It is not uncommon for people to be wary of renting construction equipment. While it is a popular and fast growing practice, it is still a relatively new idea for many. If your equipment is getting too old or you need more equipment to handle a surplus of jobs, you should consider renting construction equipment.
When renting construction equipment, it is important that you first decide what you need. You may need a scissor lift, a boom lift, a telehandler or other. After deciding what type of machine you are looking for, you must then consider the specifications you need it to handle. You must decide the weight capacity, maximum reach, and other specifications that you want your machine to manage. Maybe you plan on working at night. In that case, you will need a lighting package for your machine.
After you know exactly what you need, you should then make sure that renting is a financially sound decision for you. Find out the price per week, month, or whatever period of time you need your equipment for. You should multiply the price by how long you will need the equipment to make sure it is a good investment. When you find the price of purchasing the equipment, make sure to include how much it costs to purchase an insurance policy and if there is any additional cost for maintenance and repairs.
Once you have confirmed that renting is the right choice for you, contact the renting facility and make sure they have what you need in stock. They will most likely have a pick-up/drop-off service in place, so transportation should not be an issue. One of the perks of renting construction equipment is that you do not have to worry about hauling your equipment from one job site to another. The equipment is normally transported by the rental company, which saves you a lot of time and money.
Construction equipment can be rented by the day, by the week, or by the month. Rates vary, but average weekly rates can be in between 1,000 dollars and 5,000 dollars, depending on the type of machine and what its capabilities are.
If you rent a scissor lift or any other type of construction equipment and you encounter a problem, call the rental company. In most cases, the rental company can take care of the repairs for you by either sending a person to repair the machine or by sending a new machine to replace it. This saves you the time and money you normally spend on maintenance. Once you are finished with the machine, the rental company will usually retrieve it from your job site.
Renting construction equipment saves you time and money. It is an easy and cost-effective way to get the job done. If you take on many jobs that use different types of equipment, renting is a great way for you to never leave any machine you are paying for in storage to collect dust. If you are interested in renting construction equipment, contact us for information.