A progressive western Sydney hire company has put four Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders online.
Online Hire Pty Ltd was founded three years ago based on the new concept in the equipment hire industry of customers completing their hire arrangements fully online.
The company, based in St Marys, commissioned its first Toyota Huski in 2010 and now has four Huskis, three 5SDK-5 models and one 4SDK-4.
The four Toyota skid steer loaders offer strong performance combined with compact dimensions, for easy site access.
Online Hire principal Brian Callaghan gained nearly four decades of experience in the equipment hire industry hiring concrete pumps before founding Online Hire.
Brian Callaghan said the Toyota Huskis had proved to be very reliable and easy to service.
"The best feature for us is that the Huskis have mechanical rather than electrical operating levers," he said.
"We wash our equipment after every hire. With some of the other types of machine you can have problems with water in the electrics.
"The tradespeople who hire the Toyota Huskis say they are good performers for their size.
"These skid-steers are well thought-out and easy for our maintenance staff to service.
"If we need service assistance, Toyota Material Handling has plenty of service vans on the road."
Online Hire's website allows customers to view the equipment online, check the pricing, book the equipment and have it delivered - all without visiting the hire centre.
The company hires to the general public, home renovators, tradespeople and owner-builders.
Company founder Brian Callaghan drove in the Bathurst 1000 motor race ten times.
Toyota Material Handling offers a wide range of skid-steer loaders in Australia, from the compact 4SDK-4 right up to the 900kg operating load 5SDK-11.
The Huski skid steer loaders are designed for strength, performance and reliability.
Key features include smooth operator entry and exit, an easy-to-read instrument panel and low vibration and low fatigue control levers, for outstanding operator comfort.