Everything you need to know about hiring a dozer
The bulldozer (more commonly known as a dozer) is a type of crawler equipment, which means that it runs on tracks. The dozer is fitted with a metal plate (also called a blade) that is used to push dirt or other materials on a construction site.
What a dozer can do
Dozers can be utilised for a variety of jobs, including:
- Road works
- Mining and quarrying
- Military use
Some dozers are fitted with a claw-like attachment on their rear called a ripper. These rippers are used to loosen compacted dirt and other materials.
Types of dozers
Dozers come in different sizes and types. The following are the types of dozers you can hire for your job:
- Tracked dozer - this is the most common type of dozer. Tracked dozers come in different sizes, from D3 (the smallest) to D11 (the largest). Tracked dozers are ideal to use on most terrains.
- Wheeled or rubber tyred dozer - instead of tracks, these dozers use wheels or rubber tyres for increased mobility. This is ideal for rough terrain sites.
- Swamp dozer - this type of dozer is fitted with tracks especially made for increased mobility on muddy or wet terrains.
How much does a dozer cost?
The cost of hiring a dozer will depend on the type or size you will need, as well as the hire duration. Hiring it with or without an operator will also have an effect on the cost of hire.
Need to hire a dozer for your project? Our equipment hire experts can give you some advice on which one to hire and you can reach out to them on 1300 550 434 or by getting dozer hire quotes online from local suppliers with PlantMiner.
We also list various dozers for hire across Australia. Select your city below for quotes: