More choice; with one of the largest and youngest fleets available, including over 5,000 assets worth £150m and the UK’s biggest telehandler range.

More experience; with an industry leading team that gives you unrivalled industry understanding and expertise

More service; with guaranteed next day delivery, telematic tracking, expert account managers and the lowest query rate in the industry

More solutions; delivering smart, strategic hire plans that you won’t find anywhere else, designed to make a real difference to your budget, your deadlines and your environmental impact.

More investment; investing £100m more to expand our depots and enhance our fleet to make it the most efficient and reliable plant and equipment available; from 0.9-50t excavators to 4-20m telehandlers, heavy lift telehandlers to 18-32m roto telehandlers, 80cm-19t rollers to 1-10t straight and swivel dumpers.

Ardent Hire Solutions – why settle for less?

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Nationwide Coverage
Nationwide Coverage

Ardent has 13 depots nationwide, with several more opening soon, guaranteeing next day delivery on all orders placed by 1pm.

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We are able to open a trade account for limited companies within 10 minutes.

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  • The UK's largest Telehandler fleet
  • One of the UK's largest Excavator fleet
  • 5000 fleet size
  • 12 depots nationwide
  • Upto 30% Fuel saving
  • Less than 2 years average age of fleet
  • Average 67 minute call out
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We are able to open a trade account for limited companies within 10 minutes.


Housing Sector

Ardent supports the UK’s £100bn housing sector, and its 2.1 million jobs, by forming true collaborations with leading house-builders, which span the full lifecycle of their developments


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Construction Sector

From stadia to shopping malls, offices to distribution centres, Ardent have the range and expertise to support construction projects across a vast range of sectors.

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Events Sector

Ardent works with the £6bn UK events industry from first planning to the final curtain and beyond, to ensure that every event runs smoothly and safely.

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Government Sector

Ardent works with the UK government and its many agencies at the highest levels, supporting schools, hospitals and local authorities with all the equipment they need. 

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Industrial Sector

From traditional manufacturing, to modern warehousing and distribution, UK industry covers a diverse range of businesses, and Ardent has the capability to support them all

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Infrastructure Sector

Infrastructure is at the heart of our economy, supporting every aspect of our lives, and Ardent is on hand to support every aspect of that infrastructure

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Energy Sector

From electricity generation at the power station to gas lines to the remotest corner of the country, Ardent is on hand to help keep the UK’s energy flowing

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable energy is no longer just a pipedream; it is an essential part of our sustainable future, and Ardent are proud be part of Britain’s low carbon economy

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Plant Sales

Ardent Plant Sales

Every machine in the Ardent fleet is available to purchase as well as hire. Our sales team will take care of everything, on your behalf, to ensure prompt, hassle-free delivery anywhere in the world.

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