About Us

About Us – Hi-Gear

About Us

We are an independent hire company with over 50 years experience based in Leicester. At Hi-Gear our priority is to work with our customers to match their business requirements with the exact Hire equipment and support services they need.

We are continually investing to extend and renew our range of plant and machinery for hire. We have a fleet of Kubota 1.5T and micros diggers, dumpers both wheeled and tracked. We have access equipment for scaffold towers and cherry pickers and on site equipment including breakers, plate compactors, ladders, heaters, dehumidifiers, drills and many other tools. We also offer an extensive range of landscaping and gardening equipment cultivators, shredders, stump grinders, mowers and brush cutters.

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Important Information for all hirers

Your safety is important to us – all our equipment is regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standards.

Our staff are always happy to demonstrate the controls and features of the equipment you are hiring from us and all our equipment is supplied to you with full written safety instructions. We will advise you on suitable safety clothing and protective equipment which we are always able to supply. Our team can also provide practical advice on how to use your hire equipment safely.

All hires are subject to the Hire Association Europe standard Terms and Conditions which are printed on your hire contract. Whilst equipment is ‘On Hire’ Hi Gear has no insurance cover – this is the responsibility of the hirer. We can offer HireGuard insurance cover. This insures hired plant and tools against damage, loss and theft. The insurance is 15% of the hire value and must be taken out at the time of hire. You will be offered the insurance – please ask for details

  • Two forms of identification and deposit are required for all cash hires.
  • We accept payment by cash, credit card and debit card.
  • A fuel charge is applied to all machines unless the tank is returned full.
  • All equipment must be cleaned and or emptied prior to return otherwise a £25.00 cleaning charge will apply
  • Please note that it is the Hirer’s responsibility to ensure routine checks are carried out and oil levels and fuel are filled whilst equipment is on hire.

Proof of hired in plant insurance is required for all excavator and plant hires otherwise our HireGuard insurance cover is mandatory. Hire Guard insurance is mandatory for all plant hires by cash customers.

A PPE pack is available with all cash hires and will be refunded only if returned unused and undamaged in its original packaging.

We also hire site toilets and have a brand new fleet with HSE compliant full arm wash sinks. We guarantee next day delivery and a weekly clean.

Our showroom sells a wide range of consumables including power tools, hand tools, PPE equipment, sealants, silicones, fixings and door furniture. We are also stockist of FloGas

We are able to repair most brands of power tools and PAT test all electrical equipment. We will undertake a free assessment of the equipment and then contact you with details of the cost of repairs before we proceed with any work.

All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.

Hi-Gear Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd (Reg No 0837227) who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

HAE Insurance Services and EHA Insurance Services are trading names of Jelf Insurance Brokers.



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