5 tonne digger hire

5 Tonne Digger Hire Overview

Our 5 tonne digger hires mean that you will be hiring the Kubota’s U55-4 mini excavator.  These diggers offer the power needed for demanding jobs and the versatility to work in any condition. 

Versatility is greatly enhanced with standard* and precise oil flow control with two auxiliary circuits. With boosted digging and lifting power and smoother travel performance, this 5 ton digger truly has it all.

In addition, this advanced excavator is designed with superior stability to perform efficiently even where space is confined. 

Key Features

  • Maximised Digging and Lifting Performance
  • Tight Tail Swing
  • Minimised Noise and Vibration
  • Greater Fuel Economy
  • Easier Site Cleaning and Levelling
  • User Friendly Operation
  • Operation History Record
  • Anti-theft System
Technical Specification
1950 mm
2550 mm
5400 kg with bucket (120 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth
3630 mm
Minimum Tail Turning Radius
1045 mm

Upgraded Performance / Powerful and versatile

Our 5 tonne diggers are ready to take on any challenge, combining the versatility to work in any condition and the power to support the most demanding jobs.

Impressive Direct Injection Engine

Our 5 tonne diggers have a direct injection engine that is engineered with the power to maximise digging and lifting performance. It also delivers minimised noise and vibration.

Tight Tail Swing 

When needing to undertake operations in a confined space, this tight tail swing model proves to be highly versatile.

Load Sensing Hydraulic System 

Our 5 tonne diggers have an improved 3-pump load sensing hydraulic system that ensures smoother operation, regardless of load size. In addition, it enables hydraulic oil to flow according to the precise range of the operator’s lever activity. This results in better fuel economy and a smoother drive.

Enhanced Digging Force 

Each of our 5 tonne diggers delivers an impressive bucket digging force of 4,315 kg. In addition, its powerful and well-balanced arm and bucket allow the operator to dig quicker and more efficiently, even in the most demanding conditions.


The auto-shift system enables automatic travel shift from high to low depending on traction effort and terrain. This allows for smoother operations when dozing and turning.

Boom Anti-drop Valve 

Our 5 ton diggers are fitted with a boom-lowering control device (ISO8643) as standard.

Optimised Site Cleaning 

The dozer blade can be heightened up to 410 mm. This means the blade and the bucket edge gap is optimised to enable much easier site cleaning and levelling.

Versatile Control 

Two auxiliary circuits (SP1 and SP2*) come standard on the U55-4. Both circuits’ maximum oil flow settings are conveniently adjustable from the digital panel. No additional tools or complex manual adjusting procedures are necessary.

Delux Interior

On our 5 ton diggers, your comfort truly comes first. The luxurious cabin features a deluxe seat and a wider entrance, enabling a more accessible entrance and exit to and from the cabin. The Operator Protective Guard (OPG) and Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) maximise safety. Furthermore, operability is vastly improved with more easy-to-use features than ever before.

Easy Operation

The luxurious interior features a wider entrance, greater legroom and a deluxe seat. In addition, operability is greatly enhanced with more easy-to-use features than ever before.

New Digital Panel 

Following the excellence of Kubota’s Intelligent Control System, the new digital panel puts convenience at the operator’s fingertips. Featuring easier button operation, the user-friendly digital panel is positioned to the front right corner of the operator. In addition, this operator-facing wider display dramatically improves visibility. With easier access, more straightforward settings, easy-to-read indicators and alerts, you’ll always be aware of the excavator’s functioning status.

Operation History Record 

An operation history is automatically recorded on the U55-4. By simply checking the built-in calendar, you can trace back up to 90 days of the machine’s usage dates.

Anti-theft System 

Our 5 tonne diggers include a world-class anti-theft system. This system ensures, only programmed keys will allow the engine to start up. Anyone attempting to start the digger with an un-programmed key will activate the alarm. Other security features include a key alert to remind the operator to extract the key post-operation and an LED alert to prevent potential theft.

Easy Accessibility 

Although your 5 ton excavator is state-of-the-art, its maintenance doesn’t get much more manageable. With fully-opening rear and right side bonnets, the engine, control valves and various components are accessible for easy inspection and repair.


We offer both trade and public hires and provide a rapid delivery service if needed. All our hires are competitively priced, and our service is exceptional. To book your plant hire equipment or ask a question about your project, please give us a call and speak to a member of the Bullimores team.

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Further Information

What is the smallest width of digger?

0.8 Ton Diggers, also known as Micro Diggers, are ideal for narrow access spaces. They have a width of only 72.5cm, and the rollover bar also folds down, which makes these machines capable of going through tight doorways and corridors.

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