Plant Equipment Hire

Today Skelton Plant Hire’s hire fleet consists of 1350 items of high quality, market-leading equipment for the agricultural, construction and domestic markets in the south east of England.  We believe in the simple ethos that top quality service together with reliable equipment are paramount to our high level of customer care and satisfaction, this is why our service and delivery vehicles are well equipped and carefully maintained, so we can offer the high standards our customers have come to expect from us.


All our excavators from a micro (0.8 tonnes) to large (up to 20 tonnes) are fitted with quick hitches for safe and accurate bucket and attachment changes.  All our machines are fitted with state of the art GPS security devices.

Takeuchi TB210r
Weight (Kg) 1180
Height (m) 1.475 (no RB)
Width (m) 0.75
Dig Depth (m) 2.12
Load over height (m) 1.755
 Full Specification
Kubota U10-5 Servo
Weight (Kg) 1120
Height (m) 1.42 (no RB)
Width (m) 0.75
Dig Depth (m) 1.80
Load over height (m) 2.21
 Full Specification
Kubota U17-3a
Weight (Kg) 1650
Height (m) 2.34
Width (m) 0.99
Dig Depth (m) 2.31
Load over height (m) 2.44
 Full Specification
Kubota KX018-4
Weight (Kg) 1720
Height (m) 2.35
Width (m) 0.99
Dig Depth (m) 2.38
Load over height (m) 2.38
 Full Specification
Kubota KX027-4
Weight (Kg) 2665
Height (m) 2.42
Width (m) 1.40
Dig Depth (m) 2.74
Load over height (m) 3.14
 Full Specification
Kubota U27-4
Weight (Kg) 2590
Height (m) 2.43
Width (m) 1.50
Dig Depth (m) 2.82
Load over height (m)
 Full Specification
Kubota KX030-4
Weight (Kg) 2865
Height (m) 2.42
Width (m) 1.5
Dig Depth (m) 2.87
Load over height (m) 3.24
 Full Specification
Kubota U48-4
Weight (Kg) 4775
Height (m) 2.55
Width (m) 1.96
Dig Depth (m) 3.38
Load over height (m) 3.77
 Full Specification
Kubota U50-5 High-spec
Weight (Kg) 4965
Height (m) 2.55
Width (m) 1.96
Dig Depth (m) 3.37
Load over height (m) 3.775
 Full Specification
Kubota U55-4 eco
Weight (Kg) 5400
Height (m) 2.55
Width (m) 1.96
Dig Depth (m) 3.63
Load over height (m) 4.005
 Full Specification
Caterpillar 308E2 CR SB
Weight (Kg) 8333
Height (m) 2.55
Width (m) 2.32
Dig Depth (m) 4.69
Load over height (m) 5.01
 Full Specification
Caterpillar 308CR NextGen
Weight (Kg) 9105
Height (m) 2.54
Width (m) 2.3
Dig Depth (m) 4.64
Load over height (m) 5.07
 Full Specification
Kubota KX080-4 eco
Weight (Kg) 8270
Height (m) 2.54
Width (m) 2.20
Dig Depth (m) 4.60
Load over height (m) 5.25
 Full Specification
Kobelco SK85 MSR
Weight (Kg) 8930
Height (m) 2.57
Width (m) 2.30
Dig Depth (m) 4.44
Load over height (m) 5.18
 Full Specification
Hitachi Zaxis 135-6 US eco
Weight (Kg) 14500
Height (m) 2.87
Width (m) 2.49
Dig Depth (m) 5.98
Load over height (m) 7.22
 Full Specification
Hitachi Zaxis 210LC-6 eco
Weight (Kg) 22400
Height (m) 3.02
Width (m) 2.99
Dig Depth (m) 6.67
Load over height (m) 6.83
 Full Specification
Caterpillar 320GC
Weight (Kg) 21900
Height (m) 2.96
Width (m) 3.17
Dig Depth (m) 6.72
Load over height (m) 6.49
 Full Specification


We offer a broad range of dumpers from the narrow 4 wheel drive Micro that is able to travel through a domestic doorway, to our largest 10 tonne model for fast and efficient transport of bulk material.

Options such as High Discharge and Swivel Skip give additional flexibility over the traditional Front Tip models.  All sizes can be supplied with road legal and compliant kits (lights, registration plate, road fund tax) and green seat belt warning light if required.

Weight (Kg) 515
Max. tipping height (m) 2.72
Width (m) 0.69
 Full Specification
Thwaites 1T Hi-Tip
Weight (Kg) 1295
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 2.86
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 1.773
Width (m) 1.115
 Full Specification
Thwaites 3T (Front Tip)
Weight (Kg) 2010
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.092
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 1.965
Width (m) 1.65
 Full Specification
Thwaites 3T (Powerswivel)
Weight (Kg) 2190
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.092
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 1.965
Width (m) 1.65
 Full Specification
Thwaites 3T Hydro (Powerswivel)
Weight (Kg) 2920
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.14
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 2.12
Width (m) 1.75
 Full Specification
Thwaites 6T (Front Tip) Tier 5
Weight (Kg) 4100
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.39
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 2.23
Width (m) 2.354
 Full Specification
Thwaites 6T (Powerswivel) Tier 5
Weight (Kg) 4275
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.36
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 2.19
Width (m) 2.135
 Full Specification
Thwaites 9T (Front Tip) Tier 5
Weight (Kg) 4715
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.335
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 2.44
Width (m) 2.485
 Full Specification
Thwaites 10T (Front Tip)
Weight (Kg) 4780
Height w/ Roll Bar (m) 3.415
Height w/o Roll Bar (m) 2.54
Width (m) 2.485
 Full Specification


We are one of the few companies that offer telehandlers from 4m to 17m from leading brands such as JCB and Manitou with equipment and attachment options such as JCB Live-Link Telematics, air conditioning, joystick control, Tier 5 high horsepower engines, factory fitted rear pick-up hitches, hydraulic trailer breaking and light connections.

Manitou MT 420 H
Weight (Kg) 4.26
Height (m) 1.9
Width (m) 1.49
Length (m) 3.63
Lifting capacity (T) 2.0
 Full Specification
Manitou MT 625
Weight (Kg) 4710
Height (m) 1.92
Width (m) 1.82
Length (m) 3.89
Lifting capacity (T) 2.5
 Full Specification
JCB 531-70 T4i
Weight (Kg) 7060
Height (m) 2.49
Width (m) 2.23
Length (m) 4.99
Lifting capacity (T) 3.1
 Full Specification
JCB 535-95 T5
Weight (Kg) 8160
Height (m) 2.49
Width (m) 2.29
Length (m) 4.99
Lifting capacity (T) 3.5
 Full Specification
JCB 535-125 HV T4i
Weight (Kg) 9720
Height (m) 2.59
Width (m) 2.35
Length (m) 5.80
Lifting capacity (T) 3.5
 Full Specification
JCB 535-140 T4i
Weight (Kg) 10880
Height (m) 2.59
Width (m) 2.35
Length (m) 6.23
Lifting capacity (T) 3.5
 Full Specification
JCB 540-170 T5
Weight (Kg) 12060
Height (m) 2.69
Width (m) 2.44
Length (m) 6.36
Lifting capacity (T) 4.0
 Full Specification
JCB 560-80 T5
Weight (Kg) 10150
Height (m) 2.59
Width (m) 2.42
Length (m) 5.27
Lifting capacity (T) 5.0
 Full Specification


Our fleet includes small pedestrian models to heavy ride-on models.

Pedestrian (walk behind) rollers are available with road legal trailers and optional Hydraulic Hand Tools.

Twin drum articulated models, up to 1350mm are fitted with Pressurised Water Systems for compaction of asphalt and Bomag state of the art ‘Economiser System’.

Bomag BMP 8500
Weight (Kg) 1595
Height (m) 1.275
Width (m) 0.61
Length (m) 1.897
 Full Specification
Mecalac MBR71
Weight (Kg) 513
Height (m) 1.225
Width (m) 0.772
Length (m) 2.187
 Full Specification
Bomag 80 ADH-5
Weight (Kg) 1550
Height (m) 2.304
Width (m) 0.856
Length (m) 2.194
 Full Specification
Bomag 120 ADH-5
Weight (Kg) 2700
Height (m) 2.568
Width (m) 1.272
Length (m) 2.529
 Full Specification
Bomag 135 AD-5
Weight (Kg) 3900
Height (m) 2.700
Width (m) 1.390
Length (m) 2.840
 Full Specification


The Atlas Copco XAS-67 and XAS-68 are versatile two tool compressors delivering 60 litres per second of free air.  They are legally road towable by anyone holding a standard driving licence.  We can also supply models that are fully bunded and spillage free of any oil, water or fuel.  A range of tools, but not limited to, demo-picks, medium and heavy breaker guns and air lances compliment these compressors.  Award winning Hard Hat polyethylene canopy to resist damage.

Compressor XAS 48 (road towable)
Weight (Kg)  491
Height (m) 1.250
Width (m) 1.23
Length (m) 1.96
CMM  2.4
 Full Specification
Compressor XAS 67 (road towable)
Weight (Kg) 750
Height (m) 1.258
Width (m) 1.41
Length (m) 2.97
CFM 125
Compressor XAS 68 (road towable)
Weight (Kg) 750
Height (m) 1.4
Width (m) 1.35
Length (m) 2.29
CFM 125


Bale Spike
Fly Jib
Crane Hook 1T
Crane Hook 2.5T
Personnel Cages
Tipping Skip

Fuel  and Water Bowsers

All our fuel bowsers are in accordance with current UN regulations and pollution prevention guidelines and are 110% bunded.  Our fuel bowsers are fitted with either a high-flow hand pump or a 12v electric pump.  Tough construction and anti-vandal lockable cabinets ensure the contents are kept safe and secure.

460 Litre Fuel Cube
Weight (Kg) (full) 645
Weight (Kg) (empty) 232
Width (m) 0.90
Height (m) 1.01
Length (m) 0.90
500 Litre Fuel Cube
Weight (Kg) (full) 645
Weight (Kg) (empty) 232
Width (m) 0.971
Height (m) 1.3
Length (m) 0.721
1000 Litre Fuel Bowser
Weight (Kg) (full) 1465
Weight (Kg) (empty) 595
Width (m) 1.309
Height (m) 1.509
Length (m) 1.588
1000 Litre (road towable)
Weight (Kg) (full) 1710
Weight (Kg) (empty) 840
Width (m) 1.73
Height (m) 1.61
Length (m) 3.214
1500 Litre Fuel Bowser
Weight (Kg) (full) 2085
Weight (Kg) (empty) 699
Width (m) 1.309
Height (m) 1.509
Length (m) 2.078
2000 Litre Fuel Bowser
Weight (Kg) (full) 2620
Weight (Kg) (empty) 820
Width (m) 1.489
Height (m) 1.693
Length (m) 2.078
2500 Litre Fuel Bowser
Weight (Kg) (full) 3225
Weight (Kg) (empty) 1000
Width (m) 1.489
Height (m) 1.693
Length (m) 2.600
Major 1700 Vacuum Tanker
Capacity (gallons) 1700
Overall Height (m) 2.9
Overall Width (m) 2.6
Overall Length (m) 6.4
Weight empty (Kg) 2550
Weight full (Kg) 10,210
 Full Specification
Major 2600 Vacuum Tanker
Capacity (gallons) 2600
Overall Height (m) 3.4
Overall Width (m) 2.6
Overall Length (m) 7
Weight empty (Kg) 4350
Weight full (Kg) 16,169
 Full Specification
Marston 6855L Water Bowser
Capacity (L) 6855

Small Tools

Ammann ATR 30 Rammer
 Full Specification
Atlas Copco Breaker Pack and Gun
 Full Specification
Belle Minimix 150 Mixer
 Full Specification
Bomag Vibratory Plate BP10/35
 Full Specification
Bomag Rammer BT 60/4
 Full Specification
Clipper Floor Saw CS451
Mechanical Kerb Lifter
Pneumatic Kerb Lifter
Stihl Saw TS 410
Wacker Neuson Compaction Plate WP1030


JCB Lighting Tower LT9
Weight w/o fuel (Kg) 911
Height in use (m) 9
Lamp Power (Lumens) 360,000
Fuel consumption to operate lights (l/h) 1.9
 Full Specification
John Deere Gator 855D
Weight incl fuel (Kg) 788
Width (m) 1.571
Length (m) 3.021
Height (m) 1.9
Payload Capacity (Kg) 635
Towing Capacity (Kg) (additional to Payload Capacity) 680
 Full Specification
Pronar PUV3000 Snow Plough
Working width (mm)  2660
Weight (Kg) 755
Working positions 4
NC 16T Tandem Axle Trailer
NC 16T Tandem Axle Trailer
Loading Height (m) 0.89
Body Width (m) 2.54
Body Length (m) 7.61
Pay Load (T) 16
 Full Specification
NC 316 16T Dump Trailer
Height (m) 2.22
Width (m) 2.52
Length (m) 5.54
Carrying Capacity (T) 16
 Full Specification
Bailey Lay Flat 8/16 Low Loader
Body Length (m) 4.87
Width (m) 2.50
Pay Load (T) 8
Unladen Weight (kg) 2000
 Full Specification
Bailey Trailer Flat 10
Weight w/o fuel (Kg) 2850
Loading Height (m) 1.22
Body Width (m) 2.44
Body Length (m) 7.62
Pay Load (T) 10
 Full Specification
Ifor Williams Trailer LM146G
Gross Weight (Kg) 3500
Unladen Weight (Kg) 735
Internal Width (m) 1.98
Internal Length (m) 4.23
Ifor Williams Trailer GH94BT
Gross Weight (Kg) 2700
Unladen Weight (Kg) 530
Internal Width (m) 1.31
Internal Length (m) 2.79
Boss 7 Man Eco Plus Cabin
Unit Length (m) 3.65
Unit Height (m) 2.398
Unit Width (m) 2.30
Towing Length (m) 4.775
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Boss 9 Man Eco Plus Cabin
Unit Length (m) 4.205
Unit Height (m) 2.398
Unit Width (m) 2.30
Towing Length (m) 5.317
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Boss 12 Man Eco Plus Cabin
Unit Length (m) 4.80
Unit Height (m) 2.37
Unit Width (m) 2.30
Towing Length (m) 5.88
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Transport – Site Support and Haulage

We have various modes of transport for conveying our plant, equipment and personnel here at Skelton Plant Hire.  Within the fleet are LEZ compliant vehicles for inner London destinations.  SPH hold a National Operators Licence with three operating centres throughout Kent, together with relevant insurance to transport equipment belonging to third parties.
The prime movers in our fleet are our 32 tonne GVW trucks.  These are ridged trucks with custom built lightweight low profile Andover plant bodies and rear steer axels, a combination which enables our drivers to access roads and sites that would otherwise prove difficult for the traditional low loader; they make for extremely versatile and manoeuvrable vehicles.  They are also equipped with 10 tonne winches and on-board refuelling for plant and fast operating ramps, ensuring we provide a slick delivery and collection service.  These vehicles are capable of transporting a 15 tonne excavator complete with buckets, attachments and a fuel bowser, or indeed a mixture of smaller machinery for multi-drops to customer sites.  This truck and body combination provides the flexibility of carrying heavy loads or multiple lighter machines to keep transport costs to a minimum.  The trucks also feature rear air suspension, meaning that the body can be lowered to aid ease of loading and unloading plant and machinery and a hydraulic winch can also be attached for added safety.  A separate fuel tank for refuelling plant is fitted to enable on site fuelling and facilitate site to site movements without having to return to the depot.  Our new Euro 6 Emission Trucks are fitted with double sleeper cabs to further aid efficiency and lower our ’empty’ miles by staying out overnight from the depot; not only does this give the driver a more comfortable space for their personal welfare, but it is also far kinder on the environment by eliminating unnecessary driven miles.  Did you know that in built up inner cities, where pollution is high, our lorries have the ability to actually exhaust cleaner air than what they inhale to run?!

Lighter loads are transported on a 26 tonne GVW truck with similar specifications to its’ larger brothers.  Smaller plant and short notice deliveries are accommodated with a 4x4 truck or van and trailer combination.  Remote locations or narrow roads are well suited to this method.

All of our drivers are suitably qualified and all hold the relevant CPC accreditations.  The company service engineers and plant operators are equipped with an appropriate vehicle to facilitate a reliable, punctual support service.  We pride ourselves on providing a reliable and consistent product and service, ‘delivered right first time, on time’.