Used Scrapers for sale in Washington

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Overview

Scrapers, one of the biggest pieces of equipment you'll find on a construction site, scrape the top layer of the surface and level it out to prepare for further construction. Robert LeTourneau is known for inventing the first earthmoving device, the tractor towed scraper, in 1923. The four primary scrapers are single-engine wheeled scrapers, dual-engine wheeled scrapers, elevating scrapers, and pull-type scrapers. These scrapers can all perform other activities like excavation, leveling, loading, hauling, dumping, and cutting to grade.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The price for a used scraper varies from $5,000 to $200,000. The variance in price is due to differences in model, age, hours, and maintenance history.

  • Caterpillar, K-Tec, John Deere, and Case are the top scraper manufacturers.

  • Scrapers are primarily used to move or remove dirt, wet soil, gravel, and other materials from the ground's surface.

  • Scrapers are some of the heaviest equipment in construction, weighing around 150,000 lbs.

  • Scrapers remove layers of the earth by dropping a horizontal blade from their trailer, or bowl into the soil. The blade scrapes the material into the bowl as the scraper moves forward.

  • When buying a used scraper, it's essential to look at its engine, hours, and cut depth to determine if it fits your needs.

  • Modern scrapers are cheaper in operating costs than older models due to their lightweight and lower generation of ground pressure. Scrapers operators can now scrape precise areas of the ground with GPS systems that allow them to follow survey pins and grade lasers. When buying a used scraper, look for these features.

  • The average annual pay for a Scraper Operator in the United States is $42,428.

  • To become a scraper operator, you need to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have a driver's license. Some employers and states may require operators to have a CDL.