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Below we cover guides on dozer hire rates, types of dozers and common sizes of tracked dozers to help you best choose what dozer you need to hire.
Dozer hire rates vary greatly depending on whether the machine has modern onboard technology such as telematics and GPS, but an older dozer can still be effective in heavy-duty work and may cost less to hire. Luckily - we’ve catalogued all these details of the dozers on our site for your convenience so you can make an informed decision.
|Dozer Size||Dry Hire Rate||Wet Hire Rate|
|D6 Dozer||$180 per hour||$260 per hour|
|D7 Dozer||$200 per hour||$280 per hour|
|D8 Dozer||$325 per hour||$400 per hour|
|D9 Dozer||$430 per hour||$510 per hour|
|Wheeled Dozers||$100 - $200 per hour||$150 - $300 per hour|
|Swamp Dozers||$150 - $300 per hour||$200 - $400 per hour|
Note that mobilisation costs are very general and for dozers below a D7, as some dozers require dismantling to travel, and others require pilot vehicles and special wide load travel permits.
|Mobilisation||$900 - $3,000|
|De-Mobilisation||$900 - $3,000|
|GPS||$20 - $50 per hour|
There are four types of dozers, with the tracked dozer being the most popular. The differences relate particularly to their propulsion system and hire choice comes down to the compaction level of the ground you're operating the dozer on.
A tracked dozer is a type of bulldozer that has tracks that provide higher traction on loosely compacted terrains, making it the most popular and efficient dozer for bulk earthworks operations. This is the most popular and widely operated dozer in construction. See further below for size and power breakdowns.
A wheeled dozer is a type of bulldozer that is designed for speed and maneuverability, with wheels instead of tracks - and can operate with dexterity on more strongly compacted services (including asphalt).
A swamp dozer is similar to a tracked dozer, but with extra wide tracks to distribute its weight over a larger area for better traction in swampy or sandy areas where other dozers would get bogged.
Drotts are sometimes confused for dozers when they are in fact a tracked loader. Their chassis is a dozer for all intents and purposes, but rather than having a blade, they have a bucket for digging and lifting materials, rather than pushing them.
We categorise the size models of tracked dozers using the product codes of Caterpillar dozers (as they are the most prolific dozer brand in the world). The specs below are based on the 2021 models of Cat Dozers.
|Dozer Size||Operating Weight||Horse Power||Blade Capacity (meters cubed)|
|D6 Dozer||21 Tonne||215 HP||4.3 - 6.4m3|
|D7 Dozer||28 Tonne||265 HP||5.6 - 7.4m3|
|D8 Dozer||37 Tonne||354 HP||8.3 - 11.3m3|
|D9 Dozer||48 Tonne||436 HP||11.7 - 13.4m3|
|D11 Dozer||113 Tonne||915 HP||18.5 - 27.3m3|
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