Dozer Hire in Ballarat, VIC 3350

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2nd July 2019

Types of Dozers

When you need to hire a dozer there are a few factors you need to consider before calling a hire company. While all dozers do the same basic task, they vary massively in size and the type of projects they work on. Dozers for hire can be found on residential construction, road construction, quarries and mines across Australia. While the actual design and attachments of a dozer for hire rarely change, dozer hire companies often specialise in a type of work or industry.Dozers are a classic construction machine that have been around for over a century. Otherwise known as bulldozers, they were originally built to push large quantities of soil, sand and other materials during construction works. Dozers for hire also often have a ripper attached at the back to loosen densely compacted ground materials. Thanks to advancements in GPS technology dozers are now capable of clearing and grading land accurately as well.If you’re looking for a dozer to hire you probably have some serious materials to move. A dozer, unlike a skid steer loader or front loader, doesn’t have the ability to perform a range of tasks. However, dozers are the best machine for what they do. Dozers are designed to push and pull with immense force over close to any terrain. Below you’ll find two factors that will ultimately help you decide which type and size of dozer you need, making your search both easier and faster.

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11th June 2019

Do you need a licence to operate a dozer?

When you're going to hire a dozer for your next project, it’s important to recognise whether or not a license or ticket is required to operate the machine. Although dozer hire is typically fulfilled with an operator that comes with your machine, it’s worth looking into what legal requirements must be met to operate the dozer yourself.

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16th December 2019

$910m Melbourne Rail Contracts Awarded by State Government

The Victorian government has awarded new contracts worth $910 million to remove level crossings throughout Melbourne. A Lendlease, WSP, Acciona Coleman Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne alliance has won a $744 million contract to remove five crossings on the Frankston line. A $166m contract will see a level crossing on the Pakenham line removed by Fulton Hogans and Metro Trains Melbourne.The contracts are part of a programme to remove 75 congested and dangerous level crossings by 2025. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the state is “well on track”, with 30 of the unsafe crossings already removed and contracts for a further 50 now awarded. “We said we’d remove 75 level crossings by 2025 and with contracts now awarded for 50".The government is investing $3bn to improve the Frankston line, with major works starting in Cheltenham and Mentone. The new Carrum Station is set to open in mid-February.

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