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Tractors are one of the most requested pieces of equipment on the iSeekplant website, and we have an extensive range of tractor hire suppliers in Perth and throughout Australia on our database.
How do Tractors Work?
Tractors are high-powered utility vehicles designed to tow attachments and are used in the construction and agricultural industries. These vehicles were designed to replace horses and oxen which would pull ploughs and carts. While they were initially developed to help with farm work, tractors are now seen as a multi-functional vehicle for the construction industry as well.
There are two types of tractors: Crawler or tracked tractors, and those with wheels. Crawler tractors are popular for earthmoving, and can also be called bulldozers.
Generally, tractor hire suppliers in Sydney supply tractors with the purpose of pulling or powering various attachments. They can either be powered by a diesel or gasoline engine, and are available in four-wheel, or two-wheel drive models.
The most powerful tractors are powered by a diesel engine, and are used to pull heavy loads. The gear box in the tractor converts the high-speed revolutions that the diesel engine produces into lower speed revolutions for the wheels, which increases the amount of force that the tractor can use to pull things. This tremendous force comes at the expense of speed, and tractors are typically slow-moving vehicles.
Tractors have a drawbar, and pull attachments using this sturdy rod, which can also pivot so the machine can pull the load around corners. Most tractor hire suppliers in Brisbane and throughout Australia supply tractors with a hydraulically powered lifting system (known as a hydraulic hitch), and a flick of a switch allows the hitch to raise and lower implements from the ground.
Adelaide tractor hire suppliers have modern tractors available, which have power assisted braking and steering so that the heavy loads can be safely controlled. They also have reinforced cabs with anti-roll bars, and most now also have air conditioning and heated cabs while a few even have GPS navigation.
Why Hire a Tractor
Tractors are often used in the construction industry to move and load materials like woodchips, sand, rock, recycled material, raw minerals, logs, gravel, dirt, debris, and asphalt into another machine such as a conveyor belt, dump truck or hopper.
On construction sites, they can also be used to transport materials like digging tools, metal bars, pipe and bricks over short distances.
Many tractors are front loaders, and can be fitted with buckets, spikes, grabs, forks, and more. They’re a versatile piece of equipment, and with a range of Melbourne tractor hire suppliers and different sizes and styles of tractors to choose from, you’ll be able to find the best tractor for your next project.
If you’re not sure which type of tractor or attachments are the best choice for your job, get in touch with the iSeekplant Projects Team, who can give you expert advice or even browse the listings for you to help you find the perfect equipment.