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Should you hire or buy your plant?


20th April 2022

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, archaeologist or a site manager, there are a variety of plant equipment and attachments that you may need to complete your projects. Working with a plant hire company is often the best and most affordable way to get the job done without exceeding your budget or time.

Many people are still unsure about whether to make the big investment to buy the equipment needed or to hire it. At Henson Plant Hire, we have had over 30 years of experience hiring out top quality plant equipment at affordable prices. Throughout our time in the industry, we have seen many projects come to completion and have helped many save huge amounts of money.

So, the benefits of hiring and not buying? 

  • You are not responsible for the storage costs:

When you hire plant machinery rather than buying, you don’t need to worry about finding storage and paying for that, that’s our job, we keep all of the machinery stored securely ready for when you need it.

  • You don’t need to pay a hefty down payment: 

Buying your own plant equipment can be a large sum of money that you can put towards your project's materials, it could even lead to you having a loan and other costs for storing, maintaining, and getting attachments to use alongside the machines. With hiring you don’t need to worry about any of that and only pay for what you need to use, the rest is down to us.

  • You can hire with or without an operator: 

When you use Henson Plant Hire, you can hire our machinery with or without an operator. So, whether you want to keep your team available for other important tasks on site or you are uncomfortable using the machinery yourself, let us know, all of our team are CPSC and CITB accredited operators. However, you can hire without an operator and use the machinery yourself, if you need a little refresh on how to use it, we can give you a demonstration once on site.

  • You get high-quality equipment: 

We always keep our plant hire equipment up to date, you don’t need to worry about finding the top of the range machinery, ours will work great with any of your projects, giving you peace of mind to the completion of your works.

  • Flexibility: 

At Henson Plant Hire we are fully flexible on the term you need to hire the equipment for, whether it’s short-term or long-term hire, we can fulfil your requirements. 

  • You are not responsible for the maintenance: 

You are not responsible for maintaining the plant equipment, we do the maintenance of each machine. We proactively maintain all the machines and always make sure they are working at their best performance and kept clean in between each hire.

If you would like to enquire about hiring with Henson Plant Hire, our friendly team are always on hand. Call us on 01386 422411 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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