Mini diggers are perhaps some of most important parts of a construction site’s kit, as they can perform a variety of tasks and are often needed for crucial early tasks such as excavation. Given how important mini diggers and mini excavators are to building sites in Essex, then, it’s well worth choosing carefully before hiring.
Here at Rhinos Plant Hire, our mini diggers come from well-respected brand Kubota. Kubota is known to many in the construction industry as a premier provider, so you’ll be able to trust these products. Their products are diverse, too, meaning that there’s a mini digger out there to suit your needs.
Depending on the job, you may need a smaller mini digger which combines a neat compactness with a surprising amount of power. If so, the 1.7 tonne Kubota U17-3 is an ideal choice. This heavy plant item can work in confined or awkward spaces, so there’ll be no spot on your Essex excavation or digging site which can’t be reached. It has a good digging depth of 2310mm, but with a height of just 340mm it’s compact and easy to manoeuvre.
For those who need a stronger mini digger, meanwhile, the 5 tonne U48-4 – which is also manufactured by Kubota – is a great idea. This device is powerful, and it comes with a reduced tail swing option as well as a digging depth of 3650mm for complex excavations. With a height of 2540mm and a width of 1960mm, it’s strong and sturdy yet still user-friendly.
If you have any questions about our mini digger range or you’re not sure exactly which one you’re going to need, please get in touch with us today and find out more about how we can assist.
On many occasions, it’s likely that you’ll also need to hire accessories as well as the diggers themselves. If this applies to you, we’ve got you covered! Our mechanical pulverisors, for example, are perfect if you’re planning to use your mini excavator for a task relating to processing or demolishing. If you’re intending to use your digger to move waste from one place to the next on your Essex site, our grapples – which are compatible with all of our 1 to 8 tonne mini diggers – are a wise choice.
Builders and construction professionals in Essex have been busy with a wide range of infrastructure projects in recent months.
The Crossrail development, or the Elizabeth Line as it is now known, is just one example. This major project is a new train line which will run right underneath central London and will extend as far as Reading in the west. The Essex portion of the line will have a wide range of stops, and will go as far east as Shenfield.
One stop on the new Essex section of the line is in Brentwood. There’ll be additional features added to the existing station, including screens containing info for customers as well as longer platforms. Shenfield station, meanwhile, is due to get an entirely new bay platform on its northwestern edge, and the sidings and rail lines will also need to be changed in order to accommodate the new traffic.
Crossrail has been one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects to hit the South East of England in recent years. It is believed that in the end the full cost of delivering the Elizabeth Line will be £14.8 billion. There’s more for the county to look forward to, too. Authorities in areas of Essex such as Harlow have now submitted applications to get a branch on the the lines created by the Crossrail 2 project, meaning that further infrastructure development opportunities could soon be on the cards.
Update Feb 2022
After decades of planning and 11 years of construction, the Elizabeth line finally entered the countdown phase at the end of January. This period consists of volunteers engaging in intensive dummy runs, practice events and staff training. Up to 2000 volunteers will take part in 6 massive tests, reconstructing evacuations and station incidents. This is all to ensure that the new East-West London railway line is as resilient as possible. The line will cover some of the busiest stations in London, and additional stations have been proposed along the route.
The line is predominantly designed to link Heathrow Airport, Stratford and Canary Wharf, and speed is of the essence. This means not all of the stations who wish to be included on the line will succeed, at least in the short term. These proposed stations include:
Heathrow Terminal 6
Old Oak Common
Silvertown London City Airport
At Rhino Plant Hire we are committed to offering a wide range of versatile, high performance heavy and small plant. Choose from the very latest machinery, tools and equipment guaranteed to get every job done effectively. Amongst our plant hire stock you will find skidsteers, telehandlers, dumpers, bowsers, mini excavators, rollers and air tools from the biggest names in the industry. Our high quality small plant will make your projects pleasurable with welding tools, alloy towers, grinders, lighting, plumbing, gardening and landscaping equipment, pumps, site electrics, surveying equipment, road working tools and woodworking gear.
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