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Elizabeth Hirst &
Nick Webster

(Hirst Conservation)

"A family Firm with family values,may you continue to enjoy the success you so richly deserve. Our very best wishes for the future...

A superb lake, landscaping, and new commercial access."

Roy Fountain

(Silvermist Nurserys)

"We have used Geoff Cooke JCB Hire for project's on our nursery over the last 25 years. The jobs we undertake are very specialised and can range from excavating water storage reservoirs to roadways and glasshouse foundations. Their operators have always approached each task with professionalism and within the timescale required."


Stephen Pugh

(S & S Pugh + Son)

"We have been in the area for 18 years and were recommended Geoff Cooke JCB Hire when we first moved over and have continued to use their services. They are professional, trustworthy and their work is always of a high standard...

We would highly recommend them."

Graham & Lesley Secker

"Geoff Cooke Plant Hire, carried out all of our ground works. They also resurfaced our drive when all the other building works were finished and again we were very pleased with the end result and also how professional and friendly all of the employees were."

Ben Webb

(Farm Manager)

"Ropsley Farms Ltd have used Geoff Cooke Plant Hire for over 10 years, undertaking various excavating jobs, from clearing/cleaning ditches, foundations for buildings, crushing and grading concrete/stone and renovating/repairing farm tracks. We have always found them extremely professional with a great attention to detail and competitively priced. We would highly recommend their services."

Edward Knight

(James Knight Farms)

"We have been using Geoff Cooke JCB Hire for a number of years for farm ditching, drainage, culvert building and roadway maintenance.

The work has always been done to a very high standard and we thoroughly recommend their services to all in the agricultural and earthmoving industries."

We pride ourselves on our

What We Do

Experienced family run business offering JCB and Plant Hire, based near Sleaford and serving the Lincolnshire area


Designed by LMRT Design


Who We Are

What We Do


Construction and Civil Engineering


Speciality Earthworks

Equestrian Arenas and Mènages


Contact Us


Geoff Cooke JCB hire

Beckstone Lodge

Little Hale Road, Great Hale

Sleaford, Lincolnshire

NG34 9LH

Call us now on

01529 460890


Steve Hill


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Specialist Earthworks


• Environmental Wetland Scrapes

• Archaeology Digs

Ground Works


• Drainage and Footings

• Driveways

• Dual grade laser leveling

• Landscaping

• Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs creation/restoration

Construction and Civil Engineering


• Anaerobic Digester earth works

• Biomass

• Ground Source Energy

• Solar Farms

• Utility Trenching

• Rain Water Harvesting Tanks

• Bio Units and Septic Tanks

• Interceptors

• Water Engineering

• Excavation of new water course

• Caravan Park Development including hard standing, turning circles and utilities

• Steel framed buildings foundations

• Demolition and Site Clearance, Crushing and Screening




• Track Maintenance: Re-leveling and cambering using existing material

• Ditching and Land Drainage

• New cut ditches with V bucket

• Existing ponds de-silted

• Lagoons

• Tree and Stump removal

• Environmental

Over the years we have built a reputation of a company who can deliver a professional and reliable service, we take pride in our standard of workmanship which brings us repeat business with many clients in Lincolnshire. Our services include agricultural and ground works to constructing mènages and equestrian arenas.

JCB and Plant Hire in Lincolnshire

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Simon Richardson

(Keisby Estates Ltd)

"We have been using Geoff Cooke Plant Hire extensively over the past 18 months during the construction of 2 pig fattening units, a 1500 cubic meter lagoon and a 165kw Anaerobic Digester...

Steve Hill’s quality of work has been outstanding and has drawn comment from every trade that has followed him who have all found levels and dimensions to be spot on which makes life easier (and cheaper!!) for the following operation. The pig sheds in particular had to have 8 inches of fall over a length of 60m, Steve achieved this to a really close tolerance saving me a lot of stone and concrete. Again with the AD plant the plinth for our tank had a tolerance of 5mm over a 45x7m dimension, the main developer EvergreenGas were extremely complimentary on the quality of the groundwork that we achieved...

Steve always works in a very tidy fashion and cuts no corners, I would (and have) thoroughly recommend Geoff Cooke Plant hire to anybody requiring the services that they provide."


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Tom Blanchard

"I'm very happy with the quality finish and timeliness of the ground works carried out for my building. They will be the contractors of choice for the next project."

Equestrian Arenas and Mènages


• Equestrian projects

Mènage and Arenas

• Careful planning is critical when you are having a horse Manège constructed. We ensure that critical issues such as drainage and the long life of a manège are examined when we undertake your development.

• We'll discuss your requirements carefully with you and ensure all planning with regards the project takes into careful consideration the needs of your horse.


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Equestrian Testimonials

Becky and Ian Bennett

"Ian and I are extremely pleased with Geoff Cooke Arenas. There team is very professional and dedicated to the work. With the weather over the winter not a drop off water has stood on the arena. Our arena rides fantastic all the horses love working in it. Many thanks to Steve and his Team."

Linda Blanchard

"Steve Hill of Geoff Cooke Arenas was recommended to me by a friend and I would happily recommend him to anyone else. Steve came to speak to us regarding some problems with my arena and suggested how it may be improved. He did the work at the price he quoted, in the time he specified and completed the work keeping us informed with progress on a daily basis. I have only just started riding on the arena but it is riding well and I am completely satisfied with Steve’s work."

Lizzy Clough

"Thank you so much for the diligent hard work you put into building our arena. It was a relief to find someone I felt I could trust to do a quality job without charging silly money. The arena looks so smart we have had so many compliments about it already. I would definitely recommend you to friends, and if you ever need to show your previous work to a prospective client, I would be happy to show my swanky arena off."

Marcus Cartwright

"Having employed the services of Geoff Cooke JCB Hire on several occasions I would highly recommend them in terms of professionalism, efficiency and value for money. The work undertaken for me involved demolition of outbuildings, digging out foundations for a stable and garage, installing an extensive land drain system, installing a driveway and landscaping. The standard of finish at all stages was extremely high, with a welcome attention to detail. Highly recommended!"

Ian Graham

"I would thoroughly recommend Geoff Cooke JCB Hire to anyone in our area who is comtemplating any sort of ground works.  We have used Geoff Cooke JCB Hire now on three occasions; to build a rubber surface Riding Manege when the company was subcontracting to Another contractor, to regravel our drive and yard, which included breaking through a concrete undersurface to install drains and, most recently, to dig seven fifty metre by one metre square trenches in our back paddock and install 1400m of rubber piping as the ground-loop array of a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) central heating system. Steve Hill has managed all three projects. The Manege is perfectly level, very well drained and built to the highest standard. Our drive and yard was a mess and frequently flooded after heavy rain. No more floods now and it all looks good. As a bonus we were able to create another hard-standing area with the old gravel. The GSHP was a big project but Steve and Greg managed it with ease. As each loop was laid Steve was able to back-fill as work progressed keeping the mess to a minimum. It was difficult because the paddock was very wet but on completion Steve had reseeded and levelled it all to a very high standard.  

We are very pleased with all three projects. We will certainly use Geoff Cooke JCB Hire again."

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