Welcome to Heavy Hire, your trusted partner in mini digger and equipment hire services in Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand. Our comprehensive guide series is meticulously crafted to provide you with in-depth knowledge and insights into the world of heavy equipment hire. Whether you’re a homeowner embarking on a DIY project, a builder, plumber, or landscaper, our guides are designed to help you understand and implement the best practices in equipment hire and usage. Explore our range of guides and discover how Heavy Hire can support your construction projects with the right equipment and expertise.

Mini Digger Hire Essentials

Dive into the essentials of mini digger hire with our guide. Learn about the various models available, their capabilities, and the right applications for each. This guide also covers safety guidelines and operational tips to ensure effective and safe use of mini diggers.

Augers & Bits: Choosing and Using

Uncover the secrets of selecting and using augers and bits effectively in this comprehensive guide. From understanding different types and sizes to mastering their usage for optimal results, this guide provides valuable insights for both novices and experienced users.

Compactor Hire: A Complete Guide

Our guide on compactor hire offers a thorough look into the types of compactors available and their best applications. Discover the best practices for operating compactors safely and efficiently, ensuring your project’s success.

Pressure Washers: Hiring and Operating Tips

Learn about the different types of pressure washers available for hire and how to use them effectively in our detailed guide. Find out how to tackle various cleaning tasks, enhancing the efficiency and appearance of your project.

Access Equipment: Safe and Effective Use

Delve into the specifics of using access equipment safely and effectively with our guide. Understand the different types available and the best practices for using them in various construction scenarios.

Long-term Hire: Benefits and Tips

Explore the advantages of long-term equipment hire and how to make the most of it in this guide. Learn about the discounts, loyalty rewards, and strategies for maximising the value of long-term hires.

Streamlining Your Hire Experience – Tips and Best Practices

Discover efficient strategies for managing your equipment hire process with our guide. It offers practical tips and best practices, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Contacting Heavy Hire: Easy Booking Process

Learn about the straightforward and customer-friendly booking process at Heavy Hire in this guide. Discover how to easily hire the equipment you need with our step-by-step instructions.

Safety First: Ensuring Safe Equipment Operation

Our comprehensive safety guide provides crucial information on safe operation practices for all types of hired equipment, helping you maintain a safe work environment.

Ensuring Safe Equipment Operation – A Comprehensive Safety Guide

This guide is essential for understanding and implementing safety practices across all types of hired equipment. It’s a key resource for maintaining a secure work environment, ensuring operator safety, and preventing accidents on site.

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


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.