About us

A small family-owned business

Heavy Hire is an Auckland-based mini-digger and equipment hire company. We’re a small family-owned business with a background in the construction industry. We know that any job, no matter how big or small, comes down to three things: time, safety and reliability. That’s what sets Heavy Hire apart.

We don’t do it all, but we do what we do well so you can get on with what you do well too. We source our equipment from leading manufacturers, our rigorous inspection process keeps our equipment in excellent condition, our flexible rental options works to your schedule, we take care of all the paperwork for you and we have a dedicated team and flexible options to support you all the way.

You’ll always get personalized customer service from a team member who knows just what you need and calls you by name. Our convenient pickup and drop off locations in Dairy Flat and Kaukapakapa in Auckland’s Rodney / North Shore area ensure you can get the job done on time and on budget.

Benefit from working with people who are passionate about the business and consistently bring creative solutions to the table to improve performance where it matters most: the job site.

“We’re here to help you get the job done without hassles, on time and on budget with the compact equipment rental company that stands apart.”
– Fred Jordaan

Our customers

Our equipment and machinery is available for homeowners, builders, tradies and DIY customers alike needing high quality and well-maintained small diggers and Auger day hire at cheap rates.


Safety isn’t something we simply talk about; it’s in our DNA.

Whether on your worksite, at our pickup locations or in the communities, Heavy Hire is committed to safety. No matter the product, solution or service, when you choose Heavy Hire, you’ve got a partner working with you to ensure the safest work environment possible for all team members.

Our company operate to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 2015 and Construct Safe Tier 1 guidelines (ID 0290010506). Please let us know any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Questions and answers

When hiring a machine on dry hire it will not include an operator to operate the machine. This rental option is cheaper than wet hire as you don’t need to pay for the operators labour. At Heavy Hire we don’t stock equipment that are challenging to operate, and all our machines can be operated by anyone who knows how to drive a car. Speak to us if you need an operator and we can put you in touch with our network of professional drivers.

When your mini-digger is collected or delivered the Auckland team member will  provide basic instruction on how to operate that particular make and model. However, we advise our customers that they need to test it out to see that they are comfortable driving it, or arrange for a test drive at one of our two locations.

When you make a booking with one of our North-Shore based Heavy Hire team members, they will arrange a pickup date and time or delivery date and time with you. A refundable deposit equal to the day hire rate is required before then or at pickup. We’ll provide you with insurance and terms for hire, and will need a copy of your drivers license to submit to our insurance provider. We require the digger to be returned to us/collected by us in the same working order as you received it, which means that it needs to be refueled and any clay and dirt would need to be washed off. Arrange for a dropoff time before 6:30 pm.

Yes we do. Although this is not part of our core service offering, we always aim to help our customers get the job done, and sometimes that means dropping off the digger on site. Speak to one of our team for a quote (calculated on distance of dropoff location) and we’ll take care of the rest.

Yes. You will receive the machine with a full tank of diesel and in a clean working order. Please refuel the digger at the end of hire. The digger must be cleaned and returned in the condition it arrived in. A charge will apply to all cleaning and refueling required.

Please notify us as soon as possible so we can arrange for a mechanic to assist you. In the event of a vehicle roll over please make sure you place your and others safety first. For injuries, turn the engine off and call 111. Phone us as soon as possible and report the incident.

Our day hire pricing is set to be better than the competition and provided with a superior service and better quality of machine. We also provide a 10% long-term hire (5 or more days). Speak to us about our loyalty program and equipment bundle discounts.