The 5 top summertime uses of a cherry picker
Cherry picker hire can make a lot of projects easier – so if you’re planning any more work at height this summer, here’s how it could help you!
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We have a selection of Site Safety and Security Equipment available to Hire, helping to keep your staff, site and equipment secure. Whether you’re in need of Body Harness Equipment, Fall Arrest Bags, Safe Fuel Storage Chests or Two-way Radios. We have everything you could need to allow your team to put both their and others safety first. For safe fuel storage, look no further than our fuel and Gas Storage Cages. In need of battery charging? We can provide a Battery Charging Bank, allowing you to charge multiple batteries together in a secure area to keep your machines up and running. Concerned about the safety and wellbeing of those on-site in high-crime or risk locations, such as event venues? Why not utilise our Metal Arch Detector to ensure no knives or other weapons are brought onto your premises. At Smiths Hire, safety is our priority and hiring equipment from us simply couldn’t be any easier. See our full range of Site Safety and Security Equipment below.... Go
If there’s ever a time when you need help from equipment it’s when you’re lifting heavy goods and materials. Our Lifting range is here to ensure your job gets done safely and injury-free.
We offer a wide selection of Plant Hire & General Building Equipment for hire. Including everything you might need for digging & excavating,. As well as dumping & removal to lifting at height.
Mini Digger Hire – With options ranging from a micro digger at 0.8T to the larger capacity 5.0T mini diggers. We also offer a range of hydraulic attachments to hire such as post drivers & breakers.
Dumper Truck Hire – Our equipment sizes range from 1.0T to 9.0T in our dumper hire range. With options like Hi Tip, Swivel and Articulated we have the right piece of plant for your project.
Skip Loader Hire – With various options for moving or loading materials into or onto other machinery. We can offer Hi Tip Pedestrian Skip Loaders to Multi Loaders and Skid Steer Loaders.
Telehandler Hire – With products from big brands such a JCB and JLG we have height options ranging from 3m to 17m! We can also supply fuel and electric equipment depending on your requirements.
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Our Cutting and Grinding range is suitable for jobs big and small. This category includes a variety of hire equipment perfect for all types of cutting tasks.
Angle Grinder Hire – A handheld power tool that can be used for a variety of metal fabrication jobs. Including cutting, grinding, finishing and polishing. We offer wall grinders as well as cordless angle grinders.
Masonry Saw Hire – Unlike regular saws, which can really only cut wood, masonry saws are capable of cutting a wide variety of tough materials. Our range features both petrol or electric models as well as Floor Saws, Saw Benches and Wall Chasers.
Metal Cutting Equipment – Whether you need to cut pipes, steel, iron or other metal products, our Metal Cutting Tool range has something to suit every task. From Bench Saws and Circular Saws to Nibblers and Bolt Croppers. We can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Stone Splitter Hire – Our Block Splitter options provide the ideal solution to break up blocks, bricks, paving and stone. They take the hard work out of the task with the powerful action. While also minimising the amount of dust and particles that can be created when using an alternative cutting tool.
Tile Cutter Hire – Whether you are a professional or a DIYer we have a range of products for you to use when cutting tiles. For smaller ceramic tiling jobs you can simply use a hand tile cutter. But if you need tiling equipment for porcelain, stone and for larger tiles; then our Bridge Saw Tile Cutter or Diamond Tile Table Saw may be the ideal option for you.
Cable Cutting Tool Hire – Ideal for cutting and crimping cables. Used by engineers, mechanics and electricians in the trade.
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Concreting and Finishing Hire products from Smiths Hire, offering all you need to finish your concreting project. Laying Concrete and Concrete Finishing are big jobs that need to be done properly. So it’s important that you have the right equipment needed.Our Concrete Mixer Hire gets you off to the right start with options such diesel, petrol and also electric models. We are sure to have the ideal size for your project. We also offer a range of accessories to assist with your job. Such as; Concrete Column Skips, Concrete Test Cube Moulds, Curing Tanks and Vibrating Pokers.Finally, our Concrete Finishing Hire products assist you to get the perfect finish on your project. With products such as Power Floats that are petrol driven and provide you with professional results quickly. We also offer Concrete Easy Floats which improves the final surface durability and finish. We also offer a specialist product – our Razorback Truss Screed, this delivers a very flat surface and covers 25m in one pass over. Ideal for applications such as concrete floors, pavements, runways and bridges.With our Concreting and Finishing Hire, we’ve got what you need to ensure that you make a solid job of it!... Go
View our Compactor Hire products. Offering a selection of reliable ground compactor equipment with a variety of features. This means we have something suitable for every project.
We have trench rammers available in both 2 and 4 stroke models. Both with a choice of foot size available. These are ideal if you need to compact hardcore on construction projects requiring a hard and flat surface.
We also have a selection of push along single drum rollers for hire. These are smaller than their double drum (tandem) counterparts and are perfect for preparing sites for building foundations where access may be a challenge. Our tandem ride-on rollers, offer driver comfort and feature outstanding designs. As well as top-quality compaction performance. Making them well suited to getting the job done efficiently.
We can help you find the right tools for the job too. If you’re going to be creating a solid base for your new shed or greenhouse installation, or perhaps you’re looking to prepare a new pathway or driveway. Then our selection of wacker plates are the right choice for you. Available in petrol, diesel, and electric models, there is something for every location. The electric vibrating plate, as it’s also known, is great for use indoors. But also suitable in poorly ventilated areas. Due to it being electrical it also benefits from being eco-friendly.
With such a wide selection of ground compaction machinery to hire, we have everything you could possibly need to get the job done. Our team are proud to provide an exceptional service to all of our clients. With next-day delivery often available. All of our equipment is of the highest standards and is regularly serviced. So you can rest assured that you’re using only the best tools for the job. Get in touch today to find out more about our Ground Compactor Hire today.... Go
We have a wide range of Survey Equipment available to Hire, designed to ensure your work is as safe as accurate as possible. From Measurement Equipment such as Measuring Wheels or Wind Speed Detectors, which can significantly improve safety minimise risk when working at height. As well as Laser Level or Detector Hire, we’re here to help. We even have a selection of GPS Plant Trackers so that you can keep a close eye on your machinery. Sewage Pipe Inspection Systems available for in those hard to reach locations. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help. Our team prides themselves on offering exceptional customer service to all of our clients. Providing clear straightforward immediate quotes next day delivery available. Take a look at our full range of Survey Equipment products below to find out more.... Go
Our Compressor and Air Tools Hire category has a wide range of various pneumatic tools and compression equipment as well as Air Tools Hire.Industrial Compressor Hire – robust, portable machines that are ideal for industrial and commercial operators, garages, factories and farms too. Providing a pressure of compressed air to power professional spray-guns & many of the most frequently used air tools.Tool Compressor Hire – air compressors are a safe and efficient method for powering pneumatic air tools whilst on construction sites. We have a range of options – 1 tool / 2 tool and 4 tool Road Towable. These powerful compression tools for hire have a heavy-duty chassis and advanced, fuel saving motors.Air Tools & Accessories – we have the ideal range of add-on tools and accessories to accompany our compressors. We offer scabbler hire; from pneumatic multihead floor scabblers, pogo scabblers as well as single and triple headed versions.Click on the thumbnails below to view our Compression and Air Tools range.... Go
View our range of Welder Hire and Welding Accessories, along with Fume Extractors to go with them.
Our vast selection of Woodworking Tool Hire and equipment could be described as a joiners paradise!From Sanders to Saws, Routers to Wrenches. As well as a variety of other relevant Woodwork Tools. We have everything you could possibly need to get the job done. Whether you’re a DIY’er or a specialist craftsman, our exceptional variety of Woodworking Tools are available to help you complete any woodwork project to a high standard. We pride ourselves on having such a variety of well cared for, high-quality equipment available. Suitable for even the most demanding projects. So, whether you are working on a flooring project or need to sand down some timber, we’re here to help. Hiring from us couldn’t be easier, with next day delivery available. As well as fast, transparent quotes available online. Take a look at our full range of Woodworking Equipment below.... Go
If you’re a Plumber needing the right equipment for the job, look no further! Our range offers you the kit you need –
Our Power and Lighting range offers the ideal solution to lighting your site along with the equipment needed to power them. A real one stop shop for Power Solutions and Lighting Hire!Power Solutions – every construction site needs power and we have the hire equipment you to get the job done. From our Distribution Box Hire a portable, tough power solution available in 110v / 240v models. As well as our Generator Hire offering both Petrol and Diesel Generators. Available in power variants from 1kVA – 100kVA depending on the size of the tools you’re working with. Then there is the Transformer Hire which has a full range of transformers available in 3kVA to 10kVA power outputs. All power requires Cables & Leads, everything from extension leads / reels and cable hire.Site Lighting Hire – our Portable LED Lighting Hire offers a vast range of lighting solutions for your construction site. Everything from LED Festoon Lighting Hire to LED Stand Lights in a choice of singe, double or quad heads. We also have a large choice of 4ft LED Tube Lights on tripod / solid bases for hire. Portable Lighting Tower Hire – are easy to move around site making them useful and convenient. Choose from our portable Halide or LED lighting towers. Ideal for keeping your site working and safe. On the shorter winter days when daylight can’t be relied on for visibility our site lighting can provide the perfect solution.Don’t be kept in the dark, let us power and light up your construction site to help you get the job done!... Go
Our Cleaning Equipment Hire category has everything you need to keep your home, office or outside space sparkling.
Domestic & Commercial Cleaning – We have everything from Carpet Cleaners and Floor Scrubber Hire to Vacuum Cleaner Hire available. With big brand names like Karcher, Bissell and Numatic you can be sure that we have what you need to suit domestic, commercial and industrial cleaning projects.
Outdoor Cleaning – for tackling weeds, moss & debris in your garden why not try our walk behind powered weed brush. A compact but powerful solution to use without chemicals. As well as our range of Heavy Duty Electric Power Washer Hire you can freshen up your patio or driveway. As well as cleaning more challenging environments such as motor vehicles, machinery or wheelie bins.
With names you can trust like Kranzle and Stihl you can be sure to get the job done with our Cleaning Equipment Hire!
If you would rather purchase a Pressure Washer then take a look at our STIHL Pressure Washer selection in our STIHL Online Store. STIHL offers market leading products featuring the latest innovative technology and we also sell a range of accessories for your new pressure washer too.
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We can provide anything from general gardening tools to rough-cut mowers and chainsaws. No matter how big or small the job; we have the gardening tools and equipment to make light work of any garden makeover or maintenance.
Trim your hedges – Here at Smiths Hire, we have a wide range of electric and petrol hedge trimmers available for hire. They make this task a breeze. Our powerful trimmers means that you can easily cut through conifer, low growing or large evergreen hedges.
De-weed the garden – We recommend hiring one of our brush cutters for those large weeds. But for the smaller ones a garden hoe will do the job. When removing weeds it is important to ensure that you remove the roots of the plant to avoid future regrowth.
Strim long grass, weeds or undergrowth. Our lightweight strimmers can quickly help to tidy up undergrowth, weeds and long grass making the garden look tidier in a matter of minutes.
With our extensive range of Gardening Tools, you’ll be sure to get those outdoor jobs done and keep your green fingers happy!
If you would rather purchase Gardening Tools then take a look at our great range in our STIHL Online Store. STIHL offers market leading products featuring the latest innovative technology and we also sell a range of accessories too.
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Cherry picker hire can make a lot of projects easier – so if you’re planning any more work at height this summer, here’s how it could help you!
Working at height is still the number one single biggest source of fatal accidents in UK workplaces. Last year, 123 people died in work related incidents. 29 of those were due to falls from height.
Earlier this month, the Health and Safety Executive released its latest statistics on work-related fatal injuries in Britain.
With more than 50 years of experience behind us here at Smiths Hire, we do everything we can to make cherry picker hire as easy and straightforward for you as we can. Take a look at the questions from our customers about the cherry picker hire process.
With 50 years of experience behind us here at Smiths Hire, we obviously like to save you as much hassle as we can, while helping you and your staff to get the job done safely.
Take a look at our Powered Access Guide below for help and advice over which type of Working At Height equipment would be the best for your project.
If you are thinking of using a MEWP for your next project, please consider the following questions below….
If you’re needing to work at height, then powered access is the safest, quickest and most effective equipment for getting the job done.
Powered Access is the safest and most efficient way of working at height. Whether a small domestic job like clearing your guttering. Or, large site work, where you’ll need to work at up to 41m in the air. Smiths Hire has the right equipment to help you get the job done.
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