News & Articles

  • How do I remove a tree from my backyard?
    There are a number of ways you can remove a tree from your backyard. Here are a few things you will need check and a list of tools you will need. Checks & Planning How tall is the tree? Which way is the tree leaning? Are their any objects near it that could be damaged when it falls? What do I do with the tree once I […]
  • Master Hire Celebrates 30 Years in Business
    Tuesday 1st September 2020 marks 30 years since the Shaw family opened the doors of the first Master Hire branch in Toowoomba, Queensland. Still an original Queensland owned and operated family business, Master Hire proudly supplies an extensive range of hire equipment to many customers each day across South East Queensland, the Darling Downs and the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Stuart and Jenny Shaw […]
  • What Master Hire is doing to manage the risks around COVID-19
    COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) Infection Management During 2020, Master Hire has undertaken various measures of control to minimise the risk of infection from COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) to our valued people, customers and suppliers. This is being undertaken to facilitate the continuation of service in a healthy and safe manner during the current crisis, which we acknowledge is part of our social responsibilities. We are ensuring our […]
  • Choosing and Using The Right Jackhammers
    Jackhammers, also known as “breakers” or “breaker hammers”, are a crucial tool in construction and demolition, allowing the user to quickly break apart hard surfaces to allow for further building projects and access to otherwise inaccessible areas. If you’ve decided you need a jackhammer but you aren’t sure which kind will suit your needs, Master Hire has put together this guide to choosing and using your hire […]
  • What Size Stump Grinder Do I Need?
    Are you stumped by the prospect of stump grinding in your yard? There are many commonly asked questions that people have when selecting a stump grinder. How big a stump grinder will you need? How much will you have to grind the stump? What will be required for cleaning up afterwards? After all that, is there a way to put the new wood chips to use? That […]
  • Top 4 Father’s Day Gifts
    (as voted by Dads) – We have taken the liberty of asking Dads the hard question. We even managed to extract an answer out of them! We surveyed dads and asked the question: “What do you want for Father’s Day?” See our top 4 Father’s Day requests below. 4. Socks & Jocks Ahhh the ol’ “Socks ‘n’ Jocks”! Just be clear, our Dads answered the question, “What do you […]
  • How to compact sand, dirt and crusher dust in preparation for pavers
    Compaction is one of the most important steps in any construction project. It provides the stability needed to properly support structures, roads and paths. Therefore it is critical that you match the right type of compaction equipment with your project.
  • Master Hire Awarded 2019 Rental Company of the Year
    In early 2019, Master Hire was once again nominated for the Australian Hire and Rental Industry Association’s (HRIA) ‘Rental Company of the Year’. This year, we decided to accept this nomination and complete the formal judging process and compete against other hire companies from across Australia for the coveted title. The process required us to submit a formal presentation to the Hire and Rental Industry Association about […]
  • How to get amazing timber floors yourself
    There is almost nothing more pleasing than walking into a house with beautifully polished timber floors. The natural character of the exposed timber adds warmth and personality to the house. Sanding floors can be a daunting job, but it doesn’t need to be. It can be extremely rewarding when you stand back and enjoy your finished DIY project. The following steps are a how-to guide with some […]
  • Top Tips for Spring Cleaning
    Cleaning may not be everyone’s favourite task, however, it’s always satisfying to have your place sparkling and germ-free. If your house or workplace is in desperate need of a good spring cleaning, then you’ve come to the right place. Before you begin, you have to know what needs to be cleaned and what equipment you’ll need to get it done. Not sure where to start? Follow these […]
  • Sunshine Coast Business Awards Finalists – Master Hire Warana
    Master Hire Warana has been chosen as a finalist in the retail category of the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards! Being awarded as a finalist in the category is an achievement on its own and we are very proud. After being originally nominated back in July 2018, Master Hire had to complete a thorough online application process including a business overview, marketing methods and strategy, customer service, sustainability, […]
  • A Fiver for a Farmer in September
    Master Hire supporting the drought relief campaign There are many farmers and families in Australia who need urgent assistance. These farmers and rural communities need our support right now and with your help, we can make a difference. During the month of September 2018, Master Hire will donate $5.00 from each new Dingo or Mini Loader hire from all stores to the Fiver for a Farmer drought relief campaign. This […]
  • What is a turf cutter and how do I use it?
    If you are looking to for a turf remover or looking to relocate some grass in your backyard or job site then you have come to the right place. Master Hire has got all the tools to help you get your lawn and gardens looking their best. To make it easier, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions about removing turf and using a turf cutter. Turf cutters are […]
  • Why is my lawn spongy and how to fix my spongy lawn?
    The first week of spring is here and that means warm days, sunshine and the starting point for growth in your backyard. As you walk over your grass, you may be noticing it looks and feels like carpet. This is particularly apparent in thicker grass types like Kikuyu and Buffalo. You may be asking the question: Why is my lawn soft and spongy? A good amount of growth in […]
  • Master Hire is now Certified ISO 9001:2015
    Master Hire has successfully upgraded our quality accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO9001:2015. Through the successful implementation of our Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) and our Quality Policy, Master Hire is able to guarantee the processes and procedures used to operate our business are compliant with, and go well beyond the requirements of the standard. Master Hire is committed to nurturing a culture that delivers consistent […]