Welcome to a higher
level of commitment

Plant Hire UK was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Graham Jones and Finance Director Wayne Illidge. From the start, the company ethos has been about having the best people, the best machines and the best customer service in the business. To achieve this, we’ve invested millions in our facilities and a full range of the leading brands of equipment.

In just over 16 years, we’ve bought over 2,800 market leading machines, 2,500 being JCB Telehandlers; machines our customers demand and indeed deserve. But our commitment to the plant hire industry knows no bounds and our ambitions to grow even bigger and better can only be good news for existing and new customers alike.

JCB Telehandlers

Compact Excavators

TanDem Rollers

Site Dumpers


JCB Attachments

Plant Hire UK commits to reducing our carbon emissions, utilising
JCB's cleanest ever Engine in our Telehandler fleet

Our efforts to manage energy use in the UK are achieving excellent results – we’ve reduced energy consumption since 2013, and associated carbon emissions have fallen by 23% in the same period.

This approach to energy management is certainly paying off. We’ve been Carbon Trust Standard certified since 2011, recognising continued improvements to energy efficiency over time.

Since 2010, we’ve delivered fuel efficiency innovations across our range, the overall effect has been striking. Between 2010 and 2019, we’ve helped save approximately 2.5 billion litres of diesel fuel (enough to fill 1000 Olympic size swimming pools), and reduced our machines’ CO2 emissions by 43%.

Whether it’s our own JCB Dieselmax engine or 3rd party supplier, our brand new Stage V engine seamlessly integrates into the latest generation of machines. We’ve designed all engines above 19kW with AutoStop, a fuel saving feature that shuts down the machine during inactive use, eliminating unwanted idle time and thus saving fuel.

As legislation drives all machines above 19kW towards fitting a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), we’ve designed our solution to provide a regeneration process without any performance interruption and, if required, a manual regeneration can be
scheduled. All designed to maximise uptime.

Since 1999, our engines have evolved from Stage I emissions compliance through to our brand new Stage V engines, with great results. We now produce 98% less particulate matter (PM) and 97% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than one produced in 1999, which is a huge step forward towards near zero emissions.

There is a new zero emissions sector emerging and it’s emerging very quickly. It’s for this reason we have put ourselves at the forefront of alternative power technologies and developed the first ever electric JCB mini excavator.

With urbanisation, machines are operating more closely to people as well as working underground, indoors, and noise and emission restrictive environments.