Welcome to our H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. We understand that you may have queries about our machines, services, and the plant hiring proceass. Our aim is to make things easier for you by providing all the information you need in one convenient place.
Yes, H. E. Services are accessible on social media sites. You can find our social media page links below.
With over 50 years in the Plant Hire industry, we have proven time and time again the importance of great customer service and reliability. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We will even provide plant hire on Christmas Day!
Our company ethos of replacing all our equipment every 3 years means we maintain one of the most up to date plant fleets on the UK construction market.
With our strategically located depots in the UK, we are sure to have a depot near to you. See our depot map for more information. You can also give us a call on 0208 804 2000 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Our head office is located:
H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd
To book a hire or any other plant requirements call our National Hire Centre on 0208 804 2000 or email email@example.com.
You can also visit our booking form here.
You can also open an account with us. We are happy to consider applications from commercial and private customers. You can download our application form on our website under the ‘Open an Account’ menu tab and post to us along with a copy of your companies headed paper and hired in plant insurance. Urgent applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org but please also post the hard copy too.
View our full range of machinery for hire here.
A ROPS (Roll over Protection System) is an engineered reinforcement installed onto or into a vehicle to reduce crushing or deterioration of a vehicle cabin during a roll over event. It is a practical preventative safety measure that can substantially reduce injury and increase protection of your most valuable asset – your operator.
How does a ROPS work?
A ROPS predominately works by significantly increasing strength and the potential for energy absorption. Its main goal is to limit the crushing or destruction of a vehicle cabin. Effectively working in the case of a roll over event to provide the operator with increased protection.
What does a ROPS look like?
ROPS Pty Ltd are dedicated to ensuring a high level of attention to detail in the installation of your ROPS and FOPS. We will go to great lengths to consider and maintain the appearance of your vehicle.
Our ROPS/FOPS frames are designed especially to look like a factory fitted item (see Image Gallery). We understand the need for image and branding and go to great lengths to ensure colour matching of our systems and maintenance or reproduction of your branding attributes.
We use 2Pak paint to your specification and will ensure stickers, company logos, even pin-striping or scroll work are matched perfectly.
A ROPS/FOPS frame should be considered as a value adding product that provides a safety improvement without sacrificing the look and feel of your vehicle asset.
A FOPS (Falling Object Protection System) is an engineered reinforcement installed onto or into a vehicle to reduce injury and increase operator protection in the case of a falling object (such as a rock or piece of machinery).
Yes, it is possible on all excavators.
Model: Dipper Size:
Model: Dipper Size:
Model: Dipper Size:
Super Long Reaches:
Model: Boom Size:
PC138US-11 12M Reach
PC210LC-8 SLF 15M Reach
PC360-LC10 SLF 22M Reach
The bucket digging force of a PC130 Super Long front is 61kN.
For reference, the maximum bucket digging force of a PC130 with standard boom & 3.0m arm is 93kN
You can operate a Komatsu Long Reach Excavator (12m, 15m, 22m) on a standard CPCS above 10 tonne ticket card. Our long reach excavators are based on standard Komatsu Excavators so are under the same category.
When hiring an operator please specify that you require them to operate a long reach as we do have operators who specialise in long reach excavation.
All of our bucket sizes can be viewed here:
Measured: KG CM²
Front Unladen: 7.21
Front Laden: 10.24
Rear Unladen: 7.33
Rear Laden: 5.61
Front Unladen: 2.33
Front Laden: 2.22
Rear Unladen: 2.36
Rear Laden: 1.79
For any other FAQs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.