Compactors are integral to numerous construction projects, ensuring solid ground support. From road construction to foundational site preparation and landscaping, compactors ensure the ground is sufficiently dense to support structures or pavements.
At iseekplant, you have access to 162 top-notch compactors, bridging the gap between your project needs and the right equipment. This quick guide details compactor hire rates, specs and sizes, suitable aggregates for compactors and other types of compaction equipment, as well as additional costs.
Hiring the right compactor is critical, but understanding the rates can provide clarity on project costs. The table below shows what you can expect with wet or dry hire rates based on compactor size:
|Compactor Size||Wet Hire Rates||Dry Hire Rates|
|Small (30-50hp)||$60 - $100/hr||$45 - $75/hr|
|Medium (50-100hp)||$80 - $130/hr||$65 - $90/hr|
|Large (100+hp)||$120 - $200/hr||$90 - $150/hr|
Note: Rates vary depending on the machine's age, brand and location within Australia. All prices listed on this page are estimates, exclude GST and are in AUD.
Keep in mind, the rates we've provided in the table are estimates and may fluctuate depending on different factors. However, if you need a more accurate quote today, use our Get a Quote tool to connect with our network of suppliers!
To choose the right compactor, understanding their specifications is crucial. Below are some standard compactor sizes:
|Compactor Type||Weight Compaction||Depth||Width|
|Vibratory Plate||70-100kg||Up to 50cm||40-50cm|
|Double Drum||1-3 tons||50cm-1m||1-1.5m|
|Single Drum||5-8 tons||Up to 1m||2-2.5m|
Different compactors are optimised for various materials, ensuring efficient compaction:
Remember to match your material with the ideal compactor for optimal results.
Apart from traditional compactors, there are several compaction tools and machines to consider:
Each machine has its unique set of advantages depending on the project’s requirement.
When hiring a compactor, it's important to factor in these additional costs:
|Potential Cost||Estimated Cost|
|Transportation to/from site||$50 - $150|
|Operator fees (if on wet hire)||$30 - $50/hr|
|Maintenance (if not included)||Variable; depends on the project|
|Fuel Costs||$10 - $30/hr|
Remember, getting a clear picture of all costs upfront can prevent budget overruns later.
Hiring the right compactor can make a world of difference in your compaction project. At iseekplant, we connect you with Australia's leading equipment suppliers, whether you require multi tyred rollers, road plates or general site equipment. Post your requirements, receive multiple quotes, and pick the best fit.
Here are some frequently asked questions and tips on how to find the right compactor hire supplier for your job.
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