Plant hire equipment can come in two variations. The first is the wet hire while the second is the dry hire. Both have their advantages and their disadvantages, and if you are going down the dry hire route, there are at least 3 important aspects to keep in mind when you are making your choice.

The effective management of your plant hire will undoubtedly be the difference between a successfully completed project, or one that ends up being behind on the project deadline and perhaps even over budget. At Fast Pulse Plant Hire in Nelspruit, we are committed to making sure that our clients have a range of options at their disposal and that they receive a plant machine that is well-worth their investment. We also have great advice for those hiring equipment, which can be used to ensure that the hire is an effective option.

What is Dry Hiring?

Wet hiring is often the more popular option, because it can be more convenient, but that doesn’t mean that you should overlook dry hiring as a viable decision.

Basically, when you are dry hiring, you are hiring equipment without an operator. When you dry hire, you are naturally going to save money but this is only a good option for those who already have an operator on site. This means that for smaller businesses, those that operate with smaller teams and on smaller budgets, dry hire is often not their first choice.

So when does dry hire become the best choice?

  1. What is the budget?

Your budget is the first major consideration that you will need to keep in mind. Yes, dry hire can be the more affordable choice, but the downside is that you will need to factor in the expense of hiring an operator to make use of the equipment. Wet hire is more expensive because it is the more streamline solution, but if you are working with a limited budget, then dry hire should be your go-to choice.

  1. Do you want to make your project more flexible?

While many massive projects have a strict plan, if you are able to be a little more flexible with your options, you can use dry hire. With dry hire, you can have more freedom with your decisions and you can even be flexible when it comes to hiring an operator. You will have the option of finding someone who is highly experienced.

  1. Do you need a highly experienced operator?

As we’ve said, with dry hire, you have the choice of hiring your own operator to do the work. This means that you could save money by hiring someone with more than one plant hire machine operating skill, which will essentially ensure that your project will be quickly and properly completed. With dry hire, you will also be able to take your time when choosing the right person for the job.