Plant Hire in East London
We own and maintain an extensive range of plant equipment, in various configurations, to suit every construction project in the East London and Border region. Our goal is to provide our clients in the civil construction and infrastructure sectors with the equipment and qualified operators to ensure all projects are completed on time and within the required specifications.
Our team takes pride in providing clients with a tailor-made solution that is achieved safely, on schedule, and within budget. If you’d like a free quote, please contact us, and we’ll help get your project underway.
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30-tonne with Hammer
22-tonne with Hammer
11-tonne with Hammer
6-tonne with Hammer
Standard TLB 4×4
Super Size TLB 4×4 (with 1,5m3 bucket)
12-tonne Rollers (Smooth Drum)
12-tonne Rollers (Padfoot)
Loader (6,5m3 Bucket)
Loader (4,5m3 Bucket)
Loader (3m3 Bucket)
Loader (2,5m3 Bucket)
Horse & trailer
PLANT HIRE: VEHICLE GUIDE
Levelling, clearing, trenching, pipe-laying, road building, landscaping…whatever your requirement we have the right tool for the job. Below is a brief guide to some of our Plant Hire vehicles that will be useful for your project. If you need assistance or more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call, we’re here to help!
*Performance indicators and figures are provided as a guide only and may vary depending on environmental and other real-world conditions.
TLB (Tractor Loader Backhoe)
The TLB (also known as a back-actor or backhoe) is a versatile three-in-one combination tool, each part suited to a particular task. Often the operator will be using all three to get the job done. The loader is often used to pick up and carry large amounts of loose soil or rubble and also push and smooth dirt. It’s other main tool is the backhoe, perfect for digging, trenching and lifting heavy loads. It’s name refers to the way it digs by drawing earth backwards, rather than lifting it with a forward motion like a man shovelling or a bulldozer.
TLB’s are designed to work in rough terrain and in all weather conditions. Their relatively small frame and precise control make backhoe-loaders very useful and common in civil engineering projects such as construction and repairs in areas too small for larger equipment. Their versatility, compact size and powerful hydraulics make them one of the most popular urban construction vehicles.
Excavator Shovel Mechanism
The excavator was an extremely important innovation in the construction industry. With these new mechanical tools, builders were able to manipulate the landscape far more quickly and efficiently than they had even been able to before, in turn paving the way for increasingly complex constructions that only grew in size as the technology improved.
Over the years excavators have evolved to incorporate a range of new designs. They range in size from the enormous and bulky models that can be used to excavate huge amounts of earth through to mini-excavators that offer slightly less in terms of pure digging power but are able to reach awkward places that a standard excavator is unable to reach. It is no surprise that practically every construction company makes heavy use of these vehicles.
Excavating isn’t simply a case of digging up as much dirt as you can with the biggest machine you can find. In fact there are a range of excavators that are suited for different tasks, both big and small.
Excavators (also called diggers or mechanical shovels) consist of a hydraulically powered boom, dipper, bucket and cab attached to a rotating platform (known as the ‘house’) which swivels around 360° atop an undercarriage usually equipped with tracks.
Mini-excavators work really well for sites you can’t get a large machine into and those that do not require a large hole or much lifting. Mini excavators are often best used for landscaping or foundations.
A horizontal bulldozer-like blade can be attached to the undercarriage and is used for levelling and re-filling.
The excavator consists of a house, undercarriage, boom, stick and bucket. The undercarriage has a motor and gears which aid in movement of the equipment. The house contains an engine, oil and fuel cylinders. The house connects to the under carriage through a cylindrical casket enabling it to revolve freely at a 360 degrees angle. A boom attaches to a stick which is used to lift the bucket.
With the advent of hydraulic-powered attachments such as breakers, the excavator is frequently used in many applications other than excavation.
Excavators consist of a hydraulically powered boom, dipper, bucket and cab attached to a rotating platform (known as the ‘house’) which swivels around 360° atop an undercarriage usually equipped with tracks. They are also called diggers or mechanical shovels.
With the advent of hydraulic-powered attachments such as breakers and crushers, the excavator is frequently used in many applications other than excavation.
Our 30-tonne track excavator is highly recommended for crushing concrete and building rubble and ideally suited for demolition work.
A grader’s purpose is to “finish grade” (to refine or set precisely). The “rough grading” is performed by other vehicles such as scrapers and bulldozers. Typical models have three axles, with the engine and cab situated above the rear axles at one end of the vehicle and a third axle at the front end of the vehicle, with a long blade (used to create a flat surface during the grading process) in between.
Graders are commonly used in the construction and maintenance of dirt roads and gravel roads. In the construction of paved roads they are used to prepare the base course to create a wide flat surface upon which to place the asphalt. Graders can produce inclined surfaces, to give cant (camber) to roads and are used to produce drainage ditches with shallow V-shaped cross-sections on either side of roadways.
12-Tonne Rollers (Drum or Padfoot)
All construction projects have one thing in common: the compaction of sub-soil and that is why drum rollers play a crucial part in the construction process.
Drum rollers are robust, versatile and are available in a number of sizes and weights. A single drum roller is equipped with a roller drum and rear pneumatic rubber tires, often with additional vibratory devices to enhance their effectiveness. A scraper directly mounted on the drum prevents soil build-up on the surface. To increase compaction power an additional weight is attached to the rear of the roller.
Some rollers are fitted with a “padfoot” drum for the pulverization and compaction of soft and medium-hard rock and shale materials, crushing and compacting simultaneously.
The smaller sit-on rollers are most suited to the compaction of asphalt layers and wear courses on small and confined construction projects. They are most useful in marginal areas and particularly suitable for walkways, cycle paths, parking lots and all types of repair works.
Skid-steer loaders are small, rigid frame machines with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of tools or attachments. They are very popular with building contractors and landscapers and are especially useful in confined spaces. The wide array of work-tools available makes them very flexible and they excel as all-purpose heavy construction machinery.
Their name comes from the fact that they make turns by applying skidding principles. Their wheels do not turn but are mechanically locked together on each side. The left- and right-side wheels can be driven independently of each other and they can turn within their own footprint like a tank.
Bulldozer Komatsu D41E, D51E
The bulldozer is perhaps one of the most famous kind of heavy machinery in the world. It is a continuous-tracked tractor equipped with a substantial metal blade used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper) to loosen densely compacted materials.
Heavy bulldozers are mainly employed to level the terrain to prepare it for construction. Construction then continues with small bulldozers and loader tractors.
Whether you need to move rubble or mountains we have the perfect truck to do the job. Tipper trucks are designed to carry loads and empty their buckets fast and efficiently through hydraulic lifters. The larger the bucket, the faster you can move sand or rubble to or from your site.
A typical tipper truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic pistons to lift the front, allowing the material in the bed to be “dumped” onto the ground behind the truck at the delivery site.
Water trucks serve a dual purpose on site: spraying water onto substrates to improve compaction and dust control.