Welcome to 73 Hire where your time is everything.

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 790 Jones Rd, Rolleston. With our central locations in Canterbury we are short distances from Oxford, Springfield, West Melton, Glentunnel, Dunsandel, Springston, Leeston and Lincoln.

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. Almost 4 years later, in January 2019, we opened our doors in Rolleston (once again out of three containers and a portable office!), and a year later we moved further up the road to 790 Jones Road. During covid-19 first lockdown, we made the hard decision to close Darfield branch and move everything to Rolleston.

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, fueled and in good working order. We expect equipment to be returned in a clean state and re-fueled.

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

In October 2022, we opened our gates to the Landscape Zone providing a one-stop shop for hire and landscape materials. 

Here we are more than a decade on with a lot more plant and equipment, the landscape zone, staff and more knowledge about owning and operating a hire company.

We look forward to helping you with your next project requirements. 

Why Hire Equipment from 73 Hire?


We are always looking for ways to improve the plant and equipment with the aim of making it easier and smarter to complete projects, saving time and money.


We understand that sometimes it is hard to foresee how long a particular project will take. We are flexible. We work with our clients to meet their needs and time deadlines.

Wide Range

We offer a very wide range of plant and equipment from tractors and excavators to equipment for the garden and paddock maintenance; concrete breaking and placing; and home living.