William Birch and Sons Ltd


Birch plant and tools have been helping Yorkshire construction companies successfully complete their projects for nearly 60 years now.

The wide range of equipment held enables all your requirements to be dealt with in one phone call- dumpers, excavators, tele-handlers, compressors and rollers

All plant and tools are serviced by the fully qualified team of fitters in modern premises before being delivered to your site.

Should you require  the plant to be operated it will be driven by employees holding the relevant certification card for the items hired ensuring safety on your site.

The most popular items of equipment being hired currently are the 1and 3 tonne mini excavators and the access platforms which allow work to be carried out at a height of over 16 metres.

Call in at our Depot  in York to see the range of plant and tools available and discuss your needs with the experts.

Mini Diggers Hire

Mini Diggers are a  machine is ideally suited for working in back gardens or other areas with a standard 750mm (2’6”) gate or doorway. The tracks retract to get through the gate and then are expanded to give the machine extra stability

Telescope Handlers Hire

Telescopic handler
Telescopic handler 4x4A telescopic handler, or telehandler, is a machine widely used in agriculture and industry. It is similar in appearance and function to a forklift but is more a crane than forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or lift table.

The most common attachment for a tele-handler is pallet forks and the most common application is to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional forklift. For example, telehandlers have the ability to remove palletized cargo from within a trailer and to place loads on rooftops and other high places. The latter application would otherwise require a crane, which is not always practical or time-efficient

Excavator Hire

Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, bucket and cab on a rotating platform (known as the "house"). The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. All movement and functions of the excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, be it with rams or motors. Their design is a natural progression from the steam shovel

Lighting Tower Hire

Lighting Towers with four 1000watt metal halide lamps provide light to a wider work area. With hydraulically operated masts and 360degree mast rotation, these towerlights are suitable for any operation and their compact design ensures that the units can be easily transported in bulk.

Generators and Compressor Hire

lighting towers are impractical to use or beyond your budget, incorporating a 5m pneumatic mast, the unit can be located and operational in minutes, we offer a choice of generators and lighting options to suit most budgets, open frame, silenced and super silenced petrol generators, diesel generators and generators with twin masts for added lighting

Dumper Hire

A dumper is a vehicle designed for carrying bulk material, often on building sites. Dumpers are distinguished from dump trucks by configuration: a dumper is usually an open 4-wheeled vehicle with the load skip in front of the driver, while a dump truck has its cab in front of the load. The skip can tip to dump the load; this is where the name dumper comes from. They are normally diesel powered. A towing eye is fitted for secondary use as a site tractor. Dumpers with rubber tracks are used in special circumstances and are popular in some countries

Plant and Tool Hire

Plant and Tool Hire

William Birch and Sons Ltd supply plant and tool hire to businesses and individuals with the best quality equipment in the industry.


We provide a large selection of many essential plant products for hire including access platforms, wheeled loaders, 360 degree excavators, telescopic handlers and compaction equipment.


We provide a comprehensive selection of essential tools for hire including concreting equipment, decorating and DIY equipment, drills, hammers and fencing equipment.

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