Dorset Hire Services acquires The Hire Shed - Somerset Hire Services

Dorset Hire Services are pleased to announce the acquisition of the tool and plant hire company The Hire Shed. Based just outside Castle Cary, The Hire Shed have been trading for 20+ years and have a reputation for quality equipment and service. Dorset Hire Services Ltd will continue to run The Hire Shed from it's current location: Higher Farm, Sutton, Castle Cary, BA4 6QF.

With the business already running successfully we are planning to make very few changes to the business although we have taken the decision to change the trading name to Somerset Hire Services. This new branch further increases our coverage of the South West and allows us serve a far greater area. The new branch can be contacted on 01749 860199.


6 Ton Excavators added to the fleet

Due to popular demand we have expanded the range of Excavators available to hire to include 6 ton machines. We have purchased 4 brand new Takeuchi TB260 excavators with the view to adding more as the need arises. They are already proving very popular and we are now considering moving up to 9 ton excavators to compliment the fleet.


Dorset Hire Services opens new branch in Swanage

Dorset Hire Services are pleased to announce the opening of a second branch based in the seaside town of Swanage. With Shaftesbury being the most northern Dorset town it made sense to find a location to help us better serve the south of Dorset. With Swanage being on the south coast of Dorset it allows us to more effectively cover the whole of Dorset. The new branch is based on Victoria Avenue and can be contacted on 01929 424538. Peter Elm has joined the Dorset Hire team to run the new branch and brings with him many years of experience of working in hire.


New Scissor lift added to the fleet

After receiving numerous requests for Scissor lift hire we have decided to add to the hire fleet a 6m Scissor lift from JCB. Giving a working height of around 7.5m whilst still being able to fit through a standard doorway makes this machine highly versatile.


Dorset Hire Services welcomes CAT and Mecalac to the fleet

April saw the addition of 5 new Cat excavators, 3 new Mecalac hi tip dumpers, 2 breaker attachments from Prodem and a pedestrian roller added to the hire fleet. As we continue to grow we are reinvesting in the hire fleet to ensure we have the best quality hire equipment in our area.


Xmas 2017 Shutdown period

Below are details of the days we're closed over the festive period. We'd like to thank all our customers for their custom this year and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Stump Grinder hire

After several requests we have added a 13hp Dosko Stump Grinder to our hire fleet. Fitted with Greenteeth cutting system this Stump Grinder will power through tree stumps up to 24" in diameter with ease. It's clever design allows the operator to grind the tree stump to below ground level so the site of the tree stump can be covered over after.


New Hanix Mini Excavators added to the hire fleet...

We have recently added 7 new Hanix Mini Excavators to the hire fleet. Ranging in size from 0.8 ton to 2.8 ton these new Excavators help give our customers greater choice in hiring a machine suitable for the job in hand.


Xmas opening times

Bored of turkey sandwiches and Home Alone re-runs?? Well we're open between Xmas and New Year if you fancy doing a bit of DIY while you've got some time off. Below are our opening hours for the festive period.


Access solutions

One of the most popular things we hire out is alloy scaffolding. We can supply scaffold towers in platform heights from 2m up to 10m in two different base sizes (2.5m long x 1.4m wide or 2.5m long x 0.8m wide). Can be used for working at height indoors or out. So next time you need to paint the house or clear the gutters don't try hanging off a ladder give us a call for a quote to provide you with a nice stable working tower.




Exciting new addition to the hire fleet....


As we fast move towards Autumn and more Wintry weather we thought that now was the ideal time to add a large road tow Wood Chipper to the hire fleet. It is capable of chipping material up to 6" in diameter and available to hire on a minimum of 1 day hire.





New premises for Dorset Hire Services..... 01/10/16


We are pleased to announce that we have moved into new premises on Wincombe Business Park in Shaftesbury. We are busy setting up a shop area and making sure the workshop has everything we need to service and repair customer tools and equipment. Why not drop in and have a look around, you never know the kettle might still be warm! 

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