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32m long reach

WM Plant Hire
Shaft excavation
over 20m in depth !

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Dedicated only to long reach solutions, WM Plant Hire operates one of the largest fleet of long reach excavators in the UK to suit a wide range of applications.

From low ground pressure to heavy duty applications, our plant ranges from 7 to 115 tonnes. Our long reach machines are ideally suited for land and water based operations with a reach of over 30 metres.

Specialist attachments, floating plant and fully amphibious excavators allow us to fulfill almost every specialist plant requirement.

We are happy to consult with our Customers to ensure that we specify the right machine, using our expertise to assist in the safe and effective delivery of the work operations.



Our typical long reach applications:
Marine Dredging – Coastal Defences – Harbour and Marine Construction –
Land Remediation – Ground Reclamation – Slope Stabilisation – Deep Trenching – Slurry Walling – Quarrying – Lagoon Clearance – Lake Dredging -
Specialist Backfill Operations


February 2014

WM Plant Hire were called in by the Council’s Highways team to assist with the flood clean up in Worcester City Centre. Using the 13 tonne long reach machine fitted with a rotating grab an estimated 500 tonnes of debris was cleared from the River Severn around the bridge.

January 2014

Placing scour protection to Kirkstall Bridge involved the use of two long reach machines, tugboats and modular pontoons to place rock armour. The high river level added to the challenge, however the works were successfully completed ahead of schedule.

December 2013

The 60 tonne long reach equipped with GPS dig system, rockwheel and underwater breaker attachments was mobilised to St. Helier in Jersey to assist with the installation of a new linkspan. A rocky outcrop of granite had to be removed and the ferry berth dredged with the port remaining in operation as usual

November 2013

Major earthworks at a railway cutting near Bristol used two long reach excavators with a reach up to 25 metres working both day and night shifts. Deep drainage was installed on the slope with several thousand tonnes of material removed safely

October 2013

Dredging of 15000m3 of silt and clearance of a large underwater obstruction in Teeside required the power and reach of the CAT 375. Equipped with a hydraulic ‘closing’ bucket to contain the contaminated dredgings, the machine also had to reach out to 34 metres and uncover a section of redundant sheet piles


September 2013

The Case 210 long reach machine was used on a high profile job at the i54 development off the M54 near Wolverhampton, to construct a gabion stone wall and place the backfill material. Low ground pressure tracks made this machine ideally suited for the project.

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