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Tips and guides to help you find the right tipper

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1. What is a Tipper Truck?

In Australia, Tipper Trucks are also known as ‘truck lorries’ or ‘dump trucks’. They’re used to transport a range of bulk and loose materials around worksites. They’re fitted with a large tray on the back of the truck that can be raised so that its contents fall out. Tipper trucks are found in a number of industries and are a staple amongst construction, mining and residential projects. They’re used to move materials like construction aggregate, dirt, sand, gravel, snow, asphalt, turf and more.

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2. What is the right Tipper Truck for your job?

There are a wide range of Tipper Trucks available for hire in Australia. It’s important to understand what machine is right for your project before you dive into an agreement to ensure you have the most productive machine for the most cost-effective price.

For smaller residential works with materials less than 12 tonnes, you’ll only need a bogie drive Tipper Truck. The next largest option is a truck and dog Tipper Truck - these come in a large range of sizes and can be moved around site with ease. Beyond the truck and dog tippers are semi trailer tippers, which are usually around 19 metres long and have a bigger capacity than truck and dogs. These are great for large construction, quarry and mining projects.

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3. Do you need a Tipper Truck license?

The short answer is, no. In Australia, there is no such thing as a ‘Tipper Truck license’, so you aren’t required to have a license to operate a dump truck. However, it’s necessary to obtain an HR (heavy rigid) license if you’re operating a Tipper Truck on local roads. This heavy vehicle license will vary from state to state, and doesn’t allow you to operate a Tipper Truck in a mining environment.

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4. What are typical Tipper Truck hire rates?

Check out the average Tipper Truck hire rates here:

  • Tipper Truck (3 - 6 tonne capacity) dry hire rate: $230 - $385 per day (rarely hired by the hour)

  • Tipper Truck (3 - 6 tonne capacity) wet hire rate: $90 - $110 per hour +GST (Min 3 hours)

  • Tipper Truck (8 - 10 tonne capacity) dry hire rate: $420 - $720 per day (rarely hired by the hour)

  • Tipper Truck (8 - 10 tonne capacity) wet hire rate: $105 - $120 per hour +GST (Min 3 hours)

  • Bogie Drive Tipper Truck (Over 10 Tonne) - Large Capacity - Dry Hire Rate: (not offered)

  • Bogie Drive Tipper Truck (Over 10 Tonne) - Large Capacity - Wet Hire Rate: $120 - $140 Per Hour + GST

  • Semi Tipper (1 Trailer) Wet Hire Rate: $135 - $155+GST Per Hour

  • Semi Tipper (2 Trailers) Wet Hire Rate: $180 - $210+GST Per Hour

  • Side tipper wet hire rates: $140 - $150 per hour

  • Side tipper dry hire rates: $165+ per day

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5. What are the best Tipper Truck brands?

With an ever-expanding number of options on the market, a few brands have set themselves apart from the competition when it comes to Tipper Trucks. Currently, the leading Tipper Truck brands include Volvo, Caterpillar, Kenworth, Hitachi and Isuzu. An argument could be made that Volvo are leading the pack in Australia, with most smaller Tipper Trucks in Australia being produced by the Swedish manufacturers.

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6. Where can I hire a Tipper Truck?

iSeekplant has a nationwide network of quality tipper truck hire suppliers operating in all capital cities from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne to Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. We also offer tipper truck hire solutions in all major towns and cities from Cairns to the Gold Coast down to Newcastle, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, and then across the country to Bunbury.

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