3

The Komatsu PC26 MR-3 mini excavator is the perfect stocking filler machine. Weighing only 2800 kg and measuring at 2.5m tall and 1.5 wide. They’re perfect for use on smaller construction sites with limited space. Home renovations (including helping to deck the halls), landscaping, roadworks and sewers are all examples of how this mini digger could be used. 

However, don’t let the size of this excavator fool you into thinking it’s not a powerful machine. The PC26 features a short tail design which helps to deliver optimal digger speed and power, even in confined spaces. Komatsu has also ensured that this mini digger is sturdy and stable. Guaranteeing maximum safety and operator confidence when working in any conditions.

If you are looking to buy a Komatsu PC26 MR-3, you can view all of our available machines here. All machines at IPS have had only one previous owner. Coming to us directly from our sister companies H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd and Diggerland. So we can guarantee these used excavators have been well looked after. Which is a quality that we think you’ll love, actually.

Komatsu PC138 US-11

The Komatsu PC138 US-11 is a tracked excavator. Weighing almost 14 tonnes and measuring 2.8m tall and 2.5m wide. This is another excellent machine that’ll have you belting out a Christmas carol in celebration of finding one under your tree. The tracks on this excavator make it a really versatile machine. Allowing you to move with ease across a range of terrain that wheeled machines could struggle with.

Like the PC26, the PC138 US-11 also features a short tail design. Making this a more compact model of tracked excavator. The 1.48m tail swing radius and rounded profile of the machine makes it perfect for use in confined spaces. This excavator is particularly great for use in urban areas, demolition and roadworks where you may be restricted to using just one lane.

If you’re interested in buying a Komatsu PC138 US-11, check out what we currently have available here. When you purchase ex-fleet excavators from International Plant Sales, you have the added benefits of knowing you are receiving a well looked after machine with low hours and an included warranty. That’s not a miracle on 34th street, it’s just how we operate!

Komatsu PC490 LC-10

You may need a bigger tree than last Christmas if you’re hoping to find a Komatsu PC490 LC-10 underneath it this year. However, you shouldn’t let that stop you from getting one. Weighing up to 49 tonnes, this is one of the largest used excavators we stock at IPS. 

Some of the key features of the PC490 LC-10 are the reduced fuel consumption, improved operator comfort from earlier models, and increased efficiency. This model also allows for ease of maintenance with quickly accessible service points. These service points are at ground level, so even an elf won’t have an issue gaining access to these. There are also plenty of well-placed handrails and steps on the upper parts of the machine. Making for quick and safe access up to the engine bay. 

If the Komatsu PC490 LC-10 has caught your attention, take a look at what we have available here. Don’t forget all of our machines are thoroughly inspected before being sold. With any damage to parts, as well as paintwork, being fixed up by our dedicated team. Making sure that you don’t have a nightmare before Christmas by discovering a major fault on your ex-fleet excavators.

PC490 U00439

Looking for another machine?

Are these machines not what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we have plenty of other used construction machinery available! Take a look at our full range of machines here

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of our machines. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team who will be happy to help you. You can reach us via email: or call us: +44 (0) 1634 779 123 or WhatsApp us: +44 7712 323 192.

Hidden film answers

How many Christmas films did you manage to find throughout this blog post? Take a look at the answers below and let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, which ones you got!

  1. Scrooged
  2. Deck the Halls
  3. Love Actually
  4. A Christmas Carol
  5. Miracle on 34th Street
  6. Last Christmas
  7. Elf
  8. Nightmare Before Christmas

All information correct as of 22/12/22

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