The KH41 is transported by helicopter in 2 - 4 loads and by the Short Skyvan in 1 load. It is used for trenching, test pits, reclamation and minor trail building. Typically it is disassembled, flown to a landing pad and assembled. Starting from the pad, work is completed and reclaimed following mapping and sampling.
If conditions allow, the excavator can walk or build a trail for access between sites, otherwise the default method is by helicopter. For work in the mountains the ideal helicopter is the Bell 407, available from Heli Dynamics in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Fuel consumption is 10 - 15 litres per day. The time to assemble or disassemble is 4 -5 hours. Equipped with a rock bucket, oversize blade and cab covers for weather. The maximum digging depth is 2.2 metres.