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Two new Bomag BP 10/35 Compactor PlatesNewly added to our hire fleet are two Bomag BP 10/35 Compactor Plates.

A hugely popular plate with both trade and DIY users the BP 10/35 is a single direction vibratory plate designed for use in all earthworks, asphalt and paving applications.

Weighing in at 64kg and measuring 350mm wide the BP 10/35 is easily transported thanks to its folding, detachable steering handle.

Check out the 10/35 in our catalogue »

An excavator bucket resting on the ground prior to being removedThis guide will take you through how to change buckets on the excavators available from the Didcot Plant hire fleet.

Also available to download as a PDF guide.

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Honda compactor plate engineThis guide shows how to start a Honda engine as used in our light/medium duty compactor plates.

Also available to download as a short PDF guide.

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Garden shed with a concrete baseIf you want to build a shed in your garden, then a concrete base is your most durable and sturdy option. This base provides you resistance to frost and moisture from the ground, thus preserving the material you used to build your shed and the tools you have stored inside. For a garden shed, you will need to build a concrete base that is slightly larger in every dimension than the shed. Moreover, it must also be a bit raised from the ground.

In this article, we provide you with a step-by-step guide to construct a concrete base for your garden shed, using a concrete mixer.

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New K008 Added to Fleet

Demand for the ever popular Kubota K008-3 micro excavator remains high so this week we added another one. This latest addition brings our K008 fleet to twelve.

The K008 weighs in at 980kg and has a maximum digging depth of 1720mm. It has an adjustable track width of between 700mm and 860mm and is ideal for working in small spaces, back gardens or where access is tight. The ROPS bar can also be folded down to aid access where height is an issue.

Adjusting the width down to 700mm is a quick and easy process thanks to a single lever operation in conjunction with the removal of one pin to fold the blade extensions.

Operator comfort is addressed thanks to the 008’s Three Vortex Combustion System engine which is quieter with less vibration and emissions.

Check out the Kubota K008 in our catalogue »

Updated 29 June 2020

Didcot Plant customer entrance under Covid-19 operating conditionsWe are operating as normal with just a few subtle procedural preferences to allow for the current Corona Virus Covid-19 conditions:

  • 2m social distance is practiced in our yard and on site by our delivery drivers.
  • Social distancing makes assisted lifting difficult so when collecting please come prepared to load yourself unassisted (unless your vehicle allows us to load you with our yard forklift).
  • Telephone pre-orders are encouraged (especially for bulkier collections like scaffold towers). This allows for pre-payment by card where necessary.
  • Photographs instead of signatures are being gained as proof of delivery.

Thank you for helping us to observe the above and for helping us to stay healthy and stay open.

New 3.0t Digger

New Kubota KX030-4 3.0t Mini ExcavatorIn time for spring we’ve added another Kubota KX030-4 3.0t mini excavator to our fleet.

Replacing Kubota’s KX71-3 model, the KX030 is proving just as popular and it’s easy to see why. As well as offering Kubota’s world-renowned combination of power and performance, the KX030-4 boasts the biggest, most comfortable cab in its class, providing excellent visibility thanks to the expansive glazing.

The KX030-4 utilises Kubota’s excellent chip-key anti-theft system. This system makes each individual machine impossible to start without its dedicated key and almost eliminates entirely the risk of theft.

The KX030-4 is just 1500mm wide, 2420mm high and can dig to a depth of 2870mm.

Check out the Kubota KX030-4 3.0t mini excavator in our hire catalogue »

Stihl TS410 Disc Cutters

The range of Stihl TS410 Disc Cutters available from Didcot PlantThe Stihl TS410 disc cutter is, in many people’s opinion (including ours), the Rolls Royce of petrol disc cutters and in 2019 we made sure we always had plenty of supply by adding ten new ones to our hire fleet.

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New Kubota Model Joins Fleet

The 1.6t Kubota U17-3a 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.

Both our drum floor sanders and our edge sanders have been brought bang up to date with the latest products from Hiretech.

HireTech HT8 Drum Floor SanderThe HT8 Drum floor sander is a 200mm (8″) high performance drum floor sander with clamp bar sanding drum technology and are specified with the optional multi-speed control. The unique drum rubber resists abrasion and damage caused by exposed nails while providing the feel and touch needed to sand a fine, score free finish. Hiretech’s patented reversible clamp bar makes it easy for the user to fit abrasives, quickly and accurately. Completely self-contained with high efficiency dust pickup, the HT8 breaks down into three simple component parts for easy transport.

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Basil Hill Road
Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 7HJ
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