Plant Hire Terms & Conditions

Our prices for all our services are currently under review, some of these prices may be subject to change, so please contact us for more information.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Full hire costs to be paid in full in cash on the delivery of plant
  2. A deposit of £100 cash for damages or not refuelling with diesel, which is refundable if there are no damages and the tank is full.
  3. We charge £1.20per litre for diesel.
  4. All our plant is fitted with GPS trackers, and we require you to provide the Post Code of the site where the plant is to be used. No plant to be taken to multiple sites/locations without prior arrangements.


We hold no responsibility for any damage to yourself or others when using one of our machines. See the “Who Insures The machines?” question in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

ID Required.

To hire a piece of equipment from us, you will be required to provide the following documentation as a means of identifying you.

  • Photo id such as a passport
  • Utility bills (gas, water, electric etc) in the name of the hirer / driver and have their current address on.
  • We will take a photograph of the hirer, which is returned at the end of the hire period or deleted off the system at end of hire.

Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much deposit do I need to put down?

Answer: £100

Question: What happens regarding fuel?

Answer: We will supply the machines with a full tank of Diesel, and we ask you to return them to us in the same condition.

Question: Who insures the machines?

Answer: When you take delivery of the machines, you are responsible for their wellbeing, we therefore suggest you insure the machines through JCB Hired In Plant.


Insurance for “hired in” plant equipment

Whether you hire your plant equipment from Romney Marsh Hire or any other plant hire company you are responsible for any loss or damage to the equipment. This is standard within all hire contracts. However, this is not always clear, so it is important that you, the “hirer” is adequately insured for loss or damage to the “hired in” equipment.

As the “hirer” you are responsible for the equipment not only from delivery, but also once off-hired until returned or collected.  The financial risk if, for example, a 1.5 tonne mini digger were stolen, would be anything up to £9,000, and a 3-tonne mini digger £25,000. Any on-site damage to the equipment, which is also the responsibility of the “hirer”, can be considerable.

Many “hirers” presume their liability policy or in the case of private hirers, their buildings and contents policy will cover “hired in” equipment that is stolen or damaged; they will not! Unless the hirer has “Hired in Plant Insurance” on their policy they are not covered.

Question: Is VAT included?

Answer: Yes, the published prices include VAT.

Question: Do I need a licence to drive a mini digger or dumper truck?

Answer: No, if you’re on private land, you don’t need any licences to operate either of these machines.

Question: Can you supply a machine operator?

Answer: Yes, we can, please ask for price for a driver when you call.

Question: What’s the cost for delivery?

Answer: We charge £1.50 per mile with a minimum charge of £20. Type our postcode TN29 9RN and your postcode into Google Maps then multiply the miles by 1.50.

Question: How do I make a booking?

Answer: Please text or call 07512301265 

Question: How do I pay for the plant?

Answer: You can pay via Bank Transfer (BACS) prior to the plant being delivered or pay the driver when he delivers the plant with cash. 

Question: Will I receive a full VAT receipt?

Answer: Yes, supply us with your invoice address and we will email you a receipt.


If you have any questions or are not sure about something please do not hesitate to contact us, you can use the form on the right, or you can find contact information here.