Micro Hotbox Package

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Trailer mounted micro hotboxes are becoming increasingly popular for reinstatement gangs.

Hugely increasing productivity and efficiency through the day they are a great asset.

We have constructed a robust hire package that includes trailer, hotbox and generator with locking box.

Taking orders now for january.


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.

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A wide range of telescopic handlers are ready for hire at Scotts Hire Ltd. Lifting, brushing and material handling attachments all available for 7m to 18m machines. Road tax can be applied if required. Give us a call with your requirements and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to advise. Head Office : 01270 766 421


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At Scotts Hire Ltd we endeavor to invest in the latest innovation.

Safety is critical within both the construction and utilities industry, at Scotts we aim to lead the way and offer the latest solutions to our clients helping create a safer workplace. These cabbed dumpers significantly reduce the risk of site accidents and near misses and allow the operators to work safely all year round.


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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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Year to date company investment.

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This year has been an exciting year for the business which has seen us go from strength to strength. Teaming up with HSS Hire to service the entirety of the Amey contract with regards to the heavy plant gave us the opportunity to vastly increase the size of our fleet of equipment. Whilst we continually invest on a year by year basis, as a business we structure our investment procedures to mainly focus around a 3 year life cycle on all equipment. This enables us to ensure we are providing the newest equipment to all our customers, adding benefit to their business whilst minimising the possibility of equipment malfunction and breakdown.

2016 has been the biggest year in the company’s history with regards to total investment within a single year. This has been greatly received by our customers where we have supplied brand new equipment to all long term contract hires. A brief break down of the new additional fleet equipment is listed below:

Excavators:        103
Dumpers:           44
Rollers:               39
Telehandlers:     81

This is on top of the renewal of over 300 items of existing machines. The total fleet size has increased by 25% taking the total number of heavy plant to over 2000 items which is a major milestone for us.