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Logo of QLD Civil Solutions
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Mascot, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Grader
  • Drill And Blast
26 Machines
6 Services
13 Locations
QCS deliver’s multidisciplinary civil works such as earthworks, flood remediation, bridge structures and transmission lines. With involvement in major civil construction projects such as L5 ...
Logo of Rigsy Construction Pty Ltd
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Bardwell Valley, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Tipper
  • Excavation
3 Machines
4 Services
1 Location
Rigsy Construction Pty Ltd is a trusted name in the construction industry, serving the greater Bardwell Valley region and surrounding suburbs in New South Wales. As an owner-operated busines...
Logo of Yascorp
Recommended
Austral, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Excavation
  • Bulk Earthworks
1 Machine
1 Service
1 Location
Yascorp is a prominent player in the construction industry, renowned for its expertise in demolition, excavation, and shoring works. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have establ...
Logo of McNamara haulage & contracting
Recommended
Cawdor, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Posi Track
2 Machines
1 Location
McNamara Haulage & Contracting is a trusted name in the civil construction industry, serving the greater Cawdor region and surrounding areas in New South Wales. With a commitment to excellen...
Logo of National Dry Hire
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(5)
Smeaton Grange, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Tracked Backhoe
  • Articulated Dump Truck
48 Machines
8 Locations
A comprehensive dry hire provider that has the ability to service all things earthworks and earthmoving, here at National Dry Hire we specialise in facilitating industry leading hire experie...
Logo of Elite Demolition and Excavation
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(7)
Sydney, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Tipper
  • Demolition
5 Machines
6 Services
1 Location
Ready for a fresh start? Dive into transformation with Elite Demolition and Excavation, your trusted partner in Sydney Area, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Hornsby, and Liverpool. Our fully lic...
Logo of Advanced Clearing & Excavation Pty Ltd
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(4)
Bella Vista, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Posi Track
  • Stump Grinding
5 Machines
3 Services
2 Locations
ABOUT ADVANCED CLEARING AND EXCAVATIONS Advanced Clearing and Excavations provide land clearing and vegetation management services across Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and nearby regi...
Logo of Sustainable Land Clearing Solutions
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(5)
Bucca, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Low Loader
  • Stump Grinding
1 Machine
1 Service
3 Locations
Sustainable Land Clearing Solutions provide a prompt and cost-effective service for all types of land clearing. We specialise in Forestry Mulching and Slashing. We can mulch or slash trees,...
Logo of Peter's Earthworks
Recommended
(1)
Lilyfield, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Earthmoving
  • Building Demolition
2 Services
1 Location
Peter's Earthworks stands as a distinguished owner-operator businesswith 25 years of industry expertise. Our commitment revolves around delivering professional and efficient services, priori...
Logo of Rick Davis Contracting
Recommended
(2)
Ingleside, NSW
  • Track Mounted Excavator
  • Pad Foot Roller
  • Smooth Drum Roller
9 Machines
1 Location
Rick Davis Contracting established by Rick Davis has been operating successfully in the NSW Civil and Construction market since 1978. Rick Davis Contracting runs only late model plant and eq...

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Excavators for hire in Sydney

iseekplant can help people find the perfect excavator for their needs in Sydney, with a wide range of suppliers available at competitive rates:

  • Mini Excavators – We class mini excavators as anything up to 5 tonnes in tare weight. These machines are the powerhouses of residential excavation.
  • Civil-sized Excavators – Between 5 tonnes and 30 tonnes in operating weight, and commonly found on civil and heavy commercial sites in and around the Sydney metro area.
  • Heavy Duty Mine Spec Excavators – Rarely found in cities, but not impossible to find. These big boys are used in mining operations, and large mass haul or bulk earthworks jobs (which rarely occur in built up areas).

Wide range of excavator machine types ready to hire

Looking for an excavator in Sydney, but overwhelmed by the selection of categories available on iseekplant? Don’t stress, click on the links below to search for different types of excavators in the Sydney area.

  • Track-Mounted Excavators – commonly known as excavators. Refine by hire types, sizes and attachments in the left-hand refinements panel.
  • Wheeled Excavators – great for operating on bitumen or concrete (inside a building or when excavating next to a paved expanse).
  • Chameleon Clamshell – are sometimes called telescopic excavators are prolifically used underground.
  • Long-Reach Excavators – have a very long and high boom and allow you to get around objects. Also heavily used in dredging operations.
  • Hi-Rail Excavators – these are mounted on rail lines and used in rail maintenance.

Wet and dry excavator hire available

The term 'Wet Hire' and ‘Self Performing Contractor’ is practically interchangeable in NSW but can mean different things depending on the site, and the head contractor running the project.

Many of our suppliers in Sydney offer both, but there are a number of suppliers listed above that only offer dry hire or wet hire exclusively. It's important to note your preference when posting a job on the platform, or when talking to a supplier about it. Being upfront about this in the request will ensure the most relevant result.

Excavator operator licensing

In New South Wales, any individual operating an excavator must hold a proof of competency or ticket and must ensure that the PCBU (person conducting business undertaking) supervising the job has viewed and approved these documents.

Excavator operator licences are divided into three classes: non-slewing (basic), slewing (intermediate), and slewing mobile crane (advanced). A non-slewing licence allows the operator to operate excavators without the ability to rotate the boom, while a slewing licence provides the operator with the ability to operate excavators with a rotating boom.

The advanced licence permits the operator to operate excavators with an elevated work platform or moveable boom. Consult Safework Australia for more details.

Excavator hire locations near to Sydney

Many of our excavator hire suppliers are based in Western Sydney due to the larger depot-sized plots of land needed to house and maintain their fleet.

Popular areas our excavator hire suppliers service:

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