Do you need to hire a dumper for your construction project?
Dumpers are often only used for part of a building project, when they are required to move waste from one area to another – for example, to move loose materials around a site, or to deposit waste in a skip. As such, it’s quite common for businesses to hire a dumper only for the time they need it, rather than face the large cost of purchasing one.
At Rabbit & Dowling Plant Hire, we have several sizes of dumpers for hire. But, before you make the decision on which one to hire, there are a few things to consider first.
You may feel that you don’t have the time to do it, but, without giving proper consideration to the type of equipment you need, you could run the risk of delaying your project because the dumper you have hired isn’t suitable for the job you need it for – and that’s going to cost you – so it’s always worth making the following checks.
Is the dumper hire suitable for the type of ground?
When heavy machinery is involved, there’s always the risk that the ground may not be able to take its weight. Ground can become churned up, have the potential to collapse, or the machinery could damage any pipework or cabling which is located underneath it. Check how much ground disruption will be acceptable, as this will affect the weight of the dumper you hire. When choosing your dumper weight, also be sure to factor in the weight of the load and the operator.
What access do you have?
It’s vital to be sure that your dumper can gain access to the areas where you need it to work and also be able to manoeuvre comfortably and safely, once there. Before you choose the dumper size you think you need, always check the height and width dimensions, in addition to the weight.
The size you’ll need will depend on what you’re moving and how manoeuvrable the vehicle needs to be. Dumpers can either tip out materials at the front or side of the machine.
Need advice on which dumper to hire?
Rabbit Plant Hire has a wide range of dumpers and you will find all your dumper hire options listed here.
If you’re still unsure which dumper hire would be right for your project, why not ask the experts?
We can carry out a FREE SITE CHECK and advise you on which dumper is the best option for your requirements.
Our dumper hire experts are also just a phone call away to make sure you’re on the right track.
You could also find any answers you’re looking for in our handy Guide to Dumper Hire.
Rabbit & Dowling Plant Hire is an established and expert supplier of all kinds of plant hire for commercial and domestic building projects throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.