Everything you need to know about hiring a scraper
A scraper is a wheeled tractor used in highway construction and mines for moving materials over short distances over relatively smooth areas. Scrapers move large amounts of materials using a sharp front blade to load and move dirt into the ‘hopper’. Either self-propelled or towed, it consists of a wagon with a gate having a bladed bottom. The blade scrapes up earth as the wagon pushes forward and forces the excavated material into the wagon.
What scrapers can do:
Scrapers are ideal for the construction and like many pieces of heavy machinery, scrapers require a license to operate. Scraper machines are often used for:
- Highway construction
- Material moving in mines
Type of scrapers:
The following are the main types of scrapers available for hire on PlantMiner:
- Open Bowl: Often requires a bulldozer (or similar) to help with loading materials
- Elevating Scrapers: Do not require a push-cat for loading materials as it uses a conveyor to load material into the hopper
Brands of scrapers:
The leading brands include:
- John Deere
- K-Tec scrapers
- The majority of scrapers are produced from Caterpillar. All of these leading brands can be found on PlantMiner’s website with over 250 scrapers for hire.
How much does a scraper cost to hire?
The cost of hiring a scraper will depend on the type of scraper you require. The length of the project and if you require an operator will also factor into the cost.
If you are looking to hire a scraper and would like some advice on which scraper to hire for your project, you can get scraper hire quotes online from local suppliers with PlantMiner.
We have a number of scrapers available for hire across Australia as well. Simply select your city below for quotes: