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Marine work is progressing in front of the Grade 1 listed Royal Liver Building, using a CAT 345 long reach machine. 

An underground water storage reservoir in North London is undergoing refurbishment, but is located under the greens of a prestigious golf club.

Making the most of the fine weather, WM Plant Hire has been busy on several slope engineering projects for both re-profiling of the embankments and installation of deep vertical drains.

Working for South Staffordshire Council on an environmental improvement scheme, WM Plant Hire are clearing silt and vegetation from the Wyrley Branch Canal.

The 40 tonne 22m reach long reach excavator has been working from the deck of the famous Mersey Mammoth vessel at the busy port of Heysham.

For WM Plant, the New Year gets off to a busy start in the marine sector. Our CAT 345 machines are involved in marine work, one at the expansion of the 300 year old Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay.

Ditch reprofiling and environmental improvements to numerous pools and watercourses have been completed at the historic National Trust park in Worcestershire.

Excessive reed growth and silt build up adjacent to flood control equipment had to be removed as part of the Environment Agency’s maintenance procedures.

During a 9 day blockade the CAT 330, 345 and 375 long reach machines were used to re-profile and cut a new rock face on a deep rail cutting on the South Wales branch line.

Working on a Network Rail project in north London, the rail embankment is being stabilised using soil nails.

WM Plant Hire are currently involved in several slope engineering projects, one of which is a highway project in Cardiff.

The view from the beach of Margate is somewhat different this summer, where underwater excavation for the new water treatment facility’s sea outfall is constructed.

WM Plant Hire have removed the dam holding back the water at Croome Park during the refilling of the artificial river.

WM Plant Hire has been brought in to carry out emergency works to clear material from a railway embankment slip.

Construction of a temporary dam across an 18th century Worcestershire canal basin needed all 24 metres of reach on this reclamation contract.

Work on the final phase of the Coalbrookdale Watercourse Project is using long reach excavators for a different application – backfill around recent archaeological excavations.

WM Plant Hire has taken delivery of a brand new Caterpillar 345C long reach excavator from Cat dealer Finning.

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    Exeter highway improvements use longest reach excavator in the UK Read More
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    Watercourse maintenance with ATM one of UK's leading landscaping, highway maintenance contractors using log grab Read More
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