How to ensure you end up with a reliable ex-rental machine

Did you know that Orange Hire has flexible hire-to-buy options, enabling contractors to get a great price on our used excavators?

If you’re in the market for a second-hand excavator, we can help with low hour machines that have been maintained by our safe, professional and switched-on maintenance crew.

Take a look at our current range of excavators and earthmoving equipment for sale here.

What to look for when buying a used excavator

Buying earthmoving equipment rather than hiring can be more economical over the long term. For contractors with long term site needs or who have a continuous need for another excavator in their fleet, it makes sense Read more

15 things you can do with an excavator

The excavator is the workhorse of the construction site, helping crews dig, lift, break and move all kinds of material.

Both small and large diggers will help you work through your project at a cracking pace, especially if you take advantage of some of the excellent purpose-designed attachments available on the market.

Matching the right attachment to the job can shave hours or even days of time off your project.

Let’s take a look at some of the tasks you can do with an excavator and the attachments that make this work easier.

What can I do with an excavator?

Like a lot of earthmoving equipment, excavators are designed to Read more

Know Your Machine: Excavators

Go back to basics with Orange Hire and find out all about excavators. With a range of high quality, low hour machines ranging from 0.8T to 35T we’ve got the digger you need to get the job done right.

What is an excavator?

Excavators come in all shapes and sizes and they are a critical piece of equipment for all kinds of earthwork jobs.

Used for everything from construction to demolition, they’re the workhorse of your site, shifting large amounts of material quickly.

They are one of the most used pieces of machinery in the construction sector and are essential for building, landscaping, digging, sifting, drilling, dredging and placing specialist Read more


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire. The quality of the plant… I wouldn‘t change anything..

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.