What is a Grader and where is it used?

By Neil

How Graders are used in Construction and Mining

The grader, also known as motor grader or road grader, is described as heavy-duty machine designed with a long blade that is used in different industry sectors. Graders are most commonly used in civil construction, roadworks and on mining sites for creating smooth and flat surfaces. 

Certain graders can operate multiple attachments, or be designed for specialized tasks like underground mining. In civil engineering, the grader's purpose is to "finish grade" (to refine or set precisely).


Graders are commonly used in the construction and maintenance of dirt and gravel roads for creating a flat surface where the asphalt will be placed. For civil engineering projects, the purpose of the graders is to perform fine grading.

The motor grader can also be found on major mining sites all over the world. An extremely versatile machine, grader operators are needed for a wide variety of construction, roadworks and mining tasks. 


You can book your Grader machine operator ticket here. 


Course Overiew: 

Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency RIIMP0324F - Conduct civil construction grader operations 

Grader Course runs on Wednesdays weekly at Wynnum West

- $895, 3 day duration (7am - 3pm)

Includes Theory and Practical training and assessment

Pre-requisite: Students must be 17 years of age to sit the assessment and be proficient in English. 


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