iseekplant is Australia's leading online construction marketplace. We offer a vast range of construction equipment, including more than 700 loaders from over 25,000 verified suppliers. Whether you need a front-end loader, an integrated tool carrier, a track loader, or an underground loader, we can help you find the perfect machine for your project.
Loaders are a staple in construction and mining due to their versatility, power, and the wide range of attachments available. They can perform a variety of tasks such as moving materials, digging, and running various materials around a site.
So we’ve included quick rates guides on front end loaders. Please note: All quoted prices are averages, AUD and exclude GST and additional on costs (and are our best guesses).
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|Loader Type||Size||Avg. Bucket Capacity||Average Dry Hire Rates||Min Hire Hours||Average Wet Hire Rates||Min Hire Hours|
|Front-end Loader||Small||1.0-1.5 m³||$100.00||One Day||$160||4 Hours|
|Front-end Loader||Medium||1.5-2.5 m³||$110.00||One Day||$170||4 Hours|
|Front-end Loader||Large||2.5-4.0 m³||$120.00||One Day||$180||4 Hours|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Small||0.8-1.2 m³||$74.00||One Day||$134||4 Hours|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Medium||1.2-1.8 m³||$85.00||One Day||$145||4 Hours|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Large||1.8-2.5 m³||$95.00||One Day||$155||4 Hours|
|Track Loader||Small||0.6-1.0 m³||$140.00||One Day||$200||4 Hours|
|Track Loader||Medium||1.0-1.5 m³||$160.00||One Day||$220||4 Hours|
|Track Loader||Large||1.5-2.5 m³||$180.00||One Day||$240||4 Hours|
|Underground Loader||Large||2.5-4.0 m³||Usually long-term mining leases.|
There are some additional costs you need to consider when hiring a loader on wet or dry hire. Every supplier is different, so your best bet is always to use our Get a Quote feature to get accurate quotes.
|Additional Loader Charges||Rate|
|Mobilisation and Demobilisation||$500 - $1,000|
|Travel to & From Site for Wet Hire Staff||1 x Hourly Rate|
|Attachments||$20 - $50 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|
These are some of the most common loader attachments available from hire companies and their rough average hire costs for each.
|Loader Attachment||Purpose||Average Hire Rate (per hour)|
|General Purpose Bucket||Used for digging, loading, carrying, and dumping loose material||$15 - $25|
|4-in-1 Bucket||Can be used as a dozer blade, scraper, grapple, and bucket||$20 - $30|
|Grapple Bucket||Used for handling bulky items or debris||$20 - $30|
|Pallet Forks||Designed to lift and carry heavy loads, such as pallets||$10 - $15|
|Auger Drive||Used for drilling holes in the ground for fence posts, footings, and more||$20 - $40|
|Rock Breaker||Used to break up hard surfaces such as rock or concrete||$40 - $60|
|Trencher||Used to dig trenches in the ground||$30 - $50|
|Sweeper||Used to clean and sweep surfaces||$15 - $25|
Here is a table of the most popular types of loaders in each category for hire in Australia and their specs.
|Loader Type||Size||Product Code||Operating Weight||Horsepower|
|Front-End Loader||Small||CAT 906M||5,849 kg||73 HP|
|Front-End Loader||Medium||CAT 938M||13,604 kg||188 HP|
|Front-End Loader||Large||CAT 980M||30,054 kg||386 HP|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Small||CAT 903D||3,915 kg||40 HP|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Medium||CAT 930M||13,184 kg||158 HP|
|Integrated Tool Carrier (ITC)||Large||CAT 938K||14,907 kg||170 HP|
|Track Loader||Small||CAT 259D||4,425 kg||74.3 HP|
|Track Loader||Medium||CAT 279D||4,643 kg||73.2 HP|
|Track Loader||Large||CAT 299D XHP||4,791 kg||95 HP|
|Underground Loader||Small||CAT R1300G||22,680 kg||165 HP|
|Underground Loader||Medium||CAT R1700G||30,644 kg||257 HP|
|Underground Loader||Large||CAT R2900G||48,071 kg||398 HP|
You might be able to get your job done faster or better with another (smaller) machine that does the same job as a front end loader. Check out these alternative categories:
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