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The World’s Top 5 Biggest Mining Dump Trucks 2020

Here at Eastern Plant Hire, we love big trucks, materials haulage is a massive part of our business so whenever we hear news of a new of different truck being released the office buzzes. Each year the big brands, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Terex and Liebherr bring out their shiny new truck, whether for underground mining, city streets or the ultra-class bulk haulage trucks. This constant competition ensures that each year the standard and quality of dump truck increases.

If you going back a few decades the only priority was making a high performing dump truck, whereas today there are a range of priorities, including performance that makes up the dump trucks of the 21st Century. Operator comfort, safety, efficiency, longevity and performance all combine together to make industry-leading dump trucks.

Working in the construction industry for over 20 years has exposed us to some of the biggest and best construction equipment and trucks Australia has to offer. However, these pale in comparison to the ultra class dump trucks most often found on mines in remote places around the world. Below we’ll go through the five biggest mining dump truck the world has to offer, and you may be surprised with who takes out the number one spot!

1. The BelAZ 75710 dump truck

Capable of hauling a whooping 450t of materials in one load the BelAZ 75710 takes out the top spot for the biggest mining dump truck. The dump truck is manufactured in Belarus and can be found on mine sites predominantly in Russia and Eastern Europe. The dump truck, which averages anywhere between $6-$7.5 million, has dual engines, designed to relieve the stress hauling at maximum 450t of materials.

With a two-axle setup and four wheels to an axle, the eight massive tires needed stand around four metres tall. At 20.6 metres long the dump truck is not only able to haul the most amount of materials in the world but is also the biggest dump truck in the world. Lastly, to make your eyes water it’s said to drink 1,300L of fuel per 100km.

While the company, BelAZ, heralds from the days of the Soviet Union, Belarus’s reputation for high-quality manufacturing can be seen in this beast of the mining world. Since it’s launch in 2013 the BelAZ 75710 has earned a reputation as reliable and efficient.

2. The Caterpillar 797F dump truck

With a payload capacity of 360t, the Caterpillar 797F dump truck comes in second place for the biggest mining dump truck. In saying that, you are much more likely to run into a Caterpillar 797F dump truck than you are a BelAZ 75710 at a mine in Australia. Featuring a 20-cylinder diesel engine and rear-axle mounted transmission the dump truck is capable of reaching maximum speeds of 68km/h.

The Caterpillar 797F is the third generation Caterpillar 797 which has been in production since 1998. With a mechanical drive powertrain instead of a diesel-electric powertrain, popular of ultra class dump trucks, the Caterpillar 797F has ensured their haul trucks are a cut above the competition.

3. The Liebherr T 284 dump truck

Unveiled in 2012 the Liebherr T 284 is both innovative and reliable. While being about to haul the same payload as the Caterpillar 757F, 360t, the Liebherr T 284 is almost 30t lighter, meaning the dump trucks functions are put under less strain when at full capacity. The Liebherr dump trucks have been renowned for their longevity, with many mine sites globally still using models that have long been retired.

4. The Terex / Bucyrus MT6300AC dump truck

Sharing the title of second largest dump truck in the world with the Caterpillar 797F and the Liebherr T 284 the Terex MT6300AC dump truck is capable of hauling a maximum 360t of materials. It was originally designed and manufactured by Terex but after it’s mining equipment division was acquired by Bucyrus International Inc. the dump truck was rebranded to the Bucyrus MT6300AC.

Sporting a 3,750 horsepower 20V4000 four-stroke diesel engine the Bucyrus MT6300AC has two tiple reduction geared electric motors located at each side of the rear axle. Lightly slower than the Caterpillar 595F and the Liebherr T 284 the Bucyrus MT 6300AC’s max speed tops out at 64km/h. However, it’s most notable feature is it’s bed heating option, making unloading certain materials in cold climates both easier and faster.

5. The Komatsu 960E-1 dump truck

Announced in 2008 the Komatsu 960E-1 is capable of hauling 325t of materials. Although the Komatsu has a slightly smaller payload than the larger 360t payload dump trucks they are known for being easy to drive and comfortable for operators. Two things that are important when working long shifts in hazardous conditions.

The 2-stage turbo-charged engine consumes on average 160L an hour when running, which also happens to be more efficient than its heavier dump truck counterparts. While not the biggest in its field the Komatsu 960E-1 is both reliable and efficient, perfect for mine sites looking to reduce costs.

Having trouble finding an on-road dump truck?

At EPH we have a fleet of road trucks capable of hauling materials for construction and infrastructure projects across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. While we don’t have any ultra-class off-road dump trucks we do have plenty of tippers, semi tippers and truck and dogs for hire. Give us a call on 1300 037 437 today.

Backhoe hire: How does a backhoe work?

Backhoe Hire: How Does a Backhoe Work?

Backhoes, while not extremely popular in Australia, are capable of completing the work of excavators, skid steer loaders, front loaders and other construction excavation equipment. Backhoes can be found on construction site across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, working on both major infrastructure projects, to small neighbourhood construction. While backhoes can be found on construction sites across Australia, very few people know how they function and what they offer on-site.

But before we get into the functions of a backhoe, here’s a short history on how they came to be. Backhoes were originally based on tractors, and so were invented by predominantly tractor and agricultural companies, such as JCB and Case. They were first heard of in the 1950’s and in 1957 Case introduced their first model to the industry. The idea being that backhoes would be able to cut time lost in slower machines, or hire costs in hiring threes or more machines. Backhoes are very popular for these reasons across the USA, Europe and Asia.

A backhoe is broken up into three sections, the loader section, the backhoe section, and the tractor section. Below we go through each section of the backhoe, how it works and why in order for you to better understand how a backhoe benefits a construction site.

How the loader section works

The loader section of the backhoe is the front section, it looks like a front loader or skid steer loader bucket and functions in much the same way. The loader section has digging and lifting capabilities, making it useful in transporting materials around the site, or from the excavation to the materials removal truck.

The bucket for the loader is more often than not detachable and can be swapped out for any number of skid steer or front loader attachments. A few examples of loader attachments are:

  • Auger
  • Ripper
  • Hydraulic breaker
  • Compaction wheel
  • Grapple
  • Fork tyne

The loader section of the backhoe is the faster part of the construction machine. The backhoe is able to pick up materials and transport them around the construction site at the same speed and agility as a skid steer loader or front loader.

How the backhoe section works

The backhoe section of a backhoe is the back boom arm, it acts like an excavator’s boom, capable of excavating a range of materials. Although the bucket is narrower than a standard excavator bucket, there are different bucket attachments that can be swapped if a wider digging capability is needed. The backhoe section of a backhoe makes the construction machine unique, enabling the backhoe to complete the work of an excavator and a skid steer loader.

In order to safely operate the backhoe part of the backhoe, the operator’s seat is able to swivel to the back of the cab for direct operation. To keep the backhoe stable when excavating hard soils stabiliser legs are deployed, removing the potential for the body of the backhoe rock or tip.

How the tractor section works

The tractor section is the workhorse of the backhoe, it contains all the electronics, a powerful, turbocharged diesel engine, rugged tires and all the operating controls. The tractor unit of the backhoe is based on a standard tractor body. As with standard tractors, backhoes are said to be reliable and capable of continuous work. Their reliability is one of the main reasons why backhoes are found all over the world.

Where would you find a backhoe working?

Backhoes have found a niche in the construction industry due to their narrow frame and easy maneuverability on the construction site. Often needed for smaller urban engineering projects such as construction and repairs in areas too small for larger equipment, they can be found on road reconstruction, utility construction and subdivisions and housing estate constructions.

Drop a line to the team at Eastern Plant Hire today.

If you’re looking to speak with an industry expert about world-class plant hire packages, material cartage, truck hire or anything in between, then give EPH a call today. Speak with one of our friendly staff members about an obligation-free quote, receive incisive advice and get the ball rolling on your next earthmoving project. Alternatively, fill out one of our online enquiry forms and we will respond to your request as soon as possible. For all plant hire jobs, big or small, Eastern Plant Hire are the team you can trust!

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Plant Hire

Whether you’re a project manager operating on large-scale civil works, a weekend warrior looking to dig a few holes in a backyard, or you’re in the mining industry and need a fleet of vehicles – you’re probably looking to save as much money as possible on your job. It’s a common mistake to hire the wrong machinery for a job if you’re inexperienced, in turn cutting into already-slim budgets. So what are the best ways to ensure your job isn’t jeopardised by ineffective plant hire practices? With 25 years of experience, Eastern Plant Hire are experts in:

Have a look at our comprehensive guide to squeezing the most out of your plant hire package in Australia!

Tip Number One – Keep an eye on the weather.

Unfortunately, mother nature doesn’t exactly care whether or not you want to hire an excavator. Thankfully, the digital age has brought with it the ability to see what the weather’s doing at a moments notice. Keeping a close eye on how the next day is going to pan out before you hire a machine could save you a lot of time and money. Whether you’re in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or beyond, Australian weather can be incredibly temperamental, with storms known to come from nowhere. Keep an eye on that weather app, and save those coins for a sunny day!

Tip Number Two – Hire the right size machine.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but to keep costs down on-site, it’s important to hire a machine you’re going to use. Hiring the largest piece of equipment isn’t always the most efficient way to handle a project, especially on smaller residential jobs where access is limited. This concept swings both ways, as smaller machines may not be ideal to tackle large projects like road construction, dam works and more. Liaising with one of the friendly team members at Eastern Plant Hire is a sure-fire way to ensure you’re only hiring the machine you need, instead of larger, more expensive choices.

Tip Number Three – Create a realistic schedule for your project.

Although it’s a nice idea to crush out a project in as little time as humanly possible, it’s critical to set realistic goals for your earthmoving project. Taking the time to sit down and sketch a rough estimate of how long the project will take, what plant hire you need and the budget required is a great first step.

Efficient scheduling practices rely on the job not being overly ambitious. In a perfect world, a project could be completed in a day, however, in reality, this isn’t usually possible. Sometimes the scope of a project needs to be broad to allow for mistakes, weather mishaps and other uncontrollable forces.

Tip Number Four – Only hire machines that are well-maintained.

You wouldn’t buy a car that had been beaten into the ground, so why would you rent an excavator that wasn’t taken care of? Ensuring the machinery you’re hiring has been meticulously looked after and maintained can be the difference between staying under budget and going into the red on a job. Reviewing the service logs and inspecting machines prior to construction commencing are great ways to minimise your chances of excessive downtime on site.

Eastern Plant Hire regularly service and maintain every machine in our fleet. From the smallest excavator hire packages to our large dozer hire options, we ensure that you’re receiving a first-class service every time you hire with us. From Brisbane to Melbourne, Sydney, and all throughout the East Coast of Australia, EPH is the team you can trust for plant hire.

Drop a line to the team at Eastern Plant Hire today.

If you’re looking to speak with an industry expert about world-class plant hire packages, material cartage, truck hire or anything in between, then give EPH a call today. Speak with one of our friendly staff members about an obligation-free quote, receive incisive advice and get the ball rolling on your next earthmoving project. Alternatively, fill out one of our online enquiry forms and we will respond to your request as soon as possible. For all plant hire jobs, big or small, Eastern Plant Hire are the team you can trust!

The 5 Effects of Improper Material and Soil Removal

The 5 Effects of Improper Material and Soil Removal

Material and soil removal has become a hot topic in construction over the past few years as more and more regulations come into force across Australia. This is because of the detrimental effects of improper material and soil removal on the environment. When soils and materials are removed from a construction site they need to be disposed of through the proper channels or there is a risk of contaminating the soil, air and water surrounding the dumped materials.

As organisers of materials haulage across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne we at Eastern Plant Hire know first hand the impacts of improper soil and materials removal and dumping. From expensive fines to missed recycling and on-selling opportunities, there are a number of negative effects of improper removal that vastly outweigh the benefits of a cheap job.

We’ve seen over the past few decades the research into old removal and dumping practices highlight the negative impacts on the environment, both locally and globally. From chemicals leeching into the groundwater to adverse health conditions due to poor air quality, laws surrounding proper soil and material dumping were brought in to curb these effects. Below we detail the five effects of improper material and soil removal and disposal.

1. Soil Contamination

Soil contamination can be an issue both on-site, and wherever the soil or material is removed and disposed of. It’s common-place at the beginning of a construction project to conduct soil testing to determine the composition of the soil. The includes the quality and type of soil as well as the chemical composition in the soil. This determines whether at some point, the soil has been contaminated or whether it is what the industry calls ‘clean fill’.

When contaminated soil is found it more often than not needs to be removed, and where it is dumped is just as important as removing it in the first place. The goal of contaminated soil removal is to contain and decontaminate, either through soil stabilisation, bioremediation or other treatments. If contaminated soil is dumped through normal channels it has the potential to contaminate the materials it is dumped with, leech into the ground and groundwater, and spread if those materials are reused.

2. Air Contamination

Air contamination is more related to the improper removal and dumping of construction materials. Materials that either contain hazardous chemicals or are hazardous chemicals have very specific channels in which they need to be disposed of. This protects the surrounding environment from potential air contamination.

When not disposed of correctly hazardous materials can be burned in landfills, releasing the toxins into the air. They can also potentially cause explosions when mixed with other forms of waste or put through reactive conditions. This can be the most dangerous form of contamination as it is the hardest to detect and contain.

3. Water Contamination

Water contamination is often caused by illegal dumping of contaminated materials and soils either in or near water, be that the ocean, a lake or river. This is one of the more idiotic and impactful removals and dumping tactics as waterways tend to be closely monitored and charges for illegal dumping can run into the $10,000’s.

Contaminating local waterways has longlasting effects on local towns, flora and fauna. Wether dumped directly into the water or on the waters edge the contaminants will leech out of the materials and soil and seep into the water, affecting any fish or animals and flora that rely on the water. It can affect the drinking water supplies for a town, with decontamination both expensive and time-consuming.

4. Missed Recycling Opportunities

Since regulations on materials and soil removal came into place companies have been servicing the new removal and dumping needs of the construction industry. Here at EPH we offer removal and processing services, ensuring that the correct measures are taken to safely dispose of soil and materials. Often soils and materials can be safely recycled, sometimes after being treated, and a profit can be made on the sale.

Examples of potentially recyclable materials:

5. Fines and Charges for Illegal Removal and Dumping

Each State and Territory across Australia has different fines, charges and laws regarding illegal dumping of soils and materials but there are some constants. Charges can be laid both on the individual and the corporation linked to the dumping, some of which can go over $5,000,000 dollars, while on-the-spot fines can be as high as $15,000. While illegal removal and dumping of soils and materials may reap a short term reward, the repercussions can send people to jail among other effects.

Drop a line to the team at Eastern Plant Hire today.

If you’re looking to speak with an industry expert about world-class plant hire packages, material cartage, truck hire or anything in between, then give EPH a call today. Speak with one of our friendly staff members about an obligation-free quote, receive incisive advice and get the ball rolling on your next earthmoving project. Alternatively, fill out one of our online enquiry forms and we will respond to your request as soon as possible. For all plant hire jobs, big or small, Eastern Plant Hire are the team you can trust!

What is Clean Fill?

From small residential projects to more complex civil jobs, it’s critical that you understand whether or not the materials you’re handling are classified as clean fill. Clean fill refers to a certain type of waste material that can be repurposed, recycled or reused for future construction projects. The “clean” in clean fill is a reference to the environmental impact of the materials you’re handling – meaning that the materials you’re looking to reuse are free from contaminants.

Clean fill materials must fit under the strict regulations placed in Australia. These laws have been developed in an effort to reduce the potential for harm being done to humans, animals, or environments that the materials come in contact with.

What materials can be classified as clean fill?

To be classified as clean fill, the waste material has to contain (in combination or isolation) cement, dirt, concrete, gravel, brick, topsoil, sand and rubble. This means that other materials with organic or biological waste cannot be classified as clean fill. Some non-clean fill materials include:

  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Fibreglass
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Contaminants
  • Contaminated soil
  • Household waste
  • Hazardous products
  • Consumer products (batteries, electronics, rubber, tyres, toxic chemicals)

An environmentally responsible practice by nature, this process ensures that waste materials are put to good use rather than ending up in our landfills. A critical component of good construction site management is properly disposing of the wide variety of waste materials that such a job site can create. Luckily there are always people looking for clean fill in order to complete projects of their own.

How does clean fill disposal work?

Clean fill disposal is widely regarded as an environmentally conscious process. Clean fill disposal ensures that the waste from construction sites is reused and recycled, as opposed to going straight to the dump. The process of clean fill disposal involves removing appropriate material (such as concrete, topsoil, sand gravel, dirt or rubble waste) from a site with a truck, and transporting it to another project site.

Eastern Plant Hire are experts in clean fill across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and beyond. Our clean fill service ensures that no matter the size of your worksite, you are able to remove construction waste responsibly so it can be reused or disposed of appropriately.

Clean fill is used throughout a number of disciplines in the country. Here in Australia, you’ll find clean fill being utilised by engineers, tradies, contractors, and just about anyone you can imagine who steps foot on a construction site.

Eastern Plant Hire proudly provide a range of clean fill services

EPH has proudly been operating across Australia for years. Our clean fill services are available to communities across the east coast of the country – from Brisbane to Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Geelong, Newcastle and the Gold Coast. Eastern Plant Hire’s clean fill services include:

  • Removal of debris
  • Safe storage of materials
  • Delivery of reusable waste
  • Removal of reusable waste

Get in touch with the team at EPH today for world-class plant hire, truck hire, material cartage and more!

Eastern Plant Hire are experts in a range of disciplines. Since our inception in 1996, Australians have depended on us for professional plant hire packages. We proudly provide excavator hire, backhoe hire, grader hire, water cart hire, street sweeper hire, dump truck hire and more to communities across the country.

To get your clean fill project underway, call the team at EPH today. One of our friendly team members will be able to provide you with an obligation-free quote at highly competitive rates, as well as reliable advice. Alternatively, fill out one of our online enquiry forms and we will respond to your request as soon as possible. Whether you have a small pile of asphalt or a major demolition to clean up, trust Eastern Plant Hire to provide options to responsibly take care of your material across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Tracks vs Wheels: What Do I Need For Excavator Hire?

With an ever-expanding list of excavator hire packages on the market, it’s important to understand what machine is right for you. And while there’s no one “right answer” when it comes to tracked excavator hire or wheeled excavator hire, both possess their own strengths and weaknesses.

The decision to hire a tracked or wheeled excavator can be boiled down to two simple questions: When you’re going to use the excavator, and where you’re going to use the excavator. Every construction project is different, so identifying the nitty-gritty details of your job will be key to making your decision. Whether or not the vehicle needs to gain traction on difficult grounds, the accessibility of the site and how important surface disruption is are all examples of things to consider prior to hiring an excavator. Check out Eastern Plant Hire’s comprehensive guide to tracked vs wheeled excavator hire below!

Wheeled Excavator Hire vs Tracked Excavator Hire: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between tracked and wheeled excavators is how they distribute weight. Wheels obviously have a smaller surface area that contacts the ground during their revolutions. This means that the entire weight of the excavator is continuously transferred to the ground. This is known as “point loading” where four sharp points of the excavator distribute the weight evenly. A lot of smaller machines that need to navigate construction sites quickly will use rubber tyres, while their larger counterparts are maneuvered by slow-moving linked tracks.

The choice between tracked excavator hire and wheeled excavator hire can be boiled down to two factors. It’s all about protection and traction for the particular ground the machines are operating on. Eastern Plant Hire’s dedicated equipment operators pay close attention to what they’re using their machines for.

Should I use tracked excavator hire or wheeled excavator hire in Australia?

The ground of construction sites throughout Australia can greatly fluctuate. From Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and beyond, the surface you’re operating on can change from day-to-day. With machines like excavators, it’s important they don’t get bogged in uneven terrain, slowing down the progress of the job. Tracked excavators have a much greater ground contact area than wheeled equipment, allowing them to significantly reduce the load transfer of the machine. This reduction in load transfer allows tracked excavators to ‘float’ over terrain, rather than cutting into it with wheels. Although wheels are the faster option to get around the site, it’s likely that in Australia, tracked excavators are going to be the way to go.

There are a number of machines that can be found with wheeled or tracked options in Australia.

A wide range of plant hire equipment beyond excavators can be found with either tracks or wheels. From Bobcat hire to dozer hire, loader hire, compactor hire, scraper hire and more, many modern machines have been designed to accommodate a range of earthmoving applications. Eastern Plant Hire provides all of these services across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the surrounding regions.

Get in touch with Eastern Plant Hire today for the best excavator hire packages in Australia.

If you’re looking to speak with an industry expert about world-class excavator hire packages, then give the team at EPH a call. We’ll be able to provide you with an obligation-free quote, as well as insightful advice that exceeds the industry standard. If you’re unable to call us, feel free to fill out our online enquiry form and we will respond to your request as soon as possible. No job is too big or small for the team at Eastern Plant Hire, so get in touch with us today!

The Ultimate Guide to Water Cart Hire in Brisbane

Water cart hire in Brisbane can solve a wide range of issues that the modern construction site may impose. The harsh weather conditions of Queensland’s capital can make working on site a nightmare, however, these incredibly versatile machines are a great solution for many problems. The term ‘water cart hire’ is interchangeable amongst workers in Brisbane, with many different phrases being used to categorise the machines around the Sunshine State. Some of the alternative names you may hear for these innovative vehicles are:

  • Dinosaur water truck hire Brisbane
  • Water truck hire Brisbane
  • Truck-mounted water cart hire Brisbane
  • Water tanker hire Brisbane

Before you blindly dive into water cart hire in Brisbane, it’s important to figure out the logistics prior to construction commencing. Check out these useful tips on what to consider before your water cart hire in Brisbane, and the various applications a sucker truck can help you with around the Brown Snake. 

How do water carts work?

Water carts are specialised water carrying vehicles that are utilised throughout a wide range of mining and construction activities. Water cart hire in Brisbane will generally feature a water tank that is mounted to the body of a vehicle; these can be either truck mounted or dump truck mounted. Depending on the size of the water cart hire in Brisbane, the cart may be equipped with water cannons, automatic hose reels, cab operated batter sprayers and front road sprayers. Water cart hire in Brisbane can come in a wide range of sizes and designs, with the biggest water carts for hire in Brisbane being able to carry as much as 36,000 litres. The immense capacity of water cart hire in Brisbane allows them to offer efficient portable water delivery and water cartage services.

What is water cart hire in Brisbane used for? 

There are a number of great uses for water cart hire in Brisbane, and when you wet hire a water cart with EPH, you’ll have the peace of mind you’re receiving an experienced operator. Here are some of the main functions of water cart hire in Brisbane:

1 – Dust Suppression.

Construction sites across Brisbane can be incredibly dusty and dry, presenting a unique challenge for dust control. Water cart hire in Brisbane offers a powerful solution for dust suppression, with the carts soaking the dry earth to reduce clouds of dust in large and small-scale projects. Creating too much dust pollution on a worksite breaches state and federal construction laws, making water cart hire in Brisbane a necessity for many sites. 

2 –  Road Construction

By utilising water cart hire in Brisbane during road construction, you’ll be able to add moisture into the soil, making the surface easier to compact into even ground. For road construction projects, this process is critical. Water cart hire in Brisbane will typically be used in conjunction with a grader or roller to compress the road’s surface for a smooth finish. 

3 – Irrigation

4 – Portable water delivery

5 – Soil compaction

6 – Environmental rehabilitation

7 – Fire prevention

8 – Consumable water tank delivery

What’s the difference between on and off-road water cart hire in Brisbane? 

Off-road water carts, also referred to as rough terrain water carts, are commonly found amongst mining and construction sites. These machines specialise in working on properties that have unpaved roads or uneven access terrain. They can reach places that road water carts cannot, which is especially useful around Brisbane. 

On-road water carts, however, are able to access all road sites with ease, making them a perfect candidate for mid to large scale civil construction projects across Brisbane. Most water cart hire options in Brisbane will be on-road water carts. 

What are the different sizes of water cart hire in Brisbane?

Eastern Plant Hire proudly offer a range of versatile water cart hire packages in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Our fleet consists of water trucks that are able to carry between 4000L and 16000L. Every water cart hire option in our range is strictly maintained and serviced to ensure you receive the best possible service we can provide!

Eastern Plant Hire provide the very best water cart hire Brisbane has to offer!

EPH is a 100% Australian owned and operated company driven by a vision to innovate the earthmoving equipment hire industry and become Australia’s premier plant hire agency. Our water cart hire operators are some of the best in the business, with years of extensive experience behind them there’s no job that’s too difficult. Get in touch with the team at Eastern Plant Hire today and find out why we’re the water cart hire Brisbane residents rely on.

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Tipper Trucks for Hire: What To Look For

With Australia’s plant hire marketplace constantly expanding, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re looking for when you go to hire a tipper truck. There are a number of factors that need to be considered prior to giving a company your business. For example, if you’re working on a basic residential project, you’ll be looking at a vastly different tipper truck for hire than a project manager on a mining site. 

If you’re looking to learn about tipper trucks for hire, save on costs and time spent on site, then have a look at our comprehensive guide below. We detail everything you should take into consideration when you’re looking for tipper trucks for hire including machine servicing, operator qualifications, tipper truck hire applications and more. 

Machine servicing

It may seem obvious to some, but tipper trucks for hire that aren’t regularly serviced and maintained pose a real threat to any project, no matter the size. It’s crucial to request and review the service logs of the machine you’re working with prior to construction commencing. This decreases the likelihood of having a costly breakdown on site. Tipper trucks for hire that have technical issues pose a real threat to the safety of employees and will likely result in more project down-time.

By ensuring the company you operate with regularly maintains their tipper trucks for hire, you’re protecting your budget and schedule. Eastern Plant Hire strictly maintain every tipper truck for hire in our fleet to ensure you receive the highest standard of service we can possibly provide. 

Qualified operators

It’s always worth asking how experienced your operator is prior to signing any agreements. A lot of new plant hire companies work with operators that are inexperienced in the field. Although it may be tempting to take slightly cheaper tipper trucks for hire, it’s crucial to analyse where those saved expenses are coming from, and how much more it may cost you down the line. 

A good way to prepare your tipper truck hire operator is to outline the logistics of your project and the environment that they will be required to work in. This sets the expectation of the standard of work you’re expecting and decreases the chances of any hiccups during the project. 

Eastern Plant Hire employs highly skilled and qualified operators available with our tipper trucks for hire. We’ve been in operation since 1996 and work with a high degree of flexibility and skill to ensure your project is executed perfectly. 

How do tipper trucks for hire work? 

Also known as ‘truck lorries’ or ‘dump trucks’, tipper trucks are incredibly useful machines that encompass a wide range of functions. Tipper trucks have a large, deep bed that is used to transport materials to and from construction sites. Tipper trucks for hire can transport various loose and bulk materials including gravel, grain, dirt, sand, construction aggregate, asphalt, wood chips, turf, snow and more. 

What are the different kinds of tipper trucks for hire? 

With a plant hire industry that is constantly growing, we’ve seen a range of innovative tipper trucks for hire burst onto the market. The two most popular tipper trucks for hire, however, are articulated dump trucks and rigid rear dump trucks.

Articulated dump trucks are characterised by their hinge between the cab and dump box. Hugely prolific in the mining industry, these tipper trucks for hire are used off-road to transport bulk loads across rough terrains. 

Rigid rear dump trucks are perfect to use in tandem with hydraulic excavators in mining. These machines are found only in mining and quarrying applications and can be literally enormous. Rigid rear dump trucks are perfect for off-road mining and heavy dirt hauling projects where you might need to dig out roads and need a truck to haul the massive amounts of dirt to another location. However, rigid rear dump trucks have limited flexibility, and require significant training and skill to operate given their gargantuan capacities

Other tipper trucks for hire include site dumpers, front tipper dump trucks, track-mounted dump trucks, underground dump trucks and hi-rail dump trucks. 

What is the best brand of tipper trucks for hire? 

When you’re looking at tipper trucks for hire, it’s crucial to know which brand you’re going to be working with. Currently, Caterpillar is the leading manufacturer of tipper trucks for hire throughout the construction and mining industries. Caterpillar equipment has long been an industry favourite when it comes to heavy machinery. Caterpillar is manufactured to move material at a lower cost with high performance, comfort and reliability. Caterpillar tipper trucks minimise the risk of expensive repairs by including well-constructed parts and components. Also, their trucks are built to reduce the amount of pollution emitted as exhaust fumes, these attributes combine to create a more eco-friendly workspace.

Where can I find the best tipper truck hire in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane? 

For the very best tipper trucks for hire around Australia, look no further than the team at Eastern Plant Hire. We’re 100% Australian owned and operated with a passion for delivering results. Our tipper trucks for hire are meticulously serviced and maintained to ensure you receive a first-class hire job every time you work with us. Get in touch today and speak with one of our friendly staff members about an obligation free quote!

The Benefits of Tipper Hire in Brisbane

Truck and Dog for Hire

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Eastern Plant Hire proudly provide the tipper hire Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne residents rely on. As a fully Australian owned and operated business, we understand the in’s and out’s of tipper hire in Brisbane, and what it takes to execute a project efficiently around the Brown Snake.

Tipper hire in Brisbane can solve a lot of logistical issues on any worksite around South East Queensland. Have a look at our tipper hire guide below, and find out what these versatile machines may be able to assist you with on your next job.

Tipper hire allows you to transport a wide range of heavy materials.

The most useful aspect of tipper hire in Brisbane is the deep dump bed. These awesome machines can handle just about any material thrown its way thanks to their large dump bed. The average construction site in South East Queensland has a wide range of bulk materials that require transporting to and from the project area – tipper hire in Brisbane allows you to safely move them around the city.

Tipper hire in Brisbane is perfect for moving materials like clay, sand, soil, rubble, mulch, gravel, lumber, scrap metal and more. Because the dump bed of tipper hire in Brisbane is so deep, it ensures all materials are carried securely in place. The dump bed is designed to distribute the weight evenly, helping the driver safely haul just about any material.

Tipper hire allows you to work in the tough conditions Brisbane poses.

If you’re from Queensland, you’ll know the weather can be very temperamental. Constant storms, intense heat and a lot of dust are just the beginning of issues that a Brisbane construction site may pose. Every tipper hire package from Eastern Plant Hire is incredibly durable, thriving in even the harshest summer conditions. These trucks can handle heavy loads under strenuous environments and are supremely engineered to allow drivers to have full control over the load. With a wide range of tipper hire sizes in Brisbane available, there isn’t a load that these machines can’t handle.

Hiring a tipper in Brisbane can save you a lot of money.

There’s a reason that Eastern Plant Hire provide tipper hire Brisbane communities trust. Hiring a tipper as opposed to buying one is a much cheaper option, especially if you don’t need to use the vehicle regularly. Hiring a tipper in Brisbane is a great way to side-step maintenance costs, and of course the initial expense of purchasing the vehicle. A lot of companies waste their budget buying machines they won’t need long-term, so to make life easier for yourself, hire a tipper in Brisbane with Eastern Plant Hire.

There is a lot of sizing choices for tipper hire in Brisbane.

EPH provides a wide range of options for tipper hire in Brisbane. Our tailor-made tipper hire options in Brisbane are designed to meet the exact requirements of your project, no matter the size or duration of the job. Speak to one of our friendly staff members today and discuss the scope of your project to learn more about your tipper hire requirements in Brisbane.

Hire a tipper in Brisbane with the plant hire specialists at Eastern Plant Hire.

Eastern Plant Hire proudly provide the best tipper hire Brisbane has to offer. We’re backed by years of extensive experience and only hire operators that are fully qualified to work in their role. EPH places an emphasis on safety, no matter how big or small the tipper hire job in Brisbane is. Our team strictly maintains and services every machine in our fleet, ensuring you receive the highest standard of tipper hire we can possibly provide!

Get in touch with us today and receive incisive advice, as well as an obligation-free quote on your next tipper hire in Brisbane. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will respond to your query as soon as we can. No tipper hire project in Brisbane is too big or small, so drop a line to the team at Eastern Plant Hire today!

Semi-Trailer Hire Brisbane: What You Need To Consider

One of our Semi Tippers available for hire in Melbourne

There are a lot of things to take into account before you run out and sign up for semi-trailer hire in Brisbane. With an ever-expanding plant hire marketplace, it can be tricky to know who to trust or what to look for. That’s why we’ve compiled everything you need to consider into our comprehensive guide below. From semi-trailer age to service records, operator qualifications and vehicle functionality, EPH have got you covered. 

Semi-trailer hire Brisbane tip number one – Operator experience is crucial. 

The importance of working with an experienced professional cannot be overstated when it comes to semi-trailer hire in Brisbane. Prior to signing any hire documents, you should be asking the organisation whether or not their drivers are fully licensed and have experience operating in their role. 

These simple questions could potentially be the difference between meeting your budget or spending too much due to costly errors in material handling. Semi-trailer hire drivers in Brisbane will usually have to work in tight spaces throughout construction sites and environments that demand a high standard of flexibility and skill. By ensuring the driver you’re paired with has a deep understanding of their role, you’ll have the peace of mind that the safety of everyone on site is not at risk. 

Every semi-trailer hire operator working at Eastern Plant Hire has years of experience in their role. Our drivers are fully ticketed and licensed to work on the semi-trailer hire service we provide. 

Semi-trailer hire Brisbane tip number two – Vehicle maintenance matters. 

This point may seem obvious, but it’s critical to hire semi-trailers in Brisbane that are well taken care of. It’s a good idea to request the maintenance schedule of the semi-trailer hire package you’re looking at to decrease the likelihood of a costly breakdown. A properly-serviced semi-trailer hire is not only good for your budget but the safest choice for your construction site. 

Eastern Plant Hire regularly services and maintains every machine in our plant hire fleet. We take pride in the proper maintenance of our machines and always strive to provide the best standard of semi-trailer hire Brisbane has to offer. 

Semi-trailer hire Brisbane tip number three: Look for the best features and attachments.

It’s important to identify which semi-trailer hire attachments may be useful throughout your project in Brisbane. These attachments can increase productivity and cut down-time on site. Eastern Plant Hire has a wide range of innovative semi-trailer hire attachments including: 

  • Body configurations: Steel Bisalloy Aluminium
  • Cabin configurations: Cab-Over Bonnet Nose
  • Environmental Tarps
  • 2-Way tailgate
  • Grain locks
  • Differential locks

To learn more about our dynamic semi-trailer hire attachments in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, give the team at Eastern Plant Hire a call. We’ll provide you with first-class advice and an obligation free quote!

What is semi-trailer hire used for? 

Eastern Plant Hire provide a reliable semi-trailer hire service in Brisbane. Our semi tipper trucks are capable of transporting a large amount of loose or bulk materials including sand, construction aggregate, gravel and more. Our semi-trailer hire in Brisbane is mostly used throughout larger residential and civil construction sites.

Eastern Plant Hire provide the semi-trailer hire Brisbane residents trust.

Eastern Plant Hire is committed to delivering “The Best Service On Earth”, with world-class expertise and unmatched industry insights on semi-trailer hire in Brisbane. EPH continues to reach our vision of becoming the most competitive and reliable earthmoving plant and truck hire company in the country. 

Get in touch with us today and speak with one of our friendly staff members about the semi-trailer hire Brisbane residents trust. We’ll be able to provide you with incisive advice and an obligation-free quote to get the ball rolling on your next project. Alternatively, fill out an online enquiry form and we will respond to your semi-trailer hire request as soon as possible.

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