WM Plant Hire  WM Plant Hire


Manor Farm Lane
WV16 5HG


+44 (0) 1746 769555


+44 (0) 1746 769666

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Company Profile

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 10 to 29 metre reach, our plant ranges from 8 to over 100 tonnes for light to heavy duty demands of land and water based operations. For certain applications, up to 30 metre reach can be achieved.

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.

Products and Services


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


WM Plant Hire has used its machines on some high profile dredging contracts both inland on rivers, canals, lakes, ponds and lagoons and coastal estuaries inshore and offshore.


Recent projects:

  • Dredging of underwater obstructions, Port of Felixstowe
  • Underwater demolition of jetty structure, Port of Southampton
  • Thames Barrier, River Thames – maintenance de-silting
  • Dredging of Croome River, National Trust Landscape Park, Worcestershire
  • Lower basin de-silting, historic boat lift at Foxton Locks, Northants
  • Offshore wind farm construction, North Wales
  • Dredging for new Lifeboat station, Sennen Cove, Lands End
  • Dredging to bridge piers for scour protection, River Thames
  • Stormwater and water treatment scheme sea outfall, Margate
  • GPS underwater dig profile technology with equipment such as tugs, barges and modular floating pontoons can increase the scope of hire applications to the benefit of our customers


    Our long reach excavators are ideally suited to deep excavations including cofferdams, access shafts, cut and cover tunneling, deep drainage trenches and installation/removal of underground storage tanks.

    On remediation contracts, underground obstructions such as gas storage tanks, steel or brickwork chambers can be removed at safe working distances.  Deep insitu excavation of contaminated material can be carried out for soil mixing and treatment.

    Recent Projects:

  • 'Cut and cover' tunnel earthworks for the new Tyne Tunnel south approach, South Shields
  • Deep shaft construction for waste facility, Newhaven
  • Installation of deep leachate drainage on landfill site, Essex
  • Construction of slurry cut-off trench to 20m depth, Cheshire
  • Cofferdam excavation to St. Germans Pumping Station, Kings Lynn
  • Reclamation of obstructions and underground culverts on A500, Staffordshire
  • Removal of underground storage tanks up to 50 metre diameter, Birmingham
  • Grading and excavation of batters for Waste Landfill Facility, Northants
  • Excavation of deep basement inside bored piles, Birmingham



    We have been involved in several specialised civil engineering projects requiring the use of our long reach excavators, demonstrating their versatility in carrying out a wide range of tasks.  Such operations are beyond the reach of standard machines.

    Recent Projects:

  • Excavation of cofferdam for Severn Trent stormwater storage facility, West Midlands
  • Rock armour placement at Scrabster Harbour and Clogerhead, Ireland
  • Wetland area creation and reed bed maintenance, Warwickshire
  • Specialist backfill to flood attenuation system, Warwickshire
  • Bio-engineering operations to river at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire
  • Backfill to archaeological dig around historical buried artefacts, Ironbridge
  • Highways depot salt storage facility, Warwickshire
  • Erosion control using gabion baskets and reed beds Llangyngog, Wales
  • Excavation of footings, concreting and lifting on restricted access site, Staffordshire