Reliable and Quality Plant Hire

Using plant hire for non commercial projects is becoming more and more popular, although most of the time, heavy equipment hire is for a commercial building project. Hiring the right equipment can get the job done more quickly and more efficiently, and can also cut down on costs, as not as much manual labour is called for. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding on a plant hire company if you are a homeowner or DIY enthusiast thinking of making that next home renovation project more manageable by hiring equipment.

Choice of Equipment

Diggers come in several different sizes, typically classed as micro, mini and large. Keep in mind that it may be a challenge to get the largest digger into your garden and safely manoeuvre it, although a larger digger will definitely cope with a larger digging job.

A micro digger typically moves between 1.5 and 2 metres and weighs around a tonne; it’s probably the best choice for most garden projects. A mini digger weighs about 1.5 tonnes and its digging capacity is between 2 and 2.5 metres.

The large size of a large digger means that it can move a lot more earth and debris more efficiently, and most of them weigh somewhere between three and 18 tonnes. But as mentioned before, probably not a practical option for digging up most gardens.

Do You Need the Operator Too?

The job can probably be completed a lot faster and more safely if you have an experienced operator as part of the package. And that’s probably a good idea if you aren’t familiar with operating a digger. It is possible to become familiar with the digger controls yourself if you don’t want to pay the extra for an operator, but allow on at least a couple of hours to become comfortable with how it works before using it.

Choosing a Plant Hire Firm

Experience, credibility and the overall quality of the equipment are all things to look at when choosing a hire company. Reviews and comments from previous customers can give you an idea of whether a firm is reliable or not, as can the length of time it takes a company to respond to your query.

You may be responsible for any damage if the equipment you hire has any problems while you are using it. For that reason, you want to be sure to hire only good quality equipment; it’s one of the most important requirements.

Since 2004, FGS Plant has been providing the best quality equipment and the very best in customer service to ensure a hassle free and efficient experience. No need to look any further for your plant hire needs.