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Benefits To Hiring Plant Equipment During Winter. ImageRead Article

Benefits To Hiring Plant Equipment During Winter.

With the nights drawing in and the festive season nearing closer, the time to meet our end-of-year deadline is upon us. As we all know, winter is the toughest time to be working out in the elements. It brings forth with it several additional risks, such as breakdowns, additional clean-up fees and in some cases,…

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Popular Hires For Autumn 2022

Some of the most common landscaping and grounds maintenance work begins each year when Autumn comes around. In the UK, we tend to use this period as a time of preparation for winter, having to negotiate many different challenges. Therefore, to tackle all the challenges that come with Autumn, we have put together this resource…

Benefits Of A Quick Hitch On Small Excavators? ImageRead Article

Benefits Of A Quick Hitch On Small Excavators?

Quick hitches on small excavators have become increasingly popular throughout the construction industry. Why? Well, this is exactly what we are going to reveal throughout this resource. As you already know, excavators have several types of attachments to help the operator complete their specific task. Switching between these different attachments involves time, manual labour and…

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Solutions To Common Plant Hire Issues.

Hired plant comes with its potential downfalls, as the same in every industry. There is no fooling it. Each person’s experience is sure to be different from plant hire companies, as we all have dissimilar needs and wants. Nevertheless, there are certainly some common issues with hired plant that we want to help you avoid….

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Popular Stump Removal Tools To Hire

Tree stumps can be one of the trickiest tasks to remove. And we aren’t talking about the small ones…! You can spend hours upon hours trying to dig tree stumps out, only then to realise that by using the correct tools, the project could be far safer and more straightforward. Therefore, to help with any…

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Tool Hire Hacks That Could Save You Money

We all want to save money. The more we can save, the more we can spend on the things that truly matter in life. Therefore, if you commonly use tool hire equipment, there will be no surprise that you might be interested in exploring these following tool hire hacks that could save you money. Tool…

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Step By Step Guide To Compactor Hire

Compactor hire is one of the most popular choices by many construction businesses and DIYers throughout the UK. If you have never hired a compactor or are considering adding one to your arsenal of equipment you hire, then you are in the right place. In this resource, we will take you through absolutely everything you…

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The Ultimate Plant Hire Checklist

Hiring machinery can seem a bit of an alien thing to do for some. Having the correct tool for the job is essential to a safe, well-timed, completed project. No matter its size. Insufficient plant hire has a dramatic impact on your over productivity and wellbeing when operating it. In this ultimate plant hire checklist,…

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Advantages of Hiring Equipment in 2022

We often get asked by potential customers, “what are the advantages of hiring equipment compared to purchasing?” As a bottom line, everyone has their own preference for how they operate. However, in today’s article, we are going to share with you the advantages of hiring equipment in the 2022 market. 2022 has so far been…

What Size Excavator Do I Need For A New Build Site? ImageRead Article

What Size Excavator Do I Need For A New Build Site?

Ready to kick-start your brand-new build project? Well, if you are like many others out there, making your decision of “what size excavator do I need for a new build site” can be a tricky one. With so many makes, models, and sizes of excavators on the market, it can become a bit of a…

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Common Mistakes Made When Operating An Excavator- Hire Tips

After over 20 years in the business of supplying excavators of all shapes and sizes, we have seen a lot of mistakes. With supplying thousands of pieces of plant and tool hire equipment each year, we see mistakes being made nearly every week. Resulting in costly damage to machinery, work coming to a halt and…

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A Guide To Choosing The Right Scissor Lift For The Job.

Preparing to work at height? Well, the likelihood you might need a scissor light might just come into mind. But where do you start? To help maximise your productivity and to get the most out of your rental, we have devised this article “a guide to choosing the right scissor lift for the job”. So…

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The Top 5 Most Popular Equipment To Hire 2022

Every day throughout the UK, thousands of pieces of equipment are hired to complete projects of all different sizes. As plant and tool hire specialists, we wanted to share with you the most popular equipment to hire in 2022. The information that we will share throughout this resource will give you an insight into making…

How To Calculate The Size Of Generator You Need. Common Mistakes! ImageRead Article

How To Calculate The Size Of Generator You Need. Common Mistakes!

One of the most common issues we come across in the plant and tool hire industry is with generators. More often enough, clients underestimate their power requirements resulting in issues throughout their hire period. To avoid any of the common mistakes that come with hiring a generator for your project, we have put together this…

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Benefits Of Hiring A Mini Digger

It’s safe to say that mini diggers have changed how we go about our excavation projects. Ever since the first introduction of the diesel-powered mini excavator back in 1959 by Yanmar, the construction industry has never looked back. The mini digger has now become one of the most produced pieces of plant equipment on the…

How To Keep Your Construction Team Moving Through The Summer Months UK? ImageRead Article

How To Keep Your Construction Team Moving Through The Summer Months UK?

Working in the warm summer sunshine is what some construction employees consider paradise compared to the freezing cold UK winters. And when the sun does appear in the UK, it is unlike the heat that you can experience anywhere else in the world. It’s neither dry nor humid, it’s just good old-fashioned British weather. However,…

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How To Save On Your Telehandler Hire.

There is no doubt that when hiring any type of machinery, we all want to try and save some money along the way. The cheaper your expenses are, the more money you have back in your pocket. So how do you save on your telehandler hire? Is it as simple as just looking around to…

How Much Does It Cost To Deliver Plant Hire Equipment? ImageRead Article

How Much Does It Cost To Deliver Plant Hire Equipment?

One of the biggest obstacles when hiring plant equipment is locating it to the destination where you need it. Which begs the question of the cost to deliver plant hire equipment? Knowing the overall cost of hire, allows you to budget more effectively and in turn, make more profit. In this article, we will help…

How To Save Money On Plant Hire Equipment? An Honest Review ImageRead Article

How To Save Money On Plant Hire Equipment? An Honest Review

One of the biggest defining factors that we all base our business decisions on is cost. Cost dictates most of our investments, especially if you are trying to work to a strict budget. The value that is provided always needs to outweigh the cost to warrant investment. To help you understand how you can save…

How to choose the right plate compactor for your project? ImageRead Article

How to choose the right plate compactor for your project?

Whether you are laying a new patio, or driveway or repairing part of a walkway, choosing the right plate compactor for the job will make all the difference. When starting from the ground up it is important to maximise your compression to ensure that you have no movement within the ground that you’re working on….

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Buy Vs Hire Your Construction Equipment.

No matter the size of your business, one certain question you may be thinking is, “should I buy or hire my construction equipment?”. Choosing whether to buy vs hire your construction equipment, depends solely on your personal preference and finical status. Please feel free to use this article (buy vs hire your construction equipment) as…

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The Advantages of Compact Tractors 

Compact tractors come in all different shapes and sizes, making them suitable for all sorts of grounds maintenance tasks. Their versatility allows users to complete several tasks with the use of only one machine. Originally designed for the homeowner market, compact tractors have become the favoured choice for ground maintenance, agriculture and even construction usage….

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Select The Right Tower Lighting In 5 Easy Steps

Tower lighting has been an essential component of safe and productive work after dark. They provide adequate illumination for workers and the public on building sites, roadsides and for other various activities. Generally, they are operated all year round, but most popular during the Autumn/Winter months to extend working hours in the construction and emergency…

Key Tips To Hire A Mini Digger in Worcester, UK ImageRead Article

Key Tips To Hire A Mini Digger in Worcester, UK

Thinking about hiring a digger in Worcester? Not too sure how much it might cost or which type of digger is going to be the best fit for your project? As experts in providing the latest plant equipment to Worcester and Worcestershire, we have helped thousands of people find the right type and size of…

Rubber Pads For A Steel Tracked Excavator –   Uncovered  ImageRead Article

Rubber Pads For A Steel Tracked Excavator – Uncovered 

If you are considering using a tracked excavator for any type of construction, demolition, or landscaping project, one question you may ask yourself is, “do I need rubber pads for a steel tracked excavator?” Before hiring or purchasing an excavator, determining the type of tracks that you use can be an integral decision to your…

Ride-on Mowers Vs Compact Tractors. ImageRead Article

Ride-on Mowers Vs Compact Tractors.

One question that several people struggle with when it comes to grounds maintenance is, what is better to hire? A ride-on mower or a compact tractor? Two very similar machines that offer several different features to operators. In this article, we are going to delve into the world of ride-on mowers vs compact tractors and…

Concrete Removal- Which Concrete Breaker to use? ImageRead Article

Concrete Removal- Which Concrete Breaker to use?

When it comes to demolition, concrete breakers are critical pieces of equipment to get the job done. A Concrete breaker has developed massively since its first design. Originally, concrete breakers were oversized machines that had to be operated by a strong individual, which would inevitably cause white finger and tinnitus from its noise and vibration…

What Wood Chipper is Best For Chipping Conifer Trees?  ImageRead Article

What Wood Chipper is Best For Chipping Conifer Trees? 

Wood chippers are excellent tools to use to turn branches, twigs, or entire trees into small chippings. Depending on the size of the wood chipper you use, will determine the size of chipping you will create once the debris passes through the machine. They are the most popular machine with arboriculturists, tree surgeons and garden…

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Compactor? ImageRead Article

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Compactor?

If you are involved in any type of construction, then, as you already know how essential compactors are. Compactors are one of the UK’s most popular pieces of plant/tool equipment. With numerous types of designs, styles, features and weights, operators are spoilt for choice. If you’re planning for a project then the likelihood of the…

Digger Buckets Explained – Which is best? ImageRead Article

Digger Buckets Explained – Which is best?

Digger buckets are one of the most important accessories to choose after selecting an excavator. If you are considering different bucket styles or even bucket functions, then hopefully you have already decided on the perfect excavator for the job.  Whether you have selected a small micro digger or a 20-ton excavator, we all won’t get…

6 Steps & Tools For Lawn Care in Autumn ImageRead Article

6 Steps & Tools For Lawn Care in Autumn

The time of year is once again upon us. Summer has disappeared all too quickly, but it is now time to prepare your lawn for the coming winter. By spending just a small amount of time on lawn care this Autumn, you can give it as much chance to grow full and healthy come the…

Ride-On Vs Push Mower. Which to use? ImageRead Article

Ride-On Vs Push Mower. Which to use?

No matter the size of the lawn or grounds that you maintain. We can all agree that choosing the correct tool for the job can make our lives far less stressful. A Lawnmower or ‘mower’ is an essential piece of equipment when it comes to lawn maintenance. Whether you like a pristine checkerboard, wavy style…

How to Aerate Your Lawn? WHC Guide ImageRead Article

How to Aerate Your Lawn? WHC Guide

You may have heard of aerating your lawn but understanding what it is all about and the reasons behind it all, could be completely alien to you. If this is the case, then we have all the answers you need in this guide on how to aerate your lawn. The topics we are going to…

Drum Cement Mixers 101 – Building Essentials ImageRead Article

Drum Cement Mixers 101 – Building Essentials

Whether you are looking to lay a brand new patio, build an extension or fill in some footings. One essential piece of equipment you are going to require is a cement mixer. Cement mixers have been a key component in construction for over 100 years, with the earliest designs being horse-drawn in 1904. In today’s…

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The Top 20 Questions When Hiring Plant Machinery or Tools

How much does it cost to hire plant Machinery? The cost of hiring a piece of plant machinery or equipment depends on two main factors. Firstly, the value, functionality and size of the item. Along with the duration for which you wish to have it in your possession. This is broken down into the following…

Essential garden tools to tackle Autumn 2021 ImageRead Article

Essential garden tools to tackle Autumn 2021

It’s coming to that time of year again. With the nights starting to draw in, leaves begin to fall, and we find ourselves waking up every morning in darkness. Yeah, you got it… Autumn is upon us once again and it’s time to get the garden tools out.   Autumn is known for its rapid…

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Plant Machinery ImageRead Article

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Plant Machinery

Hiring plant machinery, like all other aspects of the modern-day world, should be simple. If the whole process appears to be alien, then by using this article, you will have all the knowledge you need to hire plant machinery with confidence and avoid any nasty surprises. What to hire? So, you’re thinking about commencing a…