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SBGHS have one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive excavator fleets for hire.


From 0.9t micro machines to heavy duty 47t excavators, from compact minis that can operate in the smallest of spaces to 15m long-reach machines offering incredible versatility.  










The Cat 308E2 CR SB Mini Hydraulic Excavator delivers high performance with the versatility of a swing boom front linkage in a durable Compact Radius design to help you work in the tightest applications.

With the COMPASS display panel, Tier 4 Final engine and new hydraulic system,

the 308E2 CR SB is more productive, versatile and cost effective.

The new ZAXIS 85USB swing boom has been designed and improved with performance and productivity, comfort and durability in mind, to give you everything you need from a flexible excavator.

Hitachi has improved the HIOS III hydraulic system to reach higher yields with better fuel consumption, and enhanced lifting performance by adding power boost and auto power boost for more powerful digging and lifting.

The cab has also been designed to deliver a safer, more comfortable work space, delivering all round vision, enhanced operator support and ergonomic controls layout to enable you to work better and be more productive.

Hitachi is renowned for manufacturing high-quality machines that can meet the demands of the toughest job sites, and they’ve strengthened brackets on the boom foot with bushings to withstand rugged environments and enhanced main frame durability by enlarging the D-section frame skirt to make the ZAXIS 85USB more robust than ever.

Add in the flexibility of the swing boom, allowing you to reach more without moving, and you have an exceptional excavator that is ideal for a wide range of sites and situations.

Since its introduction in the 1990s, the 300 Series family of excavators has become the industry standard in general, quarry,

and heavy construction applications.

The all-new E Series and the 312E will continue that trend-setting standard.

The 312E meets today’s U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emission standards. It is also built with several new fuel-saving and comfort-enabling features and benefits that will delight owners and operators.

If you are looking for more productivity and comfort, less fuel consumption and emissions, and easier and more sensible serviceability, you will find it in the all-new 312E and the E Series family of excavators.

The design of the new Hitachi ZAXIS 130LCN-5 excavator is inspired by one aim – empower your vision.

It delivers on five key levels: performance, productivity, comfort, durability and reliability.

We recognise that fleet owners require high-quality, efficient machines that can work effectively, even in challenging conditions.

We also realise that operators need a safer, user-friendly work space, and a machine that can respond to their skills with speed and precision. And to achieve a satisfying result, on time, on budget and to a high standard, we have aimed to maximise availability of the new ZAXIS 130 with easy maintenance features and the Hitachi Support Chain after-sales programme.

Whether your work is urban renewal, street repair, or underground utilities, these Ultrashort Dash-5 excavators open up a wide range of possibilities – navigating nimbly and working smoothly in and around obstacles, and on congested jobsites where traditional excavators don’t fit. And like all of our excavators, the ZX135-5 are loaded with enhancements that make them even more durable, productive, and easy to maintain.

All models feature diesel engines that meet EPA IT4/EU Stage IV emission standards.

The 135US-5 is powered by the next generation Isuzu engines that quietly go about their business and get the most out of every drop of fuel.

So you can go to work everywhere there’s work, including non-attainment areas.

When you choose the ZX Dash-5 excavators, you get more done with more savings!

The Cat® 320 excavator brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat GRADE with 2D, Grade Assist,

and Payload - all standard equipment from the factory to boost your operator efficiencies up to 45%.

Combine these features with a new cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 15%, and a power system that reduces fuel consumption by up to 25% and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that's perfect for medium- to heavy-duty applications.

Well-armed with power The ZX210LC-5 is a force to be reckoned with. The ZX210LC-5’s undercarriage is .29 meters (12 inches) longer than the 210 to support a greater lifting capacity. Loaded with numerous customer-driven enhancements, these models deliver superior productivity, durability, smoothness, and fuel efficiency, while keeping operating costs low. Product highlights Powerful new-generation Isuzu EPA IT4/Stage IIIB-compliant engine delivers higher productivity with continued great fuel efficiency. Easy-to-maintain engine requires no special additional fluids - just ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4 engine oil. Boom, arm and mainframe are so tough, they’re warranted for three years or 10,000 hours, whichever comes first. Special features such as a heated air-suspension seat, additional lighting and a rearview camera are optional. Other options include control pattern change valve; wide variety of track widths, arm lengths, bucket sizes; high-flow auxiliary hydraulic packages; and more.  

The fast and fuel-efficient new ZAXIS 225US is designed to achieve high levels of performance on a wide variety of job sites.

The short-tail swing radius extends its suitability for earthmoving and construction work to confined spaces, particularly in urban areas, or for road construction, forestry and demolition.

It manoeuvres smoothly and precisely, and will deliver increased productivity and reduced running costs

Accelerate your profitability The ZX350LC-5’s optimized hydraulics will help you become more productive and more profitable. Loaded with numerous customer-driven enhancements, the ZX Dash-5 Series delivers superior productivity and durability, while keeping operating costs low.

Product highlights The HIOS III hydraulic system maximizes productivity while retaining smooth and controlled operations. Roomier cab with larger door and more glass for better visibility.

You’ll also love the added side-to-side foot room. Fuel-efficient IT4 emission-certified Isuzu diesel engine delivers power without compromise in all conditions.

Extended engine and hydraulic fluid service intervals will increase your uptime and reduce daily operating costs.

New monitor incorporates radio and HVAC controls.

Make simple oil-flow adjustments for attachments using the monitor inside the cab.

New options include heated air-suspension seat, upgraded lighting package (two cab lights and additional boom light), and rear camera. ZXLink™ Ultimate wireless communication system with three years of service.