So, you’ve got a project in mind, but you’re wondering if you will need a wet or a dry hire in the Brisbane region. There are benefits to both forms of hire and only slight differences between the two, but if you are someone that likes to take control of your projects, then dry hire is for you.
At Ryno Hire, we like to make things easy for you in your DIY projects, whether it’s landscaping, excavating for a pool or paving a new driveway. We’ve got you covered whether you need a mini bobcat loader, tipper, or excavator for hire.
We specialise in dry hire, which is where individuals and companies can hire construction and earthmoving equipment to operate independently. This can save you big in the long run.
What is Dry Hire?
Dry hire means individuals, such as yourself, can hire plant equipment without an operator. The sort of plant equipment you can hire in dry hire includes excavators, bobcat loaders and tipper trucks, along with accessories. Excavator hire, or even a loader, is available with just your car license. Allowing you to operate it yourself, without the need for an operator, helps to save on labour costs.
When you dry hire a piece of plant equipment through Ryno Hire, we provide you with a set of safe operational tips and operator manuals. The equipment you hire comes fully fuelled and lubricated; however, it is the hirer’s responsibility to fuel it if the equipment is hired for the day. If the equipment is hired for longer than a day, the hirer will have to grease it too.
What is Wet Hire?
This form of hiring machinery includes an operator to operate the machine you hire. This can significantly increase the hire cost as you will be paying the operator’s labour as well as the machine hire and fuel costs.
Which is Better: Dry Hire or Wet Hire?
There can be significant cost differences when something is wet hired or dry hired. For wet hire, the rates can become extensive in comparison as there is usually a minimum charge of just a few hours that can be more than the total hire of a dry hire for a whole day. Dry hire is the cheaper option and is popular amongst those that already have experience. Many excavation and land-clearing jobs can be quite complex. This is why when you dry hire in Brisbane through Ryno Hire, you will be provided with a set of safe operational tips and an operator manual. Or, you could even get a friend or family member who knows how to operate machinery to help you complete the project.
Not only are there significant cost benefits to dry hire, but there is also more flexibility surrounding the management of your project. Dry hire allows you to take control of your project without the need to rely on other operators. Some jobs may only require some machinery at the beginning, for example, to access pipes and then at the end of the day, to fill back in. When you hire through wet hire, you are expected to pay the operator for every hour they are there, whether they are working or not. Because wet hire will always involve hiring equipment and an operator as a package deal, it can be a big drain on time and resources when you reach a stage in your project where neither your equipment nor your operator is needed. Dry hire can prevent you from wasting resources as well as keep your job site less crowded and clear of extra personnel.
Mini excavators, dumpers and loaders that are all available for dry hire in Brisbane are excellent for accessing tight spaces and completing projects in backyards. Limited access may reduce the number of wet hire companies available because the equipment they have at their disposal may not be suitable.
Projects You Can do with Dry Hire
The range of equipment available for dry hire in Brisbane at Ryno Hire, including bobcat loaders, tipper trucks, and excavators along with different attachments, which allows you to complete a variety of tasks and projects with ease.
Mini dumpers are available for dry hire and are helpful with numerous jobs within a project. They are a machine on wheels with a tray that tilts to unload materials. Mini dumpers can be helpful with tight excavation work, for example, installing a pool in the backyard of a small block of land. The mini dumper is able to access your backyard, transport materials in and remove the debris once it’s done. They are strong and sturdy machines that are also able to assist in concrete removal and aid you in disposing of the concrete safely. They are helpful when landscaping to transport materials, such as concrete, bricks, soil, sand, gravel and anything else you might need for a job. This includes moving pavers if you are considering paving your driveway, a patio or a courtyard. They are also useful for backfilling. Mini dumpers make hauling debris easier and save you a lot of hard work and time.
Excavators are a work site’s workhorse with the number of different projects they can assist with, depending on the various attachments you choose. They can be used to move soil in various ways, including digging trenches for wires or pipes or laying foundations, as well as can be used for land grading in landscaping. When you get an excavator for hire, be sure to hire the required attachment to make your jobs easier. With the hydraulic rock breaker attachment, excavators make demolition a breeze with hundreds of kilos of force that can break through cement, stone, and other sturdy materials. With the rock grab or concrete sleeper grab attachment, you can move a range of materials and clear away debris. This workhorse piece of machinery can make plenty of tasks a whole lot easier.
Mini bobcat loaders can make transporting materials around the site easy and efficient. Although they are excellent at gathering and stockpiling materials from around the site, a mini loader is also very helpful with clearing land in preparation for construction with the brush cutter attachment. They can clear vegetation and mow through the thickest grass when using the flail mower attachment. The auger attachment can help to dig holes for fence posts or tree planting. A mini loader is extremely useful for landscaping projects by transporting soil or other materials around the site as well.
Where to Get Dry Hire Machinery in Brisbane
Here at Ryno Hire, we specialise in dry hire and let you take control of the projects you want to complete. This doesn’t mean we will leave you completely stranded because we provide a set of safe operational tips and an operational manual upon hire.
You’ll be able to save a load on labour costs when you dry hire for your next project. Have a look at our DIY equipment for hire or check out our range of different-size excavators and bobcat loaders that can help complete just about any size DIY home project more efficiently and with a lot less hard work.
For more information on how to dry hire in Brisbane or to get a quote, contact us.