Hiring an excavator for your job can be extremely helpful. Whether you’re rebuilding your driveway, digging a pool, demolishing an unwanted space or tackling some other big idea, the right Aussie excavator hire can help you get it done with ease.

How do you hire an excavator and where should you start? Even if you have little experience with earth moving and you feel like you’re in over your head, know that you can do it.

Here’s a look at five steps you should take and questions you will want to answer for an outstanding finish.

How to identify which type of excavator is best for my project
Figuring out what type of excavator hire you need for your project is the first step. Time to get out your measuring tape and take a look! You’ll need to determine the length, depth, and width of your excavating project, or at least get a general estimate. Do you need a shallow expanse dug out, or are you looking at something more in line with a hole the size of the Sydney Opera House? Size really does matter!

Excavators of different sizes work best on different projects. At Aussie Excavator Plant Hire, we offer excavators anywhere from 1.5 T all the way up to 30T, so we’re sure to have what you need.

Next, you’ll want to analyse the access you have to your excavation site. Are there any power lines or trees in the way? How about roofs and eaves? Is the access point wide, or narrow and constricted? These aspects will also help you determine which size excavator can fit at your site, narrowing down your choice of hire.

How long will I need to hire for?
Try to estimate how long your earth moving project might take. If you don’t have any experience in this area, no worries. At Aussie Plant Hire, we can provide you with an approximate time frame. Open the lines of communication and share your needs with us and also let us know if you’re on a timeline.

What Type of attachments do I need?
The type of work you’re doing may require the use of various excavator attachments. From a mud bucket, to a ripper, an auger, a drum cutter, and more, you can hire the exact attachments you need to accurately finalise your job. Some projects require more direct drilling whilst others need large amounts of dirt displaced, for example.

Talk with us about the job you need to complete and we can recommend the right tools for your specific job.

Do I need an operator?
Is it wise to look for an excavator hire with an operator? Yes! Hiring an excavator with a trained and experienced operator is the fastest and safest way to guarantee the proper completion of your job.

While you may be tempted to do everything yourself, if you don’t have extensive experience operating an excavator, hiring a professional to do it for you is worth the investment. This can save you time and money in the long run, and help you rest assured that all is running smoothly. At Aussie Plant Hire, we understand there is more to excavation than just moving dirt, which is why we only offer a wet hire service. All our machinery, no matter how big or small, all come with experienced and qualified machinery operators.

Speak to the experts!
At Aussie Excavators Plant Hire, we have a full fleet of excavators ready for hire. We are dedicated earthmovers and Brisbane’s most trusted business in the industry. Our team can provide you with high-quality professionalism and the commitment to your project you can count on.

We have eight sizes of excavators for hire including 1.5T, 3T, 6T, 8T, 10T, 14-16T, 20T, and 30T machines.

No matter if your project is big or small, if you’re looking at hiring an excavator for your job, you’re in good hands with Aussie. Contact us now.