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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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Rockthorn 8 tonne excavator

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Rockthorn 14 metre Telescopic handler

Telescopic Handlers and Attachments

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Rockthorn 135cm Twin Drum Ride on Roller

Rollers and Compaction

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Rockthorn 18M Articulated Boom Lift

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Recycling Crushers and Screeners

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Site lighting tower

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Construction site static welfare unit

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JCB 3xc backhoe loader

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Towable Fuel and water Bowser

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Rockthorn 6T Straight Tip Dumper


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Excavator Attachments

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Waste Management, Muck Away and Aggregate Delivery

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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 are 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 Prices

Covering All Industries

We’ve been working in the industry for more than 20 years, so we know a little thing or two when it comes to plant hire

Save time and money

We will always deliver your machinery when you expect it, with timely and reliable delivery

Great customer service

We can supply operated or self drive hire, and can even supply quotes for comparisons if needed

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.



Elevating Infrastructure at MDP Wethersfield

We recently partnered with a contractor working on remedial works at MDP Wethersfield, a Ministry of Defence Facility in Essex. We provided them with plant machinery to help spruce up the facility and enhance the infrastructure. Our equipment is all about maintaining top-notch quality in remedial works, and it’s just one more way we’re showing our commitment to making a positive impact in our community.

Harvesting Success

We’ve been lending a helping hand to farmers by providing essential harvest machinery for hire. The agricultural industry has a critical harvest season and our reliable equipment is essential for ensuring a smooth and efficient harvest. We’re proud to be a trusted partner for farmers in Essex when it matters most.