A grader is an item of heavy plant used to create a smooth, wide, flat surface.

Graders are used for road maintenance, patrol grading, spreading, and earthmoving.


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Useful Life

The useful life of a grader will depend heavily on how often it is used and the environment in which it is used. A life of about 10 years is considered to be typical in some areas.

The table below shows the useful life for graders adopted by a number of Councils or suggested by other organisations. Please feel free to add your Councils information.

Council/Organisation Adopted Life
South Dakota 10 years
Whittlesea City Council 5-7 years

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Google Search
  2. Richie Wiki
  3. IPWEA Yearly Grader Usage Discussion
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