iSeekplant is Australia's largest plant hire marketplace. Our platform lists over 93,000 machines available for hire from over 7000 plant hire suppliers.

To help the users who browse iSeekplant looking to hire a piece of machinery, we have put together this guide which covers typical hire rates for a comprehensive range of machines. This list is constantly growing and evolving as the market shifts so please treat it as a guide and not fixed in stone tableau. Furthermore, prices will vary slightly from city to city and town to town along with the specific challenges of your job.

The simplest way to get a quote for a machine in your area is to use iSeekplant's get a quote tool. Just tell us the machine you need and where you need it, and we'll get you the best quotes available!

Excavator Hire Rates

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Excavators are hands down the most sought after plant for construction sites within Australia. Excavators come in a range of sizes and with a range of attachments, to get a deeper understanding of what excavator you need read iSeekplant's Guide to Excavator Rates.

What are typical Excavator Hire Rates?

Excavator Size Average Dry Hire Rates Average Wet Hire Rates
1-2 Tonne Excavator $40+ GST per hour $115+ GST per hour
3-4 Tonne Excavator $50+ GST per hour $120+ GST per hour
5-6 Tonne Excavator $55+ GST per hour $125+ GST per hour
7-9 Tonne Excavator $60+ GST per hour $130+ GST per hour
10 Tonne Excavator $65+ GST per hour $135+ GST per hour
12, 13, 14 Tonne Excavator $70+ GST per hour $140+ GST per hour
15-19 Tonne Excavator $75+ GST per hour $140+ GST per hour
20-25 Tonne Excavator $90+ GST per hour $170+ GST per hour
26-30 Tonne Excavator $105+ GST per hour $180+ GST per hour
30-35 Tonne Excavator $120+ GST per hour $190+ GST per hour
40 Tonne Excavator $165+ GST per hour $225+ GST per hour 
50 Tonne Excavator $180+ GST per hour $270+ GST per hour

There are a lot of other pricing factors that go into the final quote for excavator hire, including mobilisation costs, minimum hire hours and penalty rates. To get a more thorough understanding of how much the total hire cost for an excavator will be check out A Guide to Excavator and Digger Hire Rates.

Or if you want iSeekplant to organise the best quote available for you use our Get a Quote Tool.

Crane Hire Rates

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Cranes are an incredibly broad type of machinery, to get a full breakdown of rates and establish a better understanding of the best machine for your job, read A Guide to Crane Hire Rates.

What are typical Franna Crane Hire rates?

  • 12 tonne franna crane hire rates: $170/hour
  • 14 tonne franna crane hire rates: $175/hour
  • 16 tonne franna crane hire rates: $180/hour
  • 20 tonne franna crane hire rates: $185 - $215/hour

Need a franna crane? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Crawler Crane Hire rates?

  • Mini crawler crane (2-3 tonnes) $455 - $660/day
  • $200 - $250 delivery fee, dependant on distance
  • Larger model rates are quoted on a case by case basis

Need a crawler crane? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Tower Crane Hire Rates?

Tower cranes are a massive piece of machiery and as such difficult to provide a specific guidance on. But through our platform we have seen tower cranes be hired for around $15,000 per month. On top of this monthly fee is a installation and disassembly cost of $60,000.

Need a tower crane? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Crane Truck hire rates?

The most common crane truck is a 6 tonne truck with a crane attached. This size crane will typically cost around $354 per day.

Need a tower crane? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

Grader Hire Rates

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What are typical Grader Hire rates?

Graders are used on most earthmoving and construction sites, especially road construction. Graders are one of the more specific machinery needed on site, and are very difficult to operate. If you need a breakdown of the costs of hiring a grader read iSeekplant's Grader Hire Rates Guide.

What are typical Grader Hire rates?

  • Grader 12ft $75 to $135/hour on dry hire
  • Grader 14ft $90 to $145/hour on dry hire
  • Grader 16ft $105 to $160/hour on dry hire

If you are looking to hire a grader on wet hire (with an operator) that will obviously cost more than a grader on dry hire. A common price increase is around $50 - $70 per hour.

To get a better understanding of the grader you should hire for your job read iSeekplant's Grader Hire Rates Guide which goes into much deeper detail regarding the specific features and abilities of different graders.

Or if you want iSeekplant to get you the best quote available you can use our Get a Quote tool.

Dump Truck Hire Rates

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Dump trucks come in all shapes and sizes, but the most common ones requested on iSeekplant are Articulated Dump Trucks and Rigid Read Dump Trucks. To get a full breakdown on the costs of hiring a dump truck read iSeekplant's Dump Truck Hire Rates Guide.

This guide goes into much deeper detail regarding average standby rates, mobilisation costs and the fine print of hiring one of these machines.

What are typical Articulated Dump Truck hire rates?

For smaller models (around 10 tonne) we've seen hourly hire rates as low as $50 per hour to hire an ADT. Obviously, as the size of the dump truck goes up so does the cost. A 30 tonne ADT could cost you $170/hour and for a 40+ tonne ADT you could be charged $400/hour.

Need an articulated dump truck? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Rigid Rear Dump Truck hire rates?

Rigid rear dump trucks are exclusively used on mining sites and can be enormous. The cost to hire these massive machines reflects that fact, we've seen small models of rigid rear dump trucks hired out at a starting rate of $14,000 per month (not including maintenance and mobilisation).

Need a rigid rear dump truck? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

Forklift Hire Rates

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There are a few core differences in the type of forklifts you can hire, including whether they are diesel or electric, 4x4 or 4x2 etc. To get a full breakdown as to which forklift is best for your project, read iSeekplant's Forklift Hire Guide.

What are typical Diesel Forklift hire rates?

  • 1.5 tonne diesel forklift hire - $85/day
  • 3 tonne diesel forklift hire - $145/day
  • 4 tonne diesel forklift hire - $150/day
  • 5 tonne diesel forklift hire - $160/day
  • 6 tonne diesel forklift hire - $170/day
  • 8 tonne diesel forklift hire - $200/day
  • 10 tonne diesel forklift hire - $220/day
  • 12 tonne diesel forklift hire - $250/day

Need to hire a diesel forklift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Electric Forklift hire rates?

  • 1.5 tonne forklift hire - $100/day
  • 2.5 tonne forklift hire - $110/day

Need to hire an electric forklift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Gas Forklift hire rates?

  • 1.5 tonne forklift hire - $85/day
  • 3 tonne forklift hire - $120/day
  • 4 tonne forklift hire - $150/day
  • 5 tonne forklift hire - $160/day
  • 6 tonne forklift hire - $170/day

Need to hire a gas forklift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!


Tipper Truck Hire Rates

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There are a few different hiring methodologies that will change a quote you get for a tipper truck. Hire rates increase as the load capacity grows which is what will be outlined below, but if you want a full guide to tipper hire rates read Hiring a Tipper, Semi Tipper, Truck & Dog or Low Loaders.

What are typical hire rates for small tipper trucks?

  • Tipper truck (3 - 6 tonne capacity) dry hire rate: $230 - $385 per day
  • Tipper truck (3 - 6 tonne capacity) wet hire rate: $90 - $110 per hour
  • Tipper truck (8 - 10 tonne capacity) dry hire rate: $420 - $720 per day
  • Tipper truck (8 - 10 tonne capacity) wet hire rate: $105 - $120 per hour

Need to hire a small tipper truck? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical bogie drive tipper truck hire rates?

  • Bogie drive tipper truck (over 10 tonne) - Large capacity: Dry hire not offered
  • Bogie drive tipper truck (over 10 tonne) - Large capacity: Wet Hire Rate $120 - $140 per hour

Need to hire a bogie drive tipper truck? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Truck & Dog and Quad Dog hire rates?

  • Truck & Dog (15 - 30 tonne capacity) wet hire rates: $160 - $175 per hour
  • Large sized Truck & Dog or Truck & Quad (over 30 tonne) wet hire rates: $180 - $200 per hour

Need to hire a truck & dog or quad dog? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical Semi Tipper hire rates?

  • Semi tipper (1 trailer) wet hire rate: $135 - $155 per hour
  • Semi tipper (2 trailers) wet hire rate: $180 - $210 per hour

Need to hire a semi tipper? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical side tipper hire rates?

  • Side tipper wet hire rates: $140 - $150 per hour
  • Side tipper dry hire rates: $165 per day

Need to hire a side tipper? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

Scissor Lift Hire Rates

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Out of all machine categories Scissor Lifts have some of the most variable hire rates from supplier to supplier and city to city. So the below figures have been provided in brackets to give a general guide, for a more thorough breakdown read iSeekplant's Guide to Scissor Lift Hire Rates.

What are typical electric scissor lift hire rates?

  • 5m - 6m working height electric scissor lift: $90 - $270 per day
  • 7m working height electric scissor lift: $110 - $310 per day
  • 8m working height electric scissor lift: $110 - $350 per day
  • 9m - 10m working height electric scissor lift: $120 - $370 per day
  • 12m working height electric scissor lift: $140 - $450 per day

Need to hire an electric scissor lift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical diesel all terrain scissor lift hire rates?

  • 8m working height diesel scissor lift: $150 - $320 per day
  • 10m working height diesel scissor lift: $165 - $340 per day
  • 12m working height diesel scissor lift: $170 - $395 per day
  • 14m working height diesel scissor lift: $230 - $475 per day
  • 15m working height diesel scissor lift: $240 - $550 per day
  • 18m working height diesel scissor lift: $280 - $600 per day

Need to hire a diesel scissor lift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical tracked scissor lift hire rates?

  • 6m working height diesel scissor lift: $250 - $370 per day
  • 8m working height diesel scissor lift: $290 - $450 per day

Need to hire a tracked scissor lift? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

Roller Hire Rates

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The below guide covers roller hire rates across common groups of rollers by size and wet and dry hire variants. These rates are based on averages from rates supplied by suppliers on the iSeekplant platform. To get a more in depth breakdown of roller hire rates, read iSeekplant's Guide to Roller Hire Rates.

What are typical padfoot roller hire rates?

Padfoot Roller Size Padfoot Roller Dry Hire Rate (Per Day) Padfoot Roller Wet Hire Rate (Per Hour)
Small (1.5 - 5 tonne) $160 - $350 per day + GST $75 per hour + GST
Medium (6 - 10 tonne) $350 per day + GST $95 per hour + GST
Large (11 - 20 tonne) $400 per day + GST $105 per hour + GST

Need to hire a padfoot roller? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical smooth drum roller hire rates?

Smooth Drum Roller Size Smooth Drum Roller Dry Hire Rate (Per Day) Smooth Drum Roller Wet Hire Rate (Per Hour)
Small (1.5 - 5 tonne) $160 - $350 per day + GST $75 per hour + GST
Medium (6 - 10 tonne) $350 per day + GST $95 per hour + GST
Large (11 - 20 tonne) $400 per day + GST $105 per hour + GST

Need to hire a smooth drum roller? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical vibrating roller hire rates?

Vibrating Roller Size Vibrating Roller Dry Hire Rate (Per Day) Vibrating Roller Wet Hire Rate (Per Hour)
Small (1.5 - 5 tonne) $230 - $420 per day + GST $95 per hour + GST
Medium (6 - 10 tonne) $420 - $450 per day + GST $110 per hour + GST
Large (11 - 20 tonne) $470 per day + GST $135 per hour + GST

Need to hire a vibrating roller? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical multi-tyred roller hire rates?

Multi-Tyred Roller Size Multi-Tyred Roller Dry Hire Rate (Per Day) Multi-Tyred Roller Wet Hire Rate (Per Hour)
Mini (Less than 2.5 tonnes) $170 per day + GST N/A
Small (2.5 - 5 tonnes) $230 per day + GST $65 per hour + GST
Medium (6 - 10 tonnes) $325 per day + GST $85 per hour + GST
Large (11 - 15 tonnes) $400 per day + GST $115 per hour + GST
Extra Large (16 - 20 tonnes) $420 per day + GST $145 per hour + GST

Need to hire a multi-tyred roller? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

What are typical three point roller hire rates?

Three Point Roller Size Three Point Roller Dry Hire Three Point Roller Wet Hire
10 tonne $375 per day + GST $105 per hour + GST
15 tonne $450 per day + GST $125 per hour + GST

Need to hire a three point roller? Use iSeekplant's Get a Quote tool and we will get you the best quotes available in your area!

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