Welcome to Skelton Group

Here at the Skelton Group we have been providing Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, London and Northern Europe with state of the art plant, machinery and equipment for hire in the agricultural, construction and domestic markets for over 30 years.  We pride ourselves on our top quality customer service and believe that our consistent investment in both our company and client requirements are paramount to maintaining our success year after year.


Skelton Plant Hire Ltd continue to monitor and adhere to Government guidelines, particularly since the emergence of the Omicron variant.  We are still fully operational providing complete services to all of our customers.


Trading Hours:

7.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday.

For Out Of Hours Service please call:

01304 840640


East Kent (Head Office)
Skelton Plant Hire Ltd
Skelton Group
Cooting Road
Kent CT3 3EP

West Kent
Skelton Plant Hire Ltd
Skelton Group
Leys Industrial Estate
Maidstone Road
Paddock Wood, TN12 6PX

A Leading Family Business

The company was founded in 1988 by Tim Skelton, with one machine (a Bobcat 643), and the Skelton group has since grown to be one of the leading plant and equipment rental companies in Kent.

  • CPA Member
  • ISO9001 Registered
  • C.I.T.B. Registered

Plant Equipment Hire

Leading brands such as Atlas Copco, Bobcat, Bomag, Caterpillar, Hitachi, JCB, John Deere, Kubota, Manitou, Mecalac, Takeuchi and Thwaites are available with either a CITB registered and trained operator or as a self-drive hire.  Our service engineers are also trained and qualified to a high standard, as are all of our staff within the Skelton Group, due to ongoing training programmes and constantly evolving I.T. systems.  This combination assists our dedicated office team in running a smooth and knowledgeable operation.

Skelton Plant Hire consistantly reinvests in new plant, vehicles and cutting edge technology to keep us at the forefront of this fast moving and responsive business.  Our transport and service vehicles are Euro 5 and 6 compliant and in recent years our investment has focused on lower emitting plant and machinery.  All machines are fitted with security devices and recently we have invested in GPS satellite technology to aid the security and servicing of the machines.

Explore our range of plant hire equipment below, click for more information on models we offer along with full specifications.