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Attachment Hire from OnTrak Rentals

Hiring an Excavator or Skid Steer Attachment is often more cost effective than buying one. At OnTrak Rentals we have a range of the following attachments available for short and long term hire with our machines or to go on yours... AugersHydraulic GrapplesTrenchersRippersPallet ForksSmudge Bars6 in 1 Dozer BladesTilting BucketsRock BreakersMulchers & MowersCompactors If you're looking for something not listed here, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we'll see what we can arrange for yo...

May 12, 2022

Do you need a license to operate an excavator?

It's difficult to beat the effectiveness of an excavator with their myriad of attachments and versatility for a large range of tasks. You’ve probably considered working in excavation or thought of hiring a machine for your own DIY home projects, but what are the requirements to operate an excavator? Perhaps you have already read our guide on things to consider when hiring an excavator and are ready to take the next step? For typical excavator work, instead of having a license that you need to ...

May 4, 2022

How to Operate a Skid Steer Loader

Knowing how to drive and operate a skid steer loader automatically makes you a valuable addition to any construction, demolition, landscaping, or warehouse team. Why? Skid steer loader operators help teams make short work of not only hauling materials, but with the right attachments, skid steers can also lift pallets, dig, grade, trench, and much more. So, buckle in and learn how to operate a skid steer loader, step by step, in under 5 minutes....

April 21, 2022

Skid Steers vs Positracks - Everything you need to know!

The main difference between the compact tracked loaders or positracks and skid steer loaders is that one has tracks and the other has wheels. They can both feature radial or vertical lift configurations, and can carry out a wide range of jobs, whether it be digging, lifting pallets, landscaping, trenching and more. With the different undercarriages, operators are then faced with multiple factors to consider, including cost, weight, maneuverability and application. Generally, skid steer loaders a...

April 12, 2022

How much do excavation services cost?

In Australia, residents and businesses use various excavation methods to prepare the ground for crops, farms, plumbing and septic systems, basements, roadways, and pathways. You may also require excavation if you're landscaping, building retaining walls, constructing a pool, building on a sloping block, upgrading your house, and for other construction projects. However, excavation projects frequently need the use of heavy machinery such as bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, rollers and loaders...

March 30, 2022

Dry Hire vs Wet Hire - what's the difference and the benefits?

Wet hire includes machinery and an operator, whilst dry hire provides the machinery only for you to operate yourself. ...

March 17, 2022

Things to consider when hiring an excavator

Excavators, also known as diggers, are one of the most popular pieces of equipment utilised in both the mining and construction industry. These versatile pieces of machinery consist of a boom, bucket, dipper, and cab which sits on a rotating platform. The platform is mounted on an undercarriage with either wheels or tracks. Excavators come in various types and sizes, and each excavator can be utilised on different kinds of jobs.There a various types of excavators available, some of which we...

March 10, 2022

How to use a mini excavator and post hole auger

Adding an auger to a mini excavator is essential for making light work of digging post holes for retaining walls or fences, decks or footings for other structures. Mini excavators are one of the most maneuverable pieces of equipment, making them the perfect option to use with various attachments such as augers. Here is a few tips for fitting the auger drive and auger to the mini excavator... Lay the auger drive down with hose faces away from youRemove the bucket from the excavator if fittedHook ...

March 3, 2022

Need to hire compaction equipment?

Width 460mmWeight 80kgCompaction depth – up to 300mmCentrifugal force – 1.98 t (19.8kn)Travel speed – up to 28m/minEasy start Honda Motor Hire prices for our plate compactors start at $65.00 day including GST, with special weekly and weekend rates available...

February 23, 2022

New! - Digga Bigfoot Trencher Attachment

Hire our new Digga Bigfoot chain trencher to make your job easier. This Digga Bigfoot trencher is capable of trenching down to 900mm deep and 150mm wide and comes with a combination chain. Available to hire with our skid steer loader or just the attachment to use on your skiddie. As usual we have short and long term hire options available, give us a call today to discuss this one further and always remember to www.1100.com.au before you dig!...

February 15, 2022

Do you need a trench digger?

You could get out a shovel and crowbar and risk breaking your back digging through tough ground all day, or you could hire a trench digger or a machine with a trencher attachment and make light work of the job. Trenchers are versatile machines and attachments that can be used to prepare foundations, dig drainage lines, dig trenches for pipes and cables or even be used for landscaping and sprinkler installation....

February 1, 2022

What size excavator do I need?

Excavators are load shifting machines that can be used for a variety of commercial, residential and agricultural construction projects. From making roadways to excavating backyard pools, forestry, construction and mining, the excavator is a versatile piece of equipment across a number of industries. This versatility also means there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing the right size of excavator. Know which choice is right for you by following these tips....

December 22, 2021

New! - 5T Excavator Hire

Our 5T Kubota Excavator is a zero swing machine, making it perfect for work on residential properties and commercial sites where a bigger machine is required.  The Kubota U48-4 Mini Excavator comes with the following features. 300, 450 & 600mm Digging Buckets1200mm Mud Bucket & Single RipperAirconditioned CabinQuick HitchFull Civil Spec - E-Stops, UHF, Flashing Beacon, Reverse CameraCurrent Risk Assessment Also available with Auger Torque auger drive and 300mm, 450mm & 600mm augers. Ot...

December 14, 2021

What is a scissor lift?

There are five types of scissor lifts to choose from depending on your requirements... Hydraulic scissor liftsDiesel scissor liftsElectrical scissor liftsRough terrain scissor liftsPneumatic scissor lifts...

December 9, 2021

Need to shift a few pallets or bulky materials around site with ease?

Compact earthmoving equipment provides tremendous carrying capacities in a small package. Move bulky, bagged or palletised material quickly and easily with our skid steer loaders and Digga pallet fork attachment. Our adjustable pallet forks load and unload, lift and carry, move and place a variety of materials around construction sites.  Save time and labor costs by lifting, carrying, and moving with the pallet fork attachment, all with the ease of operating from a protected air-conditioned...

November 30, 2021

How much does it cost to hire a skid steer loader, posi track or bobcat?

Skid steer loader hire rates vary greatly depending on the size of the bobcat or skid steer loader you’re looking to hire, whether or not you need an operator with your machine (Dry Hire or Wet Hire), and the functionality of the skid steer loader.  Our skid steer loaders start at $350 per a day with a 4 in 1 bucket and smudge bar. Other options such as pallet forks and augers can also be supplied for your hire. Wet hire for a skid steer loader would generally be between the $85 to $120 p...

November 25, 2021

What is dry hire?

In short and simple terms, dry hire is the hire of any equipment or machinery without an operator or driver. Simply put, you receive the equipment or machinery with the standard inclusions that the rental company provide for hire and operate the machine yourself or with your own operator. Typically, this includes modern, reliable, well-maintained equipment that is fully site compliant plus all the onsite paperwork and site-required safety specifications provided with every machine....

November 23, 2021

Reliable machinery delivered when you need it

At OnTrak Rentals we can deliver your machinery to site ready for your days work and pick up once completed. Be sure to discuss our delivery options when making your booking and we'll do our best to meet your requirements. We offer free local delivery in the Stawell area with our smaller machines that can be transported under 3.5T GVM. Contact us today to discuss our rates for further afield and float costs for bigger equipment....

November 18, 2021

Skid Steer Loader Hire from OnTrak Rentals

Our CAT Skid Steer Loader comes with a fully enclosed pressurized cabin for superior all day comfort on the job. The spacious, comfortable airconditioned cabin also includes low effort joystick controls for reduced operator fatigue. The CAT 226B3 comes with the following features... 61hp engine4 in 1 bucket with cutting edgeAirconditioned CabinFull Pilot ControlsSelf Levelling Bucket680kg Lift CapacityFull Civil Spec which includes - UHF, Reverse Camera, E-Stops, Fire Extinguisher, Flashing...

November 16, 2021

How much does it cost to hire a mini excavator?

Need a mini excavator for a weekend job or construction project and want to know how much you'll pay by the hour or day? What is the typical cost to hire a mini excavator? Mini Excavator Size:           Dry Hire Rates:          Wet Hire Rates: 1 - 2T Mini Excavator           $250 - $300 day        $110 per hour 3 - 5T Mini Excavator           $350 - $450 day&nbs...

November 11, 2021

Reliable Access Equipment Hire from OnTrak Rentals!

We have just added a brand new Snorkel S2755RT All-Terrain Scissor Lift to our hire fleet with the following specs...- 8m Platform Height- 10m Working Height- Outriggers for extra stability- Rollout Platform Extension- Delivery Service Available or Pick Up From Stawell- Electric Scissors and Booms also available- Contact us today for more info - 0437 550 915...

October 11, 2021

How to Operate a Mini Excavator:

Step 1: When you climb into the excavator, make sure to use three points of contact as you lift yourself up and in. Keep in mind that falls are the number one cause of construction-related fatalities. Step 2: Put your seatbelt on. Step 3: Close the door. Step 4: Start the machine by turning the key in the ignition. Step 5: Look at the machine's display to see if there are any warning lights or other indicators. Check the fuel levels. Step 6: Take safety lock off.  S...

August 2, 2021

What is a Mini Excavator?

A Mini Excavator is a versatile piece of equipment often used in various construction and landscaping projects. Lighter and smaller than a standard excavator, it can perform a variety of essential functions with ease. Mini excavators generally include several main components: Cab: Users sit in the cab to operate the mini excavator.Engine: The engine powers the mini excavator, allowing the operator to control the boom and drive using the hydraulic tracks.House: The house of th...

June 9, 2021

New Attachment - Skid Steer Loader Forks

Now available to hire with our skid steer loaders - pallet forks rated to 1800kg!...

May 5, 2016

New Hire Stock! - 3.3KVA Petrol Generator

At OnTrak Rentals we now have a 3.3KVA Honda Generator available for hire. Perfect for operating electric hand tools and other smaller electrical items on those job sites without power. Call us today on 0437 550 915 to book for your next job!...

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