What is a Dozer?
Dozers are valuable pieces of equipment in construction and earthmoving projects across Australia, and we have many dozer hire suppliers throughout Australia for all.
Technically, bulldozers are continuous tracked tractors or 'crawlers' – but nowadays, you can get powerful machines that are wheeled or tracked, depending on the surfaces you're working with, and what quantities you need to move. Fitted with a substantial metal blade, dozers are capable of moving large amounts of materials, aggregates or soil, and are commonly used in quarries, mines, civil roadworks and farming applications.
Able to negotiate a wide variety of surfaces, dozer hire suppliers have dozers available for hire through iSeekplant in heavy duty 4-wheel drive systems with articulated steering, standard tracks or extra wide low ground pressure (LGP) or swamp tracks, ideal for sandy or muddy areas. Whatever variety you need, we've got it on iSeekplant’s Australia-wide hire database.
Which Dozer Blade Should You Use?
A dozer blade is used to clear and push materials like sand, rocks and soil, and can also hep compact and shave uneven ground. They’re particularly helpful in projects requiring the removal of large amounts of earth, and dozer hire suppliers can help you choose the best blade for your next project. The dozer blade was actually around before the dozer machine was, and was once pulled by two mules and used to fill gullies and holes. These days, dozer blades are operated with hydraulics and different blades can be used depending on the specifications of the project.
Dozer hire suppliers have a range of blades available, and choosing the ideal blade for your project requirements is important. For fine grading type applications, a short S-blade is best, which has no lateral curve or side wings. If you need to move larger amounts each run, a U-blade is probably ideal, taller and much more curved than the S-blade. U-blades also have large side wings to further increase their maximum capacity. S-U blades are also available, which are usually used for moving rocks - they have a combination of the attributes of the S and U varieties, with some lateral curvature and small side wings. It’s possible to sharpen the bottom edge of the blade, so dozers can be put to work on jobs like cutting tree stumps, and the ripper at the back of the dozer can be single or multi shank, depending on the type of job you need done.