Garden Trails Landscaping currently offers excavating & skid steer services at either hourly rates or by pricing the job,  depending on the type of work and machines needed.  We currently run a Cat 267B skid steer with a 3700 Lb lifting capacity, a 5 ft wide KX91 Kubota excavator with a 24" digging bucket and a THX600 Vermeer mini stand on skid steer that will go through a 36" gate.  When on a complete landscape construction project we have the best equipment for, small or large excavations, building rock walls, steps and moving aggregate & topsoil in open or tight working areas. With the mini skid steer we have the ability to save manual labour costs and time for the final grading and cleanup, as it is equipped with a power rake. A reversible 24" wide plate compactor does all of our base compacting for our walls and patios.  A vacuum lifter hung by a chain off of the excavator boom enhances our ability to place large rock slabs and steps up against buildings and places where the skid steer can not reach.  It also is used for placing large heavy slabs to form patios or driveways making levelling them much easier. In the end our versatility enhances the quality of work we are able to produce and saves both time and money.