About Us

The UK’s largest specialist excavator hire company, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd boasts a fleet exceeding 3500 items of plant, which are offered for hire nationwide via Ten strategically located depots

Purchasing only the most advanced and productive machines available from manufacturers such as JCB, Komatsu, Hydrema, Terex, Amman, Manitou and Thwaites and coupling this with the very best of service from a dedicated workforce, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd is recognised as the undisputed market leader in excavator hire.

Due to a wide and diversified fleet portfolio, H.E. Services are able to provide every type of plant from Mini Digger Hire to Heavy Plant Hire, along with Dumper Hire, Roller Hire and Telehandler Hire with a complimentary range of accessories and attachments.

The Company has a policy of machine replacement between two and three years, ensuring Britain’s most up to date fleet is constantly improved. With an in-house fleet of delivery vehicles, nothing is left to chance, ensuring a prompt service at all times. No reliance on third parties means total control over Customer Service.

What are the Benefits of hiring from H.E. SERVICES?

All machines are within 3 years of age
Latest Models & Technology
58 Point pre-hire Inspection Checks
Fewer Breakdowns
Time Saved with our Quick Hitch Bucket system
Rapid Response
24-Hour Service
Back up from the most experienced Plant Hire company in the business
Every machine will arrive on your site with full documentation and includes Maintenance, Service & Test certificates
CPCS qualified Operators available for all machines can even provide operators to drive your own plant. Operators available to drive your own plant.

Maximum Productivity

Our Machines are the very best that money can buy, purchased new directly from leading manufacturers. This ensures that you get the maximum productivity.

Latest Technology

Our machine are replaced every two or three years, this ensures that new marques are quickly integrated into the fleet to give greater productivity. Do you know any manufacturer that doesn’t claim at least a 10% improvement every time a new model is launched?

Rapid Response

Fully equipped mobile workshops guarantee the fastest response possible to mechanical problems and the highest fix rate in the industry.

24-Hour Service

True 24 hour service for each and every hire, with a dedicated 24 hour out of hours telephone number: 09012 010400

Self Driven or Operated

H.E. SERVICES offers all of its Plant either on Self Drive Hire, or with an experienced qualified operator. Each Operator is fully qualified, holding either a CPCS card or our H.E. card along with experience and thorough knowledge of Plant operation.


H.E. SERVICES Plant Hire Ltd can offer for a small additional charge machine security systems, which are monitored 24 hours a day, and include satellite tracking and a 3 point key pad immobiliser which will usually reduce your hired in plant insurance. To find out more click here.

If you would like to add this to your hire, please request this when booking your plant with us.

Full Machine Certification

Every machine will arrive on your site with full certification of Testing, Maintenance and Service. We can also provide fully road legal machinery including Trailers and Dumpers.

Time Saving Quick-Hitch Bucket Changes. We also fit Ram Guards on every Excavator

A dedicated Masterhitch Quickhitch is fitted to every H.E. SERVICES excavator between 2 and 40 tons, so the more you change buckets, the more time you save. On average, this can save an hour per day, or up to 12.5% of the hire rate. That can be worth up to £8 per hour!


The back up and commitment of Britain’s largest excavator fleet and what is undoubtedly the most experienced and efficient Management in the Plant Hire business. We will supply any machine, any attachment, anywhere, anytime.


We have 10 Depots strategically placed around the Uk offering our full range of machines & services. Ashford Kent, Strood Kent, Hungerford Berkshire, Exeter, Caerphilly Wales, Droitwich West Midlands, Daventry East Midlands, Caxton Cambridge, St Helens Liverpool, Co Durham.