About Us

Mayday Rental is a family owned and run business based out of Western Australia. 

Previously known as Mayday Earthmoving, we were established in 1992 and have been servicing local Shires, Civil and Earthmoving companies for nearly three decades. With our head office in Wangara, Mayday has branches in Busselton and Northam.

Currently we have three divisions of the business which are EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT, WATER CARTAGE and SMALL EQUIPMENT, boasting a large fleet of machinery covering all requirements.



Ken Abbott

Founding Director Ken Abbott started Mayday in September of 1992 out of a small office in Osborne Park and by the end of 1993 he had acquired Executive Plant Hire, Dalco Earthmoving and Kwinana Plant Hire. The business started off as supplying wet hire machinery to local companies and more predominantly local shires, pairing highly skilled owner/operators with clients around the state. Before the days of mobile phones, Ken would have 75 two-way radio’s sitting on his desk with direct contact to every operator working on that particular day.

By 1997 Ken had moved the business to a bigger premises and had bought his first bit of machinery, a CAT 653 roller for a designated client. During the years that followed Mayday became one of the major suppliers to all Mainroads works around WA.

With the company growing so exponentially, Ken moved again in 2006 to the current location in Wangara, where his son and eventual partner would join the business. In recent times all companies have been merged into its current entity, Mayday Rental and since then Mayday has grown into a reputable plant hire service, known for its close to 300 strong fleet. Ken’s hard work has laid the bedrock which allows Mayday to venture into exciting new opportunities whilst maintaining the strong foundations he has built.