Why pay more for hiring a heavy digger?

Heavy diggers are useful pieces of equipment, which are used for demolition, grading, landscaping, excavating, digging, and earth moving. The various kinds of backhoes and excavators are some of the common types of heavy diggers. They are essential in any construction site. However, most contractors opt to hire heavy diggers instead of buying them since the equipment is quite expensive. The operational costs of using a heavy digger are still high even after hiring it. Here are the ways to reduce cost of a heavy digger.


  1. Compare Various Hire Companies

Choosing a heavy digger hire company with competitive prices is the best way to save costs. Although several firms have the same heavy diggers, there is a difference in their rental rates. Some are cheaper to rent than others. Therefore, take time to compare the costs of a couple of companies before choosing one. Ensure that you get the best rates as you do so.


Choose a hiring service with flexible packages. 

Select a company that has different types of equipment. If you require a bulldozer and excavator and bulldozer, sourcing them from one company would work out cheaper than opting for two various service providers.

Ensure that the company includes equipment attachments with the package. Having attachments like grading blades, grapples, buckets, and augurs will save you precious time searching for these items after the hire. Also, if you hire them separately, you will be charged extra.


Ask for quotes, and go with one that meets all your requirements needs at realistic prices after comparing your companies against these factors.


  1. Get a Serviced Digger

Can you imagine the scenario if the hired heavy digger ends up breaking down mid-operation? You can end up spending hundreds of Euros above the hire price to repair the digger. Hiring a serviced digger helps you avoid this. The equipment hire company should inspect, repair, as well as service the digger before hiring it to you. To ensure that all the parts are working perfectly, be present during the inspections.


Pay close attention to areas such as the controls, attachment system, electrical system, undercarriage, and hydraulic system. Make sure that all fluids have been changed. You will avoid incurring repairs that aren’t entirely your fault once the equipment is repaired and serviced.


  1. Hire an Experienced Operator

You can save money in the long run by hiring an operator, even though it might seem like an unnecessary additional cost. Some companies that offer heavy diggers for hire offer you the option of paying more, for example, £200, to rent the equipment with an operator. You can reduce the hire cost in the long run by taking advantage of this package.


A skilled operator will complete the work faster than you would, particularly if you do not have the skills required to operate a digger. Experienced operators also save you unnecessary downtime by eliminating mistakes that result from incompetence. Also, you will not be liable for the damages if you hire a company operator and they damage the equipment. In such a scenario, the hiring company will have to bear the cost.


Final Thoughts

Plant hire is an essential service in all construction and earthmoving projects. When hiring a heavy digger, have these tips in mind. For all your equipment hire needs contact us at FGS Plant. Our flexible packages and competitive prices will suit the requirements of every contractor. Talk to us today for a free quote and let us handle all your digger hire needs.


Ways to reduce cost of a heavy digger