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Excavator Hire in Southampton

Excavators are heavy duty hydraulic machines designed to excavate soil or debris by using force to move the bucket towards the machine. The performance of an excavator can be measured from the time it takes to load the bucket, swing, dump and return. Crawler excavators run on two tracks, making them suitable for hilly areas where there is a high risk of sliding. They exert little pressure on the ground as the load is spread out over a large surface area, making it suitable for areas where the soil is weak. Wheeled excavators run on four wheels so are not suitable for use on hills or weak soil as they do not have enough grip on the ground. You should only use machines with wheels for plain ground operations. They can be used for earth digging, loading trucks, trenching and loading.

Excavators are made of many different components that aid its operations, including a broom, stick, bucket, undercarriage and house, which all assist in moving the equipment and operating the bucket function. Excavators can be used to carry out a multitude of functions, including digging, material handling, forestry work, cutting, demolition and open-pit mining.

Our Services

SkidSteer Hire Solutions aim to provide machinery for all industries, including construction, forestry, demolition, waste, civil and agriculture. Just some of the products available for hire are:

  • Wheeled and Tracked Loaders
  • Bobcat Forestry Mulchers
  • Avant LPG Dimensions and Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Trenchers
  • Bobcat Skidsteers
  • Gas Powered Bobcats
  • Laser Graders
  • Construction Machinery Hire
  • Landscape Rakes
  • Industrial Grapples
  • Angle Brooms

What Is an Excavator Used For?

An excavator is used to carry out many functions in construction and civil engineering projects, and it is one of the most commonly used pieces of machinery. Their most popular use is for digging foundations, trenches or other holes, which is particularly useful for demolition projects and dredging rivers. Other uses for an excavator are brush cutting, forestry work, lifting pipes, handling materials and mining. Excavators use a hydraulic system to control the mechanical arm, and a chain wheel system to control the movement. They can be used for both small and large-scale projects, for example in housing developments and road construction projects. We provide comprehensive excavator hire for any developments and projects and can deliver all machinery directly to your site.


We have a comprehensive range of attachments in stock, allowing you to change the head of your skidsteer machine when you require different functions. Our stock of attachments includes:

  • Laser Grader
  • Planer
  • Mulching Head
  • Bobcat Wheel Saw
  • Flail Cutter
  • Tree Stump Grinder
  • Combination Bucket
  • Pallet Forks
  • Rotovator
  • Super Scraper
  • Sweeper
  • Trencher
  • Dozer Blade
  • Angle Broom
  • Auger (Loader)
  • Breaker (Loader)
  • Fork and Grab
  • Industrial Grapple
  • Landscape Rake

Our Skidsteers

SkidSteer Hire Solutions provide Bobcat hire, Avant loader hire and a range of skidsteer attachments for clients in the Southampton area. We have a large stock of both tracked loaders and wheeled loaders available for hire, and a range of attachments for if you already own a skidsteer. Our Bobcat machines are compact, powerful machines and are environmentally friendly solutions for your construction project. We have a large selection of forks, grapples, mowers and many more, so we are sure to have the solution you need. Our machines are ideal for use in all industries, including the demolition, forestry, waste, construction, civil and agriculture industries. Our compact machines are hydraulic powered and heavy duty, so can complete the jobs of full size machines without the high costs and need for storage space.

Health and Safety

There are many risks associated with the use of excavators, which is why there are certain health and safety measures you should follow when operating one. We carry out inspection and maintenance on all our excavators to ensure they are in the best condition when they arrive to you, and we rectify any problems or defects with the machinery. You should operate excavators with care, especially when they are moving, as the machine or bucket could strike a pedestrian. Having good visibility at all times is fundamental when operating an excavator, to ensure that the driver can see any people or objects that are at risk of being hit. They are fitted with visibility aids to ensure this is possible, and a signaller is provided to direct the operation of the excavator.

Working in Southampton

We provide excavator hire and a range of other services for clients in the Southampton area. As the largest city in Hampshire, Southampton is a major port and the nearest city to the New Forest, and the residents of the city are sometimes referred to as Sotonians. It is known for being the cruise capital of Europe and home to one of the leading universities in England, The University of Southampton. Places to visit in the area are the SeaCity Museum, and Solent Sky. Green spaces in the area are the New Forest Wildlife Park, Southampton Common and Palmerston Park.

Contact Us Today

SkidSteer Hire Solutions provide combination buckets, forestry mulchers and excavator hire for construction and development projects, and we are happy to deliver to Southampton and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to find out more about the services we offer.

Tel: 01600 860 670

Mob: +44 7887 971 458


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