You have just bought your new home in Kent. Congratulations! But now what?
You are probably thinking about your yard and how you have to dig it before laying your new garden. Other than a gardener, your very first step is a digger to dig the soil. This way, the gardener will be able to test the soil and see if it needs correction for alkalinity or acidity before he starts putting seeds.
A bigger machine has a bigger capacity, meaning it can dig deeper holes when compared to a smaller model. On the other hand, you will have more difficulties manoeuvring it into a typical back yard. Before committing to anything, it is important you take length and width measurements of your property before searching your plant hire Kent store.
Then, you have to choose what you need. Micro diggers are 800 mm wide and weigh around 1,000 kg. They are perfect to navigate through narrow alleys. It can easily dig up 1.5 to 2 metres.
Another choice for you are the mini diggers. They reach 1 metre wide and weigh 1,5000 kg. They dig up to 2 to 2.5 metres. The biggest difference is how they are more capable of lifting weight. Their extra weight and engine size acts a counterbalance when digging.
Bigger diggers are not practical for gardens, so they won’t be discussed here.
What About The Digger Operator?
Handling a digger for the first time can be challenging. But it is not rocket science. You can learn the basics if you take a couple of hours and some patience, but that might cause delays on your project and end up costing more. On the other hand, you can hire an operator with the digger. That allows you to work faster and complete your job in no time. Renting a mini digger will cost around £125, VAT included and insurance excluded. You can get full packages for £250 to £300, depending on the skill of the operator.
Should I Choose A National Or A Local Hire Shop?
Local shops usually offer lower prices but they may not be able to get the digger you chose delivered at the time you asked. The national hire stores charge more, and they deliver the equipment on time and include insurance waivers. Hire their diggers is as simple as making the payment through their website. Remember, not to choose first digger hire website you find. Instead, go to a reputable plant hire Kent stores such as FGS Plant. There is a wide range of plant available for hire, as well as numerous attachments. Their site is https://www.fgsplant.co.uk/ or you may also call their courteous and friendly staff on 01622 713930.
Mar 04, 2015 0