Hire Smart was formed in 2006 in Hawera with the goal of providing a cost-effective heavy machinery hire centre with a focus on great customer service and well spec-ed reliable plant and equipment. We have Hire Machinery all through Taranaki and have steadily grown to now have over 40 items of plant. In 2010 we built a brand new 2-acre yard, complete with a full engineering and hydraulic hosing workshop in order to do all our maintenance in-house and better prepare our equipment for our customers growing requirements.

As the business has grown and we have required more equipment we found a problem...

There is a huge lack of tidy, low hour, well spec-ed, well-priced machinery on the New Zealand market. We found ourselves buying machinery that we were not 100% happy with and having to pay top dollar for it, as well the machines requiring a higher level of maintenance.

After battling away persevering finding gear on the New Zealand market we started looking overseas for a place to find a regular supplier of well known top quality plant and equipment.

In June 2014 I went to Japan to find a supplier who could meet my needs. What I found exceeded my expectations.  My supplier has over 500 machines for sale of every shape, size, and type.

Pictures below will show you what I MEAN!!

We have a great working relationship with our friends in Japan and are now happy to offer to the New Zealand market a new approach to machinery sales. We can provide a full online service of what’s available from Japan. We can provide stockists of hundreds of different machines complete with full sets of photos, pricing in NZ dollars delivered to your address and set up any way you want at an affordable price.

We have launched a taste of what’s available on this website.  The machines are priced ex our yard in Hawera ready to go to work. Fully serviced and set up i.e. Diggers with quick hitches, tilt buckets etc. These machines are all in Japan and delivery times depends on International shipping availability and time to kit machines to required specs. General times from ordering in Japan to item been ready to deliver would be 6 to 12 weeks. Prices on the website are an estimate as exchange rates can change.

Our workshop can cater to most needs.  We can fit most attachments, arrange any signwriting or painting and sort hydraulic hosing. Photos are of a ZX120 and a PC120-8 we just fitted up.

Any orders will require deposits to confirm the order. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your machinery requirements.

We look forward to providing the New Zealand market with a better solution to fulfilling the many and diverse requirements we need to keep us moving forward.

Gareth Boyd