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Excavator attachments used for preparing and harvesting


Did you know that there are many companies in the agricultural industry that contact us for excavator attachments?

Yes, you heard us right! Not only can we create bespoke products for operators, and construction companies. We can provide an equally exceptional service for those carrying out work such as farming, harvesting, and even caring for livestock.

Find out more about our excavator attachments, and how they could be used for everyday work!


20th March, the day that is considered as officially being spring, is only round the corner. It’s also a busy time of the year for farmers and anyone working in the agricultural sector.  Although harvesting doesn’t take place until the later months of August, September and even October, the prep work needs to be started. 

The majority of the prep work for the upcoming harvest isn’t generally started until March time. During the month, farmers will begin breaking up earth, and fertilising the ground, ready for seeds to be sown. 

In April, potato crops are planted, as well as peas, and cereal crops such as wheat, rye and barley. It is a very time consuming, and strenuous task for farmers to keep up with. The UK grows 61% of the food it eats, according to the National Farming Union (NFU). 

Come May, farmers are still busy enriching land and spreading muck to ensure the survival and growth of their crops. Building and fence repairs are also carried out during this time. These areas are often used to house livestock during the winter, and for shade during the warmer months. It is important that this is done every year. 

Why not complete the jobs at hand, and make it easier and much more time efficient?


Any large farming business, and individuals that own a vast amount of land will have already invested in plant machinery to make their jobs easier. They will also have invested in plant accessories in the form of attachments to further develop their land. We understand that a combine harvester is used in most scenarios, but here’s how we have assisted companies in the form of excavator attachments. 


As the name suggests, the ripper is a fantastic attachment that is used to rip materials with ease. Most operators will use the ripper to remove any tough, unwanted tree roots from the ground, and to even break up hard ground. This would be effective when tackling the ground after the cold winter months. Additionally, if a bucket was used to complete the same task, it would save any unwanted stress trying to dig up a solid surface.

Ripper digger attachment

View our recent blog post and find out more about using a ripper attachment. It could be a life changing attachment for farming and agricultural work. 


The Masterhitch Root Plate is a relatively new attachment. Initially, a customer contacted us to create a bespoke root plate attachment to fit their Komatsu PC210. However, since then we have others also show interest in this attachment for the purpose of landscaping. Despite it originally being used to dig below roots and transplant shrubbery and bushes whole, it can also be used for plenty of other tasks including:

  • Moving large loads of livestock feed
  • Picking up and transporting animal faeces
  • Transplanting crops
  • Removing a large amount of ground dirt ready for seeds to be sown

We can make the root plate attachment to fit a range of excavators. Get in touch with us today to get a quote. 


As the ground prepping gets underway, there will undoubtedly be a lot of land to cover. The soil needs to go through rigorous checks and plenty of fertilisation to ensure it is the best quality for growing crops. The Masterhitch Riddle Bucket will efficiently sort through any material that has been dug up. Brick, concrete, stones, vegetation and other debris can be separated from soil using this particular excavator bucket. 

Riddle buckets

We can make these buckets to fit a 7, 14, 21 and 30 tonne excavator. Anything outside of our standard sizes, we can also make a bucket to fit your machinery. All of our buckets are made using the best, top grade components ensuring durability and longevity. 


If you’re looking for some new and exciting attachments to make harvesting easier this year, then get in touch. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of excavator attachments to suit your needs. When you buy any of our plant accessories, you’ll have peace of mind knowing they are made with the highest quality British Standard Steel. They are also reinforced where necessary to promote durability.

Contact the team today to get an initial quote, we would love to work with you. Call us on: 01634 290022 or email us.

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Bespoke Plant Accessories – The New Digger Cradle!

Berryrange cradle

Another week, another new exciting project for the team at Masterhitch. Our latest request comes from Berryrange, who have requested bespoke plant accessories to use for their latest work. Can you guess what it is?


Berryrange have commissioned the services of Masterhitch Europe Ltd to design and manufacture a new cradle which will fit a Kobelco SK350 LC excavator. The new cradle will attach to the machine via a quick hitch. An auger or large drill can then be used safely for a new project Berryrange is working on.

In addition to the cradle, Masterhitch has also been asked by Berryrange to design and manufacture a transport storage frame. The frame will safely house the auger drive unit, whilst attached to the cradle. Additionally, this will provide easy coupling and un-coupling of the cradle via the quick hitch.

What is an auger, and what is it used for?

An auger is a larger version of a drill that is used to drill deep into the ground. Due to the spiral shape of metal, this will effectively remove the material from the ground. Leaving the operator with a smooth hole with no obstructions. 

Depending on the type of auger attachment, it can drill into various materials including sand, dirt, clay, rock and even concrete. We would recommend getting a reinforced auger attachment should you wish to drill into tougher materials. 

Augers are often used for the following types of work: 

  • Landscaping
  • Drilling into wood for timber structures
  • Putting up fence posts
  • Making holes for steel piles

They are one of many plant accessories we would recommend having available on any construction site. 

We currently make augers for our sister company, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, to hire out to their customers. We make them as standard to fit the following size machines: 3 Ton, 5 Ton, 8 Ton, 15 Ton, 22 Ton.

View the process of creating the cradle below!

Berryrange cradle
Berryrange cradle
Berryrange cradle


Based in Medway, Kent, Berryrange are one of the UK’s leading specialist contractors when it comes to Sheet Piling, and other steel pile installations. The company was originally formed in 1990, offering labour and building services to contractors. When you get in touch with Berryrange, you can also make use of their other services:

  • Pile Extraction
  • Marine Piling
  • Silent Sheet Piling
  • Temporary Framing
  • Clutch Welding

Get in touch with the friendly team today to find out how they can help you!


Masterhitch is dedicated to designing and providing customers with bespoke plant accessories to meet their every need. From buckets to tree shear attachments, we have a range of digger attachments available. Should you need these in a size, out of our standard stocked size, we would be more than happy to assist. 

We have completed a range of bespoke attachments for companies including, Diggerland Theme Park, Kimberly Clark, Robore Cuts and our latest collaboration with Ruskins Tree & Landscapes Ltd. View all of our bespoke projects here. You’ll be in great hands if you decide to work with the skilled team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd. 


Now you know that we can create a safety unit to house an auger attachment in, the next thing you may need is construction machinery. We’ve also got you covered in that area!

Our sister company, BuyADigger Ltd, has a wide range of used plant equipment for sale. Originally owned by H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd and Diggerland Theme Park, you could get your hands on a fantastic machine with low hours, and in excellent condition. 

View all of the available stock on their website, and get in touch with the team to get a quote. 


Like what you see? We would love to work with you on your next upcoming project. Contact us today to get a quote, or simply talk through your plans for bespoke plant accessories. 

Feel free to email the team at: mail@masterhitch.co.uk or give us a call: 01634 290022.

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Masterhitch Europe Ltd – The Bespoke Root Plate Attachment

Root Plate Attachment

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, not only do we specialise in creating the best digger buckets and attachments, we also get involved in plenty of bespoke projects. Our latest project is courtesy of Ruskins Ltd. When they approached us to design and make a root attachment plate for an excavator, we couldn’t wait to get started!


Currently on the market, companies can purchase rake attachments, which essentially do the opposite of the root plate attachment. Most landscaping projects need digger attachments to easily remove the roots of old trees, bushes and overgrown areas, so the bespoke project we had on our hands was incredibly exciting.

When Ruskins Ltd approached us to design and manufacture a bespoke attachment, how could we say no!

What is a Root Plate Attachment, and what does it do?

We have worked closely with the team at Ruskins to manufacture three root plate attachments, which will be used to remove and relocate shrubbery. In this case, they are looking to move a large hedgerow. 

Using a Komatsu PC210 excavator with the equipped root plate attachment, the hedge will be cut into sections. Acting as a large spade, the root plate attachment will then dig deep below the root system. Both lifting the root system as well as the hedge, and transplanting it to another area effortlessly. 

As the root attachment plate is made with British Standard Steel and the main areas have been reinforced, it will be durable and strong enough to withstand even the heaviest and most difficult of hedgerows.

Below are a few of the before photos, check back soon for the final, finished product!

Root Plate Attachment
Root Plate Attachment


Ruskins Ltd based in Great Warley, have been supplying, planting and moving large trees, shrubs and hedges since 1986. Essentially, they are the go-to landscaping company in England!

The highly experienced team is passionate about providing the best service possible to their customers, setting them apart from the competition. They also offer the following services:

  • Tree Surgery
  • Screening Trees
  • Air Spade Services
  • Soil Biology
  • Memorial and Commemorative Trees


Here at Masterhitch we produce a wide range of excavator attachments, bespoke and standard. All of which can either be custom made or bought off the shelf to fit your plant equipment.

Whether you’re looking to buy a digger bucket, or even try out our range of excavator attachments including tree shears, rippers or grapples, we can work with you to provide you with the best plant accessories for your project. 

Based in Strood, Kent, we are also strategically placed to easily distribute and ship our products worldwide. 


You can really have the whole package when you purchase digger attachments from Masterhitch. Our sister company BuyADigger Ltd, can also provide customers with high-quality, used plant equipment. For competitive prices, you could be receiving a machine that has a one month warranty, one previous owner and can be delivered internationally. Choose from a range of equipment including:

  • Excavators
  • Telehandlers
  • Rollers
  • Dumpers
  • Backhoe Loaders

Visit their website today and find your perfect machine!


It’s great to know that with our strong, hard-wearing digger attachments, you will have no issues with landscaping all year round. All of our digger attachments and buckets are manufactured using the best quality British Standard Steel, guaranteeing long life. 

The workshop is fitted with the latest state of the art engineering equipment. Therefore enabling us to really deliver exceptional plant equipment and buckets for our customers. 

Our sales team will be happy to provide you with a quote for a root plate attachment and other plant accessories. Call us today on: 01634 290022 or email us at: sales@masterhitch.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!