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Bobcat & Skid Steer Loader Hire in Townsville, QLD 4810

Latest news in Townsville, QLD

17th October 2018

High-tech abattoir in Gladstone to deliver hundreds of construction jobs

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18th October 2018

North Queensland's major $330 million energy hub to deliver hundreds of jobs

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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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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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