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Posi Tracks are one of the most popular and prolific machines in earthmoving, many of the finest plant hire companies in Australia have multiple posi tracks in their fleet, so you should be able to throw a stone and hit one you can hire.
One of the reasons posi tracks are extremely popular, is their extensive range of possible attachments, making them super versatile and able to complete the largest array of detailed earthmoving tasks. Refine your search on iseekplant for specific attachments using the filter panel on the right-hand side of our supplier directory.
Below we cover the general costs of hiring a posi track, along with standard additional fees that may apply to your hire. We also highlight the difference between a posi track and a skid steer loader and common sizes and brands of posi track loaders to help you refine your job request.
Posi Track Loaders are usually more expensive to hire than wheeled skid steer loaders because of the maintenance and upkeep expenses of tracks. That said, there are many very specific applications for these machines where a wheeled skid steer won't work, so the premium you pay on the hire rate amounts to nothing in terms of the productivity trade-off.
All quoted prices are averages and exclude GST and additional costs (explained below).
|Posi Track Size||Av Dry Hire Rates||Min Hire Hours||Av Wet Hire Rates||Min Hire Hours|
|Small Posi Track||$85||One Day||$145||4 Hours|
|Medium Posi Track||$90||One Day||$150||4 Hours|
|Large Posi Track||$105||One Day||$165||4 Hours|
Since every supplier on iseekplant is unique, it's crucial to get a custom quote for your construction project using our Get A Quote Feature. However, here are some typical charges you may encounter from hire companies and contractors when looking for posi track rental.
|Additional Posi Track Charges||Rate|
|Pick up of Small Posi Track on Dry Hire||Usually Free|
|Small or Mini Excavator Dry Hire Delivery||$150 - $500|
|Small or Mini Excavator Dry Hire Return||$150 - $500|
|Travel to & From Site for Wet Hire Staff||1 x Hour|
|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|
You need a posi track if the ground is loose
A posi track is a type of skid steer, sometimes called a multi-terrain loader or Bobcat, that is purpose-built for operating on soft, sandy and slippery ground conditions. It is track-mounted and propelled - providing better traction and stability across such difficult terrain. An advantage of using a posi track is its increased traction on mud and wet ground, low ground pressure, and low soil compaction, along with track tread design which mitigates surface damage.
You can use a wheeled skid steer if the ground is compact
Wheeled Bobcats and Skid Steer Loaders are mounted on wheels and can only be operated on compact surfaces. They are high-performance machines that are often hired with various labour-saving tools and attachments such as augers, buckets, drills and more. They are about $30 an hour cheaper than posi-tracks, because they are easier to maintain and service. They do have slightly lower break-out force because the tracks on posi tracks offer more ballast.
Below is a table of sizes of available posi tracks which are categorised based on their operating weight which usually corresponds with higher horsepower and breakout force.
|Brand||Size||Common Model||Operating Weight||Width||Height|
|Caterpillar||Small||Cat 239D3||3,468 kg||1,525 mm||2,050 mm|
|Medium||Cat 259D3||4,600 kg||1,650 mm||2,030 mm|
|Large||Cat 299D3 XE||5,215 kg||1,980 mm||2,170 mm|
|Bobcat||Small||Bobcat T450||2,721 kg||1,500 mm||1,982 mm|
|Medium||Bobcat T650||4,175 kg||1,730 mm||2,080 mm|
|Large||Bobcat T770||4,726 kg||1,930 mm||2,110 mm|
|Kubota||Small||Kubota SVL65-2||3,610 kg||1,525 mm||2,004 mm|
|Medium||Kubota SVL75-2||3,700 kg||1,730 mm||2,040 mm|
|Large||Kubota SVL95-2s||4,600 kg||1,905 mm||2,084 mm|
|ASV||Small||ASV RT-40||1,905 kg||1,219 mm||1,873 mm|
|Medium||ASV RT-75||4,080 kg||1,780 mm||2,080 mm|
|Large||ASV RT-120||5,192 kg||1,905 mm||2,133 mm|
These are popular makes and models, however, there are approximately 25 different brands of posi track listed on iseekplant and all of them perform the same type of work. If brand’s not an issue, refine your search to the size to get better results.
Getting a quote for posi tracks is a breeze. Just answer a few questions about your project, and we'll forward it to multiple posi track suppliers located near you. Wait for the suppliers to contact you for further details or send you a quote directly - it's that simple!
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