Our mission statement:
To provide solutions to our customers making their contract, job or project a success.
To give our customers the best hire experience at the right price with intergrity and friendliness.
We started Truck and Digger after buying a property on the Port Hills, Christchurch and wanting to get it prepared for our home. At the time, our section was in limbo with a White land rating after the earthquakes in 2011. Our first acquisition was our little white Mazda Titan we call “Fleet Leader”, followed quickly by our first digger. It wasn’t too long afterwards our section went red zoned.
However, we saw a need for this equipment in Christchurch as a result of the earthquakes and people needing equipment to help with the rebuild. With Ian being a fully qualified mechanic that has worked on cars, trucks and heavy machinery it seemed like a perfect fit for our family. So over the next year we expanded our little group of trucks and diggers and Ian went full time in the business in 2013. Our business has grown so much that we have moved to our new site at 97 Ferry Road to allow us to store all of the things we have for hire. Now we have a good range of trucks – 2 tonne (you can drive this on a normal car licence) and 5 tonne trucks (a class 2 licence is required to drive these), plus our fleet of diggers (1.5t, 1.8t and 3.5t) and other various pieces of equipment to help with commercial contract work or diy projects. Best of all, it won’t be long either before all our own buildings will be finished being built, making it a great environment for the team to work in and you to come and see what we have on offer.
This year we decided it was time for Ian to have another person to work with in the yard. Jeremy joins us, making our team 3.5 (our wee daughter likes to think she is an integral part of our business marketing team), with Ian and Jeremy in the yard and Mardi in the office.
We are a Christchurch owned and operated business. We love supporting other local businesses and we work hard to give you ‘old fashioned’ service with very competitive rates. Give us a call or drop in to see what we have on offer for hire.