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Telehandler Attachments Available From Masterhitch

Are you looking for ways to make your telehandler more productive and your job site more efficient? Take a look at our range of telehandler attachments to see just how much you can improve your productivity.


Telehandlers are really versatile machines that can bring a great range of benefits to your jobsite. They are able to perform multiple functions, this reduces the need for additional equipment and helps to increase site efficiency. One of the biggest benefits of using a telehandler is its manoeuvrability, making it ideal for use in tight spaces and on challenging terrain. With the right telehandler attachments, you can use your machine for tasks including handling materials, excavation, demolition, and lifting people.


Adjustable reversible forks are really useful for telehandlers in a variety of ways. The primary use of this attachment is to handle material. They can be used to lift and load materials and items of different shapes and sizes. The ability to adjust the fork width means you can handle these materials precisely and efficiently. The option to reverse the forks also means you can decide whether you have the load facing or away from the cab. The overall benefits of using fork telehandler attachments are increased versatility, improved handling, and reduced risk of damage to the telehandler and its load.

fork telehandler attachments


Ejector buckets are valuable telehandler attachments to have. They can be useful in a variety of industries, including agriculture, construction, and waste management. Ejector buckets use a hydraulic system that allows the operator to eject the bucket’s contents without having to tilt it. This ability increases the efficiency and productivity of your machine.


The roof truss jib is a telehandler attachment that has been specifically designed for use in the construction industry. It’s a telehandler attachment that is used to lift and position roof trusses and sometimes other building materials. This is especially useful during the construction of roofs, walls, and floors. This attachment allows for the operator to easily lift and move heavy loads with precision and accuracy. Reducing the need for manual labour, which saves time and lowers the risk of injury.


Looking to buy a used telehandler? Check out our sister company BuyADigger. When you buy a telehandler from BuyADigger, they usually come with Masterhitch forks as standard. You also have the option to add any of our attachments onto your used construction machinery purchase from BuyADigger.


If you’re interested in any of the above mentioned telehandler attachments, get in touch with Masterhitch today. Our team can create bespoke attachments to fit your machine specifications. Meaning you’ll be receiving the perfect attachments to complete your job to the highest standards. We don’t just make telehandler attachments either, our attachments can also be used on excavators and backhoe loaders. View the full range here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch! We’re always happy to take on a bespoke project so you can get exactly what you need. Check out some of our previous bespoke projects here.

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Crush It With These Demolition Attachments

digger breaker

Are you taking on a demolition project and looking for ways to increase efficiency? Look no further than our range of demolition attachments available from Masterhitch. From digger breakers to crusher buckets, these digger attachments are specially designed to help you crush it on the demolition site.


Also known as hydraulic breakers or demolition hammers, digger breakers are used to break up concrete and other hard surfaces such as rock and asphalt. These attachments fit onto excavators, backhoe and skid steer loaders. Digger breakers use hydraulic power to deliver high impact blows, with a chisel tip which helps to break the surface into smaller pieces. Making them perfect for demolition work. 

View our digger breakers and attachment cradles here.


Rippers are demolition attachments that are used to break up hard soil, concrete, and tarmac. You’ll typically find rippers being used as an attachment on excavators, as the ripper is excellent for helping to prepare the group for excavation. This attachment can come in a range of shapes and sizes, each made to suit different types of material. Using this attachment will help to increase the longevity of your excavator buckets, as you won’t be putting strain on them whilst trying to dig up solid ground.

View our ripper attachments here.


Another powerful demolition attachment that’ll help improve your project is the crusher bucket. This attachment is designed to fit onto excavators and are used to crush and recycle concrete, rock, and debris. The crushed material produced by the bucket can be used as fill, reducing the need for bringing more materials onto the site. A huge advantage of using a crusher bucket is that you’ll save a lot of time. Crusher buckets allow the operator to redistribute crushed material for backfilling, meaning you won’t need to wait around for a skip to arrive, or a site dumper to move the load around.

View our crusher buckets here.

demolition attachments - crusher bucket


Hydra grapples are a very versatile type of digger attachment. They can be used in demolition to easily sort and move debris around the demolition site. This grapple uses hydraulics which allow the operator to control the opening and closing of the grapple. With this attachment, the operator is able to efficiently pick up large or awkwardly shaped pieces of debris. You’ll find this attachment especially useful in situations where it would be dangerous and difficult for manual labour to be carried out.

View our hydra grapples here.


If you’re looking to enhance your demolition project, we would definitely recommend looking to buy any of the above demolition attachments. The best part is, they’re extremely versatile and can be used on a range of job sites. So, you’re not limited to using them just for demolition.

If you are looking to buy any of these attachments, get in touch with the Masterhitch team today. Our team can create bespoke attachments to fit your machine and requirements. When you buy a Masterhitch attachment, you’ll be happy knowing they’ve been made using the highest quality British standard steel. Ensuring all attachments are tough, safe, and built to last. 

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The Importance Of Raising Awareness For Women In Construction

women engineering

March 5-11 is Women in Construction Week, an annual event that celebrates and raises awareness for women who are working in the construction industry. This week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions that women make to the construction industry. As well as to highlight the obstacles that they face in this male-dominated field.

Historically A Male Dominated Industry

In the past, the construction industry has been a male-dominated field. As men have made up the majority of the workforce. Women, on the other hand, have been underrepresented in the industry. As a result, women have faced a number of challenges. These challenges include everything from discrimination and harassment to a lack of mentorship. As well as a lack of career advancement opportunities.

However, despite these challenges, women are making progress in the construction industry. According to a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center, the number of women working within construction has increased by 82% since 1985. This is a positive trend, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that women are fully represented. 

Discrimination & Harrassment

One of the biggest obstacles that women face in the construction industry is discrimination and harassment. Women who work within construction often report experiencing offensive remarks about their age or gender when on the job. 

This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and it’s important that we work to create a safe and welcoming environment for women. This means taking steps to prevent harassment and discrimination. As well as providing women with the support and resources they need to succeed in the industry.

Challenges Faced

Another challenge that women face in the construction industry is a lack of mentorship and career advancement opportunities. Women who work in construction often report feeling isolated and unsupported. As such, they may struggle to find role models and mentors who can help guide them through the challenges of the industry.

To address this issue, it’s important that we work to create more opportunities for women working in construction. This could include everything from providing more training and development programs to offering mentorship and career advancement opportunities.

In addition to these challenges, women working in construction also face a number of practical obstacles. For example, many construction sites are not designed with women in mind, so women struggle with using a restroom or getting changed on job sites.

To address these issues, it’s important that we work to create more inclusive and welcoming work environments for women. This could include everything from providing more female-friendly facilities on site. To creating more flexible work arrangements that can accommodate the needs of working mothers.

Positives To Women Working In Construction

There are many positive reasons why women should work within construction, despite the challenges they may face. Here are a few:

Opportunities for career advancement

With the increasing demand for skilled labor in the construction industry, there are many opportunities for career advancement. Women can start out as laborers or apprentices. Then work their way up to supervisory or management positions. This can provide a sense of pride and accomplishment, as well as financial stability and security.

High earning potential

The construction industry can be very lucrative, with many jobs offering competitive salaries and benefits. Women who work within construction can earn a good income and support themselves and their families.

Variety of work

The construction industry offers a wide range of work.  Women can find a job that suits their skills and interests. Whether it’s working with their hands, designing buildings, or managing construction projects.

Ability to make a tangible impact

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in construction is the ability to see the results of your work. Female construction workers can take pride in the fact that they are building something tangible and lasting. Whether it’s a bridge, a skyscraper, or a house.

Chance to work outdoors

Many construction jobs involve working outdoors, which can be a welcome change from office jobs. Women construction workers can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and the physical activity can help keep them healthy and fit.

Growing demand for women in the industry

As more women enter the workforce and the construction industry faces a shortage of skilled workers, there is an increasing demand for female construction workers. This means that women working in construction may have more job opportunities and greater job security than in other industries.

The opportunity to challenge stereotypes

By working in a traditionally male-dominated field, women can challenge stereotypes and break down barriers for future generations of women. They can serve as role models and inspire other women to pursue careers in construction or other fields where they may be underrepresented.

Raising Awareness

Ultimately, Women Working in Construction Week is an important reminder that we still have a long way to go! The aim is to ensure that women are fully represented in the construction industry. By raising awareness of the challenges that women face, we can work to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all workers, regardless of their gender.

How Many Women Are Working In UK Construction?

According to the UK Government’s official statistics, the number of female construction workers in the UK has increased steadily in recent years. Yet women still represent a minority of the workforce.

As of 2020, women made up 14.5% of the total construction workforce in the UK, which is up from 12.8% in 2019. This represents an increase of around 35,000 women working in construction between 2019 and 2020.

About Masterhitch Europe Ltd

At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we are pleased and proud to be an employer of women working within construction. Working in a wide variety of roles from designing and engineering, to managing team, working in administration and more. 

Masterhitch Europe Ltd provides high-quality and durable digger attachments for all your construction needs.

Our products are made in the UK, ensuring quality and reliability. With Masterhitch’s attachments, you can dig deeper, lift heavier, and demolish with ease. Our products are built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Masterhitch offers a variety of options to suit any digger model or size. Our team is committed to excellent customer service and support. Investing in Masterhitch’s attachments will improve your digger’s performance and make your construction projects even more exciting!

Contact the Masterhitch Team today!

If you’re looking to buy a digger bucket then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create the attachment to suit your specific needs and requirements.

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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Excavator Buckets: The Versatile Attachment for Heavy Machinery

crusher bucket

Excavator buckets are an essential attachment for plant equipment used in construction, mining, demolition, and other industries. They are perfect for jobs that require digging, hauling, and moving materials. These buckets are designed to fit various types of diggers, ranging from mini diggers to large diggers, and are available in different sizes, shapes, and configurations to suit specific applications.

In this week’s blog post we take a look at various types of buckets available from Masterhitch, and why you should be investing in them for your fleet. 

What are Excavator Buckets Used For?

Excavator buckets are used for various tasks, including:

Digging and excavating:

The primary function of an excavator bucket is to dig and excavate soil, rocks, and other materials from the ground. These buckets are designed to be strong and durable, allowing them to break through tough and compact materials.

Loading and hauling:

Once the materials have been dug up, the digger bucket can be used to load them onto a truck or other transport vehicle. The bucket’s capacity and shape will determine the amount of material that can be loaded and how easily it can be moved.


Excavator buckets can also be used for demolition tasks, such as breaking down concrete structures or removing debris. The bucket’s sharp edges and strong construction make it ideal for these types of tasks.

Grading and levelling:

They can also be used for grading and levelling tasks, such as preparing a site for construction or landscaping. The bucket’s shape and design can be customised for these specific tasks, such as with a grading bucket that has a flat bottom and a smooth edge.


Excavator buckets can be used for various landscaping tasks. For example, digging holes for trees and shrubs or creating a pond. The bucket’s versatility makes it a useful tool for a wide range of landscaping projects.

Types of Excavator Buckets

There are several types of excavator buckets available on the market, each designed for specific applications. The most common types of buckets include:

General purpose buckets:

These buckets are all-round and can be used for a wide range of applications.  For example, digging, loading, and hauling. They come in various sizes and capacities, depending on the size of thedigger. Our customers can select standard pin buckets, or even use our Masterhitch buckets which are fitted with our unique hooker quick hitch design. 

Tilting buckets:

Tilting buckets are designed with a tilting mechanism. Allowing the bucket to pivot 90 degrees and rotate horizontally up to 45 degrees. This makes it easier to dig and level on uneven terrain. If you have a 7, 12, 20 or 22 tonne digger, then Masterhitch have tilting buckets readily available.

Riddle buckets:

Also known as skeleton buckets, riddle buckets are designed with a grid-like structure. Allowing small debris and dirt to fall through, making them ideal for sifting through soil and other materials. Here at Masterhitch, we can make riddle buckets to fit 7, 14, 21 & 30 tonne diggers.

Ejector buckets:

Ejector buckets are used by operators within the forestry and renewable sector. The main use is to pick up and safely transport light materials such as wood chips, to load a truck or for the purpose of biomass boilers. The use of hydraulics in the movable wall makes dumping materials easy and time efficient. 

ejector buckets
Riddle buckets
excavator buckets

View all of our buckets and attachments on our website

About Masterhitch Europe Ltd

Masterhitch Europe Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-quality excavator buckets and attachments. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Masterhitch has established a reputation for delivering innovative, reliable, and durable products that meet the needs of their customers.

Within our inventory of products we can produce a wide range of excavator buckets, including general purpose buckets, ejector buckets, tilt buckets, and even trapezoidal buckets. Each bucket is designed with the highest level of precision, using only the best materials to ensure optimal performance and toughness.

In addition to excavator buckets, Masterhitch also offers a range of other attachments including rippers and tree shears. Their quick couplers allow for fast and easy attachment changes, improving efficiency and productivity on the job site.

Contact the Masterhitch Team today!

If you’re looking to buy a digger bucket then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create the attachment to suit your specific needs and requirements.

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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Introducing the Masterhitch Roof Truss Jib Attachment

Roof truss jib

The latest attachment to join the Masterhitch stock list is the Roof Truss Jib attachment. After receiving multiple enquiries from companies within the housing industry, we have added the perfect attachment to fit your telehandlers. Find out more about the roof truss jib attachment, and why you should invest in one for your plant fleet. 


Before we cover the fantastic features of the roof truss jib attachment, it is important to understand what a roof truss is and where it is commonly used. 

The roof truss is vital for the safety and support of the materials used to build the roof on any home. Typically, it will support slate or tiles. The truss itself is generally made from either timber or steel and it is then bolted firmly together. A roof truss is incredibly versatile when it comes to construction projects, they can be used for both small and large scale structures including sheds, housing developments and even large buildings such as offices or auditoriums. 

Types of roof trusses available

Currently, there are three different types of roof trusses to choose from including:

  • Simple triangular roof truss
  • A planar truss which is two dimensional 
  • A space frame truss which is three dimensional

No matter the type of roof truss you opt for our Masterhitch roof truss jib attachment will be able to safely lift up and transport it.

Benefits of using a roof truss

Accuracy is guaranteed when using a roof truss as they are designed using computer software, and assembled in a factory. Therefore they are beneficial to use over other alternative methods. 

Another benefit is that they are time and cost effective. When manufacturing roof trusses they can be erected quickly and eliminate the requirement of steel beams and purlin walls. Due to the sheer size and triangular shape of the roof trusses, they are more often than not constructed off site and then transported to site. Meaning that labour costs are also kept to a minimum. 

This is where machinery is then required to safely lift the truss to where it needs to be placed. 


The Masterhitch roof truss jib comes as standard with a quick hitch facility, making lifting them simple, easy and time efficient. We have also designed the attachment to include a hook and shackle for safe transportation on any construction site. 

The roof truss jib attachment needs to be strong, sturdy and capable of withstanding a strenuous amount of weight. This is why we have designed the attachment to safely lift up to 750kg, and it is made of British Standard Steel to promote longevity and durability. 

roof truss jib attachment

What size telehandlers will it fit?

The roof truss jib attachment will fit 9.5 metre to 20 metre JCB telehandlers. It will also fit Manitou telehandlers from 9 to 18 metres. Should you have requirements outside of our standard stocked sizes, we would be happy to discuss bespoke manufacturing the attachment to fit your machine. 


Alongside the roof truss jib attachment, we also have plenty of attachments that would be suitable for a housing development site. 

Tree Shears

Firstly, before the erection of homes begins, the ground will need to be prepared ready for building. Our tree shear attachment is effective when it comes to carrying out landscaping and forestry tasks. As the name suggests it is capable of cutting down undesirable trees and easily removing shrubbery from the ground. 

The operator will need to position the attachment so it sits firmly on the ground, in order to clamp onto the base of the tree. The blade will then slice through the tree trunk, all whilst maintaining a solid grip on the tree for safety purposes. Despite the simplicity of the single hydraulic ram, it is extremely effective in removing trees.

We have two sizes available, standard tree shears as well as heavy duty tree shears that can cut through trees that are up to 500mm in diameter. How impressive!

If you’re interested in buying tree shears for your machinery, then make sure you check out the attachment in action

Concrete Pourer

The concrete pourer is another attachment that is available exclusively from Masterhitch Europe Ltd. When you buy a concrete pourer from us, you’ll be investing in an attachment that will distribute concrete to large areas on a construction site. 

The attachment has been designed with not one but two spouts for the operator to use, promoting increased visibility. The pourer can then be tilted both forward and backwards depending on where the concrete needs to be spread. 

If you own an excavator between 8 and 24 tonnes, then the concrete pourer can be fitted to the quick hitch. Anyone outside of these sizes, we can bespoke manufacture it to suit your machine. 

Tree Shears attachment
Concrete Pourer


If you’re looking to buy a roof truss jib attachment for your telehandler then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create the attachment to suit your specific needs and requirements.

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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Digger Attachments To Use In The Snow

digger in snow

When the winter weather hits make sure your plant equipment is prepared, with the very best digger attachments. Not only do operators need to make sure their attachments are in excellent condition, but using specific tools can actually help during the winter months. 

With the right digger attachments, you could be working all year round. Find out more about our top plant accessories to use in the snow. 


If you’re considering expanding your fleet, then make sure the following digger attachments are on your list. Just think, if you invest in these attachments you can ditch traditional snow clearing equipment such as shovels, and plough your way through even the snowiest of days on site. 

Snow Plough

Of course, at the top of the list is a snow plough attachment. We have had many years of experience making this digger attachment for our sister company, H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd. The snow plough accessory is great for clearing snow, as the name suggests. This particular attachment can be bespoke made to fit your machinery. Whether you have a small mini digger, or a machine on a much larger scale we can help!

If you want to find out more about the snow plough then get in touch today. 

Digger Buckets

You’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to digger buckets. The fantastic thing about buckets is that they can be used for such a versatile amount of projects. Especially tackling snow!

Let’s start with the standard pin bucket. It does what it says on the tin! This bucket will often come as standard with most diggers, but it is certainly an underrated attachment. If you need to shovel snow out of the way quickly, then it could be more time efficient to use a bucket rather than manually moving it. 

We would also highly recommend investing in an ejector bucket. If you want something a bit more upmarket, then this bucket will be great for any construction project, or snow removal. If you’re struggling to dump out any frozen snow, or ice blocks from the bucket then the moving wall powered by hydraulics will prevent any issues. The ejector bucket can be seen in action here

Currently our ejector buckets have been manufactured to fit JCB and Manitou telehandlers. If you would like to have a similar attachment made for your digger, then get in touch with the Masterhitch team today. 

Concrete pourer

You may be wondering why we have considered the concrete pourer a great attachment to use in the snow. On this occasion you won’t be using it to spread concrete, any guesses?

For those operators thinking outside the box, this digger attachment could be filled up with hot water. If you have a large amount of snow or ice that needs melting, pouring the hot water from either of the two spouts could save a lot of time. The Masterhitch concrete pourer can be made to fit machines from 8 to 24 tonnes, as they are typically the standard size of machines found on site. Anything outside of these sizes, we can still manufacture for you.

Don’t forget to follow all health and safety guidelines on site if you do plan on clearing snow this way!

Root Plate Attachment

Another unique digger accessory you need on your fleet is the root plate attachment. Originally, this attachment was designed specifically to aid a landscaping company in moving shrubbery. Nevertheless, it could also be used to quickly shovel snow from paths. If your operating skills are second to none, then using a digger to clear paths will be an easy task! 

The root plate attachment is completely bespoke, so you won’t find it anywhere else on the market. We stock the root plate to fit a 20 tonne digger such as a Komatsu PC210. Again, if you want it to fit a smaller or larger machine, we would be happy to help.

Root Plate Attachment
Concrete Pourer
Ejector buckets


The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of digger attachments to suit your requirements. 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. Perfect for any operators needing to use them in the snow and colder weather. 

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

Bespoke Projects for Masterhitch in 2022!

Masterhitch bespoke projects

2022 has been a great year for Masterhitch when it comes to bespoke projects. We’ve had plenty of companies approach us, wanting us to create some unique digger attachments for their machines. We love getting creative and designing something completely unique to suit a customer’s needs. Check out some of our most recent bespoke projects below. 


At the beginning of the year we were commissioned by Berryrange, a company specialising in sheet piling and other engineering services. The initial plan was to create a bespoke cradle that was capable of attaching to a Kobelco SK35 LC digger. This particular digger attachment would be attached via a quick hitch. An auger/drill could be used safely.

In addition to this bespoke project, a transport storage frame for the auger drive unit was also required.

View the finished products for Berryrange here

Berryrange cradle


The next bespoke project for Masterhitch was to create two steel framed table structures. Which were going to be used for display purposes on two of our customer’s sites. 

The tables were manufactured using British Standard Steel to ensure they were solid and sturdy enough to withstand the weight of a crushed car. The tables each weigh around 760kg. The car weighs around 1.5 – 2 tonnes. Once the crushed cars had been positioned safely on the top, a Perspex cover was then positioned over the top to provide additional support and protection. On one side of the table, there is also a custom made display panel. This will provide information about why the car had been crushed and a before photo. 

Steel Table Structure loading

The tables came in at 2 x 1.5 metres tall and were of a great weight. For security reasons we are unable to disclose the customer we manufactured these tables for, however we loved being involved in this project!

View the finished products here


We have not only created attachments for the construction industry, we have also dipped our toes into the agricultural sector. This year we had the pleasure of working with Ruskins Tree and Landscapes Ltd

The team at Masterhitch were approached by the landscaping company to design and create, not one but three root plate attachments for a digger. The attachments we made were big enough to fit a Komatsu PC210 excavator, however we can also make them in a specific size to suit any machine.

Root Plate Attachment

What was the attachment used for?

The design of this particular attachment is similar to using a large spade. It was used originally to remove and relocate unwanted shrubbery, specifically a large hedgerow. The hedge was cut into sections, and the attachment then dug deep below the root system to remove it and transplant easily in another area of choice. 

If you need something similar produced then have a read of our blog post to find out more, and view the CAD footage of the attachment in the development stage. 


Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd are one of the UK’s leading engineering and construction companies. Specialising in providing services to the commercial, education, rail and aviation sectors. 

During 2022, Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd approached Masterhitch to create a fork carriage to fit a Manitou MHT10180 telehandler. The company was completing work in the Falkland Islands, and the existing forks they were using were not long enough to pick up and transport containers safely. The heavy duty fork carriages weighed 1000kg and we had to make sure they would fit into a shipping container for its journey out to the Falkland Islands. 

Fork Carriages - VolkerFitzpatrick


For those of you with upcoming projects in 2023, and need something unique for your machinery or as an accessory, our team would be happy to assist. Our skilled team of engineers can produce high quality products, and will provide guidance and feedback throughout the whole process.

All of our bespoke projects can be found on our website, where you find out the full details. 


If you’re looking for some new and exciting attachments for your project then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of bespoke excavator attachments and buckets to suit your needs.

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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H. E. Services Group Appoints CEO

Brendan Walsh - CEO

Brendan Walsh - CEO H. E. Services Group, which celebrates its 50th year this year, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Walsh as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 14 November 2022. Walsh is an experienced business leader who has worked in senior roles across several industries. 

Prior to joining H. E. Group Ltd, Walsh led an impressive career in banking and asset finance, most recently as CEO for a sister company of the Bank of London and The Middle East plc (‘BLME Bank’). 

Following continued growth and expansion of H. E. Group, Walsh is being brought on board to assist the entrepreneurial Chairman of the H. E. Group Ltd, Hugh Edeleanu with the day to day running of the Group of Companies, as well as to plan and administer the direction and future development of each individual business within the group including; H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, Diggerland UK Theme Parks, Diggerland Plant Training School, BuyADigger, Masterhitch Europe Ltd, EVision Electric Vehicles and Solarvault. 

During the transition period, Walsh will be fully immersed in the H. E. Group, spending time with the senior management teams of each individual company on a rotational basis. Walsh will work closely with the Directors and Managers of H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, the UK’s largest specialist excavator plant hire company, as well as the management of EVision Electric Vehicles – the UK’s first and largest all-electric vehicle rental company. Walsh will also be focused on overseeing the reopening of the 4 Diggerland UK theme parks, ahead of the new 2023 season.

Brendan Walsh - CEO

Speaking of his accomplishment in securing his new role as CEO, Walsh said “I am honoured to step into the position of CEO and excited about the opportunity that’s ahead for the H. E. Group. The marketplaces in which H. E. Group operate are changing rapidly, but with The Group’s rich history of delivering outstanding services to a wide range of industries from plant hire and sales to theme park entertainment, environmental services and more, coupled with the talent of a fantastic team, I am enthusiastic and confident in our ability to deliver the innovative products and services our customers desire, want and need.”

Hugh Edeleanu, Chairman and Founder, said “I am delighted that Brendan Walsh is now on board as our new Chief Executive Officer. He is a highly respected business leader who has impressed the Board with his extensive knowledge and experience. I trust and believe he has the skills and expertise to drive the H. E. Group forward. I very much look forward to the future and working with him.”

H. E. Services Plant Hire Ltd
EVision Electric Vehicles
Diggerland Plant Training School

Which Bespoke Excavator Attachments Work Best with a Mini Digger?


The mini digger is a machine that is often overlooked due its size. However don’t let that stop you realising how powerful it actually can be. Especially with the right bespoke excavator attachments! 

This week we take a look at how a mini digger could be used to its full potential, which digger attachments are currently available from Masterhitch, and how you could be getting your hands on a fantastic used mini digger for sale. 


Firstly, it’s important to highlight what a mini digger is, and what it is regularly used for.  

A mini digger is a machine that weighs under 4535kg. Anything over this would be considered as either a midi digger or even a large or tracked excavator. With this in mind, some of the most popular mini diggers currently available include the Komatsu PC26 MR-3 coming in at just under 3000kg, and the Kubota KX61-3.

The benefits of using a mini digger often outweigh the disadvantages. For example, they are ideal for home projects as they do not require the operator to hold a licence. Mini diggers are also great to use in built up or residential areas due to their lower noise levels. Lastly, they are fantastic to transport due to their size!

So what is a mini digger used for?

Similar to any other excavator, mini diggers can complete pretty much the same type of work, but just on a smaller scale!

Mini diggers are most commonly used for:

  • Light demolition work
  • Landscaping
  • Construction projects
  • Tree stump removal
  • Home renovations
  • Pool installations

However due to their versatility, mini diggers are typically all-rounder machines that could be beneficial for a lot more!


Having a mini digger to hand is a bonus already, without even thinking about bespoke excavator attachments. Why not increase the versatility of the mini digger by adding some bespoke digger attachments to the mix!

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we pride ourselves on having an excellent stocklist of bespoke excavator and telehandler attachments. Let’s take a look at some of our customer’s favourites below!

Riddle Bucket

A digger isn’t a digger without a bucket. With a huge variety of buckets now available on the market, there is certainly plenty of choice!

We have had a number of enquiries recently from our customers, requiring riddle buckets for their mini diggers. So what is a riddle bucket we hear you ask?

When we think of a riddle bucket, we tend to think of it as a larger sieve. Strangely enough, it does the same thing.  A riddle bucket is perfect for picking up soil and other materials, and efficiently sorting through it. It is often used to separate brick, concrete, stones and other debris from soil in an effortless manner. Can you think of a project that this attachment would save you time and even money?

We can make this type of bucket to fit a 7, 14, 21 and 30 tonne excavator as standard. However we can also make a bucket to fit your mini digger. All of our buckets are made using the best, top grade components ensuring durability and longevity.

Power Rakes

Another fantastic digger attachment that we would recommend investing in are power rakes. This is typically another attachment that operators would assume are only made for larger excavators. We often get asked this question by our customers!

Power rakes can also be known as land clearance rakes. It will primarily differ depending on the type of industry using them. They can be designed with 3 tynes or even 6 tynes, again this will depend on the size of the machine and what it will be used for.

If you’re thinking of adding power rakes to your fleet then then could be used for:

  • Removal of shrubs, brambles and rubbish
  • Sorting through larger materials such as bricks and separating them from soil
  • Ripping up stubborn tree stumps
  • Raking and preparing soil for farming purposes

As a working example, the Masterhitch team had the pleasure of working closely with our sister company, Diggerland UK Theme Parks in order to produce bespoke digger attachments for a selection of their mini digger rides. We created smaller versions of our stocked power rakes, which featured 3 tynes. This attachment was then used on a Komatsu PC14 R-3HS digger to allow the customer to dig for buried treasure. Check it out here!


Do you often complete tasks for demolition projects? A breaker attachment could be the perfect addition to your fleet, especially a mini digger!

With this particular type of attachment it could also be used for various machinery including backhoe loaders and even skid steers. If you’ve never heard of a breaker attachment then you can expect to use one for the following tasks:

  • Breaking up concrete, rocks and any other hard materials
  • Demolition projects
  • Road repairs
  • Quarry work

For any plant fleets thinking ahead for future projects, we can make our breaker attachments to suit machines from 1 to 80 tonnes. Whether you need one for a DIY project or a larger scale demolition task, we’ve got you covered!

Riddle buckets

Riddle Bucket

power rakes

Power Rake attachment used at Diggerland

Breaker attachment

Breaker Attachment


So we’ve covered a few various bespoke digger attachments that are available at Masterhitch, but let’s talk about the mini digger itself. 

Our sister company, BuyADigger, has a handful of mini diggers for sale. All of which are relatively new in age, have low hours on and only one previous owner.

Originally they were purchased for Diggerland UK and H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, to be used on their fleet. Once they reach 3 years old, new machines are purchased to replace these, and they are then sold on. If you’re thinking of buying a mini digger to go along with your bespoke excavator attachments, then their sales team would be happy to discuss their machines in further detail with you. 


If you’re looking for some new and exciting attachments to make your mini digger more versatile then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of bespoke excavator attachments to suit your needs.

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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The Best Digger Attachments in the UK

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery

Want the low down on the best digger attachments in the UK? You’ve come to the right place! At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we’ve been in the digger attachment business for over 30 years and when it comes to knowledge and expertise, we know our stuff.


Starting with the most universal digger attachments you can find on a construction site, the bucket! No, we don’t mean the orange kind you use at B&Q to hold all of your shopping and then feel compelled to purchase once you get to the tills… we mean digger buckets. Robust, tough, built to last buckets, well that’s what we make at Masterhitch. 

Riddle Bucket 

When working on a demolition project, your best friend is most likely going to be the riddle bucket. Also sometimes known as a skeleton bucket. In simple terms, a riddle bucket will separate fine debris such as soil or sand from larger materials such as brick, rubble or concrete. They’re also ideal digger attachments for use in quarrying or even landscaping. 

Tilting Buckets 

Another great digger attachment is the tilting bucket. You would typically use a tilting bucket for general groundworks or in landscaping. It’s useful when it comes to backfilling, clearing, slope finishing, waste handling and ditching, as it saves the machine operator time and we all know time means money!

Trapezoidal Buckets

Also known as V-ditch buckets, the trapezoidal bucket is quite often used for construction work that involves digging trenches, pipe laying and drainage work. Due to the shape of the trapezoidal bucket it can fit into narrow spaces making it a pinnacle digger attachment for use in road construction and restoration projects. 


When using an excavator, you’re going to want to ensure that it has ram guards. These simple digger attachments come as standard with most machines these days. However, if they don’t or if you need them replaced, you’re going to seriously want to consider including them as part of your machine safety standards.


In short, ram guards protect the ram on an excavator. The ram is used to move the boom and various other parts of the digger arm in order to carry out work. This is especially useful when working machines in demolition or civil engineering environments. Ram guards also help to prevent the ram itself from over-extending and also provide an additional safeguard measure when the excavator is being used. They really are some of the best digger attachments out there and you would definitely want to consider this particular digger attachment when using excavators for your construction project. 

Long or Short Term Use

If you own the machine, you may want the ram guards welded on. That way they’re useful permanent fixtures for long term use. Otherwise, it may be best to get the ram guards bolted on to the machine as a more temporary measure, especially if you don’t own the machine or plan to sell it on shortly. 

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery


Ideal for demolition work, site clearance and also landscaping or forestry, the grapple is a great universal digger attachment. Very effective for picking up materials safely and securely, they’re incredibly useful for transporting large material such as rocks and tree logs from one area of a construction site to another or for placing into a dumper to then be transported.

There are many different types of grapple attachments from rake grapples to lumber grapples and even fork grapples. Plus many more! 

Grapples are a great attachment and can be manufactured at a wide range of different sizes to fit various machines. 


If you need a particular digger attachment, look no further than Masterhitch Europe Ltd. Serving top clients such as H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, JCB, Komatsu and Diggerland UK Theme Parks, we’re known in the industry for providing excellent quality products. Tough, safe and built to last, if you ask anyone about Masterhitch they’ll tell you the attachments we make are robust. We have a money back guarantee because we’re that confident in the products we make.


Get in touch with Masterhitch today if you’re interested in our crusher buckets or other excavator attachments. Whether you’re looking for a one off attachment or want to make an enquiry, we would be happy to help.

Give us a call on: 01634 290022 or email the team. We are more than happy to advise you on any of our products and assist where needed.

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