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Hiring Piling Rigs

on Tuesday, 06 June 2023.


The recent market for drilling rigs is currently primarily driven by the growing demand for infrastructure development projects, such as roads, bridges, and tunnels as well as an increase in domestic improvements and extensions as opposed to moving house. Due to the increasingly specialist nature of such projects, contractors are more and more turning to rental suppliers to provide the appropriate rigs on a short- and long-term basis rather than invest capital in heavy equipment that may have limited application when added to the fleet.



The market for piling rigs is also influenced by various factors such as technological advancements in drilling equipment, government regulations and environmental concerns. The growing focus on environmental sustainability has led to the adoption of green technologies that reduce the environmental impact of drilling activities, but which requires new or specialist rigs.

It is the cost impact that is one of the driving factors for renting of drill rigs. Hiring can now be more cost effective than purchasing, especially for the short time projects or when there is not the requirement to have one full time on the fleet. There is also potential savings to be made in other areas as renting a rig eliminates the needs for the operator to finance the maintenance and repairs, thus ensuring that the equipment is in good working condition when it is delivered to site.

Alongside potential cost savings, renting rigs provides contractors with greater flexibility as they can choose the right equipment for the project without having to commit to a particular type or model. It also allows the operators to switch to a different type or size of rig if the project requirements change at short notice. Piling Equipment Ltd has the experience and extensive knowledge which enables us to provide sound advice and Information on the correct type and size of equipment to meet their customers’ requirements. An additional advantage to hiring from Piing Equipment is the investment we have made in purchasing the latest technology and equipment, which means our end user can have access to state-of-the-art piling rigs that might be too expensive to purchase outright. We also have the facilities to store the rigs in our purpose-built workshop and yard. We also have access to haulage firms who can transport the rigs to any site in the country when they are required.



When hiring piling equipment, it is essential for the user to understand the specification of the equipment and any limitations e.g. bearing pressures, site access and the competency of the operator. Failure to maintain the equipment while it is on hire and a lack of knowledge on how to operate the equipment correctly can quickly result in escalating costs which have not been considered at the outset of the contract. Piling Equipment are always available to advise operators and site managers on the capabilities and functions of the piling rig. A user’s manual is delivered with the rig to ensure the user has full and detailed information on how to operate the rig correctly and efficiently.

Should equipment suffer a fault the user doesn’t have to order in parts from suppliers and arrange engineers to carry out costly repairs, a phone call to the workshop will result in fast and appropriate action, ensuring the customer is back up and running as quickly as possible, ensuring down time is kept to a minimum.

All these factors help to give the user a reliable, efficient and cost-effective way of carrying out their projects with minimum investment whilst granting them a dependable service.