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Suffolk Plant Hire

The county of Suffolk, is known for its flatlands and agricultural abundance. No matter how rural your site is,  you’ll be pleased to know that we can get plant hire to you. 

With or without expert operators, we’ll ensure your project will keep yew a troshin’ with efficiently delivered machinery. Just ask and we’ll be there.

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Rockthorn 8 tonne excavator

Excavators and Mini Diggers

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Rockthorn 6T Straight Tip Dumper

Dumper Hire

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Rockthorn 14 metre Telescopic handler

Telehandlers and Attachments

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Rockthorn 135cm Twin Drum Ride on Roller

Roller Hire

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Rockthorn 18M Articulated Boom Lift

Powered Access and Cherry Picker Hire

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Recycling Crushers and Screeners

Recycling Crushers and Screeners

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Site lighting tower

Lighting and Power Generation

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Construction site static welfare unit

Welfare Unit Hire

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JCB 3xc backhoe loader

Wheeled Excavator and Backhoe Loader Hire

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Towable Fuel and water Bowser

Bowser Hire

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Fencing and Groundcare

ipswich, suffolk

Plant Hire in Ipswich and beyond

Ipswich, a bustling and industrial town with a strong community, is nestled in the south of Suffolk. We are on hand to hire out any machinery you may need to improve or build upon this brilliant town, from architectural projects to road improvements.

Why choose Rockthorn?

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Covering All Industries

From construction to agriculture, we’re experts in plant and operator hire across all industries

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Efficient and Affordable

Your machinery and operators will arrive on time, every time, and at the best rates too

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Friendly customer service

It’s our job to ensure you’re happy with your plant hire from start to finish.

No nonsense service, across Suffolk.

Got a high-pressure project coming up? We pride ourselves on being the most reliable plant hire service around, supplying machinery, vehicles and welfare facilities to your Suffolk sites.

Be it rural or urban, at the coastal town of Lowestoft or Southwold or in the town of Ipswich,  we’re on hand to help you get the job done with prompt delivery, honest communication and customer service that goes the extra mile.



From mini diggers and single-drum pedestrian rollers to recycling crushers with qualified operators, we’ve got you.

If you’ve got a Suffolk-based project, give us a call on 01473 840263 and let’s talk about plant hire. If you can’t see what you’re after on our site, then chances are we’ll be able to source it, so get in touch and we’ll work out a plan.


Sweet service for the British Sugar Factory

The British Sugar Factory in Bury St Edmunds turns 2 million tonnes of sugar beet into 320,000 tonnes of sugar each year. We provided local teams with the essential plant needed to carry out maintenance, including boom lifts, scissor lifts, 1.5T excavators, and a telehandler.

Supporting Suffolk’s locally-grown produce

Who doesn’t love potatoes and onions? They’re the backbone of any good recipe and make up a large area of Suffolk’s agricultural industry. Our plant hire services are helping farmers across the county harvest these delicious crops, ready to be made into something hearty to keep you going on-site. Yes, you need fuel too!

Building the road to success

Rockthorn is always happy to help pave the way for any project. We supplied plant to construction teams working on the A12 Martlesham Road Networks building a new dual carriageway. We sent excavators, dumpers, telehandlers, and lighting towers to the site to help the teams complete the project.