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Never do Wheelies in a Digger!

A piece of advice – never do wheelies in a digger. Just take a look at this:

March 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Diggers – A Potted History

It is thought that the first diggers were actually powered by steam and that they were being used as early as the late 1700s and early 1800s in some form or other. Early examples here include the Grimshaw Steam Excavator and the Otis Steam Shovel. Developments here saw changes in the ways that these machines worked with inventions such as slew shovels.

Steam shovels played a major role in building various things including the Panama Canal which used over 100 steam shovels in its construction. For many years the steam shovel and the other types of shovels that followed them were the most popular way of excavating.

Soon after this these machines were further developed by the invention of hydraulic excavators and by the late 1800s excavators powered by electric motors were brought to market. Various new types of excavator followed including drag line, backhoe, bucket wheel, long reach, skid loader and suction excavators.

March 22, 2010 at 11:42 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Digger Wheelies

Teenage boy in a digger doing wheelies? Well, we had to click on it!

March 19, 2010 at 11:46 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Digger Fun

Your cooker breaks, so what do you do? Take it to work and crush it with a digger of course!

March 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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When Diggers Go Crazy

Two men have admitted stealing diggers from a building site and causing up to £6,000 of damage as they raced them through an area of Glasgow.

Kevin Barr, 21, and Garry Rooney, 18, stole the vehicles from Cruden Building Site in Drumchapel in December 2009.

They were caught by police drinking inside the diggers after destroying a church wall and several street lights.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on Barr and Rooney was deferred and both were remanded in custody.

The pair, who are being held in Polmont Young Offenders Institution, also admitted driving dangerously and striking street lights, a fence, a wall and an electricity box and stealing boots and jackets from a portable cabin at the site.

We shouldn’t find this story amusing, but with the maximum speed of a digger around 4-5km per hour, we can’t imagine them exactly speeding around the streets of Glasgow!

March 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Diggers – Fun for all the Family

Diggers are not only great on jobs, they’re also great for entertaining the kids!

March 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Health and Safety in the TopDiggers Office…

We don’t do things by halves at TopDiggers.com, diggers, excavators, JCBs…health and safety is also a big priority. That’s why Matt in the office takes it upon himself to make sure he’s well covered if a stray lever arch file falls on his head, or a leaky biro bursts on his clothes…

Anyway, here’s Matt saying hello during his mid afternoon tea break. It’s a look that could catch on…maybe.

Health and Safety in the office

February 24, 2010 at 11:13 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Digger Hire UK

OK, so you know we’re the number one at hiring diggers, but did you know that we specialise in digger hire UK?

That’s right. We deliver from John O’Groats to Land’s End and everywhere inbetween. Even those places that sound a bit funny, like Tiddlywinks, Wiltshire and Horsey Windpump in Norfolk…(we actually love visiting those places, the wackier the name, the better!)

February 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Diggers Excavators

Diggers excavators are the best thing to use when there’s tonnes of stuff that needs shifting and time is of the essence. Our diggers can lift up to 8+ tonnes and come in loads of different varieties.

Talk to the diggers excavators team on 08000 82 80 83 for more help on booking.

February 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Check Out Our Weirdest Wallplanner Yet!

You might not know we’re part of the Toptriangle group who supply everything from toilet hire to asbestos removal hire, as well as good old digger hire.

We’ve just sent our latest wallplanner out to our clients and we thought you might like to check it out.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see that it goes from Feb to Feb… any idea why?

(Answers on an email to info@toptriangle.com if you know!)

So, if you need skip hire, pump hire, fence hire, toilet hire, container hire and of course, digger hire…and the 101 other things you need for your site or event, ring 08000 82 80 85 and we’ll get you sorted!

February 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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