3 featured items you can always find at Smiths Hire – Part 2

Our Smiths Hire’s Top 100 tool hire pledge guarantees access to a great range of high-quality equipment, including lighting, heating and much more 24/7. Here’s what you need to know!

At Smiths Hire, we firmly believe that having access to the right tools is the key to achieving success in projects, whether you’re a professional or a DIY enthusiast. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our Top 100 tool hire pledge!

This pledge promises that our fleet always has the most popular plant equipment, power tools and other equipment in stock for hire, no matter when. With this pledge, you can rest assured that these 100 products are readily available for delivery or pick-up from any of our 16 regional depots, making it easier for you to have the tools you need to get the job done. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the items we always have in stock.

Transformer hire

The first thing on our list today is our selection of transforms. We pride ourselves on stocking a variety of transformers available at our depots and here online on our site, with sizes ranging from 3kVA to 10kVA. Our transformers are essential bits of kit that help protect both your equipment and your staff while working on-site. By isolating tools from the main power supply, transformers prevent overloading (and the problems that come with it) and ensure the smooth operation of multiple tools or pieces of equipment simultaneously. This is particularly useful in situations and projects where there are a lot of moving parts / various tools being used at the same time, as it reduces the risk of electrical hazards and equipment damage due to excessive power draw.

3kVA Transformer and 16A Lead Kit

Portable lighting towers

If you’re looking for a solution that can help you maintain productivity and safety on your site, especially during the shorter days of winter, then our portable lighting tower hire is what you need. Our range of lighting towers provides optimal illumination to ensure your operations run smoothly and securely.

For instance, our 8.5m LED Lighting Tower by Generac has four 320W high-efficiency LED lamps that offer powerful lighting for up to 140 hours of running time. It’s also designed to be quiet, with a sound pressure level of only 58 dB(A) at 7 meters, so it won’t be a nuisance while you’re cracking on with the job. On the other hand, if you prefer traditional lighting, you can opt for our 9.0m Halide Lighting Tower, the VT1 Eco, which comes with four 1000W metal halide floodlights and features like a timer and darkness sensor that can help you conserve fuel and reduce operating costs for those longer jobs.

Electric heater hire

Last but certainly not least is the electric heaters! It’s hard to work on-site, in warehouses or generally anywhere that’s freezing cold; that’s why we’ve always got a constant supply of heaters in stock so you can keep yourself and your team warm while hard at work.

Electric Infrared Heaters like the ones we stock here at Smiths Hire, are widely known for their reliability and popularity in the heating market. Despite the number of heaters on the market, this modern solution has maintained its high demand among our customers thanks to its exceptional performance, ease of use, and sturdy design! It’s an excellent option for use in exposed environments and offers quiet operation, ensuring it won’t cause any distractions while you work.

It comes in both 110v and 240v options, making it versatile enough to suit various power requirements. The heater features a highly efficient parabolic reflector that emits heat up to 6 metres away! You can choose from two heat output settings of 1.5kw or 3kw, and it comes with a robust steel casing frame and a swivel head (depending on the model) for extra flexibility and durability. The heater is also fitted with four swivel castors, including two lockable ones, making it easy to move around. What’s more, it has a fine mesh grill, making it safe for use in public spaces.

This is just a snapshot of what we have to offer! To explore a vast array of tools, head over to our Top 100 hire pledge. You can access all of these tools online or at any of our 16 tool hire depots, including several major cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. If you have any queries or require any guidance regarding tool hire, feel free to call our team on 0333 323 2100. Our tool hire experts are always on hand to help out.