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7th December 2020

What is a Scraper?

Quick Links: How do scrapers work? What are the different types of scrapers? What are the typical scraper hire rates? Scrapers are powerful machines that are typically used for agricultural, mining and construction projects. Scrapers are capable of completing digging, loading, hauling, dumping and earthmoving projects. While they may look similar to graders, scrapers differ by having a hopper and gate with a blade at the bottom. As the blade scrapes up dirt or other materials when the machine moves forward, the material is forced into the hopper. Once the hopper is completely full, the material is taken away to be disposed of.These machines work most efficiently when the fill and cut areas are close together and long enough for the hopper to be filled in one run. It’s also possible for a team to use multiple scrapers in a long cut area, along with dozers and the push-pull technique.

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11th April 2021

Macmahon Holdings Wins $200m Contract at QLD Dawson Mine

Macmahon Holdings has been awarded a new $200 million contract by Anglo American Australia for mining works at the Dawson metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. The contract award will get Macmahon to deliver surface mining services at the Dawson South operations over a three-year period beginning July 2021. “We are very pleased to be selected for the Dawson South operation by Anglo American, a leading global mining company. We look forward to working very closely with our new client to ensure a smooth transition period and continuity of safe operations. This new project further strengthens our growing east coast presence,” Macmahon Holdings CEO and Managing Director Michael Finnegan said. The Dawson Mine is located in Central Queensland and it is considered as one of the oldest coal mining operations in the region – commencing operations in 1961. The mine is comprised of three operating pits, namely North, Central and South. The Dawson Mine was the first Australian mine to export coal to Japan in 1961 as well as the first mine to introduce the use of draglines in operations in 1963. The Dawson Mine is a joint venture development between Anglo American and Mitsui Holdings, and operated by Anglo American.

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13th December 2019

Scraper Hire Rates Guide

*Last Updated: June 2020 Quick Links: What do you use a scraper for? How does a scraper work? What are typical scraper hire rates in Australia? Elevating scraper hire rates Open bowl scraper hire rates Twin power scraper hire rates "Classic Machines" Minimum scraper hire terms with an operator Scraper rental penalty rates How to get the best scraper hire prices! What do you use a scraper for? Scrapers remove unnecessary dirt, gravel and other materials from surfaces. The scraper's advantage over other earthmoving machines is it's capability for moving wet soil, heavy soil and other tough soil conditions. It can not only scrape, but also dig, haul, load and dump. A scraper uses less fuel than any other earthmoving machine - 30% less with improved transmission. Construction and mining jobs can use scrapers, though they have a disadvantage moving on rough terrain. You can apply a range of scraper attachments to offset this disadvantage. 

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