Who are we and what do we do

Raw Hire are a vehicle rental company, specialising in long-term quality vehicle and fleet hire. With extensive mining and resource industry knowledge, Raw Hire mobilise vehicles Australia wide and are Resource Ready.

Raw Hire offer the widest fleet range for long-term vehicle hire and ensure clients receive premium quality site ready vehicles, resulting in projects being completed on time, on budget and safely.

Raw Hire vehicles range from light commercial vehicles such as utes, wagons, 2WDs and 4WDs, as well as 12 seat to 57 seat buses, 4WD buses, flatbed trucks, crane trucks, tipper trucks, 4WD trucks and 2-23 tonne trucks. Raw Hire also cater for specialty vehicles including water carts, service trailers, fire response trailers and blasting utes. Whatever they don’t have Raw Hire can find a solution to fit your long or short-term strategy.

Raw Hire offer:

  • Premuim quality late model vehicles
  • Customised hire agreements
  • Flexible fleet capability scaled and adapted to project requirements
  • Strategic long-term vehicle solutions
  • Small business to large companies
  • Safe and secure vehicles
  • 20 years of industry and local knowledge
  • Remote location (mobilisation + demobilisation)

Choose the right long-term vehicle hire company for your job, 100% locally owned with experienced customer service and support, competitive rates and a one-stop-shop for all mine site ready, light ute, commercial vehicle, bus hire and truck hire needs.

Where it all began

Sean and Lisa Clarke first opened the doors in the Pilbara as McLaren Hire in 1998 with one 4wd Toyota Landcrusier, providing local vehicle hire. With dedication professionalism and a focus on building lasting relationships with their satisfied loyal clients over 20 years the fleet expanded to peak at over 1,600 mine spec vehicles including; 4WDs, utes, wagons, utility trucks, small and large buses, tipper trucks, crane trucks, water carts, trailers and cars. All professionally equipped to suit mining and resource infrastructure requirements.

In 2012 after 15 years in operation McLaren Hire rebranded to Raw Hire, demonstrating a new level of business maturity and to compliment a strategic move into supplying heavier vehicles such as water carts, large tip trucks and crane trucks to meet the growing demand of the Pilbara and Western Australian mining boom. As well as further a field and right across Australia.

Now celebrating more than 20 years in the industry, Raw Hire continue to provide the mining and resource industries throughout Australia:

  • Superior service
  • Premuim quality late model vehicles
  • Customised hire agreements
  • Flexible fleet capability scaled and adapted to project requirements
  • Strategic long-term vehicle solutions
  • Small business to large companies
  • Ancap 5. ROPS/FOPS/Grid Mesh
  • Safe and secure vehicles
  • Extensive remote mining and civil knowledge
  • Long-term vehicle hire and fleet hire

Assisting the Resource Sector

Operating in the mining sector, the projects within the area are one key indicator of the markets the company operates in or aspires to do business with. These are documented in the media on high frequency with further detail on these from ProjectConnect, as part of looking into emerging markets. Some of the current and past projects that Raw Hire supply vehicles to on varying scales include:

  • Wheatstone
  • Gorgon at Barow Island
  • CITIC Pacific Sino at Cape Preston
  • Cape Lambert
  • Dampier Salt
  • Onlsow Pipe Project
  • Marandoo
  • Port Hedland Inner Harbour Project
  • Nifty Copper Minesite
  • Yara
  • BHP Southflank and Jimblebar Projects
  • Callide Coal Minesite
  • FMG MInesites Solomon and Cloudbreak
  • Dalgooranga Minesite
  • Rio Tinto Hope Downs minesite
  • Western Australia Government Projects
  • Woodside KGP
  • Eastern Ridge
  • Radio Hill
  • Cape Lambert
  • Mesa A and Mesa J
  • Cape Preston
  • Karratha Gas Plant
  • FMG Solomon
  • FMG Cloudbreak
  • Anderson Point
  • Barrow Island
  • Southflank Project
  • Pilgangoora
  • Pilbara Minerals
  • Bald Hill
  • Callide Coal Mine Site
  • Boddington
  • Chichester
  • Christmas Creek
  • Dalgooranga
  • Jimblebar
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Newman
  • Mt Keith
  • Mt Magnet
  • Nifty Copper
  • Solomon
  • Wodgina
  • Woodie Woodie
  • Yara
  • Yandi

Clients speak for themselves

Raw Hire has been Jagcor’s preferred supplier of commercial rental vehicles over the past few years and this is not going to change any time soon. In addition to quality and well-maintained hire vehicles, we also purchase pre-owned commercial vehicles through Raw Hire for our fleet. We expect and always receive a higher level of flexibility and personalised service from Raw Hire compared to other industry players. Highly recommended!
Andrew Calvert, Director, Jagcor Pty Ltd

Raw hire has always gone out of their way to help Core Drilling and support our operations. We enjoy working with Raw Hire, the equipment is always first class & fit for purpose in the remote exploration environments’ we operate in.
Charlie King, Commercial Manager, Core Drilling Services

Dijana and the team at Raw Hire were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Dijana responded to our needs promptly and arranged several vehicles for a long-term hire at short notice. The whole process was quick and organised without any issue. On behalf of Imatech and myself we would like to thank Dijana and the team at Raw Hire. We will definitely be using them again!
Adam, Imatech

I have been using Raw Hire services for the past 5 years and they have never let me down once. Amazing customer service, always willing to do the right thing to help. Their equipment is always top notch, well presented and maintained. Can’t fault these guys, always on top of the list!! Thanks Raw Hire!
Fabio Resimini, Project Engineer, Pipecraft Pty Ltd

I’m happy with the service all of you at Raw Hire are providing us. We have had the support at any time it was needed. Thanks.
Gareth Scott, Site Superintendent

Raw Hire always accommodates us well as often special paperwork is required to get the vehicle on site and it is always prepared promptly. The team at Raw Hire always look after us and we are completely happy with them.
Terry, Goodline

All the staff at the Raw Hire office are fantastic, easy to deal with, efficient and we have not had any problems with any of the vehicles. The vehicles are well presented and maintained and all communications are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Damien, Laing O’Rourke

Raw Hire is always easy to deal with. We deal with both the sales team and the service centre and the entire team are knowledgeable and professional.
Liam, AGC

A growing business needs to be responsive, deliver efficiently and operate safely. To support this we need vehicles that can do same in rugged and demanding environments. Raw Hire have been there with us on our journey of growth, providing us with safe, compliant and quality vehicles that support our multi-site operations. Working Together – Winning Together is the objective of KBSS, both with our clients and our suppliers.
Cory Byers, Managing Director, KBSS Engineering

Pilbara Access has had an aligned working relationship with Raw Hire spanning over 10 years. We choose to partner with Raw Hire as Sean and the Raw Hire team consistently demonstrate the key attributes of reliability, efficiency and trust in their business dealings with Pilbara Access. Raw Hire delivers both light vehicles and trucks that are of the highest standard, professional, fit for purpose and ready for us to utilise.  Their fleet meets our business needs and our clients’ expectations and when required, are flexible to deliver on alterations to specifications.

Through quality planning and forecasting we have confidence in an end-to-end service vehicle provider that offers a point of difference, as we need to ensure that the assets are being utilised and cost recovered to the equipment’s full potential, minimising down time.

Importantly and of great value, the back-office support and maintenance service provided by the Raw Hire business underpins the quality business model that Raw Hire provides. I strongly recommend their business as they are leaders in their business field and great people to work with.

Sean, Lisa and the team I wish to thank you for your continual support and professionalism.
Stephen Easterbrook, Managing Director, Pilbara Access Pty Ltd

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