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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.

Dry Hire Grader Rates

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 RatesDry Hire Low HourlyDry Hire High HourlyAv Day RatesHourly Min
10 Ft Blade GraderPOAPOAPOAN/A
12 Ft Blade Grader$75$135$7561-3 Days
14 Ft Blade Grader$90$145$8461-3 Days
16 Ft Blade Grader$105$160$9541-3 Days
24 Ft Blade GraderPOAPOAPOAN/A

Wet Hire Grader Rates

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 RatesWet Hire Low HourlyWet Hire High HourlyAv Day RatesHourly Min
10 Ft Blade GraderPOAPOAPOA1-3 Days
12 Ft Blade Grader$145$205$1,2601-3 Days
14 Ft Blade Grader$160$215$1,3501-3 Days
16 Ft Blade Grader$175$230$1,4581-3 Days
24 FT Blade GraderPOAPOAPOAN/A

Additional Charges to Consider when Hiring Graders

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 ChargesRate
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 pm1.5 x Rate
Penalty Rates Sunday2 x Rate
Penalty Rates Public Holidays2.5 x Rate
Penalty Rates Night Time1.5 x Rate
Fuel$100 - $350 per day
GET Products (Rippers, Brooms)POA

Sizes of Grader & Common Brands

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 NameApplicationCaterpillarKomatsuJohn DeereVolvoNorAm
10Ft Blade Grader (Mini Graders)Agricultural, Landscaping, PathwaysN/AN/AN/AN/ANorAM 65E
12 Ft Blade GraderCivil Road Construction, Road MaintenanceCaterpillar 120Komatsu GD655John Deere 772GVolvo's G900N/A
14 Ft Blade GraderCivil Road Construction, Road MaintenanceCaterpillar 140MKomatsu GD675John Deere 872GVolvo G940N/A
16 Ft Blade GraderCivil Road Construction, Road MaintenanceCaterpillar 160MKomatsu GD825John Deere 872GPVolvo G990N/A
24 FT Blade GraderInfrastructure Projects, Large-scale Land LevelingCaterpillar 24MN/AN/AN/AN/A

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