Equipment Rental News

Equipment Rental News

Equipment Rental News

Quick service from Tyre Boss helps secure rental deal

Quick service from Tyre Boss helps secure rental deal When Gareth Blythin from Liebherr Rental Contracts Division needed a quick turnaround of new tyres for a repeat customer, he immediately picked up the phone to Wayne Collins at Tyre Boss. An end-user in the waste sector was lined up for his rental Liebherr L538 but …

GAP brings Goldie the Glittery Excavator to the market to raise money for charity

GAP brings Goldie the Glittery Excavator to the market to raise money for charity This year marked 50 years for GAP Group, and the hire company has been celebrating their golden anniversary throughout 2019 in a number of ways, including being generously gifted a custom-painted gold excavator by Kubota, called Goldie. The Gold Excavator has …

ERA reports Europe’s equipment rental market continues to grow

ERA reports Europe’s equipment rental market continues to grow The European Rental Association (ERA) has launched the ERA Market Report 2019 and reveals for the year 2018, in the EU-28 and EFTA countries, equipment rental companies and other companies providing rental services generated a total rental turnover of more than €26.0 billion. The report finds …

Boels Rental invests €29 million for Europe wide JCB Hire Fleet

Boels Rental invests €29 million for Europe wide JCB Hire Fleet Leading European plant and tool hire company Boels Rental has placed its biggest ever order with JCB as it invests in a new machine fleet, all fitted with the latest telematics technology. Netherlands-based Boels Rental has placed an order worth £26 million (€29 million) …

BigChange mobile technology streamlining and protecting GAP Hire equipment

BigChange mobile technology streamlining and protecting GAP Hire equipment GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent equipment hire company, has deployed a cloud-based mobile resource management system from Leeds-based BigChange. The system has boosted the efficiency of GAP’s operations by equipping field operatives with rugged tablets running a mobile app called JobWatch which includes black …

KB Group expands loader fleet with Hitachi Premium Rental in Amsterdam

KB Group expands loader fleet with Hitachi Premium Rental in Amsterdam The KB Group has expanded its fleet of Hitachi construction machinery with the delivery of two new wheel loaders – a medium ZW310-6 and large ZW370-6 – from Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) Nederland. The Dutch company has facilitated its recent growth in services relating …

JCB wins a major order for their new electric mini excavator from A-Plant

JCB wins a major order for their new electric mini excavator from A-Plant JCB has announced it has secured its biggest fleet deal to date for its brand new electric mini excavator – just weeks after going into full production. The 19C-1E models – JCB’s first-ever electric mini excavator – is coming off the assembly …

GAP Hire Solutions extended hire fleet with 200 Trime X-ECO LED Lighting Towers

GAP Hire Solutions extended hire fleet with 200 Trime X-ECO LED Lighting Towers The national equipment hire group, GAP Hire Solutions, has extended its hire fleet of site lighting towers following the purchase in excess of a further two hundred Trime X-ECO LED sets from Trime UK Limited. The order was finalised at the recent …

BigChange is afoot at GAP Hire Solutions

BigChange is afoot at GAP Hire Solutions Following the announcement last year that GAP Hire Solutions had transformed its business with a BigChange to mobile operations, GAP has now completed the BigChange roll-out across the business. Over 500 GAP vehicles have been fitted with the system and over 600 staff have been trained on best …

Go Plant Fleet extends wide-ranging deal with local authority in Lancashire

Go Plant Fleet extends wide-ranging deal with local authority in Lancashire A local authority has renewed a major partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial vehicle solutions. Go Plant Fleet Services has supplied a range of more than 40 specialist vehicles to Pendle Borough Council, alongside a full maintenance service, for almost a …

Hitachi Premium Rental excavator provides versatility and peace of mind in Annecy

Hitachi Premium Rental excavator provides versatility and peace of mind in Annecy When Charvin Entreprises needed a versatile medium excavator to work on its construction projects in and around the city of Annecy, it found a fast and cost-effective rental solution from Hitachi and its local dealer, Teramat. A ZX135US-6 medium excavator was rented on …

Mabey Hire awarded 300 ton multi-use equipment contract for Port of Tilbury regeneration

Mabey Hire awarded 300 ton multi-use equipment contract for Port of Tilbury regeneration Temporary works specialist Mabey Hire has announced a deal with construction firm GRAHAM to design and supply approximately 300 tonnes of equipment for the much-needed expansion of The Port of Tilbury, Essex. The new port will enable an increased capacity to manage …

Does renting equipment reduce carbon emissions?

Does renting equipment reduce carbon emissions? Three specialised, independent research companies – Climate Neutral Group, CE Delft and SGS Search – have researched and calculated the CO² emissions during the full life-cycle of ten pieces of equipment representative of the portfolio of European Rental Association (ERA) members. The research concludes that efficient use lowers the …

CAT Rental Store customers appreciate the value of Vac-Tron Vacuum Excavators

CAT Rental Store customers appreciate the value of Vac-Tron Vacuum Excavators With 24 locations throughout Michigan and Indiana, MacAllister Rentals, the region’s authorized CAT Rental Store, rents, sells, and services a wide range of high-quality equipment from Caterpillar and over 50 other manufacturers. As a part of the Indiana-based and family-owned MacAllister Machinery, MacAllister Rentals …

JCB secures huge deal for 555 Loadalls from Morris Leslie Plant Hire

JCB secures huge deal for 555 Loadalls from Morris Leslie Plant Hire JCB has secured a historic deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire for their biggest ever telehandler order worth £36 million. The deal for 555 Loadalls, ranging from the compact six metre 525-60 up to the 20 metre 540-200, has been placed through dealer …

Plant Hire UK orders £17m JCB Loadall and Excavator Fleet

Plant Hire UK orders £17m JCB Loadall and Excavator Fleet JCB has secured a major deal with Plant Hire UK for new fleets of Loadalls and compact excavators worth almost £17 million. The deal will see the leading UK hirer strengthen its construction machinery line-up by purchasing 300 new JCB Loadalls and 50 compact excavators …

R Tough Plant Hire sticking with Volvo Excavator

R Tough Plant Hire sticking with Volvo Excavator Is the sentiment of Robbie Tough, Managing Director of R Tough Plant Hire Ltd, Carluke, Lanarkshire, as he takes delivery of a brand new Volvo EC220E into his fleet. Since establishing his plant hire business in 2006, Managing Director, Robbie Tough, has been associated with Volvo Construction Equipment …

Ridgway Rentals increases Telehandler stock to over 200 machines for Hire and Sales

Ridgway Rentals increases Telehandler stock to over 200 machines for Hire and Sales Shropshire based Ridgway Rentals has announce a significant expansion in the number of JCB telehandlers they have available to hire or purchase. Due to popular demand, Ridgway have increased their telehandler stock to over 200 machines – all available with a full range …

Lynch Plant Hire makes a long-term commitment to GKD Technologies

Lynch Plant Hire makes a long-term commitment to GKD Technologies Machine guidance manufacturer, GKD Technologies has been supplying nationwide plant hire specialists Lynch Plant for the past 18 – months. Lynch had a previous supplier who were providing the company’s height and slew restrictor systems – but with machine safety requirements growing – Lynch reported …

A-Plant Lux support helped London celebrate the New Year

A-Plant Lux support helped London celebrate the New Year A-Plant Lux, the UK’s largest hirer of portable traffic signals, helped to ensure The Mayor of London’s New Year celebrations went off with a bang. Tasked with organising pedestrian management for the City’s annual firework event, A-Plant’s dedicated traffic and highways division deployed 29 variable message signs …

Positive feedback prompts Wordingham Plant Hire to opt for Volvo compact excavators

Positive feedback prompts Wordingham Plant Hire to opt for Volvo compact excavators Wordingham Plant Hire Ltd of Binham, near Fakenham, Norfolk, has opted for a package of Volvo compact excavators for the first time, thanks to a longstanding relationship with Volvo dealers, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd of Norwich. The machines chosen by the company include …

The first 16 Volvo EC18Es in Great Britain heading for Nixon Hire

The first 16 Volvo EC18Es in Great Britain heading for Nixon Hire Tyneside based Nixon Hire has taken delivery of the very first E-series variant of the highly popular Volvo 1.8 tonne compact excavator with an initial batch of sixteen units. The new E-Series Volvo compact excavators offer significant improvements over the ever popular D‑Series models …

Ridgway reaches new heights with Komatsu elevated cabs

Ridgway reaches up to new heights Shropshire based Ridgway Rentals have added Komatsu PC210LCD-11 crawler excavators with elevating cabs to their fleet. The conversion of these standard PC210LCD-11’s into high rise cabs was carried out in partnership with Kocurek to fulfil the need of a wood recycling customer to load wood waste into shredding machines. …

The Executive Hire Show all set to be the UK rental event of 2019

The Executive Hire Show all set to be the UK rental event of 2019 With 190 exhibitors, including 36 companies making their Show debut, there is no better opportunity than the 2019 Executive Hire Show, for hirers to find the equipment they need as they prepare for a very busy year ahead. There looks set …

First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant

First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant Looking to purchase new excavators for their plant hire fleet, Operations Director John Deeble and Managing Director, Jerry O’Donovan, of Active Plant Hire Ltd took a detailed look at the specification and key performance indicators of the Volvo ECR145E and the larger ECR235E excavators. They concluded these were …

JCB secures multi-million pound deal with Travis Perkins

JCB secures multi-million pound deal with Travis Perkins One of the UK’s largest builder’s merchants. Travis Perkins has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million for its Tool Hire division. The company has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to further strengthen its …

Ridgway Rentals adds the new JCB 457 Wastemaster to their hire fleet

Ridgway Rentals adds the new JCB 457 Wastemaster to their hire fleet The brand new JCB 457 Wastemaster was added to Ridgway’s Loading Shovel Hire fleet this week. With the success of the JCB 437 already in the fleet and increased customer demand for waste & recycling specified loading shovels, Ridgway are happy with their …

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry Ickenham based plant hire and civil engineering contractor has opted for a new Volvo EC220E to coincide with a move to raise its profile in the Greater London plant hire market and expand its client portfolio. Michael Henry Civil Engineering is no stranger to owning and operating …

The UK Executive Hire Show 2019 is ready for business

The UK Executive Hire Show 2019 is ready for business The tool, equipment and compact plant hire industry is going from strength to strength following reports from the organisers of the Executive Hire Show 2019 (6-7 February Ricoh Arena, Coventry). During the annual exhibitor ‘Kick-Off’ meeting at the Ricoh Arena, which took place last week, …

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain Following a 3 year consolidation period. Nationwide Plant Hire company, RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd., is making a £17.5M investment in new machines to cope with current and future demand. The huge shopping list of nearly 200 machines has been split between 4 manufacturers. Hydrema, JCB, Hitachi plus the …

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for the supply of 99 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The deal sees CPI continuing to grow its fleet as it moves forward with sustainable, practical and safe machinery solutions for its …

European Plant and Tool Hire company Boels Rental order over 340 JCB Machines

European Plant and Tool Hire company Boels Rental order over 340 JCB Machines JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from leading European plant and tool hire company Boels Rental, as it invests in a brand new machine fleet worth almost £21 million (€24 million). Netherlands-based Boels has signed a deal for more than 340 …

Ridgway Rentals adds a bit of colour with brand new Hitachi Excavators

Ridgway Rentals adds a bit of colour with brand new Hitachi Excavators Ridgway Rentals has expanded their hire fleet with a bit more colour with brand new Hitachi Plant Equipment. After many years of traditional yellow machines, Ridgway have added a bit of colour with orange Hitachi Excavators and Wheeled Loaders joining their wide list …

Heathrow signs landmark deal to host the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle Fleets

Heathrow signs landmark deal to host the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle Fleets Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a landmark deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow. The service, to roll-out in summer 2018, will create …

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines One of the UK’s leading builder’s merchants is investing heavily in its tool hire business with an order for 500 JCB machines worth more than £8 million. Jewson is buying a fleet of JCB’s new flagship 15C-1mini excavators and JCB 8008 micro excavators, along with the …

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies MATOS is a young company founded in Nantes, France, who recently won the prestigious Intermat Start-up Innovation Award with their innovative MATOS CONNECT software. The company aims to become the first digital assistant for trucks and machinery rental companies with their innovative software tool to bring …

Takeuchi red and grey for Rocket Rentals with £1.2m mini-excavator deal

Takeuchi red and grey for Rocket Rentals with £1.2m mini-excavator deal Christmas has come early for Gloucestershire based plant hire company Rocket Rentals and its customers as the family run business has invested £1.2 million in a new fleet of 25 Takeuchi mini excavators, which have been supplied by CBL Plant Sales. Rocket Rentals was …

Skyjack boosts Ashbrook fleet as rental company quickly expands its business

Skyjack boosts Ashbrook fleet as rental company quickly expands its business Skyjack continues to gain traction with UK rental company, Ashbrook, which is quickly expanding its fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The Canadian manufacturer’s range of simply reliable machines form the majority of Ashbrook’s fleet, as the UK company celebrates its rapid rise …

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind Customers expect Cat® Paving Products to offer machines and services that help them become more efficient and profitable. These new Caterpillar Compactor models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport, and quick to service. The new CB2.5, CB2.7, CB2.9, and …

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines Based in Oswestry, Shropshire, third-generation family owned business RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd is all set to take delivery of 60 large earthmovers from Marubeni-Komatsu of Redditch. The mammoth £9million deal includes a large number of Komatsu’s 13 ton zero tail swing excavators plus 22 ton, …

Britain’s leading equipment rental company A-Plant invests £55 million for 1,200 JCB machines

Britain’s leading equipment rental company A-Plant invests £55 million for 1,200 JCB machines JCB has secured one of its biggest-ever deals in the UK – an order for more than 1,200 machines and a range of generators worth more than £55 million. A-Plant – the country’s leading equipment rental company – has placed the huge …

The Manitou Group completes its acquisition in LiftRite Hire and Sales in Australia

The Manitou Group completes its acquisition in LiftRite Hire and Sales in Australia The Manitou group, world leader in all-terrain material handling, finalized its acquisition of a majority stake (55%) in the Australian company LiftRite. Thanks to a supplementary call option, the group will hold a 96% share by 2020. A family-owned company founded in …

Briggs boosts short term rental fleet with JCB Scissor Lifts

Briggs boosts short term rental fleet with JCB Scissor Lifts Briggs Equipment – one of the UK’s largest fork lift truck and materials handling providers – has added 10 JCB scissor lifts to its rapidly growing access platform fleet. The deal, one of the first for the recently launched JCB Access equipment division, includes 5.8m …

SENNEBOGEN expands into rental market with launch of SENNEBOGEN Vertriebs GmbH & Co KG

SENNEBOGEN expands into rental market with launch of SENNEBOGEN Vertriebs GmbH & Co KG SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used offers its customers an interesting portfolio of material handlers and cranes with its extensive rental park and attractive range of used machines. The company thus supports customers and distributors by providing machines at short notice for bridging …

Allmand expands into the Mobile Generator Market with Maxi-Power Mobile Generators

Allmand expands into the Mobile Generator Market with Maxi-Power Mobile Generators Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and long-time manufacturer of high-performance portable equipment, expands its product offerings with the introduction of Maxi-Power™ Mobile Generators. The line includes seven easily manoeuvrable generators ranging in output from 25 to 150 kilovolt amps …

JCB Generator business powers ahead with huge rental deal in the Middle East

JCB Generator business powers ahead with huge rental deal in the Middle East Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year with a multi-million pound deal in the Middle East. Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has bought more than 300 JCB generators in a deal worth £9 million. …

ASV offers RT-30 Compact Track Loader for versatility in tight areas

ASV offers RT-30 Compact Track Loader for versatility in tight areas ASV LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skidsteers, offers the Posi-Track RT-30 compact track loader as a heavy-duty commercial machine in a small package. The radial lift loader is the industry’s smallest sit-on model yet features the same …

New Pitbull 2300B Screener delivers portability and durability at almost half the cost

New Pitbull 2300B Screener delivers portability and durability at almost half the cost Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a portable box screener as a smaller, economical alternative to the Pitbull 2300. The Pitbull 2300B has no conveyors and features a smaller frame, allowing it to boast the durability, portability and screening rate of the 2300 at …