The Isle of Wight has long been recognised as benefitting from both a mild coastal climate and fertile soils favourable to the gardener
“In general such is the purity of the air, the fertility of the soil, and the beauty and variety of the landscapes, that this island has often been styled the Garden of England” – The History of the Isle of Wight, Sir Richard Worsley. 1781
This is one of a series of articles and anecdotes largely based around our work on the Isle of Wight and occasionally further afield
Tim Brayford Landscapes – Mini-tractor & digger hire
When to hire a mini tractor
Otherwise known as subcompact tractors they have the versatility of larger agricultural tractors on a smaller, lighter frame. They are generally a good choice for areas of up to five acres, especially for irregularly shaped gardens and paddocks or where the access ways are too narrow or the ground is too soft for modern farm machinery to use. A mini tractor can lift approximately half its weight, carry a weight greater than its own, and push or pull several times more than its own weight. Like bigger agricultural tractors they feature a category 1 three-point hitch, PTO shafts , an external hydraulic spool valve and four-wheel drive, they are diesel fuelled.
What attachments are available?
The range of attachments available for mini-tractors broadly reflects those available for agricultural tractors but in a scaled down form. We currently have both a rotary cultivator and light drag harrows available for hire – email email@example.com for a quote.
When to hire a wheeled mini-digger
Wheeled mini-diggers bridge the gap between work previously done laboriously by hand and the heavy plant found on construction sites and civil engineering projects. When access ways are too restricted or the ground too soft for larger machines is where these smaller machines are an advantage. Compared to similar sized tracked machines they have a quicker work rate for grading off soil and moving earth or gravel around a site without the need of a separate dumper truck.
All our equipment comes with an operator, we are unable to offer self-drive hire at this time. NO VAT to add, no extra fuel or delivery charges, minimum charges apply – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about hire rates, availability and to make a booking.