Demolition Equipment

Hire Category

Description

General Hire is a free service that makes sourcing construction equipment for hire easier. We support several hire companies across Australia – no location is too far removed. In addition to no location disadvantage, through General Hire you have access to equipment of every kind of specification being size or mechanics, tailored to your budget. When you make an enquiry for construction equipment, whether it is for an excavator or an attachment we’ll only send you the best 3 quotes from hire companies suited to your needs. Using General Hire to locate and source machinery is quick, cost effective and hassle free.


Construction equipment is typically your heavy-duty vehicles that have been specifically designed for the execution of construction tasks. This frequently involves earthworks and the most popular products for the job tend to be your Graders, Loaders, Excavators, Compactors and Trucks. When it comes to plant hire, you also have a choice of wet or dry hire.


Graders are used to refine a surface and set it precisely. The typical model has three axels, the engine cab sits just above the two rear axles, the third axle is positioned at the front of the vehicle, the blade in-between. For bigger jobs, prior to precise grading a bulldozer is utilised to move large materials across locations.


Also, known as diggers, an excavator consists of a boom, dipper, bucket and cab on a rotating platform. The cab sits on top of an under carriage with the tracks and wheels. Not only used for construction but in mining, river dredging, forestry work and handling general materials – excavators come in a variety of sizes and formats. Through General Hire you can gain access to excavators that are some of the smallest (e.g., a mini-excavator, weighs 930kg) or largest (weighs 979,990kg) available on the market.


If digging up or simply moving material isn’t on the agenda immediately, a compactor could be. Compactors are a machine used to reduce the size of materials (including waste). A Loader can essentially be used to stockpile that material and transport it to another place or deposit it into a dump truck.


As there is no lack of equipment available through General Hire, and you’re welcome to enquire about as much or as little as you like; however, there are different types of hire to be aware of when it comes to construction machinery.


Depending on the size or the demands of your job – you’re after wet hire or dry hire.


Wet Hire


Wet hire will not only include an operator with the equipment hired but also pretty much anything else you need for equipment to function. This can encompass anything your business might not have access to internally, like service and repairs.


Choosing wet hire as an option means all fees for operation are included in your quote and you have closer to accurate cost expectations. You’ll have a well-adjusted operator to handle the machinery and everything comes in one package.


Dry Hire


Dry hire also has its advantages. Dry hire grants you the hire of equipment without the complimentary operator, this can instead be proved by a third party or you have one in your organisation. Depending on the hire company, this might also include the responsibility of maintenance.


If a business already has the staff and equipment necessary for maintenance and upkeep this is typically the preferred method of hire. Advantages include the benefits of a more economical alternative in you can keep labour in-house or source a cheaper operator. In which case, you have less personnel to oversee on site and accountability is increased from working with your own employees.


We have a detailed guide to weighing up the pros and cons of wet and dry hire on the blog.


If you’re unsure about the specifications of equipment you’re after, you can make comparisons using the General Hire website. However, our team is available 7 days a week, 11 hours a day to answer any questions or to help you locate the equipment for any complex projects. Hit up our contact page and get in touch by any means that best suit you if you need assistance with your enquiry before or after you’ve made one.


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Testimonials

WOW first time I’ve used this site. Very impressed with speed and range of fantastic quotes. Thank you!

John P, February 2016

Very easy to complete a quote comparison. Will be telling everyone about General Hire! Thanks!

Michelle H, May 2016

Overall awesome website with useful and competitive information.

Mark M, November 2016