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Having moved to the larger site on Winterstoke Road in Weston last year, with considerably more yard and workshop space already in place, Plantforce were in need of more office space to accommodate their continual growth.

The new premises include an extensive open plan office spaced over two floors, as well as a spacious staff kitchen (come and see us for a cuppa!) and a large Board Room. According to Plantforce’s Managing Director Claire Trott, “2017 has been an extremely busy year for Plantforce. Not only have we increased our fleet by 130 machines this year but we have also employed 40 new members of staff. Our long awaited flagship Head Office offers the space needed for future stability and company growth whilst providing Plantforce staff the room and environment in which to continue to provide our customers with the outstanding service they expect from Plantforce”. 

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Posted on September 29, 2017 Read full post »


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Due to continual growth and expansion, Plantforce are investing £12million this year to update their fleet with 190 new machines.

Some new equipment already available to hire includes the new “Generation 10” Kobelco excavators, designed to provide exceptional low emissions and increased working performance, a range of CAT Dozers and the new HX Series of Hyundai excavators.

According to Plantforce Managing Director Claire Trott “This is a really exciting and busy time for Plantforce. With our investment programme for 2017 we are looking to expand our extensive fleet so that our customers can benefit from brand new, reliable, fuel efficient machines, equipped with the latest technology and backed up by our exceptional, bespoke service.”

As well as fleet expansion, Plantforce are also investing in new facilities and are moving into custom built offices at their premises in Weston super Mare by the end of the Summer.

For more information please contact us on 07000 606 606 

Posted on May 30, 2017 Read full post »


The successful candidate must be able to work well as part of a team and confidently deal with customer enquiries both on the phone and in person. They will need to be well organised and have the ability to work well under pressure.

Strong computer skills are necessary, as is a positive, committed personality with a strong desire to provide first class customer service.

Previous experience in the plant hire sector would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be provided.

Key responsibilities include:
Recording and administering hires
Assisting with organisation of plant deliveries and collections
Administration of the hire desk
Responding to customer enquiries and liaising with suppliers

In return the successful candidate will be compensated with a very competitive salary package.

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please email sam@plantforce.com today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Posted on January 27, 2017 Read full post »


Please be aware that Plantforce Rentals will be closing down for the Christmas holiday at 5pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and re-opening  8am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. All hire charges will be suspended during this time and we will be unable to provide a breakdown service for this period, unless previously arranged.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom throughout 2016. We look forward to being of service to you in the New Year and wish you a successful and prosperous 2017!

 

Posted on December 15, 2016 Read full post »


Health and Safety is key to all that Plantforce do and deliver. This is an exciting opportunity for a health, safety and quality professional to join the team. We are looking to recruit an individual with extensive experience of integrating and maintaining systems within the construction sector ideally with a NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent). NEBOSH Certificate will be acceptable depending upon experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To advise on matters affecting health, safety and environmental issues concerning the hire supply and maintenance of construction plant.
  • To carry out inspections of yards, offices and workshops as required by the company policies. Provide depot managers with written reports and assist with resolving identified issues.
  • To review, update and maintain the companies accredited ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001and manage the transition to ISO 45001;
  • To maintain and develop the systems associated with service delivery to the Rail Sector.
  • To coordinate and maintain training records for new entrants and all employees and assist with the development of personnel procedures
  • To chair safety meetings and manage identified issues
  • To review accidents and incidents and review procedures where necessary
  • To assist in resolving client quality and safety concerns

Send your CV to claire@plantforce.com

Posted on November 25, 2016 Read full post »


Plantforce are investing a further £7million this year, increasing their fleet by 50 machines, bringing the total to 750.

Machines to look out for include the new Kobelco SK260 Zero Tail Swing excavators.

For more information please contact us on 07000 606 606

 

Posted on June 24, 2015 Read full post »


National Sales Manager 

We are looking for an experienced Plant Hire Sales Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate would have a proven sales track record, and experience with National key accounts within the Construction and Rail industry. You will need to be highly motivated and an excellent communicator. Ability to travel as needed essential.

Responsibilities include:

To continue & establish the company within the HS2 framework infrastructure

Establish productive and professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts

Perform research and identify new potential customers and new market opportunities

Develop and implement effective sales strategies

Negotiate and close agreements with large customers

Liaise with Marketing and Product Development departments to ensure brand consistency

Support growth strategies in new geographical areas

 

Please send your CV to claire@plantforce.com

Posted on June 3, 2015 Read full post »


The successful candidate must be able to confidently deal with customer enquiries both on the phone and in person. They will need to be well organised and have the ability to work well under pressure.

Also required are strong computer skills and a positive, committed personality with a strong desire to provide a first class customer service.

Previous experience in the plant hire sector would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be provided.

Key responsibilities include:
Recording and administering hires
Assisting with organisation of plant deliveries and collections
Administration of the hire desk
Responding to customer enquiries and liaising with suppliers

In return the successful candidate will be compensated with a very competitive salary package.

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please email claire@plantforce.com today attaching a copy of your current CV.

 

Posted on February 19, 2015 Read full post »


Plantforce are very pleased to announce that we have just been awarded OHSAS 18001 certification for Health & Safety Good Practice and ISO 9001 certification for Quality Management Systems.

The ISO certification just confirms the dedication and ongoing commitment Plantforce have to provide our customers with the highest quality across the board.

Please contact us for further information. 

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Posted on February 13, 2015 Read full post »


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Please note that Plantforce will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 23rdDecember 2014, and will re-open for business on Friday 2nd January 2015. All hire charges will be suspended during this time and we will be unable to provide a breakdown service for this period, unless previously arranged.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom throughout 2014. We look forward to being of service to you in the New Year and wish you a successful and prosperous 2015.

Posted on December 18, 2014 Read full post »


RESPONSIBILITIES
Raise PO’s and maintain the Purchase Order system and authorise supplier invoices.
Procurement of parts for the workshop, under the supervision of the Workshop Manager, ensuring best prices, timely deliveries and correct inventory procedures are maintained.
Prepare and maintain service records and yearly certificate and input engineer work sheets.
Taking instruction of breakdowns and coordinating the engineers to those breakdowns.
Liaise with customers over equipment damages and recharge where necessary. 
Other AD HOC administrative duties.
 
THE CANDIDATE
We are looking for a hard-working, outgoing and hands on person who is happy working within a busy environment.
Must be a team player, have good organisations skills, and be computer literate. Must have the confidence to challenge requests and information submitted by the workshop team.

If you would like to find out more or to apply for this position please email andy@plantforce.com with a copy of your CV.

Posted on December 9, 2014 Read full post »


Do you have experience of working on Plant Equipment with strong mechanical skills and electrical diagnostics? 

In this role you will be workshop based, servicing and repairing Heavy Plant vehicles. You will be finding and fixing hydraulic, mechanical and electrical faults on a range of plant machinery. You will be working to ISO 9001 standards so quality is of paramount importance to this company to keep a satisfied customer base. 

The Role: 
* Mechanical Fitter/Service Engineer - Depot based 
* Fitting & Maintenance on Plant Machinery 
* Mechanical and Electrical 
* Competitive wage + Overtime + Development

The Person: 
* Highly motivated, flexible team player
* Mechanical Fitter / Service Engineer 
* Mechanical Engineering background
* Experience of diesel and petrol engines essential
* Hydraulic and electrical knowledge advantageous

If you would like to find out more please email andy@plantforce.com with a copy of your CV.

Posted on August 14, 2014 Read full post »


Your responsibilities will include:

•              Loading and unloading of equipment in the yard
•              Assisting engineers with workshop tasks
•              Performing minor defect repairs
•              Assisting deliveries to site
•              Performing general cleaning duties within the workshop
•              Steam cleaning vehicles and plant
•              Collecting spare parts
•              Assisting with vehicle breakdowns
•              Inspecting workshop equipment
•              Liaising and co-operating with other staff
•              Attending appropriate training courses

If you would like to find out more please email andy@plantforce.com with a copy of your CV.

Posted on August 14, 2014 Read full post »


Posted on August 14, 2014 Read full post »


In this role you will be servicing and repairing heavy plant vehicles and machinery across Devon & Cornwall. Skilled in vehicle diagnostics, you will be using this company's excellent technical support network to provide customers with the quality of service that this company is renown for.

The Role:
- Field Service Engineer/Mobile Plant Fitter
- Covering Devon & Cornwall surrounding area
- Finding and fixing hydraulic, mechanical and electrical faults on a range of plant machinery
- Competitive wage + Overtime + Van + Development

The Person:
- Plant vehicles experience essential
- Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical diagnostic skills
- A confident communicator, happy in a client facing position
- Professional and presentable at all times
- Full driving License

If you would like to find out more please email chris@plantforce.com with a copy of your CV.

 

Posted on August 1, 2014 Read full post »


Due to recent expansion Plantforce have just moved into a new yard in Exeter. The new depot is located off Chancel Lane, within the Pinhoe Trading Estate and 5 minutes from J29 of the M5.

The site, a purpose built plant yard, consists of a large workshop unit alongside an office space and an extensive yard area.

According to Plantforce General Manager Chris Bruce, “we required bigger premises and better workshop facilities. Not only does this new site deliver on space but we are also very fortunate to have taken over the depot from another plant company, inheriting a workshop built to extremely high specification, including advanced levels of Health & Safety.”

This move is the latest development for Plantforce who have recently invested £6.5 million in a Growth & Renewal Programme and subsequently are now able to offer an average age of 12 months on their entire fleet of excavators.

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Posted on July 2, 2014 Read full post »


Plantforce have always been on the lookout for new niche markets, and with many customers already demanding a wide range of attachments, they recently identified a gap in the regional market. In April 2013 Plantforce invested £1million and opened its Attachment Division that has been headed up by Sam Mercer. With their extensive customer base Plantforce Attachments got off to a fantastic start with many new customers being attracted by their full range of equipment and reliable service.

After a hugely successful first 6 months it soon became apparent that Plantforce Attachments’ initial range of around 75 attachments was not sufficient to satisfy customer demand, especially in the demolition sector so in September 2013 they invested another £500k to boost the attachments up to just over 100 items. According to Plantforce Attachments Manager Sam Mercer, “the attachments have enabled us to fully satisfy our customers’ requirements and deliver the complete service. Our close relationship with our customers has helped us to develop the company around them and the quality of the attachments we can now offer, coupled with our personal service has proven to be a real success”.

Now open for over a year, Plantforce Attachments has become a reliable name and a specialist in the market, providing high-quality excavators with first-class attachments at reasonable prices.

Plantforce Attachments can now offer hydraulic breakers, grabs, grapples, shears, munchers, crusher buckets, riddle buckets, ripper teeth, pallet forks and much more. 

Contact us for more information.

 

Posted on June 19, 2014 Read full post »


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THIS DEAL HAS NOW FINISHED!

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Hire a machine and two attachments - get the cheapest attachment half price!

Our fleet of demolition excavators ranges from 14 to 52 tonnes, all equipped with rock guards and four-way rotation circuits, suitable for all your demolition needs. We also have a full range of demolition attachments including multi-processors, grabs, riddle buckets, crushing/screening buckets, pallet forks, ripper teeth, shears, munchers and breakers – suitable for machines up to 80 tonnes.

For any further information please call us on 07000 606 606

Posted on April 22, 2014 Read full post »


The new additions to the Plantforce fleet include an ASC110 (15T) Heavy-weight Single Drum Roller. The outstanding compaction performance of this roller makes it a first-class economic choice with fantastic results in even the toughest working conditions. 

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Ammann ASC110 (15T) Roller

Available with smooth drum or sheepsfoot, please ask us for further details.

 

The other new rollers in the new Plantforce range are the Ammann ARX12 (80), ARX26 (120) & ARX36 (130) Light Tandem Vibratory Rollers which are the only tandem rollers in the 1 to 2.5 tonne class that offer full-flush compaction on the right and on the left, double traction at front and rear, and double vibration at front and rear.

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Posted on March 16, 2014 Read full post »


Last September Plantforce started its expansion plan to replace its older machines, and implement its rapid growth campaign to expand their existing fleet from 320 to 438. The objective being to have an average age of 12 months for its entire fleet by Summer 2014.

The core of the new look Plantforce fleet will be Hyundai machines but there will also be some new brands making an appearance.  In the mini digger range there will be £1m invested in the Yanmar Vio30, Vio57 and Vio80.  Yanmar have an excellent range of minis which have already proved very popular amongst Plantforce customers. 

For the larger machines Plantforce have chosen to invest in the Kobelco SK85, SK140 & SK210. Plantforce are proud to be the first company in the UK to offer these reliable and sought-after excavators which all come with the tier 4 engine providing the customer with many added benefits including huge savings in fuel costs.

In addition to the Yanmar and Kobelco excavators, Plantforce have also invested £1.2M in a new range of Ammann Rollers, with a further 20 to follow in early Summer 2014 alongside an extra 15 new Dumpers.  

According to Plantforce Managing Director Claire Trott, “In January and February this year, Plantforce have taken delivery of over 65 machines which have all gone straight out to work, such has been the demand so far this year. We want to ensure Plantforce becomes recognised as the largest regional supplier of earth moving equipment and to consistently supply new excavators suitable for all applications in the construction industry.”

 

Full list of Plantforce New Machines: 

Amman Rollers /Neuson Dumpers/Yanmar Vio30/ Yanmar Vio57/ YanmarVio80/ Cat 308/ Cat Tracked Skid Steer/ Hyundai R35/ Hyundai R80/ Hyundai R145/ Hyundai R210/ Hyundai R250/ Hyundai R300/ R140 Demo spec/ R520 Demo Spec/ Kobelco Sk85/ Kobelco SK140/ Kobelco SK210.

NEW Attachments also available:  Daemo multi processor, NPK compactor plates, Augers, Daemo breakers, Atlas copco rotational pulveriser, NPK sheet pile drivers.

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For further information please contact us on 07000 606 606 

 

Posted on March 16, 2014 Read full post »


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Plantforce have invested £6 million in updating and expanding our range of excavators, and we are very excited to be the first plant hire company in the UK to offer the brand new Kobelco range. Featuring new performance capacities with a small rear swing for maximum manoverability, “Ultimate” low noise level and a staggering 22% saving on fuel consumption! Now available are the SK140 & SK85.

Please call the Hire Team for more details and availabity. 

Posted on October 23, 2013 Read full post »


Plantforce are currently looking to recruit a Hire Desk Controller to join us in our Head Office in Yatton.

If you are interested and require further information please contact Chris: chris@plantforce.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 Read full post »


Due to increased business, we are recuiting experienced plant operators with their CPCS ticket.

In the first instance please email your CV to bruce@plantforce.com or call 07825 509 363

Posted on December 10, 2012 Read full post »


Now the colder mornings are here, the cold start or glow plug should be used before trying to start the machine. This will

a) Make it easier to start the machine.
b) Help protect the battery and starter from the excessive load of turning over a cold engine again and again.
c) Mean less flat batteries and down time of machine.

Cold start/pre heat or glow plugs are normally activated by positioning the key to heat/glow and holding for 10 seconds before starting.

It is worth checking over work lights in day light hours, so if any are out they can be repaired before they become required after dark, also try not to leave the work lights on when engine is not running as this will drain batteries and may cause starting problems.

Make sure all cab guards are removed, windows defrosted and demisted before the machine is moved as visibility is even more important at dawn and dusk.

Check the beacon works and can be seen by others around you. 

 

Posted on December 10, 2012 Read full post »


Plantforce's legendary Goody Bag is back! The contains everything you need to keep your driver happy including:

  • A Plantforce Mug
  • A Plantforce Pen 
  • Crisps 
  • Biscuits 
  • Sweets 

Along with the occasional suprise. 

Posted on June 10, 2011 Read full post »