Agricultural and
environmental earthworks
t: 01803 712214
m: 07970 610054
We now offer long reach excavators for either operated or self-drive
hire with reaches from 10m – 18m throughout, Devon, Cornwall,
Somerset and the South West - FIND OUT MORE ››
Based in the South Hams in South Devon, J.W. Baron Earthworks have been providing agricultural and environmental earthworks and earthmoving throughout the South West since 1997.

Projects include building earth-banked slurry lagoons, undertaking excavations for new farm buildings and yards, restoring and creating new lakes and ponds, coastal defences which include placing rock armour, scrub and gorse clearance and a variety of forestry and wetland projects.

Our fleet of Caterpillar tractors ranging in size from Cat D6 to Cat D8, complete with scrapers, offer a very cost efficient topsoil stripping and stockpiling service.

We also undertake land drainage schemes ranging in size from draining a wet area to whole farms. With our Caterpillar tractors we offer a sub-soiling and mole draining service.

Using our specialist mole plough we can install water pipes up to 60mm in diameter.

We own a comprehensive range of modern machinery and attachments that are available for hire when not being utilised on contract work. We use our extensive workshop to service and maintain all our equipment and to match machines with specific attachments as required. This enables us to undertake a multitude of projects for individual clients, civil engineering companies, local authorities and conservation organisations.

As we often work in environmentally sensitive areas we have taken steps to safeguard the environment by using biodegradable hydraulic oil in our excavators. In the unlikely event of an oil spill this biodegradable oil is degraded by naturally occurring bacteria, thus protecting land and water courses from pollution.

By offering a variety of specialist services and working closely with our clients and the environment we can tailor a package that meets all requirements and exceeds expectations.

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 grabs
Hydraulic breakers
Excavator mounted flails/ mulchers
Tree sheers
Tilting buckets
Compactor Plates
Rotating Selector Grabs
Bulk excavations
Cut & fill operations
Site enabling
Plant hire
Forestry access tracks created
Scrub clearance
Ditch clearing
Water pipe installation

Reservoir construction
Ponds & lakes restored
Fishing lakes excavated
Flood alleviation earthworks
River bank repairs
Land drainage
Coastal and Sea Defences
Rock Armour
Erosion control
Earth banked slurry lagoons
Farm roads constructed

J.W.Baron - Earthworks - South Devon

Bulk excavations, earthmoving, environmental
earthworks, slurry lagoons, forestry access and tracks,
reservoir construction, river bank repairs, land
drainage and ditch clearing using new excavators and
dozers throughout the South Hams, Plymouth, Exeter,
Newton Abbot, Kingsbridge, Torbay, Ivybridge, Totnes,
Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset areas.