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Tool Hire

We stock an extensive range of quality equipment, power and hand tools and accessories for construction and builders, gardeners, decorators, cleaners and general DIY.

From steam cleaners to scaffold, chainsaws to cherry-pickers, hire periods can start from a single day.

Hire what you need from our extensive range of quality equipment, power and hand tools and accessories for construction and builders, gardeners, decorators, cleaners and general DIY.

Most items can be hired by the day.

We stock an extensive range of equipment, tools and accessories for professionals and DIY.

Tools, equipment and accessories for professionals and DIY.

Small Plant

When the time comes and the powerful toys need to play, our range of excavators with well known names like Kubota, Cat, Neuson, Wacker and JCB are guaranteed to kick start your project. From breaking and digging out to shifting excess muck with our Hi -lift tracked dumpers or 4WD all-terrain dumper trucks for that large pile of M.O.T to move from one area to another, we really do have everything for the job.

All items are fully tested and serviced before each new hire. Demonstrations, correct method of use and any safety requirements are supplied by our fully trained staff. We strongly recommend that customers when advised also take appropriate safety equipment.

Prices exclude VAT and are for guidance only. A refundable deposit is required on all hire items. Our delivery and collection service may be available, charged depending on location. Discounts may be available for extended hire or large orders. Contact us for more details.


Pecker for Micro/Mini Excavator

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Pecker for Midi Excavator

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Heavy-duty Trailer for Bomag/Terex 71

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Large excavators are available on request. Please contact us for further details.

Kubota Meuson 0.75 Ton Micro Excavator

These excavators are super compact and highly reliable. Designed to do the work to match the big machines, it is the choice for tough jobs where the space is limited.

Width (tracks retracted) 750mm
Height (Roll case folded)

2230mm / 1570mm

Height (roll case removed)


Weight 850Kg
Digging depth 1720mm
Reach 3020mm
Loading Height 2620mm

Hired with a choice of buckets, fits easily through a standard doorway 76mm (2’6”). Supplied with pecker if required, concealed hydraulic hoses for extra protection and safety.

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Kubota Neuson 1.5 Ton Mini Excavator

Hire from the Northern Tool Hire range of mini excavators. The most powerful and comfortable excavator in the class.

Highly maneuverable, these excavators can perform to the highest expectations.

Length 3710mm
Height 2350mm
Weight 1420Kg
Digging Depth 2250mm

Available with an assortment of buckets and compatible with pecker if required. Powerful digging force, easy to operate. Easy go soft operation with a digital panel.

Ideal for gardens, utilities, residential, construction and landscaping work.

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Caterpillar Volvo 3 Ton Excavator

Hired out for the toughest jobs the Caterpillar 3 ton 302.7D can be used on a variety of applications. It’s a well-respected machine in the construction trade. This machine delivers performance, impressive lifting power and includes a host of robust features for a high performance package.

Height 2408mm
Width 1570mm
Track Width 764mm
Digging Depth 2744mm
Reach 4805mm
Net Power 15.2Kw

Boom cylinder protection, deluxe cab with more legroom. Digital control panel, Zero swing facility, compact size.

Ideal for construction, landscaping refurbishments, medium and small projects.

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High-lift 4 Wheel Drive Dumper 1 Ton

Northern Tool Hire carry a varied range of high lift 4 x 4 one ton dumpers from Wacker Neuson, Terx and Thwaites. We have the perfect dumper for you to simplify that demanding job. These easy to use dumpers are ideal for dumping into skips.

Typical Specification:

Length 3080mm
Width 1180mm
Height 1850mm
Weight 1215Kg
Tip Height 465mm
Fuel Capacity 15ltrs
Carrying Capacity 1000Kg
Skip Capacity 525ltr

Compact and easy to drive, easily discharges into skip. 4wd operation. Anti-rollover protection, unique number pad for security. Powered assistance steering, easy start.

Other model specifications available on request.

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JCB High-lift Dumper 0.5 Ton

Our JCB HTDs are compact walk behind, high – tip dumpers. A efficient alternative to a traditional wheelbarrow. 2-speed tracking provides a low speed for precision and control in tight spaces, with a fast speed setting for travelling across sites.

Length 1700mm
Width 690mm
Weight 515Kg
Top Height 800mm
Carrying capacity 500Kg
Fuel Capacity 4.3ltrs

ELectric start, easy to drive and maneuver around site. Easy read handling instructions, you decide – walk behind or stand on sturdy platform.

Other models available on request.

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Tracked Self-loading Dumper 0.5 Ton


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Powered Mini Dumper 0.25 Ton

Our 0.25 ton mini wheeled dumper is an exceptional machine for moving building materials and aggregate. This 4 wheeled drive power unit with its 5.5HP engine is narrow enough to fit through the average doorway for internal work, slip down side alleys or climb over steps and footings. Tips safely and easily directly into a skip.

Dimensions (L x W x H) 1550mm x 700mm x 850mm
Weight 110Kg
Capacity 250Kg
Fuel Petrol

At less than 700mm wide it will get through the average doorway. 4-Wheel drive delivers the power, with four forward speeds and reverse. Carries 3 x conventional wheelbarrow loads.

Will climb up to 30 degrees fully loaded.

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Compacting Rollers

Bomag 55 Vibrating Compaction Roller

This petrol running walk behind pedestrian roller is ideal for patching small areas of asphalt and hardcore. Reaches the parts bigger rollers can't reach. Easy to transport about.

Power 5.5HP
Drum diameter 400mm
Working drum width 580mm
Travel speed 1, 2, 5 KPH
Water tank capacity 15 Ltr
Weight 185Kg

Forward and reverse action. Separate vibration mode for hardcore. Can be used for rolling lawns. Foldable handle for easy transportation. Large non corrosive water tank & low engine oil alert.

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Bomag/Terex 71/75 Diesel Roller

The heavy duty walk behind vibrating roller is not as heavy as the ride on rollers but has a great working width and can be used for many general applications such as earthwork and asphalt laying. New construction sites, roadways, walkways, the list is endless...

Weight 0.99 ton
Width 0.865m
Length 2.91m
Height 1.1m
Engine Diesel
Travel speed up to 5 KPH

User-friendly with height adjustable steering handle. Convenient drive and vibration contro ls. Large capacity water tanks for a prolonged, steady feed of water. Comes with its own trailer.Powerful, versatile and easy to use.

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Twin-drum Sit-on Diesel Roller

The Terex Tandem vibrating ride-on roller has been designed to work within the demanding conditions of the construction industry while providing smooth and powerful performance. Its durable, easy to use simplicity at its best.

Operating weight 1572Kg
Drum width 800mm
Water tank capacity 86 Ltr
Fuel tank capacity 18 Ltr
Engine 3 cyl diesel

Powerful kybota diesel engine. Heavy duty operation. Easy to use controls. Heavy duty vibration system. Side control arm for easy, safe operation. Operator must be sat on machine to start up. High and low speed handle.

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Plate Compactors

Fairport PP33 Plate Compactor - Small

This petrol vibratory plate compactor is small and lightweight, making it ideal for work in confined areas.

Fuel Petrol
Base size (W x L) 330mm x 440mm
Weight 41Kg
Compaction force 8KN

Fully folding handle. Rubber mat available for block paving.

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Plate Compactor Forward/Reversible

Diesel forward and reverse plate compactor. These heavy duty vibrating plates are ideal for paving stones, pipeline and cable trenches. Compaction of earth, ballast and asphalt make this the ideal machine for most applications.

Fuel Diesel
Weight 154Kg
Base size (W x L) 400mm x 703mm
Working width 400mm
Compaction force 25 KN

Smooth operation in both forward and reverse direction. Maximum gradeability: 30%. Soft start recoil

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Plate Compactor - Electric

Our 380mm electric plate compactors are high quality pieces of construction equipment. These compactors feature an integrated protection guard and the vibrator is a sealed oil filled unit. Suitable for most compaction jobs where petrol plate compactors cannot be used. Ideal for indoor sunken areas, building extentions, levelling lawns, sand and gravel.

Power Electric (240v, 13 amp)
Plate size (W x L) 380mm x 364mm
Weight 49Kg

Zero emissions. 8mm thick base plate. 10mtr working lead. Easy fold-away handle. Low hand arm vibration. Enviromentally friendly. Electric motor for indoor and outdoor use.

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Upright Rammer/Compactor

Petrol trench rammer/compactors are a very reliable solution when that professional finish is a must. If you are compacting sand, gravel or hardcore in trenches and other confined areas this petrol-engined trench rammer will get the job done in no time.

Fuel Petrol
Tank size 3 Ltr
Base size (W x L) 170mm x 330mm
Overall dimensions (W x L x H) 343mm x 673mm x 940mm
Weight 59Kg

The fuel valve and stop switch are intergrated into the throttle lever to reduce complexity of operation. Auto release choke for easy starting. Easy to control.

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