Renting aerial lifts is an excellent solution for replacing broken aerial lifts, making seasonal adjustments, or handling an increase in jobs. You can usually rent equipment by the day, week, or month. Before you decide to rent your next aerial lift, there are some questions you should ask.
You need to find out what requirements you will need for your project and what the rates are for that exact machine. You need to know the required weight capacity for the aerial lift you need. The maximum reach is the most important characteristic when choosing an aerial lift. Any special features you need the aerial lift to cover must also be included in the description you give the rental company. For instance, do you need the power to hook up a welder in the basket?
If you are having trouble making these decisions, call us. We will gladly offer our assistance in getting you into the right machine. Simply describe the job in detail, and we will provide you with a machine that is fitting for all of your needs.
You should also inquire about the size and brands a company carries within their fleet. Maybe you prefer one brand over another, or maybe you need to rent a large amount of aerial lifts. Either way, someone else may be renting the equipment when you need it. You have to make sure that you can get the equipment you need in time to start your job.
Asking the rental company if there is a minimum amount of time for which you must rent the equipment. Maybe the minimum is two weeks, or two months. Maybe there is no minimum and equipment can be rented on an hourly basis. Whatever the case, it is important that you are aware of this so that you can make plans for your job. You need to know you will have the equipment when you need it, however long you will need it, if you need it for longer than the time you require if that is an option.
You need to ask yourself and your employees if training is necessary. In most cases, the answer will be yes. When it comes to safety, a refresher course is always welcome. Some rental companies offer training to their customers. When you are renting the equipment, ask the rental company if they offer training for free. If they do, you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity.
Maintenance and repair is another question you should tackle before signing a contract. Maintenance is usually handled by the rental company. If there is a problem while a customer has the machine, most rental companies will send someone to repair the problem or send someone with a new machine, free of charge. You cannot assume it will be free of charge, however. Ask your rental company if they offer free repairs. Also, ask how they handle their maintenance. It is important that you know the machines have been well taken care of.
If you are interested in renting aerial lifts, make sure to get all of the information you need before deciding. Feel free to contact us with any further questions. We offer superb aerial lift rental services and will be glad to assist in any way we can.