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TB2150R 15 Tonne Excavator - Reduced Tail Swing - SERV Plant Hire

What are the parts of an excavator?

We can all picture the shape of an excavator, but what are the parts of an excavator called and what functions do they perform? While excavator design continues to evolve and improve, the basic form has remained consistent for decades.

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Excavator Safety Checklist

Before using any kind of excavator all operators should understand the importance of a full excavator safety checklist. In common with all heavy plant equipment, excavators are powerful machines that can present a host of dangers if used incorrectly.

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SERV Plant Hire - History of the excavator

History of the excavator

Although they are seen as a relatively modern invention, the history of the excavator reaches back almost two hundred years. Each stage of their development has been driven by a boom in industry and construction requiring increasingly complex mechanised solutions.

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What can you do with an excavator?

What can you do with an excavator and how do different attachments broaden its range of roles? While excavators of any size are already versatile tools, there are a variety of attachments for hire that further improve on this.

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The benefits of hiring an excavator versus buying

The benefits of hiring an excavator versus buying are manifold, but not all are obvious. So, why rent equipment instead of buying outright? As large, complex pieces of equipment, excavators come with a significant price tag.

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How do I choose an excavator by job type & size?

With the large range of sizes, models and functions available, how do I choose an excavator? Since only small projects can be completed with hand tools and physical labour alone, this is a question most site managers will face eventually.

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Differences in performance between the TB230 and TB23R - SERV Plant Hire

Differences in performance between the TB230 and TB23R

Despite being similar models of mini excavator, there are several notable differences in performance between the TB230 and TB23R. Takeuchi mini excavators and midi excavators are respected throughout the construction industry, with a reputation for comfort, reliability and power.

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Mini Excavator hire – Frequently Asked Questions - SERV Plant Hire

Mini Excavator hire – Frequently Asked Questions

In this list of frequently asked questions we will address the basic points of mini excavator hire. Mini excavators are extraordinarily useful and versatile pieces of equipment, but are they the best choice for your current project?

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What are mini excavators used for - SERV Plant Hire

What are mini excavators used for?

What are mini excavators used for and is excavator plant hire a good choice for your current project? Mini excavators are, as the name suggests, smaller than standard excavators but still a powerful tool. This gives them an increased versatility due to their compact footprint and lighter weight.

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Takeuchi Add 2.5 Tonne to Excavator Range - SERV Plant Hire

Takeuchi Add 2.5 Tonne to Excavator Range

The new TB225 provides a powerful towable option in the 2.5 tonne weight class, complete with an extendable track frame from 1100 to 1500mm delivering massive accessibility and stability when digging.

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Charity Fundraiser - SERV Plant Hire

Machines for Charity Fundraiser

SERV Plant Hire were recently very pleased to be involved in the amazing Buttery Dome project taking place at the Trentham Estate for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

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