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Measured: KG CM²

Hard Ground Front Unladen: 7.21

Hard Ground Front Laden: 10.24

Hard Ground Rear Unladen: 7.33

Hard Ground Rear Laden: 5.61

Light Ground Front Unladen: 2.33

Light Ground Front Laden: 2.22

Light Ground Rear Unladen: 2.36

Light Ground Rear Laden: 1.79


Mini Diggers:

Model:                         Dipper Size:

PC14-3                        1.13M

PC26MR-3                  1.37M

Midi Diggers:    

Model:                         Dipper Size:

PC55MR-5                  2.0M

PC80MR-5                  2.0M

Large Diggers:

Model:                       Dipper Size:

PC138US-11             3.0M

PC228USLC-11        2.9M

PC210LC-11             2.9M

PC360LC-10             3.2M

PC490LC-10             2.9M

Super Long Reaches:

Model:                       Boom Size:

PC138US-11            12M Reach

PC210LC-8 SLF       15M Reach

PC360-LC10 SLF     22M Reach

H.E. SERVICES Long Reach Excavators

Komatsu SR12 is based on a PC130-8

Komatsu SR15 is based on a PC210-8

Komatsu SR22 is based on a PC350-8

Komatsu SR12 – 12M Long Reach – Pin size 50mm Diameter

Komatsu PW220 – 22T Wheeled Excavator – Pin size 80mm Diameter

Komatsu PC210 – 22T Excavator – Pin Size 80mm Diameter

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.


YES! We are accessible via all the popular social media sites including Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin You can find our social media page links on our Contact Us page.

With over 40 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 hires on Christmas Day! Our company ethos of replacing all our equipment every 3 years means we maintain one of the most up to date fleets on the UK construction market.

Phone Number: 0208 804 2000
Text: 07842 949530

Or Write:
National Hire Centre Manager
H.E Services (Plant Hire) Ltd,
Whitewall Road,

With 10 strategically located depots nationwide, we are sure to have a depot near to you. See our depot map.

Our head office is located:

H.E Services (Plant Hire) Ltd,
Whitewall Road,
ME2 4DZ.


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).

JCB 520/40
These machines are not suitable for being lifted as they currently do not have lifting points.

Manitou MT 625T
A Manitou MT 625T has adequate lifting points situated around the machine which will allow you to lift this machine into site.