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CD21-Skid Steer....New for 2014
this driveable, towable skid steer quickly and easily converts to be an excavator, loader, snow plow or fork lift...all attachments included.


CD21-skid steer can be a driveable excavator, loader, snow plow and forklift combined.

Skid Steer Video

CD11 (below)


CD11 shown with some extras

CD21 (below) Note that the regular CD21 and "Mining CD21" look identical, except for the "Mining CD21" has a larger engine and the frame/boom/extension are reinforced to withstand the extra digging forces.


Introducing the 2014 Mining CD21!

2014 models can now be painted camoflage.

New camoflage paint option

2014 model "Mining CD21" improvements:


2014 models now offer greater stability on steeper slopes more safely using the multi-positional arms and axles. It can tear out huge stumps from slopes of 35 degrees. It also includes a built-in (removable) tool box and a 5 gallon gas container., stronger pump and valve for increased reliability. Bucket teeth are now case hardened, with replacements included in your optional spare parts kit. Although the comprehensive spare parts kit is optional, your new "Mining CD21" INCLUDES basic spare parts that are most likely needed to keep you working reliably, such as 2 spare hoses, pins, grease nipples, filter, wrenches, tool box, gas container and duct tape.

 optional click to see comprehensive Spare Parts Kit

Download the Owner's Manual 2014 here

Download the Operator's Course and Certification here

Soil Sampling Video

Shawn Ryan...(Ryanwood Exploration Inc.)
"We needed a small excavator that could be used for mineral exploration that was helicopter portable. The CanDig excavator appeared to be the best one as it was the lightest and had already proven its worth as a trenching machine. It was instrumental in the White Gold discovery of Underworld Resources in the Yukon. Now we are using seven of them on other Yukon projects with great success. The CanDig Mini Excavator follows up soil anomalies and can dig down to eight feet in depth. A 4 inch auger enables the excavator to probe an additional 6 feet. A Bell Long Ranger helicopter can easily carry the excavator to the exploration site or we break it down into two pieces when using the smaller Bell JetRanger 206 helicopter.They burn about a gallon and a half of gas per day with its thirteen horsepower Honda engine, making it very economical. It is also very simple to work on." Email Shawn

Click to see video of Shawn Ryan and Cathy Wood...Prospector of the Year

Shawn Ryan receives the keys to the city of Timmins.

James M. Dawson, P.Eng....(Geologist)
"It is a pleasure to write in support of your CanDig Mini Excavators.
To give you some background, I have been a consulting geologist for 49 years and I have been exploring and evaluating mineral properties for most of that time in Canada and the US as well as 24 other countries.
I had the opportunity to use the CanDig Excavator in Yukon in 2011 and in British Columbia in 2012. In my opinion, this is the ideal machine for carrying out rapid evaluation of geochemical or prospecting targets. The machine is easily transported by a light helicopter, requires very little fuel, maintenance and repairs can be done quickly and most importantly the machine can trench overburden to depths of 2 to 3 meters quite rapidly.
In 2012 the machine was used in particularly difficult and densely forested terrain in central British Columbia.
The two machines performed outstandingly and had the added benefit of a very minor environmental footprint. This was recognized and given a very positive mention by the British Columbia mines inspector when visiting the project in September 2012. So, in summary, for rapid evaluation of mineral property with shallow overburden cover, I would highly recommend using the CanDig Mini Excavator.
Yours truly, James M. Dawson, P.Eng." Email James

Introducing CanDig's new "mountain climbing" core drill.
Ideal for initial prospecting along trench lines.
The prototype was tested extensively during 2012, the 4 wheel drive platform works well, but the actual core drill does not meet our minimum requirements, so our core drill package is not yet ready for market.

Mountain climbing core drill!

Core Drill

The core drill is capable of drilling 150 meters using AW rod, or 120 meters using NQ, or 180 meters using BQ. It is helicopter transportable in two loads, with provisions made for fast/easy reassembly in minutes. It can traverse extreme terrain because each of the four drive wheels can adjust itself vertically 30 inches to meet the needs of the uneven surface. Each of the four wheels is independently operated hydraulically in such a way that if one wheel gets stuck or spins, the other three still perform. Two of the wheels are equipped with drum brakes for safety. The drill platform therefore can adjust to uneven ground, then drive from one drill location to the next, then hydraulically raise the wheels so that the level platform base lowers onto, and fastens to timbers, providing drilling stability.

Geologist Scott Roberts trenching next to an outcrop for Kinross.

For Prospectors...
...who need to dig in remote areas.

Tows in one load with a Long Ranger, or in only a couple of minutes, separates into two loads of 500 and 700 pounds!

Use one 10 foot sling and two 6 foot slings when transporting with a helicopter.

2012 stabilizer arms and axles provide greater safety options on uneven ground.

Digging a 9M x 9M x 9M pit in the Himalaya Mountains of Bhutan.

Stephan Ermair...(helicopter pilot for Pacific Western Helicopters Ltd.)...phone 1-250-562-7911
or 1-250-494-7203
"The CanDig mini excavator has a built-in tripod towing system that makes it easy and safe to haul. Using a Long Ranger, the unit was very stable to tow in one load because of this feature." Email Stephan

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Capable of lifting over a ton!

Now with 4 inch auger system.

Need reliable, portable digging power? The "Mining-CD21" provides even more breakout force than some tracked excavators, and uses a 9 horse power Honda engine and 2 1/2 inch bore cylinders for extra digging power. The Mining-CD21 is capable of digging eight feet deep into the toughest of ground conditions, ranging from hard-pan clay to excavating large boulders that weigh up to a ton. It is an industrial strength machine designed for commercial use. You can expect to process about 6 1/2 yards of ground per hour with the "Mining-CD21", earning you more profit by unearthing more minerals during the limited mining season.

For 2008, the "Mining-CD21" has been reinforced with even stronger, more durable working parts and larger engine. It now comes equipped with an optional, complete "spare parts kit".

Spare Parts Kit to keep you operating, and to ensure even more productive use of your limited time. Also new is the heavy guage protective wrap that protects your hoses.

For an environmentally friendly version of hydraulic oil, you may wish to choose "Green Plus" at www.greenpluslubes.com or you can choose to stay with the regular 32 weight hydraulic oil.

True North Gems in Greenland

Ken Brophy, from Crosshair Exploration & Mining, wrote, "Gordon, Thank you for continuing to follow-up and great customer service you and your team provided to Crosshair all season long. The CanDig preformed better than I personally thought it would in our environment and our operators learned how best to utilize the machine and it capabilities in short order. It's been great to deal with a company such as CanDig when you know any concerns or issues that may arise are handled in an expeditious manner. From an exploration stand point, operating in a seasonal environment, the service you provide ensures the programs are done with minimal external impact. We have currently suspended our field activities due to the adverse market conditions. I foresee us returning to the field in 2009 and feel confident that the CanDig will play a role in moving our projects to the next step. Thank you once again Gordon, and I look forward to working with you again in 2009."

It flies!

There are about 40 CanDigs working in the Yukon this summer...nearly 240 nationally and internationally.

Trenching on the Smash Minerals project...Yukon

Gary and Dorie Schock use their CanDig to mine for gold nuggets

Testimonials

At only 1200 pounds, it can be easily and conveniently hauled either in one load with a Long Ranger helicopter, or undo one large bolt (wrenches provided) to have two loads of 700 + 500 lbs. The load is naturally balanced with three convenient tow points to attach slings. When you set the excavator down, it is ready to go to work! You can also choose to tow it into remote areas using a quad (ATV). Note that at your request, your "Mining-CD21" can be modified so that its overall towing width is only 50 inches.

Compared with tracked excavators, the "Mining-CD21" is more stable and much safer to use. Its low center of gravitly and wide working stance make it easy to crawl up or down steep slopes more safely. Digging on uneven ground is also much easier and safer than with a mini tracked excavator.

The new color scheme for the "Mining-CD21" can be green, brown or black so that it blends into its natural surroundings, or you can choose the safety red. Mining land use inspectors like the "Mining-CD21" because it leaves a small footprint on the landscape. Its large rubber tires and lightweight design cause little damage to the environment. The Honda engine meets international pollution control standards, and uses very little gas daily.

The "Mining CD21" is now stronger, faster, digs deeper, more comfortable, and has an optional, complete spare parts kit to ensure you keep working in remote areas.

click to see Spare Parts Kit

SPECS.

 Model

 CD11

 CD21

 Mining CD21

 CD21-Skid Steer

 horse power (Honda)

 5.5

 9

 13

 13

 weight (with large bucket and filled with fluids)

 840 pounds

 1200 pounds

 1250 pounds

 1500 pounds

 break-out force (of bucket)

 2600 pounds

 3000 pounds

 3600 pounds

 3600 pounds

 digging depth

 5 feet

 10 feet

 10 feet

 10 feet

 reach height

 98 inches

 122 inches

 122 inches

 122 inches

 loading height

 52 inches

 64 inches

 64 inches

 64 inches

 reach

 93 inches

 124 inches

 124 inches

 124 inches

 lateral swing (45 degrees both directions)

 90 degrees

 90 degrees

 90 degrees

 90 degrees

 operating pressure

 2100 psi

 2100 psi

 2100 psi

 2100 psi

 oil tank

 4 gallons

 4.5 gallons

 4.5 gallons

 4.5 gallons

 pump

 4 gpm

 6 gpm

 6 gpm

 6 gpm

 wheel size

 13 inches

 13 inches

 13 inches

 13 inches

 How does it move?

 hydraulic power to bucket, boom and stick

 hydraulic power to bucket, boom and stick

 hydraulic power to bucket, boom and stick

 drives like a skid steer

 Drives itself?

 no, but drags itself hydraulically

 no, but drags itself hydraulically

 no, but drags itself hydraulically

 yes

 standard 12" excavator bucket included?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 loader/snow plow bucket included?

 no

 no

 no

 yes

 fork lift attachment included?

 no

 no

 no

 yes

 manual stabilizers included?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 hydraulic stabilizers included

 2 inch trailer hitch included?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 safety chain included?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 Spare parts kit included?

 no

 no

 optional click to see Spare Parts Kit

 no

 Capable of quickly and easily separating into two loads for transport by helicopter?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 Available in choice of colors?

 red

 red

 red, black, brown or green

 red

 trenching bucket available?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 grading bucket available?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

  hydraulic thumb available?

 no

 yes

 yes

 yes

  hydraulic breaker available?

 no

 yes

 yes

 yes

 ripper/root cutter available?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 access wheels available? (makes the excavator 28 inches wide)

 yes

 yes

 yes

 no

 travel lights available? (Required for highway travel)

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 fenders available? (Required for highway travel)

 yes

 yes

 yes

 yes

 hydraulic stabilizers available?

 yes

 yes

 yes

 included

Spare Parts Kit

Soil Sampling video

Hydraulic Stabilizers, joysticks and Thumb Operation

Movement and Thumb Operation

 Congratulations to CanDig for being voted 'BEST MANUFACTURING COMPANY' in Kamloops for the past three years!

 CanDig has been presented both the "CE Declaration of Conformity" showing that their products meet safety and quality standards set out for the European Community;
and the "National Safety Mark" which shows that their products meet the requirements set out by the "Motor Vehicle Safety Standards" of Canada, and authorizes them to issue internationally recognized serial numbers.

 Congratulations also for winning the Technology Innovator award for 2007!

Certified to meet safety and quality standards for the European community.

Certified to meet safety and quality standards for North America.

An electric motor option is available when fumes are a concern...plugs into a generator, or dryer/range outlet...heavy duty industrial plug in cable NOT shown.

Plugs into a generator, or dryer/range outlet.

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Stable and safe

The "Mining-CD21" also has available an 8 inch wide trenching bucket and 20 inch wide grading bucket. The “ripper/root cutter” accessory allows you to dig through frozen or tough ground easier, and also doubles as a root cutter. When power, digging depth, portability and versatility are important, the "Mining-CD21" is the right digging tool for your mining needs. Your low investment amount will quickly pay for itself, and generate more profit for your business for many years to come.

Servicing is easy and inexpensive too. Your "Mining-CD21" uses very little gasoline, and seven joints should be greased daily. Change the hydraulic filter and engine motor oil once or twice per year. To winterize it, simply fill it with fuel and add a gas stabilizer.

Why Buy a Candig Mini Excavator?

  7 More Reasons to Choose a Candig Mini Excavator


1. Great Value. Honda, Hy-Spec, and Casapa are some of the quality components that combine to make Candig a quality investment. Only the best of fabricating techniques are good enough for Candig, ranging from using experienced welders, computer-guided cutting tools, to its polished finish. Parts are machined for accuracy, and joints are protected with (replaceable) highly durable bushings and grease fittings. The philosophy of Candig is to offer the end-user a product that they can rely on, because they know that your mining business depends on your tools.

2. Competitive Edge. Ask yourself.....Can your competition move their Mini Excavator with a quad or helicopter? Can they work safely on uneven ground? Can they pass over sensitive environmental areas without causing more damage than good?

3. Provide Security For Your Family. The bottom line is that you will be generating more income for your business/family from the time you invest in your Candig Mini Excavator.

4. Diversity. The "Mining-CD21" is not just a digging tool. You can choose the options that best meet your needs. Perhaps you need a thumb for picking up large boulders and logs; access wheels so you can take it into those tight spots; and a second, trenching bucket for installing water lines, electrical cables, etc. A “ripper” makes digging in tough ground easier. Lights, fenders and a safety chain make them legal and safe to tow on the highway. An auger, wood splitter and hydraulic stabilizers are also available for any model (mechanical stabilizers come standard).
 
5. Low Investment/High Return. Where else can you find a tool that is capable of generating more income for such a low investment amount? In addition, you do not need to invest in a trailer or larger truck to haul your Candig mini digger. Servicing is easy and economical.

6. Recognition. Plain and simple.....Candig is a smart investment. As an owner of a Candig Mini Excavator, you will be admired and recognized as an industry leader. Share the prestige that CanDig has earned with its many awards of excellence. CanDig was also nominated best CANADIAN Exporting company for 2005! It recently won its sixth award, this time in the "technology innovator" category.

7. Be Free From Back Pain. Put your short handled shovel in the shed! From now on, you can relax and let Candig do all of your digging.....and it’s fun too!

Trenching Bucket
The "Mining-CD21" can be equipped with three buckets. The first is 12 inches wide and has a capacity of about 2 cubic feet. The second, trenching bucket is only 8 inches wide and is ideal for installing cables or sprinkler systems. The third bucket allows you to clean up and grade. The CD21 can also have three buckets.

Access Wheels
The "Mining-CD21" can have access wheels that pin onto the Mini Excavator in seconds, allowing it to become 28 inches wide. They are sturdy, 6 inch steel wheels which allow you to move through tight spots with ease.

Thumb
The thumb is also available with the "Mining-CD21". Choose either a mechanical or hydraulic thumb that will make it easy to lift boulders or trees.

Ripper
The ripper/root cutter is attached to the bottom of the bucket of your choice, and allows CanDig to dig through frozen or tough ground easier. For 2006, the ripper has been modified to also act as a root cutter.

Fenders, Lights, and safety chain
make it legal and safe to tow on the highway.

Wood Splitter, Auger and Hydraulic Stabilizers
The optional Wood Splitter is capable of quartering your firewood in one pass. That means you can split your wood three times faster than with a regular hydraulic splitter!
The 6 inch auger is also available, and is equipped with a torque bar for safety. It is capable of augering 36 inches into and back out of the ground with its forward and reverse action. The "Mining-CD21" comes with manual stabilizers, but you can up-grade them to be driven hydraulically so that you can quickly and conveniently change it from travel mode to work mode automatically. The hydraulic stabilizers provide the added benefit of being able to self-level the excavator on extremely uneven ground.
The wood splitter, auger, and hydraulic stabilizers simply "plug into" your existing CanDig using quick connects which will be installed for you at the factory.

Due to strong demand, you should place orders well in advance so your new excavator is ready when you need it.

Ask for a Sample order.
Tell us which accessories you need, where you live, and when you need your excavator.

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We ship anywhere in the world, and we will take care of all your shipping details for you.

Ask about leasing or financing.
Ready to order? Need more information?

1-800-509-5656

250-314-0708 (Outside Canada)

825 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5P2 Canada

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 Watch for CanDig at:

1. Mineral Exploration Round Up, Jan 18-21, 2010
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, B.C.

2. PDAC International Convention Trade show & Investor's Exchange-Mining Investment show
March 7-10, 2010
Toronto, Canada

3. KEG Mining Convention
April 6-7, 2010
Kamloops, B.C.

4. MENA-EX, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 22-25

5. Expomin, Santiago, Chile, Apr 15-18

6. PeruGold, Lima, Peru, May 20-22

7. Electra Mining Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sep 8-12

8. MINExpo, Las Vegas, USA, Sep 22-24

9. Expo Minera Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico, Oct 21-25

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