Believe it or not, a fair amount of consideration and thought needs to go into the plans of hiring machinery and picking out a digger just because of a reputable brand name or it is aesthetically pleasing is the right way to go about your important decision to hire the right piece of equipment.

Mistakes are commonly made when people hire machinery from not checking site access to simply underestimating the demands of the project you are working on.

We’re sharing some of the big mistakes to avoid when hiring a digger from a plant hire company to ensure you get it right the first time and save yourself an investment of time and money.

Site Access Issues

One of the most common mistakes people will likely make when hiring machinery is not checking the site access restrictions before they acquire a fleet of equipment.

Whilst you may need the powerful force of a nine to ten-tonne digger, is it going to fit through the gates of the site you are working on? Checking site access and the area you are working within before making any commitments to hiring machinery should be the first consideration.

Machinery can’t meet demands

Underestimating the amount of machinery you will need to complete a project is another common hiring mistake.

Although you may have got the excavator you need to do the groundwork, you may forget to hire a dumper to clear the rubble you have left behind which will require you to return to your machinery hire company to book in that equipment, where in some cases they may be out of stock.

Going into the hiring process with a checklist of every single piece of machinery you need and making sure you can gain access to it for the time needed will eliminate this issue occurring mid-project and eating into your time on site.

Lack of machinery operating qualifications

There are occasions where you and your team may not have the correct qualifications to acquire and operate the piece of machinery you need on site to complete a contract.

As a result, it is imperative that your planning ahead of making arrangements for hiring machinery is well-planned to avoid hitting a brick wall when it comes to being able to get hold of the machinery you need.

Avoid mistakes with Pughs Plant Hire

At Pughs, we have a team of experts who have a wealth of experience in the construction machinery and tool industry so we can help you to assess exactly what you need and how best to acquire it from our wide range equipment.

Not only that, we can offer you full flexibility to help you get the job done to the highest standards with the highest quality equipment without spending a fortune on machinery purchase.

If you have any queries, concerns or questions about hiring our machinery, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team who will point you in the right direction and ensure you are fully covered to complete any projects – big or small!