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Plant Hire Broxburn

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Gordon Bow Plant Hire was established in 1982 by Mr Gordon Bow and is now one of the largest independent plant hire company in Scotland. Our in-house office team have collectively over 200 years’ experience within the plant hire industry.

We have a varied range of plant equipment available to hire from mini excavators to dumpers and have a wide range of clients we service from groundworkers to civil engineers.

We have got Plant Hire covered across Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian, Borders, Glasgow and Fife. With numerous transport options our logistics team can deliver the plant you require to the smallest street or major construction site on-time, and cost effectively. From our base in Broxburn, Central Scotland we have easy access to the M8 and Forth Road Bridge to go across to Fife. If you need your own plant equipment, we offer a competitive nationwide door to door transport service and our fleet includes Low Loaders and Hiab Lorries for self-loading. If you want to reduce your costs and let us know in advance account customers can collect Plant from our Plant Hire Depot in Broxburn.

As well as self-drive plant we can provide experienced trained operators who will hold the relevant Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) operators card, which confirms a level of skill and knowledge which is recognised and required within the industry.

We work closely with the industry’s leading plant suppliers in order to offer you the newest models and latest innovations in plant hire equipment. We have over 200 pieces of plant and equipment from leading manufactures including JCB, Manitou, Komatsu, Case, Thwaites, Volvo and Bomag.

We our consistently upgrading our young fleet, but in the event of a breakdown out highly trained fitters and support field engineers are on-call to carry out repairs to minimise site downtime.

The vast range of equipment we provide includes:

Backhoe Loaders

The JCB 3CX which is recognised as the world’s number one backhoe loader and is now one of the most popular pieces of plant equipment in the U.K. The JCB 3CX comes equipped with efficient design philosophy with class-leading efficiency and lower running costs.


Our fleet of Dumpers range from 6 Tonne to 9 Tonne and we can offer both straight and swivel tips and ideal from large groundwork jobs to smaller sites or gardens.


We can supply a wide range of Tracked Excavators from 1.5 Tonne to 20 Tonne, we also supply Wheeled Excavators from 10 Tonne up to 16 Tonne.

Lorries & Plant Transport

As well as delivering our own plant equipment we also offer a service to transport your equipment from site to site with our fleet of bespoke Lorries, including Low-Loaders and HIAB Lorries for self-loading.

Operated Plant

Our fully trained and experienced operators will hold the relevant CPCS card and will have passed the relevant Health and Safety test.

Powered Access

We can supply mobile elevated work platforms in the range of Manitou 180 ATJ this can reach heights up to 18.19m and can meet all your needs for working outdoors on uneven, sloping and obstructed ground.


Our fleet of Rollers can be used to compact soil, gravel, asphalt and our range includes single drum and twin drum up to 13 Tonne.


We have a comprehensive range of Telehandlers, ranging from 6 metres right up to 18 metres reach, with a full incremental range in-between.


We offer a fantastic range of accessories for all types of plant equipment from excavators to telehandlers to suit all types of job for any type of plant machinery.