Bobcat & Skid Steer Loader Hire in Townsville, QLD 4810

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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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11th December 2019

Skid Steer Loader & Bobcat Hire Rates Guide

What are typical hourly Skid Steer Loader hire rates in Australia? Skid Steer Loader hire rates largely depend on the size of the Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader you’re looking to hire, whether or not you need an operator with your machine, and the functionality of the Skid Steer Loader. Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader suppliers in Brisbane and Australia alike will typically charge you anywhere between $115 to $140 an hour for wet Skid Steer Loader hire, and $85 to $110 for dry hire. Need to hire a bobcat or skid steer? Through iSeekplant, you'll find the best rates! What are typical Posi Track Skid Steer Loader hire rates? The average Posi Track Skid Steer Loader wet hire rates are: Small Posi Track Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $115 Medium Posi Track Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $120 Large Posi Track Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $135 A thirty dollar discount per hour will typically apply for dry Posi Track Skid Steer Loader hire rates. Posi Track Bobcat and Skid Steer Loaders, also known as multi-terrain loaders, are purpose-built for operating on sandy, soft and slippery ground conditions. It’s tracks enable stability and better traction across different terrain, as well as a lower chance of surface damage due to the track tread design. Posi Track Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader suppliers in Perth will typically have small, medium and large machines available for hire. What are typical Wheeled Skid Steer Loader hire rates? Typically, to wet hire a Wheeled Skid Steer Loader in Australia, it will cost: Small Wheeled Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $120 Medium Wheeled Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $130 Large Wheeled Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader hire rates: $140 A thirty dollar discount is common for machines to be hired without an operator.  Wheeled Bobcat and Skid Steer Loaders are versatile, high-performance machines that are frequently hired with a wide range of labour-saving tools and attachments such as augers, buckets, drills and more. The wheels on a skid steer loader will usually have no separate steering mechanism and can therefore hold a fixed straight alignment. When operators drive the left and right wheel pairs at contrasting speeds, the skid steer loader turns by skidding across the land.  Typically speaking, Wheeled Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader suppliers in Brisbane will have small, medium and large machines available for hire.  Need to hire a skid steer? Through iSeekplant, you'll find the best rates! What are typical Dingo Skid Steer Loader hire rates? The average wet hire rate for a Dingo Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader in Australia is around $125 an hour. For dry hire packages, you’ll most likely be looking at about $90 per hour. Dingo Bobcat and Skid Steer Loader suppliers in Adelaide and throughout Australia have machines that require operators to walk behind or stand on the back of the machine while using it. These compact bobcats are able to pass through narrow passageways, tight spaces and small gates with ease. What are the minimum Bobcat or Skid Steer Loader hire terms with an operator? Australian employment laws stipulate that you cannot hire a casual worker for less than a 3 hour shift/call out. Factoring in travelling time, operators will therefore need to be paid for at least 3 hours of their time, making the minimum wet Skid Steer Loader hire rate 2 hours of work + 1 hour of travel.  It’s also worth noting that different companies will set their own terms depending on the size of the project and machine availability. What is the ‘Travel Cost’ in Skid Steer Loader hire rates? Travel costs are charged by Skid Steer Loader suppliers in Australia to cover the expense of the machine travelling to and from the depot to your construction site. These costs are more commonly applied to wet hire projects that require an operator, although it isn’t unheard of for dry Skid Steer Loader hire projects to have the expense too.  Typically speaking Skid Steer Loader travel costs will be 1 hour of the agreed hourly rate to travel from the depot to site, regardless of the actual distance, or longer if the job is further away. What are Skid Steer Loader hire penalty rates? When hiring a Skid Steer Loader in Australia, standard penalty rates will apply when the machine is used on a weekend, public holiday or after regular working hours. These rates will apply for the staff involved in maintaining, delivering and operating the machine whilst it is on your site.  According to the Building and Construction General Onsite Award MA00020 of the Fairwork Act: Skid Steer Loader hire Saturday (after 12pm) penalty rates: 1.5 x rate Skid Steer Loader hire Sunday penalty rates: 2 x rate Skid Steer Loader hire public holiday penalty rates: 2.5 x rate Skid Steer Loader hire night time (after 6pm) penalty rates: 1.5 x rate Skid Steer Loader broken shifts, less than 8 hours between shifts: 1.5 x rate How to get the best Skid Steer Loader hire rates iSeekplant is Australia’s largest online construction hire marketplace. Click here to use iSeekplant’s Get Rates tool and we will get you the best quote for your project, completely free of charge.

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21st November 2019

QLD set to receive massive $440 million from Federal Infrastructure Stimulus package

$440 million of federal infrastructure funding will be fast-tracked for vital Queensland projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement this week regarding the fast-tracking of $3.8 billion over the next four years guarantees a boost in the Australian economy and will have a positive impact on local and state-based road infrastructure and employment opportunities.

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Are Skid-Steer Loaders Different to Bobcats?

Well yes, and no. Plenty of people in the plant and equipment space in Townsville, argue this point all the time. Bobcat - is the name of a manufacturer of skid-steer loaders, that would likely have the largest market share in this class of machines in Australia. But a skid-steer loader is, in fact, the actual name of the machine and Bobcat is a brand of skid-steer loader. This subject is a real hot button issue for a lot of people.

There are two types of skid-steer loaders, principally speaking - the first is a posi-track, a small loader mounted on a set of small tracks. These machines are agile, but best applied on loose aggregates or wet materials. Alternatively, you might be needing a wheeled skid-steer loader for hire in Townsville, which means you have a job where the machine needs to get into tighter space, or work on firmer ground.

Most of the manufacturers of skid-steer loaders, such as Caterpillar and Case, dislike the fact that people both from the industry call these machines Bobcats. But at iSeekplant - its important that we call our machine categories something that is commonly searched for on the net, and commonly understood amongst people who have an earthworks requirement in Queensland.

Don't know whether you need a bobcat or a skid-steer?

Still confused? Don't worry - we have plant and equipment experts who you can chat to, who can help determine the best machine for your earthworks 'problem' - we're solutions experts with all the answers in plant and equipment. Also check out our extensive list of suppliers. Call us today on 1300 691 912 or email projects@iseekplant.com.au and we'll sort you out.

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