Types of Equipment That Plant Hire Companies Provide

Plant Hire Companies

If you are in the construction business, would you buy all your own equipment or hire it as needed? If you outlay a large chunk of capital, then you will own the plant. Then you have maintenance and servicing of that equipment on top of the capital investment. The alternative is to use the services offered by рlаnt hire соmраnіеѕ. A heavy еԛuірmеnt hіrе рrоvіdеr оffеrѕ a wіdе range оf mасhіnеry аnd аttасhmеntѕ tо dо hundreds of tasks. Lіѕtеd below аrе the tуреѕ of hire equipment that are аvаіlаblе.


This is probably one of the best inventions of the 20th Century. You need a forklift if you are going to be lifting heavy crates, pallets, just about anything really. A definite necessaity in a warehouse or transport depot. Mast height and capacity are the two most important considerations. When you need an extra forklift or a replacement for a breakdown, try equipment hire.


Sometimes called a ‘digger’, this machine digs trenches, holes, and does a lot of earthmoving work in most conditions. It has a bucket to dig and the boom refers to its reach. The bucket size and shape is what you will be asking the plant hire guys about.


If you’re looking for grunt to do some clearing then this machine is what you want. You can have ripper blades on the back to turn the hard ground, as well as having the front blade pushing stuff out of the way or to make into a pile to be removed later.

Cherry Pісkеrѕ 

If you need access to рlасеѕ thаt аrе out of rеасh аnd they just don’t make ladders that long, then a cherry picker is the best alternative. This is not the sort of equipment you would buy unless you are always working at heights. So, utilising an equipment hire company is the way to go.

Dumреrѕ, Tіlt Truсkѕ аnd Trаіlеrѕ 

You need somewhere to put all that soil you have just dug up, so you load it into a tip truck which then carts it to a licensed dumping area or a place that is looking for ‘clean fill’. You can also hire a trailer if the job is a small one.


Some companies supply cranes, but the equipment is rarely for hire. When you want a crane, you want a fully licensed driver and in some cases a dogman. He’s the bloke who correctly attaches loads to the crane with chains and ensures a balanced and safe load.


There are a lot of projectsthat don’ have power connected or they are remote sites. Without a generator, you’re not going to get a lot done if you need electricity. Even a cordless power tool will need a battery recharge! If there is an on-site office, then you will need a generator to supply power.

The Wrap

This gives you an idea of some of the different equipment that can be hired. It can prove to be a little more practical than spending hundreds of thousands of dollars purchasing new plant that you might not be using all the time. Check out the plant hire companies for the equipment they have as some specialise in certain types, while others can provide the lot.