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How To Hire Construction Equipment

Equipment Hire – Home Construction Guide


If you're looking to complete a one-off construction or renovation project at home, your best option will be to hire the equipment. Equipment hire will typically reduce your costs, time and stress, ensuring your project is completed on time and budget. In this guide, we'll provide a break-down on just a few of the different types of equipment you can hire.

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Compactors come in a variety of different styles. For small backyard projects where you need to compact soil. such as paving, a vibrating plate compactor or rammer / jumping jack will suffice. These hand operated models that are designed to fit in small areas. A vibrating plate compactor creates downward force which combines with the weight of the machine to compact the soil. On the other hand, a rammer acts like a jack hammer, but has a flat surface instead of a pointed end.

For larger construction projects you’ll need a roller, which come in smooth roller (vibrating or static), sheepsfoot and pneumatic options. These models are generally used for larger construction projects where you need to flatten asphalt roads, graded sand, gravel and crushed rock.

Dingo & Bobcat Digging Equipment

If you have a large digging project you’re going to save considerable time and energy by hiring a Dingo or Bobcat.

Bobcat manufacture one of the largest range of mini excavators available on the market. Ranging from 1.2 to 8.5T, you’ll be able to find a model suitable for just about any backyard project, whether you’re digging for a swimming pool or a retaining wall. Several models include a zero-tail swing option which is ideal for tight spaces. They also claim to have the most modern and comfortable cabs on the market. 

Dingo manufacture a range of mini loaders and attachments. They have forged a solid reputation within Australia for producing high quality machines that are suited to a wide range of projects and stand the test of time. Dingo machines can be used for everything from digging to lifting bricks, levelling soil, breaking rocks and transporting materials, just to name a few.




Trailers can be used for a wide range of home improvement needs. You may need to add or remove soil or rocks from your property, or you may need to transport equipment to and from your home. Like most equipment hire products, trailer come in a huge variety of sizes and types.

If you’re transporting goods that are difficult to restrain, you’ll want to choose a caged trailer. Enclosed from all sides, they’ll provide much more secure than a box or flat bed trailer. 

Pressure Cleaners

Whether you’re looking to clean up after a DIY home improvement project, or just add some life to your tired looking bricks or equipment, hiring a pressure cleaner is a great idea. Like all of the equipment listed here, they can be expensive to purchase outright, so hiring one is your best option for 1-off projects. 

Pressure cleaners range from small electric models which are suitable for removing oil stains from concrete surfaces, right through to large scale petrol powered models for heavy industrial use. For most home improvement projects you should only require 2,000 to 3,000 PSI models. They come with a large variety of nozzles and accessories, so make sure you explain your requirements carefully to avoid hiring the wrong equipment. 

Equipment Hire Providers

I have personally used The Hire Guys Wangara for a variety of equipment hire solutions. With a yard located in Wangara, in the northern suburbs of Perth, they have a huge range of equipment hire options, for both DIYers and tradesmen alike. Their staff are always friendly, professional and willing to offer expert advice tailored to your individual project.


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The Hire Guys Wangara yard, where you can view a huge range of their equipment hire solutions.

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