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The Mini Gigant was a Swiss built mini-excavator from the 1980's which was offered with a Honda petrol engine, electric motor or a Kubota diesel. It could be purchased with a range of attachments including a clamshell bucket and a breaker.
The Mini Gigant appears to have been quite a well built machine which would account for it's weight of 670KG.
The picture above was taken at a trade show some time in the 1980's and shows a GS210 in the background with a smaller machine in the foreground. This little machine is a Rigling Midget Micro.
You can view a PDF of the original English sales leaflet for the Mini Gigant by clicking here
Sven from Sweden has kindly provided some photo's of his Mini Gigant. He says of his digger, "I have no prior experience with digging, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, I was surprised by how easy it was to get used to operating the machine and how powerful it is. It definitely beats manual digging".
Sven's Mini Gigant is in great condition.
He has been using it with the one foot bucket
Always good to keep the seat dry with a piece of polythene!
We don't know very much about the Mini Gigant machine so if you have a operators manual to add to this page then please contact the webmaster.
My thanks to Wayne and Sven for supplying the information for this page.