Equipment hire is popular with local contractors and families, so the Local Hire Shop at Valley Heights is kept busy keeping up demand for all the latest hire gear. “Our main road location is great for visibility and is easily accessible”, said owner Oliver Heymans.
“Many building blocks are on a fairly steep gradient, making tracked machines a practical solution for trenching, digging and tree stump removal. And with the aftermath of the Winmalee bushfires last season, many people are taking measures to clear growth close to their homes.
“Compact equipment is in high demand. Our Toro trenchers and stump grinders as well as our Takeuchi mini- excavators have been an instant winner for us. We spoke with several other rental companies before committing to Toro and their positive experience with this reliable brand under rental conditions was all the assurance we needed.
“Toro stump grinders are very easy to use and have proven extremely popular and productive. The self-propelled tracked machines are easy to move anywhere they are needed. In particular, the powerful Toro STX 38 stump grinder has been in constant demand.
“For situations where tight space excavation is needed, our Takeuchi machines are a perfect solution for many of our customers. The TB 016 and TB 108 have proven to be very reliable and robust machines that are easy to service.
“The Takeuchi TB 108 has been particularly popular with plumbers. If needed, this super compact excavator is extremely manoeuvrable when it comes to access around – or even through – a house”, said Oliver.
Local Hire Shop purchased the Takeuchi and Toro equipment from Semco Equipment Sales. “Semco’s people have outstanding product knowledge and the service and parts backup is excellent”, Oliver said. “We’re glad to have equipment warranties that ensure our customers can keep working. If there is an issue, we know we can get the right support. In the hire business a good relationship with a supplier is so important,” he added.