Scraper Hire in Weipa

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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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6th February 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a shed

Steps to build a shed: Know the lay of the land Draft your up your plans Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate the slab hole Install wooden forms around excavated slab hole Pour basecourse and compact it Add in layer of sand Lay a sheet of polythene Lay reinforcing mesh Pour and cure concrete (one of the hardest and most tedious steps) Organise shed frame Install and secure shed frame (fasten/fix to slab) Install shelving, furniture, and decor

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12th January 2020

Do you Need a Licence to Operate a Scraper?

*Last updated: November 2020 Quick Links: Can I use my old heavy machine licence to operate a scraper? How can I demonstrate that I am competent in operating machinery? Looking to drive a scraper on the road? How to hire a scraper operator Looking to hire a scraper? Currently, to operate a scraper you don’t require a licence. The person conducting or undertaking business on a worksite must determine whether you are competent in operating machinery. This usually means that you should undertake formal training where you will be provided with a competency card. This card in combination with specific training with the relevant scraper by the person undertaking or conducting business will mean that you are certified to use a scraper.

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