Plant Hire Cost Calculator

Get an accurate weekly or short-term hire rate with our cost calculator.

Updated: 15/03/2024

Try Our Self-Drive Plant Hire Cost Calculator

To calculate the cost of hiring plant equipment, you can use our online calculators, which consider working days, hire rates, transportation fees, and fuel costs.

Our plant hire calculators accurately estimate weekly or short-term self-drive hire rates over working days between two dates and/or excluding weekends.

Please see our rate guide for mini diggers covering micro to 5-tonne excavators and Tiger Plant’s comprehensive guide on the benefits of hiring plant versus buying.

To accurately estimate your equipment rental overheads throughout the hire period, please use our Plant Hire Calculator Series. Our calculators provide a comprehensive breakdown of your plant hire costs to help you forecast your overheads accurately.

Our cost calculator page includes various tools, such as the Fuel Usage Cost Calculator and the Operated Plant Hire Calculator.

Average Plant Hire Rates

Average Mini and Midi Excavator Hire Rates in the UK


Average 0.8 tonne listed hire rates:  £180.00 per week
Average 1.5 tonnes listed hire rates:  £180.00 per week
Average 3 tonne listed hire rates:  £250.00 per week
Average 6 tonne listed hire rates:  £340.00 per week
Average 8 tonne listed hire rates:  £430.00 per week

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