Professional Excavation Services

A R Richards has been providing top-quality excavator hire and contracting services since 1980. No matter the scale of your digging, drilling, demolishing or other excavation needs – we have the perfect excavator hire solution.

With over 40 years of experience, we offer an extensive, modern fleet of excavators for both short and long-term hire. From compact, more manoeuvrable 1-tonne micro excavators to powerful 12-tonne units with superior ground penetration abilities – our diverse


Every excavator in our fleet comes equipped with the latest attachments to tackle projects efficiently, including:

• Quick-hitch systems, thumbs and hydraulic breakers
• Augers and planers
• Grabs and shovel buckets
• Rippers and circular saws
• Hydraulic hammers and compactors

Need something more specialised? Our product specialists can advise on hiring additional attaching tools tailored to your unique contracting needs.


Full-Service Excavation Solutions

Our complete service includes:

  • Operator Supply: Our trained and safety-certified operators ensure your rented excavators are managed professionally and safely onsite. We comply fully with all UK health and safety regulations.
  • Fuel Provision: All our excavator rates include re-fuelling costs, so you never have to worry about diesel supplies during your contracting work.
  • Delivery & Collection: Need an excavator delivered to your worksite quickly? Our logistics team is on call to transport excavators across the UK at short notice using our specialist vehicles.
  • Maintenance & Repairs: Your productivity and safety comes first. Our mechanical team ensures all hired excavators remain in peak condition and are covered by comprehensive breakdown assistance. Should any malfunctions occur, we provide priority repair services.

With transparent pricing and inclusive packages, A R Richards eliminates hassles so you can remain focused on your excavation work while we handle the rest. Our years of contracting experience also make our team a valuable consultative resource for unique projects.


Get a Free Quote

Whether an urgent small-scale task or major infrastructure project – our scale, experience and dedication to service quality means we can fulfil UK-wide excavator hire needs safely, efficiently and budget-consciously. Contact our team today for your free, no-obligation excavator hire quote. Call 01630 639 888 or email

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