Plant Hire

Plant Hire

Markwell Plant Hire

The Markwell Group Plant Hire is one of the largest earthmoving equipment hire specialists in North Queensland, with over forty (40) excavators in our ever-growing fleet. With equipment ranging from skid steers through to large mining excavators, we have the capability to meet all your earthmoving needs. While we specialise in dry hire (without operator), we also have a team of highly skilled operators available for all our equipment on a wet hire basis (with operator).

The range of equipment includes:

  • Excavators: 3 to 75 tonnes
  • Super Long-Reach Excavators: 21 to 75 tonnes
  • Backhoe
  • Articulated Dump Trucks
  • Wheel Loaders 
  • Graders
  • Skid Steers
  • Rollers and Compactors
  • Mobile Crushers and Screens
  • Semi-Tippers
  • Water Trucks
  • Rockbreaker Attachments
  • Steel Shears
  • Excavator attachments


We have a full range of attachments for our Excavators, including Rockbreakers, Grabs, Shears, Pulverisers, Augers, Compaction Plates and Posthole Diggers. All equipment in the Markwell Plant Hire Fleet is maintained to the highest standards of safety and performance using our own, in house service team. This assures you of maximum productivity and minimal downtime on your projects, and in the event of a breakdown, we can usually provide a replacement machine in minimum time. Hiring equipment for your earthmoving and civil construction needs from Markwell Plant Hire makes good business sense. All our equipment is available for hire on a short term, or long-term basis. We look after all repair and maintenance requirements, thus freeing you from the headaches of owning equipment and allowing you valuable time to concentrate on the strengths of your business.




Markwell Plant hire is the largest provider of rockbreaking services in the North Queensland Region. Since the introduction of rockbreaking to North Queensland in 1985, the Markwell Group has expanded its range of rockbreaker attachments to more than 20 attachments ranging in size from 3 tonnes to 75 tonnes. Our fleet of over 40 excavators, ranging from 1.5 tonnes to 75 tonnes, includes super long-reach machines that are capable of being fitting with a range of attachments to meet all your rockbreaking and earthmoving needs. Attachments include hydraulic hammers to fit all sizes of excavators, as well as rock-grabs, pulverises, shears, compaction plates, augers and excavator-mounted drills. Our capabilities cover final trim and confined-space work using our compact smaller machines, through to the largest bulk rock excavation. In addition, our purpose-built long-reach arm on this excavator gives us a reach of 18m, which is ideal for hard to reach or potentially hazardous applications. The rockbreaking capability or our excavator and attachment fleet is complemented by our fleet of mobile crushers. These versatile machines allow fast set up times, with a wide range of product sizes and the capacity to crush rock or concrete at competitive rates. As well as this specialised type of rockbreaking and crushing equipment, we also operate an extensive fleet of articulated dump trucks, body and semi-tippers, wheel loaders, skid steers, water carts, graders and compactors. Generally, we provide our rockbreaking services on an hourly hire basis. However, in some circumstances, we will also carry out rockbeaking and crushing on a contract basis.

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