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Depots in Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay and Okehampton

Plant Hire from Tool Care Hire

Over 30 Years in The Business

We have been established for over 30 years, trading under the sole ownership of Martin Phillips and hiring anything from a carpet cleaner to a 13T excavator.

Plant Hire from Tool Care Hire

Wide Range of Plant & Equipment

The company has steadily expanded to supply a wide range of plant and equipment, self drive and operated, to both DIY and trade customers.

Plant Hire from Tool Care Hire

Your One Stop Shop

We pride ourselves on our uniquely personal service and competitive hire rates and aim to provide a friendly and knowledgeable one stop shop.

Our Exeter Depot

We’ve Got Devon Covered

We work out of four strategically placed depots – Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay and Okehampton.

For contact details for all our depots click here.

High standard of equipment

The Right Kit For The Job

We continually update our plant and machinery to maintain a high standard of equipment.

Please see our Plant Hire section for an up to date stock list.

Equipment Sales

Much More Than Tool Hire

We also sell power tools and site equipment in our showrooms, service plant in our workshops and prepare plant in our paint shop.

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Operated Plant

Operated Plant

Our sister operation, Dunn 2000, is the leading provider of operated plant hire in Devon.  All our plant machinery is operated by CITB qualified operatives.

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One of the South West’s largest independent plant hire companies


Latest News


Experienced HGV Mechanic/Plant Fitter required to work on a broad range of plant, machinery and vehicles. Good practical knowledge of diesel engines, hydraulics and electrics required. This position is based both at the depot (Exeter) and in the field therefore a clean driving licence is a necessity. 45 Hours per week Monday-Friday, plus alternate Saturday mornings. Please contact Sarah or Pete on 01392 274654 for further information.

For Sale
Due to our numerous fleet updates we now have plant looking for nice new homes, we will endeavour to post details on our Plant Sales page but please contact us for details as most of what we hire is also for sale.


The Spitfire Projects

In November 1999, for his 40th birthday, Tool Care Hire proprietor Martin Phillips was given a present of a single rivet from a Spitfire.  With the rivet came a challenge to fulfil a childhood dream – build a Spitfire.

Martin and his team sourced parts from around the world to painstakingly rebuild a wonderful example of British engineering.

After 13 long years his restoration project MK IX Spitfire RR232 took to the skies over Bristol.

For the latest news on this, and other exciting projects, visit our project update page.


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6 months ago

Hope everyone is safe and well. If anyone needs any machines ASAP please contact on 07891238246. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience.

7 months ago
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We apologise for any inconvenience as you can see we are having a tidy up!

7 months ago
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BS410 by Sarah Browning | Feb 8, 2018 | Uncategorised Martin with No. 2 Spitfire BS410 MK IX Trainer, she is currently keeping very good company at the Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill. Her wings should ... See more

7 months ago
Plant Sales & Tool Sales | Tool Care Hire | Devon & The South West

Plant Sales & Tool Sales | Tool Care Hire | Devon & The South West | Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay and North Devon | Tel: 01392 274 654

7 months ago
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Tool Care Hire | News about Spitfire RR232

11 months ago

Accounts clerk required with specific emphasis on sales ledger although role will encompass other areas.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and flexible individual with a sense of humour who will ... See more

12 months ago
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Make sure you keep liking our page to see all the new equipment being added to the fleet. For and enquirys please do not hesitate to call us.

1 year ago

COMPETITION TIME! WIN all these top class Irwin tools. The tools include - Hex T-bars, Hacksaw, Hacksaw blades, Tin snips, Record plane, Bolt grips, Folding knife, Duck nosed pliers, 3pc chisel set, ... See more

1 year ago

New kids on the block! New 13 ton excavators added to our hire fleet! No matter what size the job is, we have a machine suitable for it.

1 year ago

NOW stocking an ELITE PERFORMANCE SCREW from FORGEFIX to add to our ever growing screw range pop in to any of our depots across devon to get a full range of prices.

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Exeter Head Office

Hire Desk: 01392 274 654
Office: 01392 250 379

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Exmouth Depot

Hire Desk: 01395 275 921

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Torbay Depot

Hire Desk: 01803 856 506

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Operated Plant

Office: 01837 82230

Tool Care Hire LLP
9 Hennock Road
Marsh Barton

Tool Care Hire LLP
Registered in England & Wales
Company Reg: OC350230

Construction Plant Hire Association
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