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Going Full Circle

It was 25 years ago that our company founder set out with a Bobcat 643 and started what is now today Skelton Plant Hire.  We’ll have more on this success story in future newsletters.  It is, however, quite poignant as we have reintroduced the Bobcat Compact...

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20 Years with Kubota

20 years ago, in June 1994 we purchased our first Kubota Excavator, a KX61. We have continued to invest in the Brand year after year and this month we are the first company in the South East to take delivery of the U27-4, a virtually zero tail-swing machine in the...

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House Price Rise Sparks Extension Boom

Rocketing house prices have triggered an extension boom amongst homeowners because they cannot afford to trade up.  Many have found that it is cheaper than buying a larger home as there and not the mandatory stamp duty, estate agent’s fees or moving costs;...

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Protecting the Bottom Line

This week sees the first delivery of our new JCB Telehandlers that will be rolled out over the forthcoming months to help satisfy an uplift in demand, ranging from the small 520-40 (4 metre) to the 535-140 (14 metre).  The larger machines are fitted with the JCB...

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Kent Agri-Expo 2014

Here at Skelton Plant Hire HQ, we have all our fingers crossed that we have seen the last of the dreaded rain.  During the recent weeks it has caused damage and devastation across the country, but as we look to the future, we are grateful of a few things that we have...

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The Future’s Bright…

As part of our ever growing portfolio of plant we now offer the JCB LT9 Lighting Tower.  This dedicated lighting tower features a nine metre hydraulically activated telescopic mast which holds four powerful spotlights.  Its compact dimensions make it ideal for...

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Sprinting to our Customers…

Skelton Plant Hire have recently added two new service vehicles to its customer service armoury.  Due to fleet expansion and additional numbers of plant in use we have kitted out two Mercedes Sprinter Vans with full on-site service repair capability. In line with...

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Ploughing Match Round-Up

Wednesday saw the last of our Ploughing Matches for this year. It was the East Kent event and what an event it was!  Our stand was brimming with visitors all day long and fortunately it remained dry and bright.  The EKPMA put on quite a show with exhibitors ranging...

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Breaking with Tradition…

The new Manitou 625MT has been added to our comprehensive fleet of telehandlers.  With a 6 metre reach and a carrying capacity of 2.5 tonnes we are confident that it will find its own niche in our vast array of telehandlers which currently spans 4m to 17m with lift...

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Make it a September to Remember…

September spells many things; for farmers, their harvest is drawing to a close and new crops are being sown; for parents it’s the start of the school run once again and for Skelton Plant Hire it is the beginning of a month full of exhibitions.  We are exhibiting...

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Location is the Key

Skelton Plant Hire have switched on 2013 with an electrifying start! In early January we started to roll out 90 units of new plant and machinery to a major contractor working throughout Kent and the South East of England for the regional supplier of Electricity.  Our...

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Kent Agri-Expo 2013

Wednesday 6th March marked the third annual Agri-Expo event in the South East and what a success it was!  Exhibitors and visitors alike were able to stroll around the Kent County Showground in Detling perusing the vast array of stands showcasing the latest lines of...

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The Perfect Fit

The JCB 515-40 is the most compact JCB Telehandler on the market.  Since being introduced to our fleet this model has found favour with a miriad of customers. Local fruit growers have found them very useful for moving boxes between rows of fruit trees and with 4WD and...

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Introducing the New JCB 550-80!

Skelton Plant Hire has recently added the JCB 550-80 to the hire fleet.  This investment compliments our telehandler range and enables us to offer our customers the complete range of JCB Telehandlers from the smallest to the tallest, with lift capacities up to 5...

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Supply and Demand at Skelton Plant Hire

Recently, a long standing customer of Skelton Plant Hire contacted us, after winning a Term Contract with a leading utility provider, to discuss their plant hire requirements. “We were presented with a wish list of plant which included material handling,...

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A Brand New Brand for SPH

We would like to unveil a new brand of machine here at Skelton Plant Hire.  Those of you who are familiar with our fleet will have noticed that we are not a company who changes brand easily; we stick with manufacturers that consistently provide us with high quality,...

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