We are a self drive, plant hire company located in Newport South Wales who specialise in earth moving equipment at competitive prices.


A little bit


We are a family run plant hire business established in 1995 with a depot that is situated in the heart of Newport so we are easy to find off all major roads.

   Our main business priority is the hire of self drive plant machinery e.g. excavators, dumpers, bobcats etc, but we have also been known to provide a transportation service for plant machinery and the occasional sales. As all of our customers know, we are reliable and punctual and are able to provide machinery and assistance with the most minimal of notice.

   We now have over 25 machines and the majority of these are no more than 3 years old as we like to trade them in for new when they are approaching the end of their 3rd year so you can be assured that you are getting the most up to date equipment  which you can depend on.

If we can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate ......... call us today.

Excavation Equipment


Tree Felling & Fencing Equipment


Earth Moving Equipment



Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12pm



27A Wheeler Street Newport United Kingdom NP20 5LB



01633274859 / 07774 407135 / 07980 924132



Company Director

Stuart is the founder and owner of Stuart Smith Plant Hire LTD. After early life on a farm, Stuart decided to move into the groundwork and civil engineering industry. In the 12 years that followed, he gained a vast amount of knowledge not only in groundwork but also in the plant industry. His CV includes time served at C&A Contractors, Keith Pike & Mike Rowe Civil Engineering, where he was a foreman taking responsibility on many large projects & sites across South Wales.

   In 1992, Stuart decided to create his own business which started out as a grounds work firm, and then in 1995 became a plant hire firm due to the popularity of the few machines he owned. His knowledge in the industry now pans out over 36 years and even though he is the owner of the business, you will often see Stuart out delivering machines with his specialist 5th wheel trailer.

   As you can see from his picture, in his spare time Stuart likes the Formula 1 which amongst his many motorised hobbies also include Quad Biking and RC Racing.



Dean is not only the manager here at Stuart Smith Plant Hire LTD but he is also Stuarts nephew in-law as he married Stuarts niece in 2006 not long after starting work at the firm.

    He has quite a varied work background ranging from a production worker at Enersys battery plant to a postman at Royal Mail. Whatever it is Dean does, he gives it 110% and this shows in the business where you will find him not only in the workshop maintaining the machines but also out delivering and everywhere else in between. He has now been in the industry for over 10 years and has gained considerable knowledge which he has recently transferred to the social media side of the business and in his spare time, likes to get out on either bike (road or mountain). Unlike Stuart though, Deans bikes don't have any engines.


Company Secretary

Janet is not only the Company Secretary but also the wife of Stuart for nearly 40 years. Coming from a textiles background, Janet was a very keen seamstress working for firms like W&W and Jigsaw. In 1999 she decided to take early retirement to concentrate on her role at Stuart Smith Plant Hire LTD as the business was growing fast and demanded more of her time.

   In her spare time you may still catch Janet sewing put she definitely prefers her other hobby which is card making.

I've been using this company for over 20yrs.
Fantastic customer service, they always deliver on time even at short notice.
Never had any problems with their machinery.
Highly recommend them."

Malpas Landscapes

"Great Family company that can compete with the big boys. Always happy with what I order and cant do enough for me. Happy to give 5* review. Keep up the good work boys."

Mr D Morgan

"What a very nice plant hire firm to hire from. No hassle, no trouble and delivered and picked up as I wanted. Brilliant. Thanks a lot."


01633274859 / 07774 407135 / 07980 924132

27A Wheeler Street Newport United Kingdom NP20 5LB

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