Operated excavator hire in Swindon

Operated excavator hire in Swindon

Last weekend we teamed up with a ground investigation company working at a prestigious HQ in Swindon, Wiltshire. They were called in by their client to test the suitability of a car park prior to erecting some temporary offices. To do this, they undertook a series of pressure plate tests which measure the compression strength of the sub base (in this case the tarmac).

This test involves very sensitive measuring equipment being put under pressure against a counter weight, in this case our 13 tonne excavator, and reading the deflection of the ground.

Tiger Plant were able to offer a turnkey solution for our client in offering delivery & collection of a machine on the clients time scale, complete with operator within a tight frame.

If you undertake ground investigation work and require an operated excavator on a short or long term basis we can comfortably undertake the following works:

  • Ground investigation including test holes
  • Archeological excavations
  • Soil analysis & soak away testing

We also undertake ground works, including contract excavation, drainage and civil works. To find our more about ground works solutions please click here: https://www.tigerplant.co.uk/groundworks/

Our operators are trained to CPCS standard, have experience in using the machines, operate safely and can drive any excavators from our range. Our excavator fleet ranges from mirco digger to 13 tonne excavator.



Our 13 tonne excavator in position for the first pressure plate test.


The excavator in place set up with the measuring equipment.

  • Tiger Plant Hire 2020
  • Company No: 10469579