Renting construction equipment opens many doors for construction jobs. When purchasing equipment, you are tethered to the construction equipment you purchased. If you do not get enough use out of that equipment, you will not get your money’s worth; it only makes since that you want to use the telehandler you own for every job you can.
When you rent construction equipment you have the freedom to choose whatever telehandler will best fit the job. This helps your job become safer and more efficient. Different telehandlers have different weight capacities. Weight capacities can range from 3,000 pounds all the way up to 50,000 pounds. If you attempt using a telehandler with a low weight capacity for a job that needs a higher one, you will probably do one of two things: lift a higher weight than is recommended or have to separate the load into multiple loads. The first option is incredibly dangerous. It can cause tipping and engine malfunction. The second option wastes time and slows down the job. By renting a telehandler, you can choose whatever weight capacity best fits your job. This will keep your job site safe and efficient.
With that being said, weight capacity is one of the main characteristics of the telehandler that should be focused on when choosing this machine. Another of these characteristics is the maximum reach. Also referred to as the maximum lift height, the maximum reach can be anywhere from 13 feet to 59 feet. If you try to use a telehandler with a maximum reach too small for your job, you risk tipping and other hazards. This is extremely dangerous and almost always results in injury and or even fatality—not to mention the damage tipping inflicts on the machine and the job site. Any accident can be a major set-back for your job and will most likely put you behind schedule. The reach cannot be safely managed with an inadequate maximum lift height. When choosing a telehandler to rent for your job, you should make sure to know the maximum height reach necessary, along with the weight capacity. This way, you will rent a telehandler that will safely and effectively complete your job.
When selecting your telehandler, make sure to consider any extra features you may need. For example, you may need to rent a telehandler with a lighting package. This is useful if your jobsite is not in a well-lit area or if you plan on working in the evening.
Knowing the features you need will help you in the renting process. If you already have a machine in mind, the process can be made fast and easy. Choosing a telehandler may seem overwhelming when faced with multiple options, but when you dissect the task you need the telehandler for, you will find the options thin out quickly. There will not be many telehandlers with your exact specifications. Knowing the maximum weight capacity, maximum lift height, and other vital features will help make renting a telehandler a breeze for you. Contact us for more information on the telehandlers we offer.