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News & latest information

Covid-19 Update 01/06/2020

As per the Scottish Government Guidelines, we are beginning to implement a phased return to business.

We have a skeleton staff at the depot to deal with customer queries brought about with the sudden closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have also setup social distancing measures in the depot. We ask that NO customers attend the depot without prior contact.

Please phone 01698 282042 before attending. Once you have arrived, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle.

At this stage, priority is being given to Account Customers only.

Covid-19 Update 31/03/2020

As we enter the second week of the Government requested “Lockdown”, we will remain closed until otherwise instructed. We are in regular contact with all our staff and to date, everyone is well and adhering to social distancing.

Keep safe everyone….

Covid-19 Update

Following the UK and Scottish Government guidance around coronavirus, and given the health and well-being of our staff and customers is of paramount importance,  with this in mind, as of today 24th March 2020, our depot will be closed.

All plant and equipment currently on hire will be suspended for the period of the “Lockdown”.

It is necessary to take these sensible preventive measures to minimise contact and interaction, reducing the risk relating to Covid-19 entering our working and home environments.

This situation will be monitored on a day to day to basis and we will be back to normal as soon as permitted to do so.

This web site and our social media will be updated over the coming weeks as things develop.

Thank you and take care.


We are all aware of the current situation which is affecting all of us in one way or another. As a company we are taking every precaution in line with the government’s advice in regards to employees. I would just like you to rest assure that Fraser Tool Hire Ltd is working as normal in regards to the working hours, telephone, emails and orders being despatched.

This is a situation that is constantly changing, so if we have to make any alternative arrangements we will make sure to let you know.


FORS Silver

Fraser Tool Hire has today been awarded the FORS Silver Accreditation for its transport operations.

Good effort from all involved.

Opening Hours

Due to recent enquiries, can you please note our normal business hours are

Monday – 0700-1700

Tuesday – 0700-1700

Wednesday – 0700-1700

Thursday – 0700–1700

Friday – 0700-1700

Saturday – 0800-1200

Sunday – 0800-1200

Public Holidays may differ, phone 01698 282042 if you require any further information.

FORS 2019

Fraser Tool Hire is pleased to announce that again, we have met the standard required for the FORS Bronze Accreditation in relation to transport operations.

Special Limited Time Offer

New for 2019

The STIHL HSA 25 cordless shrub shears combine ease of use with precision accuracy. The HSA 25 is ideally suited to maintain and contour small-leaved ornamental trees, shrubs and evergreen hedges. The tool also comes with a blade set that is perfect for trimming lawn edges. The powerful 10.8 V Lithium-Ion battery enables the shear to be used anywhere in the garden, with the knowledge that the charge will last a long time. The double reciprocating blades ensure a clean and efficient cut.

New Feature…coming soon!

For over 30 years Fraser Tool Hire has been a Stihl dealer, coming soon, an exciting new feature will be added…….check back here and social media for the latest news / updates

A Nice Gesture…

When the staff won a collective prize at Hamilton Races, they decided to donate it to a deserving cause. Who better to be the beneficiary than the “Angels” at the Beatson Cancer Charity? I am pleased to report a cheque for £250 was sent to this very inspirational cause that has touched many members of staff at a difficult time.

New 2017 Hand Arm Vibration Safety Guide

We have produced a concise booklet with the HAV and noise levels for the tools in our hire fleet along with the HSE trigger times. Get your copy or browse the eBook by clicking on the picture above.

Thank you!

Unfortunately we were the victim of a Ransomware virus at the weekend and as such our system was down for the full day on Monday 15/5/17. I am pleased to say that everything is almost back up and running. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exceedingly stressful time!

Another first in April

Among the 39 new items in April, we saw another first for Fraser Tool Hire. One of biggest customers asked if we could supply an Electric Start, Diesel Reversible Compaction Plate. After a word with our good friends at Wacker GB, they advised that they had just launched this…

The all new Wacker DPU3050HE, for the full spec click here


Fraser Tool Hire Ltd is pleased to announce it has achieved FORS accreditation. Thanks to a company wide effort from all the staff, we achieved this on the first audit.

So what is FORS?


“The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations.”

March Madness

Sorry for the delay in updating, hopefully I will be able to announce why shortly….

As always we have been adding to our hire fleet with

Another one of these…

4 of these…

1 of these…

These were just some of the 25 new pieces of kit added to the hire fleet in March

Stay tunes for some interesting news….

Not Just Plant in February…

Its not just items of plant we invest in, below are some of the 49 items of new equipment that we put into our hire fleet in February!

Well we are Fraser Tool Hire after all!


On Monday (27/2/17) we were alerted to the possibility that one of our 3T Excavators had been stolen. After some initial investigation it began to look that indeed the machine wasn’t where it was meant to be. Fortunately the machine had a tracking device supplied by Automatrics. Once we contacted Automatrics, they put the unit into alarm and a short time later we obtained a GPS location. The machine was found by Lanarkshire Division Officers hidden in a field behind a building. It is fair to say that without this fantastic piece of technology, we would have not recovered the machine. Many thanks to both Automatrics and all of the Lanarkshire Division Officers concerned! We have further been advised that unfortunately we weren’t the only company targeted. One other machine stolen had a different tracking device fitted which was found and disabled by the thieves.  Attempts were made to find a tracking device on our machine as it was recovered with panels ripped off, damage to the control pods and damaged wiring. As the Automatrics unit is covert the thieves failed to locate it and as such we got the machine back!

*Given the ongoing police investigation and covert nature of the tracking device some details have been withheld.

March continues where February left off…

The 1st of March welcomes another new JCB 540-170, 17mtr Telehandler, the first, and no doubt not the last, 17 plate vehicle we will have.

Another new JCB 48z-1…

February might only have 28 days but we now have 107 Excavators!

February Investment Continues….

Its been a good steady start to the year inspiring the purchase of more machines! The latest Excavator being a new JCB 8025 ZTS, bringing the total to 106 excavators in our current hire fleet.


Another “specialist” piece of kit, a new Wacker Neuson RT, Remote Control Trench Roller. 13 of these now, hopefully not unlucky!

February 2017

February saw our 105th Mini Excavator with the purchase of JCB’s all new 48z-1

New for 2017

January saw the addition of our 16th, 17mtr JCB 540-170 Telehandler, bringing our Telehandler Fleet up to 56 machines!

Rebar cutters & benders

Now Available. Improved range of high quality, compact and ultra reliable mains-operated Rebar Benders & Cutters. R20-62.5


For professionals that demand the best.  The powerful motor is double insulated.
Fitted with special grip to make working and carrying between jobs easier.

Max. Bending Capacity

490N/mm² (50kgf/mm²) Max.D8~D16

Max. / Min. Bending Radius

R10~R31 (Using standard collar)

This lightweight and compact bender is our new standard model. Internal parts are isolated from the processing function by a separator plate that directs trash and iron residue to an outlet in the rear panel.

■ Dial setting for basic angle 0 to 180 degrees with sliding lever for fine control.

■ Standard accessories include each size of roller and collar.

■ Optional “foot switch” for faster control.

■ Optional “90 degrees bending collar” for small radius bending of D10 or D13 rebar.


Max. Bending Capacity

620N/mm² (63kgf/mm²) Max.D25

Max. / Min. Bending Radius

R20~R62.5 (Using standard collar)

This high quality, compact and reliable bender features a powerful 1430W motor.


For professionals that demand the best.  The powerful motor is double insulated.
Fitted with special grip to make working and carrying between jobs easier.

Cutting Speed

3.5 seconds

Max. Cutting Capacity

490N/mm² (50kgf/mm²) Max.D25
※560N/mm²(57kgf/mm² )Max. D25
※620N/mm² (63kgf/mm² ) Max. D25
※Please use “SP blade” for longer cutting life.





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