Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

At Scotts Hire Ltd the safety of our customers and members of staff is our number one priority during this tough time of uncertainty.

Our teams are working tirelessly to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation by thoroughly disinfecting all plant as it arrives back in the yard and during PDI inspection before it leaves to site.

Measures have been put in place to ensure business continues as normal while actively doing our utmost to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are available to safely support you and your business with all your plant requirements.





Digadoc from Scotts Hire Ltd

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Digadoc Scotts

Digadoc’s from Scotts Hire Ltd
The Digadoc is the trailer of choice for moving mini excavators within the utility sector.
With health and safety at the forefront of all operations, nationwide PLC’s and subcontractors have recognised the Digadoc as an invaluable asset to their business.
The Digadoc ensures the weight of the load is correctly distributed and is fixed in place with no moving parts that could lead to the excavator dismounting the trailer.
We have stock of both 2700kg and 3500kg Digadocs available. Paired with the most powerful excavators and breakers in class this really is an unbeatable package!
Private message us for more information or ;
☎️ 01270766421





Increasing Productivity And Cutting Costs

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At Scotts Hire Ltd we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide and our understanding of our industry.

We developed the Digadoc safety trailer in house and it has become an invaluable tool within the utility sector of our industry.

Now our new Digadoc Utility Trailer (see photos) is the next generation, innovation product that we developed while working closely with some of our clients.

This trailer has large cost saving benefits that have been immediately highlighted and recognized by many. This is in addition to all the safety benefits of a standard Digadoc .

Many multi utility companies are now utilizing these as they are proven to save costs dramatically, eliminating the need for a support/barrier wagon.

When an excavator is towed out to site behind a vehicle it contains one set of barriers and one set of chapter eight signage, contained in the towing vehicle. This restricts the gang to completion of one job only and then they have to wait for either reinstatement team to follow and resurface or a barrier wagon to follow up with a second set of barriers, before they can continue to the next site.

This wait can potentially be hours.

When you factor in labor costs, vehicle costs and hired equipment charges the cost of this delay can potentially be £1000’s. An average of £200 per hour was determined during case studies.

In addition to the financial impact, this can have a detrimental effect on KPI targets of a reactive contract. This happens across the country on a daily basis and accounts for an outstanding amount of lost revenue.

The Digadoc Utility trailer eliminates this altogether and allows two sets of barriers, cones and chapter eight signage to be towed around at all times. Making a gang more self-sufficient and productive.

Case studies and vigorous testing has proven that a canopied excavator, breaker, 3x buckets as well as a full set of cones, barriers and signage can be transported safely on the Utility trailer.

Weight Specification as follows;

Gross Weight:             3500Kg

Unladen Weight:          940Kg

Payload:                     2560Kg

We are very excited about our product and we continue to receive great feedback from our clients.

Get in touch for some more information


New Takeuchi TB215R’s Heading Out Today

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These fantastically designed zero tail machines are much safer and easier to operate in confined spaces, where majority of utility repair work takes place.

These machines combined with our award winning Digadoc safety trailer has become a winning combination and a new favourite amongst utility companies.


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First Komastu enters Scott’s fleet

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Having not heard much about the new range of Komatsu machines our procurement managers were bowled over at the initial demonstrations they received. This was mainly due to the extensive range of safety features which now come as standard on the machines that we knew would be beneficial to our customers. This has led to the acquisition of 20 PC138 and PC55 Komatsu excavators.

Scott’s takes delivery of 20 Takeuchi TB216

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We have recently taken delivery of 20 new Takeuchi TB216 to service contracts in South Wales and Kent. These will be used with our Digadoc safety trailer which has become a firm favourite among our utility contractor customers. Our director has chosen 1.5 Tonne Takeuchi excavators for the past 10 years based on their superb reliability and performance to size ratio.

Scott’s gets first look at JCB 4CX Polemaster

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We recently took a demonstration of the new JCB4CX Polemaster. This is a specialist machine designed for the implementation of electricity pylons which JCB have developed in response to aftermarket fabrications attempting to fulfil the needs of the operator. We took the machine to show a key client of ours who was impressed at the time savings abilities it produced due to its ability to carry multiple pylons down the side of the machine which reduced the time spent traveling back and forth collecting each new pylon. The machine is currently not on the market and was the only finished machine so we thank JCB for giving us the opportunity to try it before it comes on sale.