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Processing Solutions

We are New Zealand's primary supplier of processing equipment.

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Who is Equip2?

On the surface, it may look like Processing Equipment takes material like rocks, concrete, waste and biomass and sorts, crushes and shreds it up; but there's more to it than just that.

Before the world ran on steam, oil, electricity and the internet there were roads. Roading has been a constant and crucial fixture of society both old and modern. Roads move economies, people, discovery and expansion. In fact, modern society often compares the quick movement of objects or information to a highway. What would society today look like without roads?

Today, aggregates are a forgotten commodity. We take for granted just how critical raw materials like aggregates are to modern life. New Zealand has one of the highest per capita usage of aggregate in the world, it forms the roads we drive on, the houses we live in, the buildings we work in and even the minerals we use in our food, healthcare and technology.

Equip2 equips modern Quarries, Recyclers and Materials businesses with equipment solutions for a more productive, comfortable and sustainable society.

what matters

Our values

make it

Continuously improve the small things to make big changes

One Direction, One Team

A little bit like lemmings, except we go round in circles!

Passion for Customers

We 💖 all our customers.

Sense of Urgency

We rush the rush jobs to complete those super duper rush jobs in a rush!

Can Do Attitude

We'll do it!



We're a family business that's been working with heavy equipment through several generations in New Zealand.



Cecil Hart established Hart Bros with a Caterpillar D2 bulldozer for use on the farm which turned into contracting for other farmers in the area.



Still farming in the Manawatu, C-Dax, a well-known company today, was invented by John Hart when he wanted to mount a sprayer on the back of his ATV.



In the 90's Joe Hart, son of John Hart and Grandson of Cecil Hart, ran the family farm in Manawatu, he also helped out with the family’s machinery hire business Hireways in Palmerston North Hireways.



With the dawning a new millennium, Joe and family moved to Masterton in the Wairarapa, starting a new business, Hiremax which would be a key milestone in Equip2's history.



What sets us apart from others in the market? We have extensively analysed our customers and know what you really need in this tough industry.

the fly wheel

The equip2 process

You'd agree that buying equipment should be easy, and the machine you purchase is fit for purpose. After all, purchasing equipment can be a large capital expenditure and not a decision you take lightly, you need to know that the business you're purchasing from will sell you the right piece of equipment, and support that equipment.

The Equip2 flywheel is our unique approach to equipment procurement and support. Each pillar supports the other and ensures the continued success of businesses using Equip2 as their processing solutions partner.


For many purchases you make, whether personal or business, you likely place a high value on the service you receive. And as we all conclude, the bigger the investment, the higher level of service we expect.

If it's anything we focus the most effort on, it's service. We recognise that great service is also great sales, and service is what keeps machines running profitably. We take a lot of pride in having all fields of expertise in-house so we can support businesses whether they're investing in new equipment, day to day operations or trying to improve their overall efficiency and profitability.


Everything starts with 'Know How', as the right equipment for the job is critical to it being fit for purpose, we work with businesses to survey their current processes and how that compares with solutions we've benchmarked in the industry, to find the right machine to meet business goals.

We also make sure that our knowledge is passed on to your operators and managers, equipment training is critical to ongoing success and we make sure personnel can hit the ground running with an in-depth on-site training programme.

Product Utility

New Zealand quarries and processing businesses are often challenged to work with various source materials and product specs depending on the project on hand. By mapping out the materials, products and specifications the business is working towards, we can match the right machine to the job.

By increasing your equipment's utility, you can take advantage of more feed sources, achieve more specifications and ultimately increase the profitability of your business.


Hardly ever do you come across an equipment business that would have difficulty supplying a piece of equipment to someone looking to purchase! But purchasing the equipment is only the first step, and as a key business asset, you need to make sure it continues to deliver a return on the capital invested in it.

Like you've experienced with vehicles, it's the parts and service departments that make or break a brand, not just the vehicle itself. The equipment is one piece of the solution, but so too is the continued availability of the parts to support it which is critical to production and your bottom line.

meet the team

equip2 people


Joe Hart

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General Manager

Bert Hart

Hi, I'm Bert and if you’re a quarry owner, I have the machine for you! Big, yellow, and hungry for rocks.

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Operations Manager

Luke Fisher

They call me Soft–Hands Luke, or sometimes just Luke. I manage operations and I once ate 50 Easter eggs in one sitting. Big on hunting, fishing and motorcycles.

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Marketing Manager

Anthony Capper

Anthony, from Marketing here. If you’re reading this, I must be doing something right.

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Graphic Design

Alana Mays

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Business Development Manager

Paul Thompson

Hey, I'm Paul! Making your business a success is my game, and I love a good yarn with a beer; just don't get me started on the ruggas!

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Commercial Manager

Elizabeth Lock

Hi, I’m Elizabeth (Liz also works) and I’m the team bean counter. My geek level can run quite high so while I’m never the LIFO the party I do love a good laugh. At work you can usually find me in my happy place which is deep in a page of numbers or financial statements.

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Executive Assistant

Jasmine Richards

Hi, I’m Jasmine. Even though I’m Bert's Executive Assistant I haven’t assisted him with too many executions lately. I think they’ve been rescheduled.

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Parts Manager

Craig Wingate

Howdy. I’m Craig. If you need a part for your machine or tips on diving for crays & paua, I’m your guy.

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Chief Technician

Jeff Picket

I’m Jeff, Chief of Technicians, printer of 3d models, and I still remember when we had chickens running around the show. Come a long way since then!

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Aftersales Manager

Robin Stolte

How’s it? I’m Robin and they’ve got me managing the Aftersales team here in Masterton. You will see me feature on many of the how to videos, because i know how they help so many of our customers.

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Larry Suckling

Sometimes I'm Laz. I build things with steel and  enjoy being a key part of projects like the famous Kings Quarry set up with the MWS wash plant and getting the site ready for the upcoming demo day.

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Herman Van De Vendel

Everyone calls me Herman The German even though I'm a Saffa.

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Jordan "JP" Pratt

I’m basically the Michael Jordan of technicians so folks call me Jordan. Also, that is my name.

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