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A grader is a long bladed machine used to flatten surfaces, grade land, scarify layers, and reduce roads to an easy gradient, amongst other activities. These days, graders are often used for road building, road maintenance, spreading, fine grading, earthmoving, clearing brush and debris, and even snow removal. Graders are able to produce both horizontal and inclined surfaces, and depending on the depth, can also be used for the digging of drainage ditches.

Our directory offers a huge volume of qualified grader hire suppliers throughout Australia. These suppliers offer a diverse catalogue of grader blades to suit a variety of projects and operations. Grader hire can be categorised by blade width - below 10ft to 12ft, 14ft, 16ft and larger. One of the larger graders available for hire is the Caterpillar 24M. Our grader hire suppliers also offer different attachments, such as a long blade and three axles on the front, which is ideal for the creation of an even and flat preparation surface or final trim.

What Grader do I need?

Both large and small construction and earthmoving projects will often require a grader. For civil engineering projects, graders are used to precisely refine the surface level that a bulldozer or scraper has rough-graded. Motor graders were traditionally used to maintain roads and flatten surfaces prior to the application of asphalt. Our grader hire suppliers can complete a wide range of detailed earthworks including pad work and camber.

How do Graders work?

Graders evolved from tractors and operate by using a centrally mounted blade that can vary depending on the build. This blade is typically mounted low to allow the vehicle to essentially scrape, grade, or plow the ground beneath it while driving. Depending on the blade installation, the operator is able to adjust the height and impact of the blade to suit the task at hand.

Grader blade types

What blades are there for graders?

Graders are equipped with movable blades and different sized blades. Grader hire suppliers categorise their graders by blade width for various jobs. The blades are mounted onto the grader under the frame with a ring that swivels vertically, adjusting the angle of the blade. This means that the grader can work sideways on sloping banks and pulling ditches.

What is a scarifier blade?

Scarifier blades penetrate gravel, frozen and hard-packed surfaces with less horsepower, passes and down pressure than standard blades. The blades feature individual self-sharpening and rotating tools to ensure they last longer and allow an even cutting height.

What is a dual-carbide planer blade?

Dual-carbide planer blades have two inserts in the edge made of carbide. These blades are ideal for low-impact, highly-abrasive jobs.

What blade thickness do I need for my grader?

Blade edge thickness is an important consideration for grader hire suppliers. Thicker edges are less susceptible to breakage and also wear for longer, however the penetration is less compared to thinner edges. Thicker edges also require more down pressure to cut and penetrate material which can burn more fuel. Using an edge that’s too thin or small can also make it more susceptible to early wear and damage. There are many different materials used that can influence how long a grader blade will last.

Get in contact the iseekplant team by calling 1300 691 912 or emailing projects@iseekplant.com.au to connect with grader hire contractors in your local area. You can also use our Get a Quote tool for competitive quotes based on your project needs.

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Top rated Grader Hire in Australia

Performance Mining
Performance MiningNorthbridge WA
(17 reviews)

"Over the past 2 years working with Performance Mining they have proven to be one of the best hire company’s I have dealt with for the following reason..."

RediPlant
RediPlantBundamba QLD
(13 reviews)

"Very Good Operation, always get exactly what i am after and great advice is given when its needed. Heavy Plant Hire is the way to go. "

Vernice Pty Ltd
Vernice Pty LtdPerth WA
(9 reviews)

"Very professional, experienced and reliable contractors that have provided earthmoving services for many projects at our Waste Management Facilities f..."

Cavpower/The CAT Rental Store
Cavpower/The CAT Rental StoreRegency Park SA
(8 reviews)

"Always an absolute pleasure to deal with the guys at Cavpower and the Cat Rental Store. Professional advice and service at all times. Prompt support a..."

Bowman's Earthmoving
Bowman's EarthmovingMackay QLD
(6 reviews)

"Please list under Maguire Property group - Mackay ✔️"

JRT Equipment & Civil
JRT Equipment & CivilParkhurst QLD
(5 reviews)

"Thanks Jrt from start to finish it was great working with you and look forward to more projects together"

JPK Excavations PTY LTD
JPK Excavations PTY LTD Mittagong NSW
(5 reviews)

"Reliable, fast, friendly and on time. Nothing was a problem. Got stuck in and job completed well before deadline. 100% will be using JPK in t..."

Townes Contracting
Townes ContractingGrafton NSW
(5 reviews)

"Townes Contracting supplied Fulton Hogan a large amount of earthmoving Equipment for the White Rock Wind Farm Project. They were always reliable and ..."

Adept Plant Hire
Adept Plant HireNerang QLD
(4 reviews)

"Genuine, professional and abide by the highest standards. An absolute pleasure to work for and I’m looking forward to working with adept for many year..."

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Saltwater Earthmoving
Saltwater Earthmoving Taree NSW
(May 2022)

"First class operators and well maintained machines. Very organised and reliable management"

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Mitchell & Co Earthmoving
Mitchell & Co EarthmovingGunnedah NSW
(Dec 2021)

"Mitchell and Co did an absolutely fantastic job on my property in Nundle. Zac dealt with regrowth timbers and clearing for me. Nothing was too much tr..."

- Ian WorleyView profile
Big Chief QLD
Big Chief QLDOrmeau QLD
(Nov 2021)

"Awesome Customer Service. Great experience."

- Nigel CoatesView profile
South Coast Contracting & Hire
South Coast Contracting & HireKings Point NSW
(Oct 2021)

"Harley and the team at SCCH cleared my block , completed a Site cut an did all my retaining walls. Amazing job, well priced and in good time. Thanks g..."

- PaulView profile
QuinTrim
QuinTrimCoopers Plains QLD
(Sep 2021)

"Thanks Jarred and his team for there services yesterday. We had to shift some dirt and needed more trucks to help Great attitude, friendly bunch and w..."

- Les BatmanView profile
RSA Contractors
RSA ContractorsEast Brisbane QLD
(Jun 2021)

"great machines great operators and get results"

- DOUGLAS HAREView profile
Greensill and Co
Greensill and CoWallaville QLD
(Jun 2021)

"Very diligent and engaged dry-hire operators. Couldn't recommend them more highly."

- lewisView profile
Agri-Con Solutions
Agri-Con SolutionsMeadowvale QLD
(Mar 2021)

"Professional team and easy to deal with. definitely recommend Agri-Con!"

- AndrewView profile
GBTK AusMaint JV Pty Ltd
GBTK AusMaint JV Pty LtdWedgefield WA
(Feb 2021)

"I reached to out Adrian from GBTK for a maintenance repair. I can recommend their services."

- IanView profile
Grahams Plant Hire
Grahams Plant HireEmerald QLD
(Jan 2021)

"Lovely people, amazing service & fantastic help"

- Lloyd Bowen-priceView profile
Avon Earthworks
Avon EarthworksToodyay WA
(Sep 2020)

"We used Avon Earthworks to clean out our Dam. the guy's were very accommodating with our needs and left the site in a very clean state."

- Trent TurnerView profile
Adept Plant Hire
Adept Plant HireNerang QLD
(Sep 2020)

"Genuine, professional and abide by the highest standards. An absolute pleasure to work for and I’m looking forward to working with adept for many year..."

- NeesonView profile

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