Mini diggers are a versatile tool for any construction site as they have multiple uses. Not only can they dig holes, but they can be used to smash through concrete paving and to move heavy objects around the site. By hiring a mini digger, you will save yourself and your labourers a huge number of man-hours by eliminating the need to dig by hand and also by reducing the amount of carrying that needs to be done; mini diggers are great for shifting bags of cement and rubble. This saves not only your back but also your bank balance.
At S&J Mini Diggers, we have a wide range of mini diggers and dumper trucks that can be hired out with a trained operator, who will have years of experience of operating heavy machinery on building sites. Hiring a mini digger without a driver is not something that we would recommend. The name ‘mini digger’ can be somewhat misleading, as mini diggers are far from small. The smallest mini digger we have weighs about the same as a large dairy cow and can be very dangerous in inexperienced hands.
By having an experienced driver to control the mini digger, you will also save yourself the time it would take to learn the controls of the mini digger. Our drivers will know exactly how to operate the mini digger and won’t have wasted any time, which can impact on how much work you get done! Our operators know exactly how much space the mini digger needs to operate and will be able to fit the mini digger through the narrowest gaps and work in the smallest spaces possible for that mini digger.
Our most popular hire models of mini digger are the 0.75 tonnes and the 1.5 tonnes mini diggers. The 0.75-tonne mini digger is so small that it can fit through a standard sized doorway or great, negating the need to remove any walls or fence panels to get the mini digger on to a site. Despite its small size, it can still excavate up to 1.5 metres and only needs a limited amount of space to do it. This is perfect for any site that has hard to reach areas, although the smaller size of the 0.75-tonne mini digger may mean that digging and the removal of the waste produced may take a little longer.
For jobs that are slightly larger, the 1.5-tonne mini digger may be more appropriate. It cannot access spaces quite as hard to reach, but it only needs a 40-inch gap to fit through. It can excavate up to 2.3 metres in depth making it a great choice for any utility works or for the removal of old tree trunks and roots for your project. Both the 0.75 tonnes and the 1.5 tonnes mini diggers can be used with breaker attachments. This means that they can be used to break up concrete paving, making them indispensable for jobs involving the removal of old driveways or unwanted swimming pools.
It is essential for your budget that you hire the right size mini digger for your particular site. If your digger is too small, it won’t do the job effectively. Don’t be tempted to save money by hiring a small digger because the job will take longer and will cost you more in the long term. By using a mini digger that is too small, you could put any workers on your construction site in danger and the mini digger may be unstable.
Equally, it is important that you don’t hire a mini digger that is too big because it may not have enough room to manoeuvre and could cause damage to your site and neighbouring properties, which could be incredibly expensive to repair and would cause a major dent in your budget. A reputable mini digger and driver hire company like S&J Mini Diggers will advise you on the right type of mini digger for your project.
At S&J Mini Diggers, we pride ourselves on the transparency of our pricing structure. All of our prices are a set price with no hidden fees. You know exactly how much your mini digger and driver will cost to hire per day so that you can budget appropriately. One of our top tips is not to forget to factor in any extra days that you might need into the cost, just in case you have a delay on site. Your project manager will be able to advise you on this though! All of our hire prices are flat rate and are inclusive of VAT.
We also include insurance, which is vital for any heavy machinery that you are using on site. Our mini diggers are quality diggers and are maintained to the highest standards. When comparing our prices with the pricing structures of our competitors, be sure to check that their prices are also inclusive of insurance and VAT because if it looks too good to be true, it usually is!
If you are looking for a mini digger and driver hire in Essex, we are contactable by phone seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Outside of these hours, you can use our online contact form to request a callback. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your mini digger and driver hire needs in Essex.