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It's so important to wear ear protection when operating excessively noisy tools or machinery. Visit your local Balloo Hire depot and protect your hearing with a sound investment starting from only £5.99 +VAT.
Appropriate safety footwear should always be used when working with tools and machinery. Ordinary shoes / trainers offer no protection against potential injuries. All our stores carry a full range of protective footwear by leading brands such as Caterpillar, Timberland, Dewalt, Dr Martens and Dunlop.
Protective gloves will protect you from cuts, scratches and burns. Please note what makes one glove suitable for one purpose does not necessarily make it suitable for another. Ask a member of our team to get you the correct safety gloves for the job at hand when you are instore.
The purpose of a safety helmet is to protect the head of the wearer against hazards. We recommend wearing one when using this item.
This 8ton excavator offers superb levels of operator comfort and the smoothest of control. This medium sized excavator weighs in at 8333kg, making it ideal for larger jobs. Powered by a smooth, reliable and powerful 48.5kW diesel engine punches far more than it's weight .
Model and spec can change without notice
|Model||Spec for CAT 308e2 CR - Also available JCB and Kubota|
|Operating Weight inclusive of bucket and fuel||8400kg|
|Dozer Blade (WxH)||2150mm x 500mm|
|Max Digging Force||60.2 kN|
|Max Arm Digging Force||40.1 kN|
|Hire Prices||How to pay?|
Opening a credit account is simple, complete and return an application form (available “HERE” or at any of our depots) subject to status, the account could be live in a matter of hours. Pay your account by cheque or debit/credit card or a company purchase card within agreed terms.
Non Account Customers
At Balloo Hire we only accept credit or debit cards for payment. If this is your first time hiring from Balloo Hire we require the following items in order to process your transaction:
Please note: If you wish to hire the items under your company name please bring the company’s letterhead to confirm name and address. A deposit is required with every hire, the amount will vary according to what items have been hired. Providing equipment is returned undamaged the deposit will be refunded back onto your credit/debit card with 3 working days.
At Balloo Hire Centres Ltd we are committed to deliver what our customers want when they need it. This is what makes us stand apart from the competition. With Hire Centres in Belfast, Bangor, Ballyclare, Lisburn and Glenavy, we have a centre near you with every piece of equipment and every tool you could ever need to hire, whatever the job.
Across our delivery fleet we have a mix of vehicles ranging from open backed transit pickups for tool hire and towable machines, 14t beaver tails capable of delivering up to 10t dumpers, 26t beaver tails capable of delivering up to 13t excavators and low loader units capable of mixed loads or single drops of up 21t excavators. Having these resources available means that we are able to respond quickly and reliably to help our customers meet their targets.
When machinery is delivered or collected by Balloo Hire Centres Ltd this will be carried out by our trained staff, who will load and unload our plant safely from our lorries and vans onto your site.
Once we have the equipment delivered to you, a familiarisation handover will take place to make sure that any of your operatives are aware of the machines basic functions and any safety issues. This service is also standard practice in each of our depots where trained staff will demonstrate any hired machine in our segregated demonstration areas at point of collection. It’s our priority to make sure you get the job at hand done efficiently, and with the upmost safety of your operatives in mind.
Please note all delivery times are from the time the order is placed with one of our depots.
Tool hire and towable machines – within 3 hours.
Plant up to and including 8t diggers – same day.
Mixed Plant loads and single drops of up to 21t Excavators – same day .