How Attachment Hire Helps You Get More Value from Construction Plant

Volvo 9 tonne excavator with grappler attachmentWhen it comes to construction plant hire, having the right equipment can make a world of difference in terms of productivity and efficiency. In North London, MPH (Mr Plant Hire) is the go-to solution for all your construction equipment needs, offering a wide range of machines to suit various projects. From excavators to telehandlers and boom lifts, these large and powerful machines are designed to excel in industrial settings. However, to truly maximise their potential, it's essential to understand the types of heavy machines available and how attachment hire can enhance their functionality.


Plant hire is essential for improving productivity on-site

Machines like excavators, boom lifts and telehandlers are invaluable assets on construction sites and other projects. They are not only designed to perform heavy-duty tasks but are also efficient, reliable and safe to operate. However, simply hiring these machines is not enough to ensure optimal productivity. To get the most out of your heavy machine hire, it's crucial to know the types of machines available and their specific functions.


Let's take a closer look at some common heavy machines (or construction plant) and what they are typically used for:

1. MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms)

MEWPs, or aerial work platforms, are versatile machines used for working at heights. These machines come in various types, including scissor lifts, boom lifts and cherry pickers. They are ideal for tasks like maintenance, painting, construction and tree trimming, providing safe access to elevated work areas.

2. Excavators

Excavators are heavy machines with a hydraulic arm and bucket attachment. They are commonly used in construction projects for digging, trenching and material handling. Excavators are available in various sizes to suit different job requirements. There are a great number of excavator attachments available, designed to harness the power of these machines.

3. Telehandlers

Telehandlers, also known as telescopic handlers, are similar to forklifts but with an extendable boom, making them versatile for lifting, placing and transporting materials at heights. They are commonly used in construction, agriculture and warehousing. Specialised telehandler attachments can add a great range of versatility and functionality to these machines.

4. Forklifts

Forklifts are essential for material handling in warehouses, factories and construction sites. They come in various configurations, including counterbalance forklifts and rough terrain forklifts, each designed for specific tasks. Forklift truck attachments are indispensable when it comes to maximising the productivity of these machines.


Machine attachments provide additional productivity

While heavy machines are incredibly versatile, you can enhance their capabilities further by utilising specialised attachments. These attachments allow machines to perform a diverse range of tasks, making them even more valuable on the job site. Let's explore some useful machine attachments categorised by machine type.

1- MEWP Attachments and Accessories:

Extra handrails: DeckRailXtra is an attachment designed for scissor lifts, providing a secure handrail system to create a safer work platform.

2- Excavator Attachments:

- Crusher Buckets: These attachments are used for crushing and recycling concrete, reducing the need for separate crushing equipment.

- Clam Shell Digging Buckets: Ideal for precision digging and material handling tasks, these buckets offer better control in tight spaces.

- Blade Screening Buckets: These attachments help with separating fine materials from debris during excavation.

- Riddle Buckets: Riddle buckets are excellent for sorting or sifting materials, such as soil and aggregate, on-site.

- Tilting Buckets: Tilting buckets provide better flexibility for digging and grading operations.

- Ripper Teeth: Useful for breaking up tough soil and rock, ripper teeth are crucial for excavation in challenging terrains.

- Fixed Pulverisers: These attachments help in crushing concrete and other materials, making them easier to dispose of or recycle.

- Breakers: Ideal for breaking concrete and rocks, hydraulic breakers are indispensable for demolition work.

- Excavator Mulchers: These attachments are used for clearing vegetation and forestry tasks, such as land clearing and undergrowth removal.

- Compactor Plates: Compactor plates are perfect for compacting soil and materials, ensuring a stable foundation for construction projects.

3 - Telehandler Attachments:

- Adjustable Crane Jib: This attachment extends the lifting capabilities of a telehandler, making it suitable for lifting and placing items in hard-to-reach places.

- Tipping Skips: A tipping skip attachment simplifies waste management on-site by allowing for efficient material disposal.

- Fork Extensions: Fork extensions increase the reach and capacity of telehandlers, enhancing their material handling capabilities.


Benefits of MPH’s Machine Attachment Hire

Now that we've explored the various machine attachments available for construction plant, let's delve into the benefits of hiring these attachments from MPH:

1. Enhanced Versatility: Machine attachments expand the range of tasks your heavy machines can perform. This versatility allows you to get more value from your machine hire, as a single machine can handle a broader scope of work. In short: hiring a digger and the right mini digger attachments can eliminate the need for compactor plate hire, concrete breaker hire and so on.

2. Cost-Effective: Specialised attachment hire is often more cost-effective than purchasing the attachments outright. It also eliminates the need for storing and maintaining these attachments when they are not in use.

3. Improved Efficiency: The right attachment can significantly increase the efficiency of your heavy machine, saving you time and labour costs on your projects.

4. Safety and Compliance: MPH ensures that all machine attachments are well-maintained and comply with safety regulations. This guarantees a secure working environment for your team.

5. Expert Guidance: MPH's team can provide guidance on selecting the appropriate attachment for your project, ensuring that you have the right tool for the job.

Speak to MPH Today for Machine Attachment Hire

MPH offers a wide range of plant and equipment to meet your project's needs. By incorporating the right attachments, you can boost your productivity, efficiency and safety on the job site. Speak to MPH today on 020 8351 3434 and let our friendly advisors help you find the best machine attachments for your project.