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About Plant Hire

Customer-focused plant hire you can rely on

Chippindale Plant is the leading independent provider of construction equipment in The North of England and beyond. We take pride in our award-winning customer-focused service that puts you first; we work closely with you to become your on-hand equipment experts who deliver a service you can rely on time after time. We hire and sell a vast range of market-leading equipment across our 4 divisions: Plant, Tools Excavator Attachments and Site Accommodation.

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Our Plant Hire FAQs

Explore our Plant Hire FAQs to find answers to frequently asked questions about our company, products, and services, ensuring that you have all the information you need at your fingertips.

01 How does plant and equipment hire work?

If you are interested in our plant and equipment hire, all you need to do, is add any machinery of interest to your enquiry form and submit it as soon as you’re done. From here, one of our experts will be in touch shortly to discuss your project to ensure you have the best solution for your project and if there is anything further we can do to help. Let us know whether you’d prefer us to give you a call or email, or feel free to visit any of our plant hire depots between 8am and 5pm

Once you are fully satisfied with the solution in place, the following process can start:

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to fill in a new account set up form, along with evidence of your ‘hired-in plant insurance’; if you don’t have the insurance, we can provide HireSecure insurance for an additional 20% charge. The account setup stage usually takes 1-2 days, but if you need it quicker, we will do our best to make it happen.

Now you have an account, we will finalise all the hire details and we will appoint an account manager who will know every detail of your project. They will be on hand throughout your hire to assist with anything you need.

At the arranged time, all your hire equipment will be delivered to your site by a trained engineer who will set everything up, including calibrating excavator attachments to your machine if required. No need to tell us when you think you’ll finish, just call us when it’s ready to be collected.

Throughout the hire you can arrange ‘live-hire’ reports or other reporting information to be sent on a weekly basis, which is particularly useful on large construction sites. Our reporting and invoicing features are here to make life easier.

When you’re finished with your equipment, contact us to ‘off-hire’ and we will pause all charges, collect the machinery and send over your invoices.

We can deliver the machinery to you from one of our depots in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield. All of our compact plant hire machinery, from our excavators to water pumps and wood chippers, is fully serviced before any delivery, so you know it will be in the safest and most efficient condition possible when it arrives.

We aim to make the plant hire process as simple and easy for you as possible, ensuring that you always find the right solution with the help of our expert team – so you can rest easy knowing you have the highest quality and most reliable equipment possible to ensure your project runs smoothly.

02 What is the duration of the plant and equipment hire?

The duration of your plant and equipment hire can be as short or long as you need it to be. Whether you need an air compressor for a one day job, or you need a telehandler for a project that will be lasting months, we are always able to provide a flexible solution. Once you take delivery of your compact plant, tool or equipment hire you simply keep it for as long as you like, and just give us a quick call once you're finished with it.

03 Types of machinery available for plant and equipment hire?

With over 70 years of maintaining a consistently high level of investment in market leading machinery, we are proud to offer an extensive range that is available for plant and equipment hire. From manual platforms to handheld breakers, dumpers, excavators, telehandlers, cement mixers, wood chippers and everything in between. When you choose Chippindale, you can rest assured knowing we are a one-stop shop that can supply anything your project may require with one of the largest hire fleets in the UK. We also have new and used plant machinery for sale, with a wide range of machinery options if you’re looking for a more permanent solution.

04 The benefits of plant and equipment hire

Plant and equipment hire has many benefits for your construction jobs:

Plant and equipment hire is a much more cost effective option, helping to reduce project costs substantially. Owning plant machinery is about more than just buying it outright, but the storage costs, maintenance and servicing all add up significantly. This is particularly the case with the much larger machinery, like excavators. When you choose plant and equipment hire, this isn’t a concern for you.

The quality of the machinery is state-of-the-art, so you can access much better quality machinery than if you were to buy each piece you need to use. This is because we invest in the latest equipment every year, so you don’t have to.

Compact plant hire provides much more flexibility, as you only need to pay for the machinery for as long as you need it, so if you find that a particular machine might only be required for a month you only pay for a month. This also takes away the stress of needing to purchase and maintain that machine, whilst also reducing your immediate capital outlay. Or, if you start using a machine and then you think there might be a better solution, it can easily be swapped without any concerns.

Permanent storage is not a concern with plant and equipment hire. Usually, you’d need to have storage facilities to store your plant machinery until the next time it is needed, which can be very costly. So, plant and equipment hire takes away this element of cost and time.

When you buy brand new machinery, there are large capital outlays every few years when fleet upgrades are required. However, with compact plant hire, you can spread the cost much more easily and you will always benefit from the best possible performance with market leading machinery, without the concern of losing money on any investments long term.

05 Why choose Chippindale for plant and equipment hire?

At Chippindale, the main things that set us apart is the premium quality and reliability of our plant and equipment hire fleet; and also our award-winning levels of customer care which is core to our ethos as a family run business for over 75 years.

We consistently invest in industry-leading machinery for our plant hire fleet, and our machinery is serviced more than twice the industry average. This ensures that every time you hire from us, you know you will be receiving reliable and quality equipment that is safe. Plus, we’re one of the largest privately owned plant and equipment hire companies in the UK, with over 75 years experience and a wide-ranging hire fleet that can provide everything a construction site needs from plant, tools, excavator attachments to site accommodation.

In terms of our customer care and a bit about us, we started out as a small family business, and although we have since grown to a team of over 120 across our depots, the family values that built the business are still a vital part of everything we do. Each member of our team is very passionate about what we do and are highly experienced to help you find the right solution no matter how big or small your project is.

Have a question or need to contact us?

Our team is always on hand to help if you want to find out more about our plant hire or construction plant sales, so contact us via the link below and we’ll be in touch to assist you.

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