Plant hire frequently asked questions

Providing that the property owner is content that you are a competent person to operate a machine – that is as far as what the law requires.

A typical hire period is based on 24 hours, so we will collect the equipment 24 hours or later after you have hired the equipment unless otherwise agreed. A hire week is based on a 5 day working week.

If you wish to keep the machine longer then you will be required to pay for the day.

Deposits are taken at company’s discretion

We try to be as flexible as possible, if you need to change a booking an admin/cancelation fee will apply

We require a copy of your driving licence and two utility bills dated within the last 90 days.

We pride ourselves on supplying modern and well maintained equipment. All equipment is tested before each hire.

It is the hirers responsibility to insure all equipment against theft, loss or damage should the unexpected happen. Equipment will be charged on a market value basis. All damage will be charged accordingly.

As part of our service, we offer at a percentage of the hire cost hired-in insurance.

We do try our best to keep all of our customers happy, however there are a limited number of ‘first drop’ delivery spaces available and while we are happy to accommodate customers delivery requirements it is not always possible to give everyone the ‘first drop’ delivery slots. Please book in advance to secure your delivery time.

We can and do offer evening and weekend deliveries, please ask. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Please notify us in advance of collection and we will do our best to work around your circumstances.

Any plant equipment must be returned with out excess mud and dirt. There will be a charge for cleaning if the machine is returned with excess mud and dirt.

Our plant and Trailer hire services are available to those based in any of the following locations;

  • Buckinghamshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Oxfordshire

In addition to our standard hire agreement and reference to any additional hire fee, the hirer will be liable for any of the below sections and will incur the relevant charge to repair or replace if lost or damaged.




Tyres including punctures

Spare Wheel and tyre


Breakaway cable

Jockey wheel 

loading straps 

Loading ramps

Hitch and wheel locks 

Hitch Coupling


Whilst on hire, the hirer will be liable for any injuries they incur,  third parties and or to any animals transported from using the trailer.

The hirer shall completely indemnify Bucks Plant and Tool Hire Ltd against any such claims of injury from using the trailer.

Most but not all insurance companies cover for towing trailers, but the hirer is responsible for checking with their insurance company that they are covered for towing, loss and damage to the trailer on hire.

We have customers that recommend using Insurance Emporium.

Conditions of Hire

The hirer agrees to:

Ensure they hold a valid driving licence with the correct category entitlement for towing.

Ensure a number plate matching the towing vehicle is attached to the rear of the trailer whilst towing.

Drive the towing vehicle in accordance with all legal requirements.

Make sure all loads are secure, the trailer is correctly attached to the towing vehicle.

Not leave the UK without prior written permission from Bucks Plant and Tool Hire Ltd.

Maintain the trailer inline with legal legislation.

Carryout safety checks prior to each journey, to include but not limited to lights, tyres and number plate.

Animals are to be secure during transport and horses must not travel with studs in their shoes.

Trailer Collection and Return

The hirer must collect and return the trailer at the given times which will be agreed and listed on the hire agreement. 

The hirer must call prior to leaving home to collect and return the trailer, this is to ensure a member of staff is on site to hand over or return the trailer.  A 15 minute window is allowed before a late fee is incurred of £20 for each half an hour.

It is the hirers responsibility to collect and return the trailer. Failure to return the trailer will incur a collection charge as appropriate.

Trailers cannot be returned when we are closed with out prior written approval.

We will do our best to be flexible if early morning or evening collections and returns are required.

Trailer Care

The trailer remains the property of Bucks Plant and Tool Hire Ltd and must be returned within 24hrs if requested.

The hirer agrees to:

Ensure the additional security supplied is used at all times when the trailer is not in use.

Ensure the integral hitch lock is used when towing and parked with the trailer attached to the towing vehicle.  

Empty and clean the trailer when not in use and when returned. Horse boxes must be emptied and washed out after each use. The hirer will incur a cleaning charge if returned dirty, Minimum £30

Hire Period Extension

Should the hirer need to extend the hire period, this must be done via email and paid in advance if bookings allow.

Hire Cancellation 

Hire booking can be cancelled up to 48 hours without charge. Less than 48 hours notice will incur an admin charge of £40


The deposit taken will be returned once the trailer and any other items have been returned and checked. Please allow 2-4 working days after returning the trailer.


All Plant and Tools are hired under our hire agreement, the terms and conditions are available on request and the hirer must sign the agreement at time of delivery.

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