How to hire exactly the earthmoving equipment you need
It would be great if, when you purchased a piece of land, it came nicely levelled and ready for use, but that rarely happens. Quite often, when you work on the land, you will need to move large amounts of earth from one place to another to achieve your purposes. Whether you want to dig out a ditch, landscape your property or simply level the land before conducting further work, you will need to have the right equipment to get the job done. Arranging earthmoving machinery hire makes a lot more sense than going out and purchasing heavy machinery. Why waste money buying and storing what you will only use occasionally?
Choose the right equipment
You can't simply walk into a hire shop and hire the first earthmoving equipment you see. There is a wide range of machinery available for hire and you need to find the right machinery for your purposes. Clearing a ditch requires very different equipment to loading aggregates or moving backfill.
Spend some time thinking through the specific tasks involved in your project and exactly how each task will be accomplished. Start with the point where the earth is first picked up and trace the journey through to the point where the earth reaches its final destination on your site, or is transported off-site. Decide on the best piece of machinery to complete each task. Make a list of excavators, dumper trucks, loaders and similar items that you will need. Don't forget to include any accessories and add-ons, such as breakers, buckets and earth drills.
Consider your access route
Often arranging equipment hire is easy, you simply pick the machinery you need, but sometimes things are not so straightforward. Perhaps you are working on a site with restricted access and you need to work out how you are going to get your earthmoving machinery onto the site. It's possible that you will need to restrict yourself to smaller machines that are able to reach the area. Most equipment hire shops are able to offer excavators from JCB, Kanga and other leading manufacturers in a range of sizes to suit all degrees of access, so even if your access is very restricted, you should still be able to find something suitable. If you have any concerns, it is always wise to measure your access route before committing to hire large machinery.
With careful planning, you can arrange equipment hire of exactly what you need to complete your project quickly and efficiently.