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About Dale Hire

Dale Hire equipment and plant hireDale Hire and Sales has been trading in mid and North Essex for over thirty years.

From small beginnings by Christopher Dale in 1973 the business has grown to take a leading position in the market place, offering a greater diversity of services than most Tool and Plant Hire Companies.

Initially foundered to accommodate the D.I.Y. market, the Company now serves Public Utilities, Local Authorities, the Construction Industries and many Commercial Bodies.

Although still well placed to meet all D.I.Y. and gardening requirements (wall strippers, floor sanders, electric cement mixers, kango breakers and drills, welders, rotavators, lawn care equipment such as hollow tine aerators, etc.), the Company, in recent years, has specialised in more varied and larger equipment such as:

  • Manitou Telescopic Forklifts
  • Diggers 1 tonne to 8 tonnes
  • Compressors
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Dumpers & Skip loaders 1 tonne to 6 tonnes
  • Diesel Mixers
  • Bobcat Loaders
  • Woodchippers, capable of chipping trees up to 7.5” diameter
  • The latest 3-ton double drum Roller.

We also have a fleet of vehicles for the delivery and collection of equipment.

The present directors, Christopher W. Dale and William J. Rogers have been together for over thirty years and have built up the business to the stage where it operates from five locations CHELMSFORD, WITHAM, MALDON, HALSTEAD, BRAINTREE.

The two directors – backed by trained staff of long service and experience – have always been committed to a policy of providing high specification products and excellent service to our customers; and have formalised these aims and objectives in attaining BS 5750 accreditation (No. FS 29256) on 20th September 1994.


It is our policy to give full instructions, verbal and printed, on the safe and efficient use of all equipment hired from us.

We provide wherever possible written instructions and these we ask to be returned with the equipment. A charge is made when not returned.

In addition, our safety policy and aims always include the availability of, and the strong recommendation to use all possible items of personal protection such as: HARD HATS, GOGGLES, EAR DEFENDERS, GLOVES, FACE MASKS, PROTECTION LEGGINGS, ETC. These items are available in safety packs or individually for sale at all depots.

Also available is a RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICE (RCD) to provide a high level of personal protection, especially when working outside with 240v equipment.

For further safety all electrical equipment is electrically safety tested ready for each hire.

What Our Customers Say

  • Dale Hire are a top firm, always friendly to talk to, have a wide range of equipment readily available to hire at good rates, and are always able to deliver and collect at the shortest of notice. J.L.Knight Roadworks

  • Thank you for the hire of a mini digger. It has enabled us to get the footings down for a new Scout Hut without enduring too much back breaking work. 1st Silver End Scout Group

  • Dale Hire pride themselves on giving a fantastic service, there are never any problems but if there are they are dealt with and resolved immediately with no further bother. Sam, J.L.Knight Roadworks

  • Dale Hire always put themselves out there to help you, all their staff are friendly, helpful and above all honest. They continually invest in new plant and are always looking to introduce new products. Mick, J.L.Knight Roadworks