4 underrated pieces of equipment to make your job easier

Check out our collection of tools selected by our experts to help you work more efficiently and get the job done quicker than ever. Work smarter, not harder with our ranges at Smiths Hire!

At Smiths Hire, we’re here to help make your job easier! We understand the importance of having the right equipment to get your work done efficiently. Some of the tools we provide are well-known and widely used, but we’d like to highlight a few underrated products that can significantly improve your workday without breaking the bank.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of four often-overlooked tools that can boost your productivity on-site. At Smiths, our extensive range of tool hire products makes it easy for you to find everything you need to complete your projects with precision, whether you’re working in a warehouse, on a construction site, or anywhere else.

Fence Master M730-2 Fence Post Puller Hire

The Fence Master M730-2 Fence Post Puller Hire is an excellent solution if you need to remove fence posts, gateposts, street signs, or motorway barrier posts. This innovative post-removal system is designed to make your workload easier on-site by taking the strain out of removing posts of all shapes and sizes. With its unique features, including a 4000kg pulling force, the Fence Master M730-2 Fence Post Puller can extract posts with heavy concrete footings in under two minutes without the need for manual digging.

Additionally, the Fence Master removes broken or rotten posts easily with its special claw attachment and allows for the complete post and footing to be wheeled away. The manual unit is entirely self-contained and operated by a hand pump, making it a convenient solution if you need to remove posts quickly and efficiently.

Fence Master M730-2 Fence Post Puller

Petrol Post Driver Hire

If you’ve taken all the old posts and you’re now looking for a reliable and effortless way to drive fresh new wooden posts into the ground, the Petrol Post Driver by Portek is the perfect machine for you. With its powerful petrol 2-stroke engine, this machine provides a quick and efficient way to get the job done. The Petrol Post Driver is also equipped with air and fuel filters, which ensures that the machine runs smoothly and efficiently. What’s more, it comes with a reduced adapter add-on and interchangeable sizing rings, making it a highly customisable machine. The Petrol Post Driver is perfect for fencing, landscaping, and forestry projects.

Petrol Post Borer in use 1

Vacuum Lifter SWL 150kg

If your team does a lot of heavy lifting, then you’ll love The Vacuum Lifter SWL 150kg. This exceptional tool is designed to make your work easier, especially if you work in a warehouse or the construction industry. It’s capable of lifting, rotating, and moving heavy sheets of wood, metal, or stone with ease, so you don’t have to. You can perform all these operations in one go by simply pressing a button, which can save you a lot of time and effort while working on your project, allowing you to focus on the tasks.

The Vacuum Lifter eliminates the need for manual handling of heavy materials, which can significantly reduce the risk of injury and improve overall workplace safety! It’s also easy to use and requires minimal training, making it an excellent investment.

Genie Material Lift Hire

The Genie Material Lift is portable and compact and can help simplify and speed up your workday tenfold. It’s incredibly versatile, can be used in tight spaces, and easily fits through standard doorways, making it effortless to move it from zone to zone. The lift has multiple working heights available, making it suitable for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. 

With heavy-duty construction and a patented telescoping mast system with a mast brake, the lift ensures safety and reliability. It needs no extra tools to set up and comes with interchangeable load-handling attachments, making it even more multifaceted! Thanks to its manoeuvrable casters and roller wheels, the genie lift can be quickly loaded and unloaded on or off a vehicle for transport. Plus, while being transported, the hold-down bar securely fastens the mast assembly, making it easy to move.

Work smarter, not harder, with Smiths Hire! We have a fantastic collection of products that can make your workday a breeze. This blog is merely a peek into what we have to offer. To check out our vast collection of tools, head over to the ‘hire products‘ section of our website. You can access all the tools online or at any of our 16 tool hire depots, including major cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. If you have any questions or need any guidance, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0333 323 2100. Our team of tool hire experts is always happy to help you out!