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What Is the Difference Between Dry and Wet Equipment Hire?

When you need to hire machinery for a construction project, you may be torn between the different varieties of equipment hire on the Gold Coast. The major types of heavy machinery are divided into wet or dry equipment. Understanding the differences between these two varieties can help you to make the right choice when you are getting your equipment from Hirepro. 

Hiring just the machine

When you hire only the machinery you need to do the job, this is known as a dry hire. You can simply turn up to the Hirepro centre and collect your machinery. All that you need is to have someone who can drive the equipment and knows how to take care of it. There are several reasons why many construction businesses choose to have machine-only hire. 

Cutting costs

Dry hire is the best tool to use if you already have qualified equipment users in your team, and you want to save costs for your project. The dry hire helps you to use equipment only when you need it, rather than having to hire both man and machine and then let them both sit around, waiting for the project to reach the right stage.


Choosing wet hire

With a wet hire, you get everything necessary to operate the machine. Not only will you have the equipment and a driver when you choose this option with Hirepro, but you will also have the accessories needed to complete a number of tasks within the project. 

Working with a specialist contractor

When you run a project on a construction or work site, you will have to deal with a number of different contractors, and a wet hire machine operator is no different. They might not be completely familiar with your project, or chosen conditions for work, but they understand the machine, and this means they can complete the equipment task as quickly as possible. 

Making your choice

The final choice comes down to you, of course, but if you don’t have someone on your team who can handle heavy-duty machinery, then you may struggle to handle a dry hire. 

Let us help you

Whether you are looking for dry or wet equipment hire on the Gold Coast, Hirepro can help you to choose the perfect machinery for your needs. To find out more about hiring options, just fill in our enquiry form or call us on 1800-447-377 now. 

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