Tool, Equipment & Plant Hire in Manchester

At Smiths Hire we specialise in tool hire and powered access equipment, with more than 50 years of experience behind us. That means you can always rely on us to provide a truly unrivalled service with tool hire in Manchester. Throughout over half a century in business, we’ve been providing equipment and tool hire services both to trade sector customers and private homeowners alike, and today our fleet encompasses more than 600 top-end powered access machines for hire, ranging from Hinowa Spiders and Electric Scissors to Articulated Booms. And if you ever need any help or advice about any of our tools or services, our experts will be only too happy to provide answers in as much or as little detail as you need – so you can always be sure you’ll be perfectly equipped for the job.


Plant hire in Manchester

Whatever kind of commercial project or personal DIY project you have on your agenda, at Smiths Hire you can count on us to have you covered when it comes to plant hire in Manchester. You can take your pick from a comprehensive array of heavy-duty machines, giving you access to everything you need for moving aggregates, or lifting at height. We’re particularly proud to be the top choice for both commercial and DIY customers for mini digger hire in Manchester, so it’s easier than ever to make ground preparations for your project.


Powered access hire in Manchester

Working at height? At Smiths Hire, we provide a range of powered access machines to really help you elevate the quality of your work. Designed for performance, safety and efficiency, our machines are manufactured by world-leading industry names, including Hinowa, Genie, and Niftylift, so if you need cherry picker hire or scissor lift hire in Manchester, you’re in exactly the right place.


5 Wood Street (Off Ashton Old Road), Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2FB

Tel: 0161 333 2000


Manager: Keith Houghton

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 8am - 5pm, Sat: 8am - 12pm.

plant hire

Plant Hire

At Smiths Hire, we offer a wide range of plant hire and general building equipment for hire in the Manchester area. We have everything you need for digging, dumping or lifting at height.

Mini Digger Hire

Telehandler Hire

Dumper Truck Hire

Skip Loader Hire

Plant Hire
garden tool hire

Garden Tool Hire

No matter how big or small the job, Smiths Hire has the gardening tools and equipment to make light work of any garden makeover or maintenance. We provide everything from general gardening tools to wood chippers and chainsaws in Manchester.

Lawn Scarifier Hire

Chainsaw Hire

Hedge Trimmer Hire

Rotavator Hire

Garden Tool Hire

Site Power & Lighting Hire

Smiths Hire provides a wide range of power and lighting hire equipment in Manchester, offering a comprehensive solution that includes generators, transformers, portable lighting towers and more – making us the perfect choice for your site.

Generator Hire

Transformer Hire

Site Lighting Hire

Distribution Box Hire

Site Power & Lighting Hire
site unit hire

Site Unit Hire

Smiths Hire provides a wide range of solutions for site accommodation in Manchester, ranging from site office and canteen units to toilet hire. Our site units are also ideal for use at events, construction sites, and similar temporary installations.

Toilet Hire

Welfare Unit Hire

Accommodation Unit Hire

Site Hygiene Hire

Site Unit Hire
floor preparation equipment

Floor Preparation Equipment Hire

We have a wide range of floor preparation equipment available for hire in the Manchester area, all designed to help you get the job done quickly and professionally. Our floor sanders and edging sanders in particular are both perfect for getting your wooden floor looking as good as new!

Wood Floor Sander Hire

Floor & Edging Sander Hire

Floor Grinder Hire

Tile Stripping Machine Hire

Floor Preparation Equipment Hire
cleaning equipment hire

Cleaning Equipment Hire

Smiths Hire has all the equipment you need to tackle both indoor and outdoor cleaning in Manchester, encompassing everything from carpet cleaners and vacuum cleaners to heavy duty power washers. We’ve got exactly what you need to handle any domestic and industrial cleaning projects.

Carpet Cleaner Hire

Vacuum Cleaner Hire

Power Washer Hire

Floor Cleaner Hire

Cleaning Equipment Hire

Ground Compaction Machinery Hire

Explore our range of ground compaction machinery hire products. We have a wide selection of reliable equipment such a rollers and wacker plates at our Manchester depot – ideal for a variety of projects, such as compacting sand or loose stone and other materials.

Wacker Plate Hire

Drum Roller Hire

Ride-on Roller Hire

Trench Rammer Hire

Ground Compaction Machinery Hire
cement mixer hire

Concrete & Finishing Hire

With a range of concreting and finishing equipment available for hire in Manchester and surrounding areas, we’ve got everything you need for laying and finishing your concreting project. We’re a one-stop shop for concrete mixer hire, offering a range of diesel, petrol and electric models.

Concrete Mixer Hire

Power Floats & Accessories

Handheld Cement Mixer

Screeds & Tamps

Concrete & Finishing Hire
Telehandler Hire

Telehandler Hire

Looking for the best telehandler in Manchester? We’ve got just the solution for you. Here at Smiths Hire, we’ve got an extensive range of telehandlers to choose from, so whatever the nature of the job at hand – whether you need to load, unload, move goods or clear a site, you can be sure we’ll have a reliable machine for every environment.

6M Telehandler

9M Telehandler

12M Telehandler

17M Telehandler 

Telehandler Hire

Smiths Hire Depots Google Reviews

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