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Operated and Self-Drive Plant Hire

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Plant Hire made easy

Our trustworthy equipment means your team can focus on the task at hand, with quick, easy and reliable hire here at Rockthorn, you’re in safe hands. From excavators to telehandlers and dumpers, we’ve got it all. Browse the equipment and accessories we have available for hire to get your project underway on time and on budget.


Apply online for a free quotation or call us on 0330 118 5030


View Excavators and Mini Diggers
Rockthorn 8 tonne excavator

Excavators and Mini Diggers

View Dumper Hire
Rockthorn 6T Straight Tip Dumper

Dumper Hire

View Telehandlers and Attachments
Rockthorn 14 metre Telescopic handler

Telehandlers and Attachments

View Roller Hire
Rockthorn 135cm Twin Drum Ride on Roller

Roller Hire

View Powered Access and Cherry Picker Hire
Rockthorn 18M Articulated Boom Lift

Powered Access and Cherry Picker Hire

View Recycling Crushers and Screeners
Recycling Crushers and Screeners

Recycling Crushers and Screeners

View Lighting and Power Generation
Site lighting tower

Lighting and Power Generation

View Welfare Unit Hire
Construction site static welfare unit

Welfare Unit Hire

View Wheeled Excavator and Backhoe Loader Hire
JCB 3xc backhoe loader

Wheeled Excavator and Backhoe Loader Hire

View Bowser Hire
Towable Fuel and water Bowser

Bowser Hire

View Fencing and Groundcare

Fencing and Groundcare

We offer full service plant hire and management, handling every aspect under one roof. Committed to quality, reliability, and efficiency, we’re here to rock the industry. We know you’ll dig it.

9 Tonne cabbed dumper

Operated plant hire

What could be easier than calling us to arrange your plant hire? Nothing actually.

One call and it’s done, we will find you the best deal on price, have your plant delivered bang on time and even send an operator to do all the heavy lifting if you need an extra hard hat. Our network of operators are fully insured and qualified to drive all our plant machinery. A friendly bunch they are too, proud hard workers – a cracking addition to any team onsite.

10 Tonne Rear Tip Dumper

Nationwide plant hire

We cover nationally, so it doesn’t matter where you’re based, so long as you’re on UK soil. Our full range of plant machinery, equipment and site support options keep the construction industry moving, and all for a sensible price that won’t crush your margins. It may be, that you don’t know exactly what you need, and that’s alright. Our small but buzzy team knows plant inside and out, so tell us the nature of your project, and what you’re trying to achieve and we will advise you, get you booked on, and send you what you need. Call one of our advisors today.

Supplying machinery throughout the country

We provide plant hire services throughout the United Kingdom, from Mini Diggers to Telehandlers and Cherry Pickers, we have everything you need to get your project started. Click on the map to find out where we can supply to.

Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes
Very professional and smooth to deal with. My item was delivered next day. Staff are great and efficient and are willing to have a bit of fun on the phone making the experience not just transactional. Great work guys 👏👏 keep it up .
Joshua Revnell
Joshua Revnell
We used Rockthorn for a 12m Cherry picker for resealing windows and painting a mural on the side of our commercial building in Portslade, the customer service all the way from enquiry to pickup was phenomenal, I simply could not have asked for better, and at such a competetive proce point, we were pleasantly surprised when I came to discussion of costs! Thankyou so much to all the team who helped us and we will definitely be coming back if we need another hire in future!
David Court
David Court
I have used Rockthorn many times over the last year and have found them to continually deliver, we get good prices and great service taking the hassle of organising hire kit to site away from me, allowing me to get on with the project management. The team really excelled yesterday when we had an urgent requirement for some diesel tower lighting, the requirement only came to me mid afternoon and the kit was delivered to site less than 3 hours later to a very grateful client, magic :)
Robert Dunham
Robert Dunham
Our business goes from strength to strength with Rockthorn. Keep up the good work guys. Rob AF Machinery.
I hired the micor-digger and the sale person was great. Got the best service and great price. Quick, efficient, reasonable and polite!!
Bullimore Plant St Neots
Bullimore Plant St Neots
Always a pleasure to deal with the Team at Rockthorn.
michael armstrong
michael armstrong
A brilliant and accommodating event partner for a music festival in London, June 2022. Adam Farrow was nothing short of excellent in his guidance and outstanding customer service not to mention his patience as we sorted the various admin issues. Highly recommended
Kelly Mehmet
Kelly Mehmet
I needed a 30m cherry picker and was lost at how to go about sourcing this and rock thorn made the process so simple. Always available to answer my questions and vehicle turned up on site early and was a pleasure to use. Highly recommend this company and special thanks to Adam farrow for making this process so easy and stress less

Supporting construction throughout the UK

We have set our sights on being the most reliable plant hire network  across the UK, promising quick and easy delivery for all your project needs.

With over 20 years of experience, you can trust us to find you the best service and price in the industry providing the construction sector with plant hire, power generation, aggregates, welfare facilities and much much more.

We know what quality service looks like.

At Rockthorn we supply much more than the plant machinery itself, we provide the relevant attachments and accessories to ensure every project runs smoothly. We also supply fuel and water, welfare facilities, power generation, and lighting to keep your site functioning.

We can even lend you an operator so your guys don’t run on empty. From mini diggers to cherry pickers we’ve got you covered.

If you’re not sure what you need to best suit your requirements we are always happy to lend advice – we are experts after all! Builders, architects, archeologists or even your average joe, we want to help get the job done.