J W Baron Earthworks

Based in South Devon J.W. Baron Earthworks have been undertaking Agricultural and Environmental Earthworks and providing heavy plant Hire throughout the South West since 1997.

With our experienced operators we aim to a provide personal, high quality service at competitive rates.

A Liebherr Bulldozer on a James Baron Earthworks Project in DEvon

We specialise in a number of sectors including, long reach excavator hire, environmental earthworks, water management, bulk earthworks and heavy plant hire.

Recent projects we have undertaken include building earth banked slurry lagoons, excavations for new farm buildings and yards, site enabling for commercial sites, restoring and creating new ponds and lakes, River bank revetments and coastal defences as well as a variety of forestry and wetland projects.

Long Reach Excavators

We are expanding our plant fleet and now have long reach excavators for operated hire throughout the South Hams, Devon, the South West or further afield if necessary.

These specialist excavators have reaches ranging from 10m to 18m and are ideal for pond, lake and river dredging, flood alleviation works and coastal protection works.

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A Long Reach Excavator dredging a lake in Devon
One of J W Baron's Long Reach Excavators undertaking rock armour work

Plant List

360º tracked excavators
360º long reach excavators
30 ton articulated dump trucks
LGP dozers with laser control
Towed vibrating rollers
Rotating tracked dumpers
Stone carts
Tractors 40hp to 270hp
Dump trailers
Caterpillar D6 & towed scraper box
Caterpillar D8 & towed scraper box


Rotating selector grabs
Rotating clamshell buckets
Hydraulic breakers
Flails / mulchers
Tree shears
Tilting grading buckets
Pile Drivers
Compactor plates
Land Rakes
Ripper tooth

Slurry lagoon construction in Devon

Earthworks & Earthmoving

We undertake all types of earthworks contracts, from moving just a few hundred cubic metres of earth, to bulk excavations and cut and fill projects.

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Artificial lake constructed for client in Devon

Water Management

With our fleet of earthmoving machinery we undertake pond and lake construction and restoration, de-silting, weed clearance and dredging and coastal defences & engineering.

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Water pipe installation on Devon farm

Agricultural Services

As well as creating earth-banked slurry stores of all sizes, our services include farm tracks, drainage, water pipes, sward lifting, ditch clearing, sub-soiling and mole draining

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Scrub clearance in Devon forest using James Baron excavators

Forestry Work

We often carry out projects for forestry organisations, estates and private clients that have woodlands. Our forestry services include Rhododendron clearance, gorse and scrub clearance and forest road construction.

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Forest road created after clearing scrub and trees

Access Solutions

We have been building footpaths, cycle paths, access roads and installing bridges in Devon and the South West for many years now.

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Long reach excavators for hire in Devon

Long Reach Excavators

We now have long reach excavators for operate hire throughout, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. They have reaches from 10m to 18m.

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