What You Should Know About Renting Hydraulic Equipment

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My name is Jerry, and I run a small construction company in Perth. My team normally completes relatively small jobs such as plastering walls, repairing electrical systems and constructing patios. However, one day a big client got in touch to say they wanted me to help them construct a large apartment building. I have never taken on such a big job before, but I thought it was a good chance to grow my business and gain some new skills. A friend who has completed large scale jobs before advised me on how I should hire the people and heavy construction equipment needed for the job. I learnt a lot from him, and my company has since completed several more big construction jobs. I have decided to start this blog to advise others how to hire and maintain heavy equipment.

What You Should Know About Renting Hydraulic Equipment

6 December 2016
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If your business uses hydraulic equipment on occasion, but not every day, then you might be considering renting it. This is a great option whether you are just starting out and need to save money, or you want to try out certain types of equipment before making the investment. Here are some things to know about renting the hydraulic equipment.

Renting Allows You to Save Space

Some hydraulic equipment is large and heavy, making it really inconvenient to try and find storage space, then move it to the job site when you need it. For example, some excavators work on hydraulics, but if you don't need it often, it can be a pain to find a place to store such a large piece of equipment. When you rent it, you just need to have it delivered to the job site when you need it, then have it picked up when you're done with the project. There is no long-term storage needed.

The Rental Company Will Drop Off and Pick Up the Equipment

Another major benefit to renting hydraulic equipment is the fact that none of the transportation is your responsibility, unless you are moving it from one job site to another while renting it. The rental company is usually in charge of moving the equipment to your job site or wherever you need to use it, so you don't have to worry about hauling a trailer to go pick it up. When you are done with it, call them up and have them pick it up for you. There are some rental companies that don't provide this service, so it is good to ask about their transportation and hauling services before choosing where to rent it from.

There are Disadvantages to Renting

There are also some disadvantages to renting hydraulic equipment that you should be aware of. First of all, you may not actually save much money, depending on how often you use it. When it gets to the point where you are calling up the rental company often to rent the same piece of equipment, it is usually a good sign to compare the costs and think about purchasing one instead. Another potential disadvantage is that you need to rent it ahead of time, so getting one last-minute is not always an option. Renting any type of equipment requires thinking ahead and preparing for it, so this is another thing to consider when deciding if renting or buying will work better for you.