About Us

Plant Hire Lancashire

Readyplant Ltd is the premier non-operated plant hire and machinery supplier in North West England.

Established in 1984 and based in Croston, Lancashire, we supply many local authorities, construction companies and property developers, as well as numerous local businesses, with plant, tools and equipment. It’s all backed up by great service and expert advice from our team.

Readyplant offers a wide range of small to medium-sized machinery, including access equipment hire, mini digger hire, excavator hire, telehandler hire, fuel bowser hire,  roller hire, mixer hire, wood chipper hire, stump grinder hire and more.

The total fleet comprises in excess of 500 pieces of equipment. We operate a programme of continuous renewal, so you can always be confident of getting up-to-date, dependable gear manufactured by industry leaders to top specifications. For you, that translates to increased productivity, greater efficiency and guaranteed high standards of safety.

Readyplant is committed to providing robust, reliable and safe options for customers at competitive rates. With our policy of regular investment in technologically advanced new equipment from some of the biggest names in the industry, there’s plenty to choose from.

Our fleet includes:

Access Equipment:
Electric Straight lift (up to 10mtr working height)
Electric Scissor lift (up to 10mtr working height)
Diesel Rough Terrain Scissor (up to 15mtr working height)
Diesel Articulated Boom (up to 28mtr working height)
Hybrid Articulated Boom (up to 28mtr working height)

Forklift & Telehandlers:
4mtr to 18mtr Lift Height

Pedestrian, sit-on & towed types

0.5 ton to 10 ton and tracked, hi-lift & swivel types

Wood Chipper Hire:
6.5″ Diesel Tracked
6.5″ Diesel Towable
4″ Petrol Pedestrian

Stump Grinder Hire:
Tracked Stump Grinder
Pedestrian Stump Grinder

Compressors, concrete mixers, water pumps, generators,fuel bowsers & tanks, pressure washers, etc.
Whatever the size of your project, with over thirty years of knowledge and experience to draw on, we can help.

Repair and maintenance services
We also offer comprehensive repair and maintenance services for your equipment. All work will be carried out by our trained mechanics and can be undertaken either at your site or in our fully equipped workshop in Croston.

If you have broken down machinery, we can collect it and also provide a replacement to keep your site working.

We can offer:

  • certificates of inspection
  • scheduled maintenance contracts
  • method statements
  • risk assessments
  • insurance cover
  • service reports
  • annual inspections
  • LOLER and PUWER certificates

With fully equipped workshops, mobile equipment, and highly trained and experienced personnel, we can offer you an excellent service at a cost-effective price.