Excavator Hire in Sussex

AMF Plant Hire is a small privately owned, family run company that specialises in supplying Excavators (or Diggers) to both local companies and individuals. We believe in providing a completely transparent service, at a very competitive price. In fact we are so confident of our prices that we will promise to price match and bookings of 7 days or more on our machines.

We have a expanding fleet of plant for hire and specialise in 1.5 and 2.5 / 3 tonne machines. We have done this so that they can be transported on trailer, thus keeping the costs of delivery down, and ensuring we can offer you the lowest price possible.

This was one of the main reasons the company was established. We have previously rented plant ourselves, and found that although a certain price is advertised, you could double this when you take into account delivery and insurance etc. In addition, the costs of delivery were very misleading, and extortionate.

Therefore we set up with 1 goal in mind. To drive down the cost of hiring machinery by making it an easier, more transparent process.

Please click the ‘book now’ link below to see how easy and quick it can be to hire a machine from AMF Plant Hire.

We guarantee to beat the price of any of our competitors in the local area. If you can hire the same equipment for cheaper elsewhere (including collection and delivery but not insurance) we will beat that price by 10%”

Our Machines

Here at AMF Plant Hire, we have identified that the machines required the most, and that we can keep the rental costs lowest on – are plant that we can deliver to you on a trailer. Therefore our fleet of Excavators is made up of 2 sizes of machine.

All our machines are regularly serviced, on good rubber tracks and have lights – enabling you to make the most out of the rental period as you can work for longer and later!

(Band A)

2.6 tonne Excavator

Our most popular rental is the 2.6 Tonne Yanmar Mini Digger with a full cab on rubber tracks. This machine is absolutely fantastic for any work needed.

Whether it be landscaping, excavating, moving – the SV26 is the machine for the job. It is extremely easy to use, very compatible and has a short swing – so you can get into tight spaces.

It has a full cab, so you are protected from the weather, and quick hitch for removing and attaching buckets when needed. This machine comes with a full set of 3 buckets ready to go. Please see the chart for technical information and capabilities of this machine.


2675 kg [rubber crawlers / cabin]

4250 x 1500 x 2435 mm

2735 mm


2835 mm

1160 mm
14.71 / 24.52 kN
2.9 – 4.8 km/h
3 cylinders, 1331 cm³
17.6 kW / 23.9 HP / 2400 rpm

Very low fuel consumption

Due to the 3 Cylinder, 24 Horsepower engine – the Yanmar SV26 is one of the most fuel efficient machines on the market in its class.

Exceptional productivity

Optimal combination of excavation forces and working cycles allow exceptional productivity.


£35 delivery / collection charge with 10 miles of Horsham, £50 within 15 miles.

(Band B)

TB016 Excavator

For the smaller job, or where access is restricted – we use the 1.5 Tonne Takeuchi TB016. This is one of the most popular, if not the most popular 1.5 tonne Mini Digger on the market. 

It is a fantastic machine and can often outperform the large plant on offer. The TB016 does not have a cab, but does have a canopy to stop the rain, which in its own right improves visibility. In addition the TB016 also has a Quick Hitch, and comes with the full set of 3 buckets.

*We also have a Hydraulic breaker available for the Takeuchi TB016 at a small additional cost*


1,660kg with canopy


3835 x 980 x 2280 mm






1085 mm


9 kN


2.3 – 4.2 km/h


9KW Dual Speed Engine


3695mm Ground Reach

Dual speed, expanding tracks!

Our Takeuchi TB016’s come with expanding tracks to allow you access to areas that are hard to reach. They are also dual speed.

Small, compact but powerful.

The Takeuchi TB016 is known for its performance to size ratio, and is very powerful yet agile and easy to use.


£35 delivery / collection charge with 10 miles of Horsham, £50 within 15 miles.

Delivery & Collection

In line with our ethos, we have tried to keep our delivery and collection process as simple and cheap as possible. We have set rates for distances from our address. Therefore if you are based within 10 miles of our Horsham office, we charge just £35 for both delivery and collection of the machine. If you are slightly further afield, we charge just £50 up to 15 miles!

Unlike our competition, these prices included both delivery and collection!

Please use the map below to see the main areas we cover.

Plant Hire Insurance

If you are currently in the building trade, it is very likely that your insurance covers ‘In-Hire Plant and Machinery’. Therefore to make a booking and deliver your plant to you, we would just need to see this.

If you are not, then it is the industry standard for the party hiring the machine to ensure it is insured whilst in their ‘care’. Please be aware that Diggers or Excavators are extremely expensive machines, and therefore if they go ‘missing’ the cost would be large. For example, to replace a 2.6 Tonne Machine, it would cost upwards of £22,000 – so it is worth insuring!

Here at AMF Plant Hire, we do not offer our own insurance, however, we can point you in the right place to get it. By far the most cost effective way is by taking out a policy for a period of time and making sure you do all the work at once. For example 1 days insurance would cost around £30/40 – however to take out a policy covering £100,000, 4 items of machinery for 30 days – only costs £75! So if you have more than one day’s work to do – it pays to plan and do it all at once.

Some people assume that plant hire is covered by their House Insurance, which it never is (unfortunately!)


As everyone knows, a decision is never made solely on price – but it helps! Here at AMF Plant hire, we can offer both the best price available – and the best service. Therefore we keep our prices simple!

If you are looking to hire this machine for longer than this we can accommodate you as long as we have availability. Please contact us for more information.

We also have a Heavy Duty Hydraulic Breaker available for our Band A 1.5 Tonne Machines.

If you have any questions about price, would like to check availability or to make a booking

Excavator Prices 1 Day 2 Days   Week
1.5 Ton Mini Excavator (Band A) 80 125   200
2.5 -3 Ton Mini Excavator (Band B) 110 165 230 300
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Breaker 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days Week
1.5 Ton Mini Excavator 60 90 100 130

Conditions of hire

Please see the PDF below for full conditios of hire

Safety Instructions

The operator must read these instructions before starting the excavator.

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  • Amies Mill Farm, Kerves Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6RL