EAST LOTHIAN Plant and Heavy Machinery Hire

A FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1972

OUR SERVICES

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We have a range of JCB excavators equipped with the latest technology available for hire for all your construction needs.

Meet the Fleet

JCB 220X

JCB 220X

A machine to be taken seriously. A machine to be trusted. The largest in our fleet.

Max. Dig Depth

6.79 m

X Series

Yes

Max. Engine Power

129 kW

Tailswing

Conventional

Max. Bucket Capacity

1.25 m³

Max. Operating Weight

24,743 kg

JCB 150x

JCB 150X

The 15 tonne tracked excavator is part of our most advanced tracked excavator range ever (the JCB X Series), sitting perfectly alongside the highly acclaimed 20 tonne tracked excavator.
Max. Dig Depth

6.16 m

X Series

Yes

Max. Engine Power

81 kW

Tailswing

Conventional

Max. Bucket Capacity

0.89 m³

Max. Operating Weight

17,861 kg

JCB JS 145

JCB JS145

Before you buy an excavator, you need to know it’s going to be tough enough to perform any job you ask of it. Fortunately strength and durability come as standard with the JS145W.
Max. Dig Depth

5.93 m

Max. Loadover Height

7.95 m

Max. Engine Power

97 kW

Max. Bucket Capacity

0.78 m³

Travel Speed

33.5 kph

Max. Operating Weight

17,226 kg

JCB 8T

Designed to perform. Built to last. With build quality, power, efficiency, comfort, safety and serviceability in abundance, the new generation JCB 86C-2 midi diggers are ready to provide ultimate productivity on any job.
Max. Dig Depth

4.52 m

Max. Dump Depth

5.39 m

Max. Engine Power

48 kW

Power Type

Diesel

Tailswing

Conventional

Operating Weight

8,600 kg

JCB 3CX

JCB 3CX

Wherever your site and whatever the task, discover an easier way to work with the JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader. These versatile machines deliver high performance with effortless operation – everything you need in a Backhoe Loader. 

Max. Dig Depth

5.97 m

Shovel Capacity

1 m³

Max. Engine Power

81 kW

Max. Reach

6.52 m

Travel Speed

40 kph – 50 kph

Operating Weight

7,887 kg – 8,600 kg

We also provide a skilled workforce to support our plant hire customers

Adams Gas

We stock a range of Adams bottle gases - get in touch for more information.

ABOUT US

charley foster

Our family business was established in 1972 by the late Charlie Foster on his JCB 3CX and had gone from strength to strength since then.

We supply a skilled operated service on our JCB fleet which can be hired on a self drive basis to an experienced operator. We also supply a skilled workforce to various large contractors who want a reliable workforce to support their customers.

The business is now run day to day by Alison, Charlie’s daughter, with his wife Moreen overseeing the operations. Our youngest team member is Charley (see photo) who is named after our founder and who wants to drive a pink digger when she is older!

We have a wide customer base covering East and Mid Lothian, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

RECENT WORK

Here are some of our recent jobs to give you an idea of what we do.

Sea Defence Repairs

When a local caravan site owner found our details in the yellow pages, they contacted us to put the tank defences back to prevent any additional damage to the site.

Field Drainage

We recently completed some field drainage. We have a variety machines available for any field drainage that needs installed or repaired.

Rockhead Removal

We have removed rockheads and used the rock to create tracks .

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AWARD WINNING, SAFE AND RELIABLE

You can rely on our award winning health and safety standards.

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