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The Top 5 Excavator Brands for Reliability and Safety

There’s a stack of excavator brands to choose from in the Australian market. Whether you’re working on civil, construction, infrastructure, or local government projects, you need a machine that’s fit for the task, safe, comfortable, and reliable enough to get the job done.

We’ve summarised our top 5 excavator brands for reliability, performance and safety.


Kobelco has been around since 1930 when the company was first founded in Japan. from small beginnings, the company is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers. With a heavy focus on consistency and quality across the globe, Kobelco focuses on refining every component of their machines which enables regular continuous productivity gains. The Read more

Fuel economy: how efficient is your earthmoving equipment?

With fuel prices on an upward trend and project budgets being tightened across the country, it’s a wise move to look at fuel efficiency as a deciding factor when choosing an excavator.

Fuel consumption in litres per hour is a great metric to compare machines. It gives you a quick way to make an informed choice by showing how much fuel you’re likely to go through over the course of a shift, or even over your entire project.

Whilst some manufacturers dismiss this metric as too simplistic, in reality, it is a strong indicator for most contractors to make a sound decision. With a lack of other real-world efficiency Read more

Meet the Team: John Lewis, Sydney Branch Manager

In the first of a series of interviews with our key team members, our Sydney branch manager, John Lewis, tells us what makes him tick.

You’ve just started with Orange Hire recently – what are your first priorities in your new role?

I’m getting stuck into meeting the team and getting to know each person individually. Building a solid relationship with everyone is key – if you have a strong team and everyone cares for each other and for the job, it’s easy to move forward together and get things done.

What does a typical day as branch manager look like for you?

Right from the start, I’m talking to Read more


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire. The quality of the plant… I wouldn‘t change anything..

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.