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Didcot Plant News

The latest news from the world of Didcot Plant.

Check regularly for the latest announcements of additions to our hire fleet.

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

Five new U17s

31st March 2022

A new Kubota U17-3 mini excavator in the Didcot Plant forecourtIn the past seven days we have taken delivery of five new Kubota U17-3 mini excavators.

The 1.6t Kubota U17-3 is an ultra-short swing radius excavator with variable tracking and 2-speed travel. We’ve just added the first one to our hire fleet this week.

With the tracks drawn in the U17 measures just 990mm wide but once the tracks are extended to 1240mm the cab can be swung safe in the knowledge that the rear end won’t be colliding with anything close by, making it ideal for working in tight spaces or up against obstructions.

Check out the U17-3 here in our hire catalogue »

New Manitou Telehandler

4th March 2022

New Manitou Telehandler arriving at the yard at Didcot PlantDemand for the excellent Manitou MT 625 Telehandler is always high so last week we added another one to our fleet.

The Manitou MT 625 Telehandler is a compact and manoeuvrable 6.0m telescopic forklift. Its compact dimensions (1.8m width, 1.92m height) combined with a tight turning radius (3.3m) and three steering modes allow for easy navigation through congested areas and under restricted thresholds.

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