If you have a construction project for your land, you may be looking to do much, if not all, of the work yourself. This will mean renting some equipment that you don't have that will be critical for the project. Although you may have a need for various equipment to move objects such as rocks, timber, or concrete, the most important job will likely be excavation. The following are a few things you should understand before you rent a mini excavator for your construction project.