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Tractor Hire

We provide tractor and trailer hire for oil refinery shutdowns, power station outages, the power distribution network and major construction projects. The drivers we provide are both multi-skilled and exceptionally well trained to operate all equipment of this type.

Our light site tractor hire fleet consists of a selection of operated or non-operated 4wd John Deere towing tractors. Ranging from 70hp to 160hp.

Our heavy site tractor hire fleet consists of 4wd Terberg RT220, RT223 and RT282 units. Low level trailers up to 150t can be utilised.

Driving a tractor and trailer on the road?: If a tractor and trailer is to be driven on the public highway and you aren’t connected to agricultural or forestry operations, here are the rules that the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) say that you MUST follow in order to be safe and road legal:

  1. You MUST be on white diesel (No exceptions).
  2. The tractor MUST be constructed to not exceed 40kph (25mph). Above 40kph requires an MOT.
  3. Max. CGVW MUST NOT exceed 31,000kgs (tractor, trailer, dolly and load).
  4. Accumulative braking on at least half of the trailer axles (Section 16 of the Construction and Use Regulations).
  5. Full road lighting (if used at night only).
  6. Flashing orange beacon (if used on a duel carriageway only).
  7. The driver MUST hold a category C+E driving licence (HGV Class 1).
  8. ‘Agricultural Tractor’ taxation class.

Safety Notice (CPCS (A33) Agricultural Tractor): This training is for the tractor only and may not cover the towing of a trailer. Employers are advised to check whether any training has actually been carried out using a trailer; DO NOT take it for granted. In order to comply with Health and Safety at Work Act and PUWER additional training may be needed to fill the knowledge gaps . This information was provided by the HSE and CITB.

Safety Notice (Trailer Towing): There are two main configurations of trailer, single pivot and double pivot. Due to the vast difference between how the two types behave when used, a different training course is required for each. It is very important to make sure that, whichever type of trailer you are using, the tractor has a compatible hitch; the single pivot (imposed load) trailer will need a hook and the double pivot (turntable) trailer will need a pin and clevis. If in any doubt about your level of training, please contact your training provider.



Do you have any questions about tractors and their safe use? We’d be happy to help.

Talk to us about what equipment you need, conditions you’ll be working in and your drivers’ training.

Call: (01469) 540428 or email [email protected]