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Impressive New Kubotas

22nd May 2024

Photo of a delivery lorry at the Didcot Plant yard with a delivery of two new Kubota KX060-5 mini excavatorsWe have taken delivery of our first two Kubota KX060-5 excavators.

The impressive KX060 is Kubota’s flagship machine in the 5.0t-6.0t range (operating weight 5.6t), providing the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety.

An advanced engine and hydraulic system delivers the performance, a spacious air conditioned cab gives the comfort and a rear-view camera fitted to a cab with an increased glass area provides safety.

The KX060-5 is an impressive machine in all respects.

Check out the KX060-5 in our catalogue.

Stihl Cordless Trimmer Added to Hire Range

22nd April 2024

Photo of a Stihl HLA135 a model of cordless long reach hedge trimmer available to hire from Didcot PlantWe’ve run the traditional 2 stroke long reach hedge trimmer from Stihl for 15 years and we’ve now added their cordless version to our hire range as well.

The Stihl HLA135 Cordless Long Reach Hedge Trimmer is a powerful professional grade trimmer, ideally suited for DIYers and professional gardeners (who have access to power at the property they are working).

It is lighter, quieter and is easier to start than its 2-stroke equivalent, as well as being kinder to the environment.

We supply it with two ready charged batteries and a fast charger. The AP200 battery gives up to 64 minutes of working time and can be recharged in 55 minutes.

  • Blade length: 60cm
  • Weight: 5.4kg
  • Total length: 247cm (200cm with blade folded)
  • Working time (AP200 battery): Up to 64 minutes
  • Sound power level: 96 dB(A)

Check out the Stihl HLA135 in our catalogue.

New 9.0m Telehandler Added to Range

14th February 2024
Photo of the 9.0m Manitou Telehandler Forklift available to hire from Didcot Plant

The 9.0m Manitou Telehandler

A new addition to our hire range in 2024 is the Manitou MT930 9.0m telehandler. Complementing the existing 6.0m Manitou MT625, the MT930 offers a similarly compact design to the MT625 but provides extra mast length and lifting capability.

  • Lifting Height: 8.85m (29′ 0″)
  • Lifting Capacity: 3000kg
  • Unladen Weight (with forks): 6550kg
  • Width: 1.99m
  • Height: 1.99m
  • Length: 5.77m
  • Forks: 1.1m long x 0.1m wide
  • Rehandling Bucket: 1.83m wide, 0.8 cubic metres heaped capacity
  • Ground Clearance: 0.35m
  • External Turning Radius (over tyres): 3.35m
  • Maximum Speed: 15.5mph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 litres

Check out the MT930 in our catalogue »

Solar Panels Fitted

10th November 2023

The new solar panels on the roof of the Didcot Plant depot.Doing our small bit for the environment (and saving on energy bills while we’re at it) we’ve had solar panels fitted to our depot in Basil Hill Road, Didcot.

The 87 Photovoltaic panels and associated battery system should give us about £8000-£10,000 of electricity savings per year, not to mention reducing our carbon footprint by about 18,000kg.

The next step towards a greener company will be electric vans, which will be added in 2024 once we’ve had EV charging points installed.

New Kubota 8.0t

10th July 2023

A brand new Kubota KX080-4 8.0 tonne excavator in the Didcot Plant yard.Newly arrived today is our first Kubota KX080-4.

The KX080-4 has an operating weight of 8.4t and a maximum digging depth of 4600mm. Its Stage V Kubota engine – with CRS and DPF – delivers high power, low emissions and cost-effective performance.

Take a look at it’s specs in our hire catalogue: 9.0/8.0 tonne excavator

New Diggers Arrive

20th February 2023

Photo of the fleet of new Kubota U17-3s and KX030-4 mini excavators at Didcot PlantToday we have taken delivery of four new Kubota mini excavators in the shape of 3 x U17-3’s and 1 x KX030-4.

The U17-3 is a hugely popular 1.6t ultra-short swing radius excavator with variable tracking and 2-speed travel. It comes with adjustable tracks that can be extended to give the U17-3 a total width of 1240mm. With the tracks in it measures just 990mm wide.

The KX030-4 is an industry leading 3.0t excavator designed to give power, performance, and driver comfort. The spacious cab, which according to Kubota is the largest in its class, provides the operator with a supremely comfortable and safe working environment.

Check out the U17-3 and KX030-4 in our catalogue.

New Heaters Added

14th December 2022

Photo of a Master B150DV 150,000Btu direct diesel oil heaterWith winter temperatures plummeting we have taken delivery of three new Master B150DV 150,000Btu Direct Diesel Oil Heaters.

The Master B150DV is designed to provide high volumes of warm air to well ventilated areas and is ideally suited to commercial environments.

With an approximate run time of 11 hours on a tank of diesel, the Master B150DV will heat an area of about 20,000 cubic feet (570 cubic metres).

Check out the BV150DV Heaters in our hire catalogue »

New Lighting Towers Purchased

1st November 2022

Our mobile lighting range has been boosted by the purchase of two SMC TL90 Evolve Mobile Tower Lights.

Fitted with 4 x 320w LED lamps giving 144,000 lumens, the TL90 Evolve is powered by a Kubota water cooled diesel engine. The 120-litre fuel tank provides an efficient 185 hour run time @ 0.65 litres per hour.

Walk Behind Screed

22nd August 2022

Walk Behind Screed for levelling fresh concrete slabsNew to our hire fleet is the ScreeDemon Walk Behind Screed.

The ScreeDemon is designed for levelling and vibrating freshly poured concrete slabs without the need to run off supporting formwork. We are initially offering it with a 2.44m beam.

Check it out in our hire catalogue »

Save the Ground, Don’t Shred It

28th April 2022

These 2.4m x 1.2m Ground Protection Mats are perfect when you need to drive machinery or vehicles across soft or sensitive ground, especially lawns.

They are easily moved into position too, weighing in at 44kg, and are designed to handle a maximum bearing weight of 50 tons.

Check them out here in our hire catalogue: Ground Protection Mats