Renting construction equipment can be easy on you and your wallet. When you buy a piece of construction equipment, many times the cost can be too much to bear. First of all, you have the initial price of the boom lift, telehandler, or other machine. On top of this are the maintenance and insurance prices. Renting construction equipment can relieve you of the burden of having to deal with annual maintenance or insurance policies. All of this is taken care of by a third party.
Transportation and storage of equipment can be troublesome, and safe storage at construction sites is hard to come by. With renting, you do not have to worry about either of these things. When you own your own equipment, it is on you to get that equipment from job site to job site. While rented equipment can simply be picked up when you’re finished with it or you have it delivered to the new location. When it comes time to store purchased equipment, you are often faced with shoving it into a cramped storage area and leaving it to collect dust for years. Why pay for a piece of equipment that is not in use? Renting equipment only when you need it is many times the best way to go. You pay only while you need the equipment, you don’t have to worry about maintenance and insurance, and you never have to worry about transporting a giant piece of machinery.
When buying equipment, repairs can be a hassle. When you rent equipment, repairs are taken care of for you. Just return your broken or malfunctioning boom lift, telehandler, scissor lift, or other equipment and have it replaced with a new one. You will be back on the job with minimal down time.
When renting construction equipment, it is important that you know exactly what you are looking for. Know what machine you need for your project, what heights it needs to reach, what weight it should be able to carry, and any other details that are important to your project. Knowing exactly what you need quickens the process of renting and ensures you do not rent the wrong piece of equipment for your job. It is also important that you fully understand all rental policies and guidelines of the business from which you rent. You should also make sure you know how to operate the equipment and who to call if there is a malfunction.
Make the most time efficient rental plan possible. If you are only working a project for a few days a week, only rent for those days. Get the most out of your money by never leaving your rented boom lift, telehandler, or other piece of construction equipment sitting for long without use.
You should ask as many questions as possible. Find out the rental companies maintenance policy, their delivery and pickup times, special fees and rates, and training programs. Some places have special training programs for customers to ensure the customers can adequately use the equipment. These programs can be beneficial if you do not know how to use the equipment, as it is often new. Also, it could be useful to train a new employee through this program.
Renting construction equipment is an efficient option for construction work, but it is not easy. These tips will help keep you get the most out of your construction equipment rental.