Diggers and Dumpers

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Mini Digger Hire

What is a mini digger?
Diggers, sometimes called excavators, are used to move large quantities of material like earth and stone. They are propelled on caterpillar type tracks which allow them to move across rough, uneven terrain easily. The cab sits on a rotating platform so the bucket can moved precisely to where it’s needed.
The term “mini” is used to illustrate the compact dimensions of the digger. Mini diggers are more suitable for smaller work areas and cause less ground damage thanks to being lighter in weight (compared to larger diggers). Mini diggers can weight up to 6 tonnes. South West Tool Hire supply 1 tonne, 1.5 tonne and 3 tonne mini diggers.

What are mini diggers used for?
Mini diggers are highly versatile thanks to their different attachments.
Common applications for mini diggers include:
  • Excavation: Lifting material and moving it. Eg: For landscaping and digging holes/trenches.
  • Demolition: Demolishing concrete structures.
  • Drilling holes: Removes the need for manual shovelling and using hand power tools.

    What size mini digger do I need?
    This depends on your project and job requirements. Choosing the correct mini digger is important for productivity and the safety of your workers.
    You need to consider:
  • The work site: Size and layout as well as the ground conditions.
  • Application: What do you need to do? How much material do you need to move?
  • Transport and storage: What space do you have to store the mini digger and what size trailer do you have.

    Dumper Hire

    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, the most common being the construction industry. They are used to transport material such as earth, rubble or soil across the work site.

    Dumper hire from South West Tool Hire
    South West Tool Hire supply 1 tonne high tip dumpers and lift & tip tracked dumpers.
  • 1 tonne high tip dumper:High performance and ideal for general site duties. Can lift material high enough to tip into a skip.
  • Lift and Tip tracked dumper hire: Narrow enough to fit through a standard doorway. It is ideal for moving heavy loads such as bricks, hardcore and general waste into a skip.

    Why hire from South West Tool Hire?
    Our branches are located in Exeter and Bristol however we can supply digger and dumper hire across the UK. If you can't find what you're after on our website, please give us a call, we'd be happy to help.