Renting is a great way to get the construction equipment you need without making a huge purchase. If you are looking for an articulating boom lift, you should definitely consider renting instead of buying. Here are some things to consider when renting an articulating boom lift.
Probably the most important decision you will make with this it getting the proper sized lift. There are 2 main reasons contractors rent articulating boom lifts. The first has to do with the constraints of movement available on a job site. If there is not a lot of room to move around, a straight boom lift will not work, however an articulating boom resolves this with its folding knuckle boom design.
The other main reason to rent an articulating boom lift has to do with getting up and over obstacles. Before you rent this style of man lift, make sure you know that it will get you where you want to go. For instance, if your target location is at 60 feet but you need to get over an obstacle before you reach it, then a 60 foot unit will not work. Your next option is the 80 foot articulating boom lift. If you are uncertain, you can always discuss this with the rental equipment company.
Renting equipment helps you save money in the short term because you do not have to pay the full price of the articulating boom lift that you use. It is a good way to get equipment you need immediately. Renting equipment also eliminates the need to worry about maintenance. The maintenance is usually taken care of by the rental company. Repairs are also often handled by the rental company.
Guidelines and policies vary from Rental Company to Rental Company. In order to get the most out of your articulating boom lift rental, you must contact the company from which you plan on renting and find out their policies. You’ll want to research the cost of rates, insurance, repair and maintenance policies, and any extra fees if there are any.
The next thing you should consider is how long you need to keep the equipment. Make sure to choose the most cost effective option. Renting for 6 days might be more expensive than renting for one week. Decide your term wisely. Usually, if you are renting for long periods of time, you will receive a discount. This is not always the case, but it never hurts to try.
You may be blazing with brand loyalty, but when renting equipment, you should be open to all options. Not all equipment will be available all the time. Also, renting articulating boom lifts is a great way to explore new brands. You will not be tied to the machine you rent forever and can usually switch it out if you are dissatisfied, so go for the bold move. Choose the machine with features that best fit the job you are taking on right now. Renting allows you to make the equipment job specific.
If you are interested in renting an articulating boom lift, give us a call. We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.