About us

Buckets and Blades (Pty) Ltd, trading as Hire Rite Equipment, is a specialist plant hire company that has been operating since 1978 (over 35 years).

We supply loaders, graders, rollers, and excavators (fitted with buckets and/or hammers) from the Caterpillar, Hitachi and Hyundai stables.

A selection of our fleet consists of purpose configured machines with quick-hitch attachments.

Specialising in this way enables us to offer outstanding service, back-up and know-how. Our equipment is technologically advanced and is kept in peak operating condition which provides cost-effective service with excellent availablility and constant reliability.

Our operators are employed for their excellent co-ordination and communication skills as well as their operating and on the job experience; some with more than 30 years of experience. This enables us to achieve optimum results from our fleet.

Our target market with both short and long term hires includes:

  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Mining
  • Quarrying
  • Local government
  • Materials handling

Some of our long term contracts in the materials handling industry include:

  • Eskom power stations
  • Brickworks
  • Cement production
  • Glass handling
  • Timber handling
  • Concrete breaking

Throughout our 35 years of service delivery, our equipment has been used both locally and abroad. These include some high profile projects.

Our emphasis is not on cheap rates, but on cost effective rates and professional service; thereby satisfying our customer's needs at the most favourable cost.