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About Roy Francis Plant

Roy Francis Plant Hire Limited was established in 1977 since when it has grown steadily into what we like to call a ‘large-small company’ being large enough to cater for customer requirements, but remaining small enough to offer personal care. Always a company looking for new ideas Roy Francis Plant was the very first company in the south west to introduce a fleet of mini excavators and track dumpers on a self-drive and operated basis. Roy Francis Plant was also one of the very first companies to see the opening for lorry based skip hire.

In 1996 Roy Francis Plant moved into their current premises in Seend, where they have a modern purpose built workshops and office complex. It was inevitable that to compete in the market place Roy Francis Plant decided to introduce plant sales and soon became a franchised dealer for several leading manufacturers including Airman, Yamaguchi, Morooka and NK Lifton. Once again Roy Francis Plant lead the field by becoming the sole UK importer and supplier of the ‘amazing’ new Kyoeisha hammer knife mower, this machine is used for cutting tough grass, shrub and brush while working on steep slopes.

In 2006 Roy Francis Plant diversified into the hire of forestry mulching equipment operating a Kyoeisha hammer-knife mower and two Takeuchi compact tracked loaders, one fitted with a flail and the other with a forestry mulching head, these specialist compact mulching machines are operated and delivered by our own trained staff. This diversification lead to the company acquiring the franchises for FAE forestry equipment and Takeuchi compact tracked loaders across the south of England and Wales.

More recently Roy Francis Plant have acquired sales franchises for Simex utility attachments and Techno Alpin dust controllers.