Welcome to 73 Hire
26 Horndon St, Darfield, Selwyn District

We specialise in the hire of equipment and plant and have a wide range to suit most country living and working needs. Locally owned by Les and Cath Barnett, 73 Hire is located at 26 Horndon St, Darfield which runs off SH 73 (the inspiration for our name 73 Hire!). With our central location in Canterbury we are 15 minutes from Oxford, Springfield, West Melton, Glentunnel and Dunsandel and 20 minutes from Rolleston and Springston.


It all started over a drink one evening where a couple of mates were discussing how handy it would be to have a hire centre more locally located rather than tripping into to town. The discussion turned into what of their own plant they could put in the hire fleet. One of those mates took it further and after a few months 73 Hire was born and opened its doors on 27 January 2012.


We started initially in Springfield at home where we had our own big shed, overhead gantry (miss this!), a yard and a semi circular drive allowing for one way and no requirements for reversing. Sixteen months later we shifted to Darfield when land became available. We operated out of portable office and two containers but we had a great yard space. Two years later, our landlord built us a special purpose shed with showroom, drive through, workshop and office. We have a wide range of equipment available that is new or near new and is well maintained.


We are members of the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc) (HIANZ) and we stand behind our service promise that equipment is only hired out if serviced, clean, fuelled and in good working order. We expect equipment to be returned in a clean state and re-fuelled.

We offer Long Term hires on all of our equipment.Talk to us about customising your longer-term hire needs.