Are you considering hiring a mini digger? Perhaps you are wondering about how practical it would be to purchase one. Mini diggers or excavators are really good pieces of plant machinery to own, but it may be wise to hire one initially. These machines represent a pretty substantial investment, meaning you need to know you will utilise it to the fullest. You also must be sure that the particular machine is perfect for your requirements.
If you decide to hire a mini digger for your next project, here are a few pointers for you to take into account :-
1. Utility services in the vicinity
Are there things in the area that could interfere with or become damaged by digging such as fibre optic cable, gas pipes, power cables, water pipes or sewers. Any of these could be underground just where you are planning to dig, so you should take steps to locate these at the planning stage.
2. What will the depth of your dig be?
Each project will have its own depth requirement depending on what you are trying to do. You could be levelling ground in preparation for a conservatory, or to create a new garden. Alternatively you might have a deep swimming pool in mind or a basement extension. Rhinos have a range of mini excavators of various sizes from 0.8 tonne to 14 tonne, so you are sure to find the exact machine for your job.
3. What is the condition of the ground to be excavated?
This is an important aspect of the project, and will affect the choice of digger you hire. Where the ground is particularly soft, a deeper dig depth will have to be carried out, requiring a larger digger. A powerful bucket digging force will be needed if the ground is extremely hard or heavy and sticky. You may also need to hire a breaker attachment for removing tarmac, concrete etc.
4. Where will the excess material go?
Think about what you intend to do with the soil or other waste materials that digging will produce. If you are intending to landscape, you will probably find a use for soil, to add to and build up areas such as flower beds. You may find you need to hire a dumper, which can quickly transport waste, and empty it wherever is desired.
5. Any problems with digger access?
Before choosing your hire machinery, check if there are any issues with access for the vehicle. Is there enough room to manoeuvre and operate a mini digger, and are you able to reach the site. Where there are restrictions in height and size, our micro diggers tick all the boxes. They can even be transported through houses to the garden as long as the indoor flooring is protected. They are highly functional in the most compact of spaces. These smaller machines are fairly quiet and will not disturb residents in built up areas, or damage pathways etc.
6. What is the time scale of your project?
Plan each stage of the work carefully, so that you know more or less the amount of time you will need to hire the machinery for. Take stock of the weather also, as extreme weather conditions are likely to hold up and delay your project.
7. Only hire from a reputable plant hire company
At Rhinos Plant Hire, we make sure that our fleet is made up of brands which are known for their commitment to superior design technology. Our vehicles come from names like Kubota, Hyundai, Thwaites, Bomag and Bobcat. Tough, powerful and reliable, with state of the art features to ensure effective functioning and operator comfort. This is why when you hire from Rhinos you are in safe hands.
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.
We update our plant machinery frequently to incorporate the latest design and technology for our customers. Our highly functioning used plant is then offered for sale representing some incredible bargains. We also repair and service customer plant using the exceptional skills of our own expert mechanics. For added customer convenience, this can be carried out either in our purpose built facility or on site.
Rhino Plant Hire are based in Doddinghurst, Brentwood, ideal for customers located throughout Essex, Kent, London and East Anglia. Just a few of the locations we cover include Chelmsford, Brentwood, Braintree, Stansted, Southend, Upminster, Barking, Billericay, Heathrow, Surrey, Cambridge, Enfield, Harlow, Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Ilford, Grays, Hornchurch, Waltham Cross, Beckton, St Albans, Stortford, Wembley, Rayleigh, Dunmow, Wickford, Dartford, Ware, Cheshunt, Witham, Dagenham, Epping, Rainham, Loughton, Sidcup, Ongar and Stratford.