Gardening tools and equipment

South West Tool Hire supplies all your gardening tools and equipment, from lawnmowers to cultivators and tree stump grinders.

Whether you need tools for garden clearance, lawn care, hedge trimming or tree cutting, we have what you need available for hire today.

Give us a call today at your nearest depot for any gardening tool hire enquiries 


Lawn maintenance


Diggers & Dumpers


Combination ladders & step ladders


Power tools & saws


What is a Dumper?

A dumper is a motorised vehicle used to move material . A tip dumper carries the load in the front which can be lifted and tipped into place.
Dumpers are used in many industries, including gardening to move soil, rubble and gravel.

Finding the right tools for you

We hire a range of diggers and dumpers to help you complete your gardening projects no matter their size. Give us a call and we can advise on the right size digger or dumper.

The 1 Tonne High Tip Dumper Hire

This high-performance, robust dumper is ideal for general site duties and is able to empty its load into a skip. With the option of narrow tyres available this dumper can fit through an opening of 1200mm which is ideal for moving around lots of soil in small areas.

1 Tonne Mini Digger Hire

This mini digger is a great excavator for small gardens and can pass through  narrow gates easily. It’s fitted with an immobilizer, tracking device and rubber tracks as standard. From moving soil or gravel from one place to another, to digging out ponds, the digger is a great all-rounder for gardening projects.

Lift and Tip Tracked Dumper Hire

This high lift tracked carrier is ideal for moving heavy loads such as gravel, stones and bricks. Let this dumper take the strain of those landscaping projects.

T Wacker Neuson 1001 dumpers

Call your nearest depot today to hire any landscaping equipment for your garden

         Exeter Branch 
       01392 363778
          Heron Road, Sowton Ind Est,
         Exeter, EX2 7LL

Bristol Branch
0117 953 1216
5 Vale Lane, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5RU.

Lawn maintenance

Every gardener needs a good set of tools and equipment. How extensive it needs to be depends on the size of your plot or project and how adventurous your ideas are. Our wide selection of high-quality tools has everything you need, from mowers, trimmers, rollers and strimmers to keep your garden in shape.

Browse our range of garden tools to keep your lawn in tip-top form.

  • Garden Roller Hire – Great for giving your lawn that professional finish when filled with water.
  • Turf Cutter Hire – A highly effective machine that will cut strips of turf, cleanly, quickly and effectively.
  • Sucker/Blower Hire – This leaf blower vacuum is ideal for large areas such as parks or large gardens.
  • Lawn Scarifier Hire– Ideal for use on large lawns, parkland and, playing fields our powerful, petrol-driven lawn scarifiers (also known as lawn dethatchers) aerate the ground and remove dead grass, weeds and moss in a single operation.
  • Petrol Lawnmower Hire – This self-propelled mower, with an adjustable cutting deck and grass collection box, makes light work when mowing large lawns and grassed areas.

Ground Maintenance

For all of those other jobs such as maintaining hedges, removing brambles and cultivating the soil for sowing and planting, we have got what you need.

  • Hedge Trimmer Hire – Large hedges present no difficulties with our double-sidestroke trimmer. Also available in electric.
  • Petrol Cultivator Hire – This rugged reliable and extremely effective machine is capable of exceptional work in the most demanding of ground conditions. Ideal for gardens, allotments, and for preparing the ground for sowing and planting.
  • Petrol Rotovator Hire – For commercial and domestic applications; capable of producing excellent results on borders, allotments, and vegetable plots.
  • Post Hole Borer (1 man) Hire – This lightweight 1 man post hole borer, with an auger range of 90mm to 200mm diameter is ideal for fencing or tree planting. Maximum bore size 200mm.
  • Strimmer/Brush Cutter Hire – Brush cutters can be used to remove tough scrub and brambles when fitted with a metal blade; as well as for general landscape maintenance with nylon cord or nylon flails. Supplied with safety harness and safety visor.
  • Tree Stump Grinder Hire – A compact machine designed to level unwanted tree stumps simply, safely and efficiently. Suitable for both domestic and commercial applications.

Call your nearest depot today to hire any landscaping equipment for your garden

         Exeter Branch 
       01392 363778
          Heron Road, Sowton Ind Est,
         Exeter, EX2 7LL

Bristol Branch
0117 953 1216
5 Vale Lane, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5RU.


South West Tool Hire offer a wide variety of high quality Step Ladders designed to make working at height safe and straightforward. Whether you’re taking on a DIY job in your own home or maintaining your garden.

Combination Ladder Hire

The combination ladder is a lightweight ladder that provides three working configurations such as;

  • A double sided step ladder
  • An extension ladder
  • An extended step ladder

Our combination ladders are strong and durable, perfect for those garden improvements such as pruning, hedge trimming and tough to reach high spots.

Step Ladder Hire

Our lightweight, portable step ladders provide quick and easy access to add hanging baskets and fairy lights for those finishing touches.

Fibre Glass Ladder Hire 

Our strong and durable fiberglass ladders are safe and stable thanks to anti-slip rubber covered feet. Ideal for working on electrical jobs like sockets and light fixtures and accessing hard to reach places in the garden.

For large scale tree pruning jobs, it may be more suitable to consider hiring a powered access platform such a spider boom lift. Spider boom lifts allow you to reach high into the tree canopy in a much safer and stable way than with a ladder. Our hire experts will be able to advise on this and answer any questions you may have.

Call your nearest depot today to hire any landscaping equipment for your garden

         Exeter Branch 
       01392 363778
          Heron Road, Sowton Ind Est,
         Exeter, EX2 7LL

Bristol Branch
0117 953 1216
5 Vale Lane, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5RU.

Woodworking Tool Hire

From the DIY’er to the specialist craftsman, our broad range of woodworking tools will help you achieve the finish you require for your garden.

We have a great range of woodworking equipment available to hire; cordless circular saws and jigsaws, electric planers, worktop jigs, and much more.

30WR-22 Cordless Circular Saw Hire

This dust free cordless circular saw is great for cutting wood to help you install decking and even create handmade benches for a bespoke look to your garden

This saw has;

  • Tripled cutting speed – new brushless motor cuts faster than any previous Hilti cordless circular saw
  • Virtually dust-free cutting – includes rotatable dust port to connect the cordless circular saw to a vacuum cleaner
  • Comfortable and precise – LED light for a clear view of the cutting line and guiderail compatibility help make precise cuts quicker and easier

Electric Planer Hire

What is an electric planer?

An electric planer is a power tool used to smooth surfaces and reduce the thickness of wooden boards. Electric planers work by spinning their blades at high speeds to take off a layer of wood in one pass. You can adjust the height of the blades to affect how much wood is removed on each pass.

What is an electric planer best for?

An electric planer is best for;

  • Paring down uneven surfaces
  • Creating a level surface on an uneven board
  • Trimming down shed door

Cordless SR 6-22 Reciprocating Saw Hire

The cordless heavy duty SR 6-22 reciprocating saw is a powerful cordless reciprocating saw designed to deliver higher cutting speed without compromising on handling comfort.

  • This Reciprocating Saw is great for cutting  Wood with metal, Wood with nails, Steel, Stainless steel, Plywood, Plastic, Metal sheet, Metal and Hollow brick, with better comfort and speed
  • Advanced ergonomics – with up to 26% lower vibration thanks to Advanced Vibration Reduction (AVR), improved tool balance and LED light, the SR 6-22 delivers Hilti’s best handling yet

Our 5 star reviews speak for themselves

“Nothing too much trouble, even when I order the wrong thing! Swapped with no fuss and delivered on time, all with a smile, Appreciated.”

Tiley Motars

“First time using South West Tool Hire this morning. I was so impressed by the customer service, Lee Edwards was extremely helpful, professional and so easy to talk to. I ordered a bowser pressure washer about 8:30am this morning and it was delivered in less that 2 hours! I am looking forward to building a great relationship with this company. Highly recommended!”

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“I get equipment from South West Tool Hire, great prices and fantastic customer service with next or even same day delivery.”

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Contact your nearest depot today, we are here to help if you need advice on selecting the right tool for the job or if you would like further information on any of our products or services.

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