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Below we cover the costs for wet and dry grader hire, the range of graders available for hire, along with their average payload capacities.
Hiring a medium-sized grader for a long-term project is typically an easy process, however, it can be difficult to get rates for 10ft mini graders and the massive 24ft graders, because they're so rare. Also, note that you won't likely have much luck hiring a grader for a short-term job (like a couple of hours or even a day).
Mobilising graders can be difficult due to their blade width, so you might get push back from suppliers if you have a very short-term job. If you are trying to do a small leveling job, we suggest you post a quote request for a skid steer, loader or excavator with a blade attachment.
All quoted prices are averages and exclude GST.
|Grader Rates||Dry Hire Low Hourly||Dry Hire High Hourly||Av Day Rates||Hourly Min|
|10 Ft Blade Grader||POA||POA||POA||N/A|
|12 Ft Blade Grader||$75||$135||$756||1-3 Days|
|14 Ft Blade Grader||$90||$145||$846||1-3 Days|
|16 Ft Blade Grader||$105||$160||$954||1-3 Days|
|24 Ft Blade Grader||POA||POA||POA||N/A|
There is more to wet hiring a grader than meets the eye - precisely the operator's skill level, as leveling is a precision earthmoving task. There are two types of operators - people who have been trained to use all yellow gear and have the basics of operation, and niche grader operators called 'Final Trim' operators.
Final Trim operators are highly skilled individuals, trained to operate a grader within millimeters tolerance of the earthworks design. If you are hiring on wet hire, be sure to specify what type of operator you're chasing, because good Final Trim guys are hard to find and come at a premium to the below cited rates.
All quoted prices are averages and exclude GST and don’t include Final Trim operators (which are often more expensive).
|Grader Rates||Wet Hire Low Hourly||Wet Hire High Hourly||Av Day Rates||Hourly Min|
|10 Ft Blade Grader||POA||POA||POA||1-3 Days|
|12 Ft Blade Grader||$145||$205||$1,260||1-3 Days|
|14 Ft Blade Grader||$160||$215||$1,350||1-3 Days|
|16 Ft Blade Grader||$175||$230||$1,458||1-3 Days|
|24 FT Blade Grader||POA||POA||POA||N/A|
Every supplier on iseekplant is different and every seeker looking for gear and services has a unique job site - which is why it's essential that you get a custom quote for your construction project using our Get A Quote tool. However below are some common charges you can expect from hire companies and contractors.
|Additional Grader Charges||Rate|
|Mobilisation for Large Excavators||$600 - $4000|
|De-Mobilisation for Large Excavators||$600 - $4000|
|GPS||$20 - $50 per hour|
|3D GPS||$50 - $100 per hour|
|Penalty Rates - Saturday after 12 pm||1.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Sunday||2 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Public Holidays||2.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Night Time||1.5 x Rate|
|Fuel||$100 - $350 per day|
|GET Products (Rippers, Brooms)||POA|
Below is a table of available grader hire sizes - which speaks specifically to the size of the blade on the grader which is expressed in imperial 'feet' measurements. We've also included the common brand codes and applications.
|Grader Name||Application||Caterpillar||Komatsu||John Deere||Volvo||NorAm|
|10Ft Blade Grader (Mini Graders)||Agricultural, Landscaping, Pathways||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||NorAM 65E|
|12 Ft Blade Grader||Civil Road Construction, Road Maintenance||Caterpillar 120||Komatsu GD655||John Deere 772G||Volvo's G900||N/A|
|14 Ft Blade Grader||Civil Road Construction, Road Maintenance||Caterpillar 140M||Komatsu GD675||John Deere 872G||Volvo G940||N/A|
|16 Ft Blade Grader||Civil Road Construction, Road Maintenance||Caterpillar 160M||Komatsu GD825||John Deere 872GP||Volvo G990||N/A|
|24 FT Blade Grader||Infrastructure Projects, Large-scale Land Leveling||Caterpillar 24M||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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