Dry hire vs wet hire: what does Orange Hire offer?

Orange Hire is a specialist provider of dry hire services on the East Coast.

What does this mean? Dry hire is the process of hiring equipment without an operator – you provide the operator yourself.

Wet hire on the other hand means hiring both the earthmoving equipment AND the operator with it. Of course, hiring both a machine and an operator will increase the cost of hire substantially, as you are paying for labour as well as the usual machine hire cost.

Contrast this with dry hire. Dry hire is significantly cheaper if you’re an experienced contractor with skilled operators on your team or a trusted crew of workers that you can call on to get the job done.

If you’re considering whether wet or dry hire is best for your project, remember that with wet hire you’re paying for both the equipment and the experience and skill of the operator.

If you’re an experienced civil contractor with many projects under your belt, you’ve most likely already got this expertise in your internal team, so why pay extra for it?

We’re specialists in dry hire

At Orange Hire, we specialise in hiring earthmoving equipment and machinery to experienced construction, demolition, traffic and infrastructure contractors, meaning you’ve no doubt got what it takes to operate equipment safely and efficiently.

We know our customers are experts in their field with competent staff that can operate our machines effectively, do a better job, and decrease the risk of accidents or environmental damage.

Dry hire companies like Orange Hire are best suited for contractors with proven skill and experience with particular machines and jobs. If you want peace of mind that you’re getting the job done well, done on time, and by people you work with and trust, hiring with us is the way to go.

Call us for great hire rates

Our team are here to help you get the best machine for the job at a great price, especially on long term dry hire.

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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.