Looking to hire an excavator?

When it comes to hiring industrial machinery, it can seem quite daunting, especially if you have had no prior experience using such machinery! Hiring can be a fantastic way to not only trial machinery but it alleviates some of the pressure of having to maintain it, insure it and find somewhere to store it.

While hiring machinery does relieve some of these pressures, it’s also important to understand what your responsibilities are, and one of the most important factors to address is who you’re hiring from.

That’s why we have made our hiring process at Mteevanhire as easy as possible!  We stock excavators that we personally use and trust, so if you have any questions regarding the excavator you’ve hired from us, we are more than happy to help.

With that being said, we’re going to be looking at 5 of the main reasons why you should be looking at hiring an excavator as opposed to buying!

  1. Fantastic for smaller projects

excavator hireIt may go without saying, but if you’re planning on renovating your garden this summer, or aiming to complete any outdoor project as a one-off, then hiring is the route you’ll want to follow. If you were to buy an excavator for a one-off job, you might find that its uses are then extremely limited. Excavators are fantastic for laying landing and shifting heavy objects, mounds, and generally making heavy duties easier and swifter. Therefore, buying an excavator for a limited time use isn’t a wise investment.

If you do have any questions on why hiring is better than buying, please do not hesitate to contact the Mteevanhire team here.

2. You don’t have to worry about maintenance and insurance

excavator hireYou will find that when you hire an excavator from a trusted machine hire company like Mteevanhire, you’re given the option of insuring your excavator (or whatever you’re hiring).

If you do opt to insure your hired excavator (if it isn’t automatically insured by the company) you can rest assured that if the excavator does suffer any damage or malfunction, it is covered by the company. If you had opted to outright buy your excavator, it’s your responsibility to source legitimate insurance.

3. Return whenever you want

excavator hireAnother bonus of hiring an excavator is that you can return it to your hiring company whenever you’re finished! This means that no long-term commitment is required, which is one of the main fears many people who are buy excavators have. Additionally, you aren’t tied to one type of excavator! For example, if you’ve hired an excavator that has run its course on your garden renovation and you require another model for a different purpose, you can simply return and swap the previous model for another.

Speak with your chosen excavator provider on how the returns policy works. In most cases, they’re very flexible and relaxed.

4. Cost-effectiveness

excavator hireArguably the most important factor for excavator hire is how cost effective it’s going to be for your project. You’ll need to consider how many hours you’re going to be using the machine for, how long you’re looking to keep it and if necessary, maintenance costs (something you should talk about with your machine hire company).

If you are considering buying, make sure you’ve planned ahead regarding future use. If you’re buying your excavator for one summer project, it’s not going to be worth the investment in the long-term.

5. Compare your costs!

excavator hireAt Mteevanhire, we try to make our prices as affordable as possible. The competition for excavator hire is tough but we’re confident that our prices match our high levels of service and work ethic. In most cases, hiring an excavator is more cost effective than buying, especially if it’s for personal use. If you’re looking to rent-out your excavator then buying one is an option. Similarly, if you find yourself working in construction and you require an excavator on a day-to-day basis, then this might be another reason to consider purchasing an excavator.


That makes up our top 5 reasons on why you should hire an excavator! Is there anything we missed? Perhaps you’ve found that buying one is a better investment? Either way, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in excavators, why not read our article here on the most powerful diggers?

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