First Stage 5 Kobelco SK140’s delivered to HS2 projects.

SK140 excavator from M O'Brien Plant Hire

Like most weeks of the year, at M O’Brien Plant Hire we have been taking delivery of the latest plant and machinery to hit the market. This week alone we have taken delivery of new Hitachi ZX225-6 excavators, Cat D4 Dozers, Hitachi ZX135 specialist tunnelling machines, but the most notable is the new Kobelco SK140-7 excavators. The SK140-7 is Kobelco’s … Read More

PWDR Safety stand down

We had a great day on Friday attending the Costain PWDR safety stand down. With most major sporting events cancelled this weekend, we had our own game and gave the people working on the project including those based in the office a chance to operate our Fully electric mini excavator. During the day we were able to demonstrate a few … Read More

M O’Brien invests in Engcon Tiltrotators for hire fleet.

Engcon Tiltrotate

Leading Plant hire firm M O’Brien Plant Hire has now incorporated into its fleet a number of Engcon Tiltrotator’s to accompany both 14 and tonne excavators. The particular emphasis has been placed on the more versatile 14 tonne wheeled excavators which are ideally suited to smart motorway upgrade projects. The innovative tool allows free range of motion at the bucket … Read More

Tier 5 Kobelco machinery rolls in for M O’Brien Plant Hire.

35t excavator hire

We have now taken delivery of the first wave of SK350 and SK300 Tier 5 kobelco excavators. With a large amount of our customers targeting a reduction in carbon emissions produced on their project, we ensure that this is taken into account when purchasing equipment so that we can support our customers in all their goals including; productivity, safety and … Read More

M O’Brien “wears it pink” for October

Pink JCB 3cx

In support of Breast cancer awareness month this October M O’Brien plant has swapped out its well known orange logos for pink on one of its JCB 3CX’s with the aim of raising money for the charity Breast cancer care. All earnings accumulates by the pink machine during the month of October will be donated to the charity, which supports … Read More

Seaside Saviors recover stranded excavator.

Last Friday we received a call from a customer working on a coastal project to inform us that one of our excavators had become stuck in an inter tidal zone whilst on hire and carrying out some investigative works. Unfortunately the timing of the tides was not on our side and on Friday morning the machine became submerged under the … Read More

M O’Brien at Demo Expo

M O’Brien group had a very successful week exhibiting at this years Demo Expo. Hosted by the National Federation of Demolition contractors Demo expo is the UK’s biggest demolition event spread over the course of 3 days in Hertfordshire. M O’Brien group was well represented by both M O’Brien Plant Hire and Willow hire, showcasing both Demolition specific and earthworks … Read More

M O’Brien Supports VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier Luton Dart Construction skills hub to support training of local people.

M O’Brien is proud to support the Luton DART Construction Skills Hub, delivered in partnership by VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier and Luton Council. Funded by the Construction Skills Fund – provided by the Department for Education (DfE), and administered and implemented by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) – this innovative initiative is one of twenty-six on-site Construction Skills Hubs across England. The aim … Read More