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New Volvo Excavators available from Didcot Plant

Today we took delivery of two new Volvo excavators in the shape of an EC55C 6t and an ECR88D 9t.

When a 3t machine won’t quite cut it the 6t Volvo EC55C is what you need. It offers the full package of power, performance and comfort, while still being compact enough for the majority of sites.

The 9t Volvo ECR88D is a compact, short swing radius excavator, ideal for when you need something a bit beefier. It provides high performance, excellent control and low fuel consumption along with driver comfort.

Check out the full spec of both machines via our excavator catalogue page.

Two New 6t Dumpers

This summer we have added two new Thwaites 6t dumpers, one a straight tip and one a power swivel.

The Thwaites 6t is the largest dumper we run and heads up a dumper fleet that starts with skip loading tracked barrows and includes 1t skip loaders, 2t straight tips, 2t swivels, 3t straight tips and 3t swivels.

See the full range of our dumpers available for hire »

Telehandlers at the Double

Telehandler Telescopic Forklifts available for hire from Didcot PlantSince adding the Manitou MT625 6.0m telescopic forklift to our range in December demand has been strong so we’ve added two more.

The MT625 is a compact telehandler (1.92m in height and 1.81m wide) allowing it to easily get around site and under height restricted areas. It has a lifting capacity of 5.85m and 2500kg.

Its Kubota diesel engine is optimised for exceptionally low fuel consumption, while providing enough power to carry out the jobs in hand.

New Hi-Tip Barrow

Hi-Tip Power Barrow available for hire from Didcot PlantJust arrived and added to the fleet today is a new Hi-Tip Power barrow, an Hinowa HS701.

At just 758mm wide and with a carrying capability of 700kg you can get a lot done in a tight space with this skip loading mini dumper, especially when hired in conjunction with a Kubota K008-3 mini excavator.

Two More Diggers

Kubota Mini Excavator available for hire from Didcot PlantIn the past two weeks we have purchased a Kubota KX015-4 1.5t and a Kubota K008-3 0.8t mini excavator, two sizes of machine that are always in great demand.

The KX015 is just 990mm wide and is the ideal choice for many small jobs, but where access is even tighter the K008 at just 750mm wide (with the tracks in – 860mm when out) comes into play.

New Bomag 120AD-5 Roller

New Bomag120AD-5 Roller available for hire from Didcot PlantNewly added to our hire fleet today is another Bomag 120AD-5 roller.

The 120AD-5 is the larger of the two ride-on rollers that we offer, complimenting the 800mm wide drum 80AD-5.

The Bomag 120 AD-5 is used for earthwork and asphalt applications on new construction projects and repair work.

Prodem Hydraulic Breaker - Available from Didcot Plant

In the last three weeks we have added two new Prodem PRB050 hydraulic breakers for use with our largest Volvo excavators.

Take a closer look at them in our catalogue »

New Swivel Dumpers Purchased

New Thwaites 3t Swivel Skip Dumpers - Available from Didcot Plant

Today we have taken delivery of two new Thwaites 3t Swivel Skip dumpers.

Thwaites’ latest 3t Swivel is just 1650mm wide and comes fitted with a Yanmar 3 cylinder water-cooled direct-injection diesel engine.

Check them out in our catalogue »

Telehandlers Added to Range

Manitou MT625 6m Telehandler Forklift

This month we have added a new line to our range in the form of Manitou MT625 6m Telehandler Forklifts.

The MT625 is a compact telehandler (1.92m in height and 1.81m wide) allowing it to easily get around site and under height restricted areas. It has a lifting capacity of 5.85m and 2500kg.

Its Kubota diesel engine is optimised for exceptionally low fuel consumption, while providing enough power to carry out the jobs in hand.

Photo of the new Didcot Plant depot at Basil Road

This winter we will be closed on Saturday mornings in December, January and February.

All weekend hire requirements can be accommodated on Fridays.

Our normal Saturday opening (7.30am to 12 noon) will resume in March.

Week day opening times will be as normal during this period.

Christmas and New Year

This Christmas and New Year we will be closing at 4pm on Friday 23rd December and re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January.

Our full opening times along with our location and contact details can be found on our contact page.

 
Didcot Plant Ltd
Basil Hill Road
Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 7HJ
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