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Operated and Self-Drive Plant Hire

Trusted and respected industry specialists

Bringing plant hire to Essex.

Move over TOWIE, the only way is Rockthorn from here on out. That’s right, we’re making an appearance, but instead of Joey Essex in a sports car we’re bringing a guy in a Mini-Digger!

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17m Telescopic Handler

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6T Cabbed Dumper

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22T Excavator with Reduced Tail Swing

22T Excavator with Reduced Tail Swing

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6 Man Towable Welfare Unit

6 Man Towable Welfare Unit

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5T Excavator

5T Excavator

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1T Micro Excavator

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14M Articulated Boom Lift

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10M Diesel All Terrain Scissor Lift

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Rammex Trench Roller

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4M Compact Telescopic Handler

4M Compact Telescopic Handler

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Supporting our home counties, one at a time

If you care about your project, so do we in equal measure. If you work in construction or if you just fancy making a huge sandcastle at Southend-on-sea, we can support you with our diverse range of equipment & machinery. Whether you live in Essex or just passing through for a project, Rockthorn can provide you with Plant Machinery Hire, Power Access, Welfare Units, you name it, we’ll sowt it ahhht.

Unbeatable hire

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Great prices

We’re proud to offer great hire at even better prices.

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Always on time

Keep your project on the right track, we will provide timely and reliable equipment hire no matter what.

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Quick quote & hire

Our speedy turnaround means you will get a quote quickly and efficiently.

We’ve got Essex covered.

No matter where you are in the UK, Rockthorn are close at hand, supporting a range of industries across the East.

With Chelmsford being located on the London commuter belt and in close proximity to 6 of England’s major airports, Essex is often humming with civil engineering projects and modern infrastructure developments. Remember, Rockthorn has the capacity to support even the largest of sites, roadworks and structural builds or demolitions.


We love being part of huge industry lead projects but we also love helping individuals with more personal endeavours. If your garden needs a little TLC, can help with that too. Our mini-diggers are perfect and easy to use.

If you’re not confident driving your own Plant Hire, we can sort that too. Remember, we’ve got a guy for that.


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