A and R Rothen Ltd are proud to welcome our latest excavator to the plant hire fleet - a Kubota 1.5 Tonne Excavator.

 Operating on Bio-degrade-able, Marine friendly Specification Hydraulic Oil, fitted with adjustable width tracks and with a zero-tail-swing design, this little beauty is ideal for working in tight spaces, including on Towpaths and in bridge holes for example. 

Available for hire both locally and nationally, individually or in conjuction with any of our Work Boat and other plant for hire.

Please do  get in touch for more information - we are always happy to discuss your individual requirements.

A bit of nostalgia for you ...

Here's a little bit of nostalgia for you, harking back to our roots - one of our customers dug out this article from a vintage 1982 issue of the 'Waterways World'.

Published in the same year as A and R Rothen Ltd were founded, back when the Company consisted of just two working boats, a lorry and yard, and one determined man and his wife - it's great to see how far we have come since then!



Tree Clearing Works in Progress at Perry Barr Top Lock

Our Pusher Tug 'Electric' and three of our 50FT Materials Hoppers have had a busy start to 2017 - assisting Tree Surgeons HRJ Gould Ltd. in their contract with the Canal and River Trust to clear overhanging trees above Perry Barr Top Locks, in Birmingham.

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Bradley Arm Reed Clearance 2016

Summer 2016 saw our work boats and operatives assisting yet again in the annual reed and weed clearance operation on the Bradley Arm, in Bilston, West Midlands.

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