Frequently Asked Questions

  • Then contact us

  • All machines are supplied with a full tank of fuel and a charge is made to top them back up at the end of the hire if required.

  • No, we will run through all the controls and the safe operation of the machine when it is delivered.

  • No, there is no legal requirement for an operator to hold a license, however most construction sites will require an operator to have certificate such as the CPCS or CMPE before they are allowed to work on that site. All our operators hold the CPCS certificate for the excavators they operate, this is fast becoming the industry standard certificate.

  • No but we can usually put you in touch with a local company.

  • Yes, you are responsible for any damage or the theft of any excavator or machinery on hire to you. You can often add this to your household insurance for the hire period. Alternatively we can offer insurance against theft and damage at a rate of 15% of the hire rate, please contact us for details.

  • If the concrete is very thin you might get away with it however it is probably advisable to speak to us about hiring a hydraulic breaker. We can supply hydraulic breakers to fit all our machines, the thickness and area of the concrete will determine what size machine you would need.

  • All our mini diggers (1 to 5 ton) are on rubber tracks to save damage on block paving on tarmac. However in hot weather tarmac can become soft so it may be advisable to put boarding down to protect it.

  • All our excavators except the 13 tonne have boom offset which will fold the boom up to 80 degrees left and 60 to the right - this reduces the slew radius in diameter, and allows parallel digging with fences and walls.

  • You need to check for underground obstructions and services such as gas, electricity, water and telephone before starting any excavation. Even a small mini digger will damage these services.