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The Construction Industry Back on the Rise

19th September, 2018

  The construction industry has seen a positive change in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, giving a cause for hope and positivity to the Industry. The industry has survived the collapse of the construction giant Carillion and the harsh weather with amazing tenacity, and it is very positive to […]

A Guide to Working Safely in the Heat

20th August, 2018

When you are in the construction industry, each day can bring its own challenges. There are days when you are left to face the hot sun in your heaviest gear doing the most strenuous work. Working in the hot sun can pose a huge health risk. However, you can shield […]

Skid Steer Training – How to Operate a Skid Steer

16th July, 2018

Skid Steer Training – How to Operate a Skid Steer Loader Skidsteer or tracked loaders are highly capable machines ideal for materials handling or operating attachments, so it makes sense that you may want to buy or hire one for your next project. As with any plant machinery however, operating […]

MTS Plant Support Bikescape to Construct New Pump Track

Bikescape specialises in the design, build and maintenance of mountain bike and BMX facilities. They manage and coordinate bespoke and unusual projects start to finish, taking on the consultation and design phase, right through to the build and maintenance.   Founded in 2015, Bikescape is a community-focused organisation aiming to […]

UK Construction Industry Stays Contraction-Hit, Despite a Seemingly Positive April

19th June, 2018

  With construction output recording an increase of 0.5% in April 2018, it brought a ray of sunshine to the UK construction industry, which has recently been witnessing a steady contraction. However, the woes of the industry seem to be far from over. Despite the increase, the statistics from February […]

Compact Excavator – Renting Vs Buying

30th May, 2018

  When you are looking to acquire a new compact excavator, there’s a big decision to make: should you buy a mini excavator or hire one? This decision calls for a lot more than just comparing the costs. Investing in even small equipment like compact excavators is a bid decision. […]

Introducing the new Bobcat R-Series

22nd May, 2018

  2018 will see Bobcat launch the highly anticipated R-Series excavator line in the UK. With five new models (see below) available including two zero tail swing machines this new product launch is sure to attract interest from the market. Bobcat E26 R-Series Bobcat E27 R-Series Bobcat E27z R-Series Bobcat […]

4 Bad Habits to Quit for Mini Excavator Operators & Owners

21st May, 2018

It is crucial to ensure that your mini excavator is ready for the job it’s scheduled for. However, there are certain bad habits that most mini excavator owners and operators succumb to. This can compromise your mini excavator’s performance a great deal and even affect its useful life. Here MTS […]

Buying New Plant Machinery – HSE Guidelines

20th April, 2018

  When working in the plant or construction industry, the health and safety of your personnel is always a critical consideration when buying new machinery. It is easy to quote a general directive, but implementation can be a task. To make matters of such significance easier and more efficient the […]

Micro Trenching – Is it the Way Forward?

18th December, 2017

Micro trenching is a dry method of cutting trenches to install utilities. Narrow trenches can be made, strict to measurements, through concrete, asphalt or other material constructions. Micro trenching enables civil engineering contractors to cut trenches with a single device such as a wheel saw. Also referred to as “narrow […]

Are You and Your Team Up to Date with your Training Certification?

16th October, 2017

Whether you are hiring new plant operators or already have experienced operators, competent and safe operation is crucial to maintaining an efficient and safe working environment. MTS Plant provide Lantra Award operator training for novices as well as experienced operators. We provide professional, reliable and high quality operator training for […]

Material Handling in Rough Terrain with Bobcat Tracked Loaders

20th September, 2017

Bobcat tracked loaders are highly versatile machines that have been designed specifically for high performance on rough terrain. Utilising these machines for materials handling in tough environments can increase your team’s productivity especially during winter months or when working with poor ground conditions. Whether you are hiring or buying at […]

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Testimonials

Andy Richardson – Wetherby Tool Hire

We have been working with MTS Plant for just over 12 months now and have found their service and support second to none. Vanessa, Jenny, Matt and the team are fantastic and will always go the extra mile to meet our requirements. We have regularly used MTS Plant for Dumper and Excavator hire throughout this period and have found their range of machinery very reliable & of excellent quality. I would 100% recommend MTS Plant Hire.

Mark Dormer – Contracts Manager – Furness Brothers Ltd

We have used MTS Plant for a number of years and have been constantly impressed by the service provided. We work in a quick-moving industry where our requirements for small machine hire can be at short notice and highly varied. MTS Plant manages to keep us supplied with quality machines along with great customer service. We look forward to driving our business forward knowing that we have the resources to satisfy our customers needs without the high expense of owning our own machines.

John Cassidy – Travis Perkins

MTS has been a great company to cross hire small plant in for our customers. The great thing about MTS is the friendly staff who are very committed to making sure Travis Perkins is a priority customer and will move things around in their daily transport too fit urgent orders in. Myself and my team now use Mts as our first point of call as we have confidence in how the business works from the staff to the machines themselves.

Paul Kinsella – Easy Driveways

MTS has arranged for us at times very short notice the most diverse ranges of hire equipment, even nationwide. We first started using MTS a few years ago now an don’t hesitate to call the well mannered and excellently informed staff, We have experienced difficulties when on hire and the response was second to none, from the delivery drivers to the mechanic’s, the professional advice and service we haven’t matched anywhere in my 32 years in construction.

The branch at Leigh is always ready to accommodate our needs and they do it with a cheerful professional manner every time.

News & Events

Covid-19 Statement For Customers – 30/03/20

From the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, the safety and wellbeing of our team members, customers and local communities has always been our number one priority. We have closely followed the Governments advice and have taken appropriate action. Following the Prime Ministers announcement last week, we have taken the decision […]

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Projects Confirmed – March 2020

In this article, we look at the very latest new projects that’ve been signed off or begun work throughout the UK. West Lothian Council Approves Construction of £14.3m Primary School West Lothian Council has green-lighted plans for building a £14.3m primary school in Calderwood, East Calder. Construction might start next […]

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Government Tells Local Authorities to Get Building

The UK Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has recently published proposals to inspire more house building in town centres and above railway stations. From next month, the government are going to be launching a register of sites or land, currently unused, to encourage councils to push on and develop these areas […]

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£500 Million Available for Local Road Maintenance

The new Budget released by the government last week sees a 50% increase in the local road maintenance budgets for 2020-21 bringing the total allocation to £500 million. The new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak advised “We are going to eradicate the scourge of potholes in every part of […]

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New Housing in Scotland Jumps to a 12 Year High

New houses being built in Scotland has increased by 24% in the latest published figures, compared with the previous year. Between September 2018 and September 2019, 24,873 new build homes were started throughout Scotland. This was an increase of 4,876 on the previous year and the highest number of housing […]

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