Cappers Plant Hire Ltd has served Scotland’s construction, utility and rail industries with a reliable, flexible and competitive operated and self-drive plant hire service since 1973. We are specialists in small and intermediate plant services and consider all of Scotland central belt as local. We pride ourselves on our ability to work and think outside normal parameters. Our customers will always get us at the end of the phone and we are nimble enough to make quick decisions to supply them with the plant they need. All of our plant items in our fleet are available on a self-drive basis or as part of a package which includes a highly skilled operator.



Our modern and highly maintained fleet of equipment is available on a self-drive basis. Our team of experts can help advise you on the right equipment for your project. Available on short or long term hire Cappers will always provide you with high quality and safe equipment at competitive rates.



All of Cappers operatives are qualified to CPCS standard and are most likely a long serving member of our team. Skilled operator retention is high on our company values, this ensures confidence that our customers will be supplied with the best possible plant and operator package to complement their project.

Our Equipment


plant hire page - Excavator drwaerOur fleet of mini and midi excavators are subject to a stringent pre hire inspection process to ensure they are in the best and safest condition possible for our customers. All our excavators are serviced before manufacturer recommended intervals to reduce any downtime. CONTACT our team of experts today to discuss our range and your requirements.

Backhoe loaders - JCB 3X

planthire backhoe drawerBackhoe loaders have been a mainstay in our fleet since day one, and after falling out of fashion for five years we have seen a strong comeback from the faithful “JCB” in the last twelve months. So much so we have recently refreshed our fleet with JCB 3CX Sitemasters. All our Backhoe Loaders come as standard with a hydraulic take off hose to power handheld tools. Contact us now for an instant quote.

Forward Tipping Dumpers

plantHireDumpersDrawerCappers fleet of dumpers are routinely serviced and are subject to a vigorous pre hire inspection routine before every new hire providing the best possible safety and reliability and reducing down time for our clients.

Telescopic handlers

PlantHireTelescopichandlerDrawerCappers Telescopic Handlers are available in various sizes with ranging capabilities. All our telescopic handlers are available with bucket attachments for material handling and sweeper attachments for mechanical site sweeping. Contact us to discuss further or to book your hire today.

Trailer Hire

PlanthireTrailerDrawerThumbCappers Plant Hires fleet of trailers are modern and regularly maintained. Cappers offer five types of trailer’s for hire.

  • 1.5 ton plant trailer
  • 3 ton plant trailer
  • 6 metre flatbed/beaver tail
  • Cargo box trailer
  • Car transporting trailer

We offer free advice on the ever confusing towing laws with every hire.

Our trailers can be hired with an item of our plant or on their own.

Hydraulic Breakers

hydraulic breakersCappers can supply a range of hydraulic breakers to fit Backhoe loaders and mini excavators to 14 ton excavators. Our hydraulic breakers are subject to an in-depth pre hire inspection to ensure maximum safety and reliability. All damaged hoses are replaced and worn chisels are replaced before manufacturer’s recommendations

“Cappers Plant Hire division is very diverse and flexible, they always help with our ever changing needs and requirements.“

Mr David Woods, Director, Hybrid Estates Management

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