Self Drive Digger Hire

Bullimores offer an extensive range of self drive digger hires across the East of England and East Midlands. Our diggers and dumpers are ideal for both domestic and commercial projects of any scale.  In addition, we house a broad range of accessories from breakers to augers to support your project needs.

Bullimores Plant Hire 13t Hitachi

Diggers & Excavators for Hire

We have a wide range of self drive digger hires, from 0.8 tonne to 13 tonne excavators. Our range consists of top tier-one brands like Kubota, ranging from 0.8 tonne micro diggers up to 8 tonne diggers. Our larger 13 tonne excavators are predominantly Volvo, Hitachi and JCB. We also carry a full range of hydraulic breakers to suit our diggers and excavators. For digger specifications and weights and please click on the buttons below.

Digger and Dumper Hire

Dumpers for Hire

Our range of dumpers is a mix of Terex and Thwaites in the following sizes:

1t Hi Tip Dumpers

2t High Lift / Swivel Dumpers

3t Swivel Tip Dumpers

 6t Straight / Swivel Tip Dumpers

9t Straight Tip Dumpers


Established in 1907, we’ve built a reputation as one of the region’s best plant hire companies, offering competitive pricing, a next-day delivery service, and excellent customer support.
To arrange a hire or for expert advice, please call your local Bullimore’s depot.


For a fast turnaround quote, click the button below, fill in our quote form, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as we can.

self drive digger hire FAQ’s


Do you need a licence to drive a digger in the UK?

Do I need a licence to use a digger? … If you plan to drive a digger of any size on public roads, a valid driving licence will be needed. However, on private worksites and access roads, no licence is necessary.
We do not need to see any license and provide that the property owner is content that you are competent to operate a machine – that is as far as the law requires.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Our Account Customers do not need to pay a deposit, but a deposit will be required for those who do not have a Bullimores Credit Account. Each Self Drive Digger Hired will have a set deposit value. For a quote and to calculate your hire deposit, please get in touch.

Can I have my equipment delivered first thing?

We offer a next day delivery service. There are a limited number of ‘first drop’ delivery spaces available. While there is availability, we are happy to provide a next day delivery service for your self drive digger hire.  

What are the Safety Procedures When Operating a Digger or Dumper?

If you are new to operating a piece of plant machinery, please speak to a member of our team who will guide you through the safety procedures on delivery and will be happy to recap anything you are unsure of. A construction site is a hazardous environment as it is constantly changing. This article cover’s the main hazards in construction and how to avoid them.

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