Mackellar Group | MacKellar Launches Dry Hire Online

27 October 2023

MacKellar Launches Dry Hire Online

27 October 2023

MacKellar Launches Dry Hire Online


In the world of mining and civil projects, having access to reliable and high-quality equipment is crucial. MacKellar, a Queensland based business, understands this need and provides an extensive range of dry plant and equipment for hire.

With our Dry Hire online platform, renting excavators, trucks and dozers has never been easier, and if you're new to hiring feet this guide is a great start.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the basics of dry hire, the benefits it brings to mining and civil work,the different types of equipment offered by MacKellar and the convenience of viewing available machinery online.

Understanding Dry Hire - Plant and Equipment Rental

Dry Hire refers to renting out machinery and equipment without an operator. This allows companies to have control over their projects while minimising costs. By choosing hire services, businesses can save significantly on labour expenses and have the freedom to use the equipment according to their specific needs.

The Basics of Dry Hire

When opting for dry hire services it's important to have an understanding of your equipment requirements. MacKellar offers a range of excavators, trucks, dozers and other equipment, for various projects.

To ensure a successful project it's crucial to take the time to evaluate your needs and select the right equipment. For instance, if you're working on a mining project that involves excavation in small or tight spaces, you may need to renting a compact excavator. On the other hand, for large-scale civil construction projects that involve moving heavy materials, opting for a larger excavator or dozer could be more suitable.

Considering the features and capabilities of the equipment you're renting is also important. Some excavators for example come with systems that enable precise digging and lifting operations. Others may offer attachments like buckets or rippers, which enhance versatility and efficiency.

Benefits of Dry Hire for Mining and Civil Work

There are advantages to choosing dry hire services for mining and civil equipment:

  1. Cost Savings: Opting for hire eliminates expenses associated with purchasing equipment resulting in significant cost savings for businesses.
  2. Flexibility: With access to a range of equipment through hire services, businesses can easily adjust their operations based on project requirements – scaling up or down as needed.
  3. Customisation: Dry hire offers you the flexibility to tailor equipment to your needs by adding attachments or accessories.
  4. Reduced Maintenance Burden: By choosing hire, companies can shift the responsibility of equipment maintenance to the provider, freeing up their time and resources to focus on essential operations.

One of the other benefits of dry hire is the cost savings it brings. For businesses in industries like mining and civil, purchasing equipment and machinery can be a big financial strain. The upfront expenses associated with buying equipment such as excavators, dozers and dump trucks can easily reach millions. However, with hire, companies can avoid these upfront costs and allocate their financial resources more efficiently across different areas of operation.

Furthermore, dry hire provides businesses with greater flexibility in project planning and execution. With the ability to hire equipment as needed, companies can adapt to changing project requirements and improve overall efficiency.

For example, imagine you're working on a mining project that involves both excavation and hauling activities. With hire at your disposal you have the option to rent an excavator for excavation work and then switch to a dozer or a dump truck, for the hauling phase. This level of flexibility empowers you to optimise equipment usage, while minimising downtime.

This ensures improved efficiency and timely completion of projects, and also gives you access to cutting edge machinery.

For example, MacKellar regularly updates our fleet of equipment to include the latest technological advancements. This means that when you opt for dry hire, you can benefit from the advanced features and improved performance of their machinery. Whether it's the latest GPS systems for precise grading or advanced telematics for real-time monitoring, you can be confident that you are using cutting-edge equipment that will enhance your project's efficiency and productivity.

Dry hire also allows for greater flexibility in project planning and provides access to the latest and most advanced equipment. So, whether you are working on a mining project or a civil construction project, dry hire can be a valuable option to consider.

By opting for dry hire, companies can also reduce their maintenance burden. Equipment maintenance can be a time-consuming and costly task, requiring specialised knowledge and resources. However, with dry hire services, MacKellar takes on the responsibility of maintaining the equipment. This allows businesses to focus on their core operations and allocate their resources more effectively.

Additionally, MacKellar have dedicated maintenance teams and facilities, ensuring that the equipment is kept in optimal condition, minimising downtime and maximising productivity.

In conclusion, dry hire is a valuable option for businesses in the mining and civil sectors. It provides cost savings, flexibility, customisation options and reduces the maintenance burden. By opting for dry hire services, companies can optimise their operations, allocate their resources more effectively and adapt to changing project requirements with ease.

MacKellar Group: A Leader in Dry Hire

The MacKellar Group has established itself as a trusted leader in providing dry hire services for mining and civil equipment in Australia. With a rich history and extensive expertise in the industry, we offer a range of equipment options that cater to the diverse needs of our clients.

When it comes to dry hire services, MacKellar stands out from the competition. With over 50 years of experience serving the mining and civil industries, we have built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional service and reliable equipment.

We are committed to excellence and take a meticulous approach to equipment maintenance.

Each piece of machinery in our fleet, from excavators to dozers, is regularly inspected and serviced to ensure optimal performance. This attention to detail sets us apart from other dry hire providers and gives our clients peace of mind knowing that they are getting top-quality equipment.

Overview of MacKellar Group's History and Expertise

At MacKellar, our experience and in-depth knowledge of equipment rentals make us a reliable choice for businesses seeking high-quality dry hire services.

Throughout our long history, MacKellar has adapted and evolved to meet the changing needs of the industry. We have witnessed firsthand the advancements in technology and have embraced innovation to provide our clients with the most advanced and efficient equipment available.

One of the key factors that sets the MacKellar apart is our team of highly skilled professionals. Our staff members are experts in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. Whether it's assisting with equipment selection or offering technical support, the MacKellar team is always ready to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.

Comprehensive Guide to MacKellar’s Equipment

When it comes to mining and civil projects, understanding the different types of equipment available is crucial because having the right equipment for your project can make all the difference.

MacKellar offers a comprehensive range of mining and civil equipment for dry hire. Our fleet includes excavators, dozers, dump trucks, graders and more. From small-scale projects to large-scale operations, we have the perfect equipment to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

One of the key factors that sets the MacKellar apart is our team of highly skilled professionals. Our staff members are experts in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. Whether it's assisting with equipment selection or offering technical support, the MacKellar team is always ready to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.

Excavators: Types and Uses

Excavators are versatile machines that are commonly used in mining and civil projects. There are various types of excavators available, including mini excavators, compact excavators and standard excavators. Depending on the scale and nature of your project, choosing the appropriate excavator is essential. At MacKellar we have Liebherr, Caterpillar and Komatsu models available. Some of the most popular models are the 996B, 9600 and the R996.

Mini excavators are perfect for small-scale projects and confined spaces. With their compact size, they can easily manoeuvre in tight areas, making them ideal for urban construction projects or excavation work in narrow spaces. These mini excavators may be small in size, but they pack a punch when it comes to performance.

Compact excavators, on the other hand, offer a balance between size and power. They are versatile machines that can handle a wide range of tasks, from digging trenches to demolishing structures. With their increased horsepower and digging capabilities, compact excavators are a popular choice for various construction and landscaping projects.

For larger projects that require more power and reach, standard excavators are the go-to choice. These machines offer exceptional digging depth and lifting capacity, making them suitable for heavy-duty tasks such as mining, road construction and large-scale excavation projects. With advanced features and technology, standard excavators provide the efficiency and productivity needed to tackle demanding projects.

Trucks: Essential for Every Project

Trucks are another essential piece of equipment for mining and civil work. These machines are versatile making them suitable for a wide range of tasks.

Whether you need a Service Truck, Rear Dump Truck or Water Truck, MacKellar has the equipment to efficiently handle the job, save time and increase productivity. Our Service Truck range includes Caterpillar, Scania and Isuzu. Our Rear Dump Trucks include are Liebherr, the Caterpillar 793D and 793D and Volvo and Water Trucks are Caterpillar.

Dozers: Power and Precision

Dozers are heavy-duty machines used for pushing, leveling and grading different types of materials. They are particularly useful in construction, mining and land development projects.

MacKellar’s dozers are designed to provide exceptional power and precision, ensuring efficient and accurate earthmoving operations. With their robust construction and advanced features, these machines can handle the toughest terrains and the most demanding tasks. The Caterpillar D11T and D11R are some of the most popular.

Whether you need to clear land, build roads, or level surfaces, dozers are the ultimate workhorses. With their powerful engines and rugged tracks, they can effortlessly push large quantities of soil, rocks and debris. The precision controls allow operators to achieve precise grading and leveling, ensuring the desired results every time.

At MacKellar we offer a range of dozers to suit different project requirements. From small dozers for residential construction to large dozers for mining and land development, they have the right equipment to tackle any earthmoving challenge.

When it comes to mining and civil work, having the right equipment is essential. MacKellar understands this and provides a comprehensive range of excavators, trucks and dozers to meet the diverse needs of their clients.

With their high-quality machinery and commitment to customer satisfaction, MacKellar are the trusted choice for all mining and civil projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about MacKellar’s Equipment Hire

Understanding the specifics of equipment hire can be important, particularly for those new to the process. Here, we answer some of the most common questions related to MacKellar’s equipment hire.

Common Queries about Excavator Hire

Excavators are highly versatile machines, often in high demand for various projects. Common queries include the availability of different sizes, the duration of hire periods and the additional attachments offered by MacKellar.

Truck Hire: What You Need to Know

Trucks are essential machines in many mining and civil projects. Questions may arise regarding the type of truck required, operating weight, horsepower, payload and body size. MacKellar can provide all the necessary details, ensuring you choose the right truck for your project.

Dozers Hire: Your Questions Answered

Dozers are powerful machines used for heavy-duty tasks. Common questions related to dozer hire often focus on blade width, horsepower and the availability of different models. MacKellar are equipped to address these questions and provide expert guidance to help you make the best selection.

In summary, MacKellar’s dry hire plant and equipment offer mining and civil companies a cost-effective and efficient solution. With a comprehensive range of excavators, trucks and dozers, we are also renowned for providing a convenient and reliable service.

By prioritising safety guidelines and performing regular maintenance checks, MacKellar ensure the smooth operation of equipment, so our customers can confidently choose MacKellar for their equipment hire needs.

To learn more about Dry Hire Services from MacKellar click here, or reach out to our dedicated General Manager, Business Development at