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Updated: May 23, 2023

If you’re undertaking a large project, plant hire can be of great assistance, providing heavy machinery and equipment suitable for transporting and digging materials. Frequently used for rubbish clearance and building waste removal as well as large construction and landscaping projects, plant hire helps you get the job done properly by providing the tools you need, whether that be a tipper truck or a concrete mixer.

Learn everything you need to know about plant hire, from what the services entail to when you might require plant hire for your project. Read on to find out more.

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What Is Plant Hire?

To put it simply, plant hire is the renting of machines for industry. From rollers to tipper trucks, heavy equipment and tools are leased by businesses (such as construction or waste removal companies) that require them for short or long-term projects. Plant hire equipment can include excavators, bulldozers, cranes, loaders, forklifts, tipper trucks, and other tools.

This can save businesses the expense of buying their own machinery, and plant hire firms can even maintain and install the equipment. This allows companies of all kinds to get the specialised machinery needed for specific jobs whilst also gaining access to the latest technology without a bank-breaking investment.

Plant Hire Services

Alongside equipment rental, plant hire services include delivery and installation services for the tools, ensuring that it is transported and set up correctly. This can be of paramount importance to any project, from rubbish clearance to events management, as it means everything will be undertaken in a safe and time-efficient manner.

Many plant hire companies may also provide maintenance and repair services for the equipment they rent out. This reduces the risk of downtime due to equipment failure and the overall safety of the tools used for the project.

Support will also be on hand to help customers learn how to use equipment safely and in the most effective way possible. This help and support can, in some cases, extend to project management services, which collaborate with customers to plan and execute large-scale projects that require heavy equipment and machinery.

In tandem with plant hire services, Mark Luck Ltd are able to offer rubbish clearance and building waste removal for your project. This can be especially useful in the construction, demolition, and landscaping sectors, as equipment such as tipper trucks can be hired and utilised effectively in an effort to undertake projects productively and efficiently.

The Benefits Of Using A Plant Hire Service


Renting equipment rather than purchasing it outright can represent significant cost savings. Without money going towards capital expenditures and ongoing maintenance costs, you’ll be able to focus your spending in a more productive way.

Many plant hire companies also provide maintenance services for the equipment they rent out, reducing the risk of downtime due to equipment failure. Cost and time savings can both enhance productivity and day-to-day operation for both projects of all kinds.


Certain machines and equipment can be difficult to purchase for a reasonable price and expensive when only for sporadic or specific uses. Plant hire provides well-regarded equipment that has undergone rigorous quality checks by experienced professionals, ensuring that it will work as expected.

Also, a standard project’s budget might only be able to purchase mid-range, second-hand equipment outright, risking mechanical failure and reliability issues. However, hiring gives you a chance to get the best possible tools for the job, with many companies providing equipment with the latest technological advancements. This can profoundly enhance the quality of your work and the project in hand as a whole, serving both you and your clients with pride.


It is important to remember that smaller construction companies might not be able to store equipment on-site. They also might not have the facilities to do so externally. And with over £70 million pounds worth of construction equipment, such as tipper trucks, stolen each year in the UK, it is of paramount importance that this equipment is stored safely and out of sight.

However, storage can be equally as expensive and difficult to organise as the equipment itself, especially when for a long period of time. This makes plant hire valuable, as you’ll only be concerned with using the equipment, rather than storing it.


Renting equipment allows you to use machinery as and when needed, without the need for long-term commitments or investments. This provides much-needed flexibility for difficult projects; if plans change mid-way through, you can quickly and easily find the equipment you need to finish the job. Without plant hire, the entire process might be on hold whilst you had to permanently acquire the equipment. By renting equipment, you can pick and choose what you need with ultimate adaptability.

Can Work Long-Term

Whilst plant hire might appear to be most effective for short-term equipment solutions, it can work well in the long run too. If you purchase certain equipment outright, the asking price can plummet quickly, making it difficult or even impossible to make back what you initially paid for it. The sheer cost of many tools means that their cost can depreciate so suddenly, making it an expensive option if you’re interested in using equipment in the long run. By seeking plant hire services, you avoid these issues.


Plant hire services are used across a wide range of industries, including construction, agriculture, mining, transportation, and more. The equipment can be used for a variety of tasks, such as digging, lifting, transporting, and grading. Even if you think you have all the tools you need for a project, plant hire services can be effective for building waste removal and rubbish clearance, ensuring

Who Needs Plant Hire?

Plant hire services are used by a wide range of businesses and organizations that require heavy equipment and machinery for their operations. These can include construction companies, mining and quarrying operations, agriculture and farming operations, landscaping and grounds maintenance companies, transportation and logistics companies, and more.

In the construction industry, plant hire services are commonly used for excavation, grading, demolition, and other tasks that require heavy machinery. Mining and quarrying operations use plant hire equipment for excavation, material handling, and transportation. Agriculture and farming operations may use plant hire equipment for tasks such as ploughing, seeding, harvesting, and transporting crops.

Whilst these are for specific sectors, if you simply require a tipper truck for small rubbish clearance jobs or general site management duties for a waste removal company, plant hire can be incredibly valuable.

If you’re renting equipment such as tipper trucks from a plant hire company, it is important to consider the ideal length of the rental period, the type of equipment needed, delivery and pickup options, and any additional services or fees associated with the rental. It is also important to ensure that the rental equipment is in good working condition and meets any relevant safety standards or regulations. But, when

Mark Luck Ltd

No one knows tipper trucks and plant hire better than us, the friendly team at Mark Luck Ltd. We are a family-owned and operated business that has existed for nearly a century! Our team has been trusted over the years for a range of jobs, big and small, and our friendly team is always on hand to talk to you about what your project requires.

Mark Luck Ltd is a reliable and accredited company, a Safe Contractor approved organisation with our Managing Director also being a Level 4 WAMITAB. We have had the honour of being trusted for large construction jobs such as the Olympic stadium and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Whether you’re interested in hiring a tipper truck or need help with rubbish clearance and building waste removal, Mark Luck Ltd is the plant hire and waste removal company for you. We are based near the picturesque South East London / Kent border in Swanley, serving London, Kent, Essex, Suffolk, and the other home counties.

Visit our website to find out more about our services and to learn more about our team. Or, if you’d like to talk about your plant hire requirements with our team, call Mark Luck Ltd at 01322 613355.

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