Whether you're a small independent contractor or a large corporation, construction equipment can be extremely costly. You may not need to use this equipment often, so the out-of-pocket cost can be high compared to the frequency of usage in terms of the overall financial investment. The good news is that there are companies who will rent this heavy equipment to you for temporary use at a much lower cost. Here are the benefits of renting this equipment rather than buying it outright.

Variety of Equipment

Whether you need a motorized lift, a dump truck, or a boom truck, construction equipment rental companies offer a wide array of machines to suit any of your projects' needs. Perhaps you have a special contract that requires a lot of different machinery, and it could cost you thousands of dollars to buy each one just to get it completed. By renting, you can opt to use these machines on a short-term basis. Some examples of available equipment include

  • Boom lifts
  • Forklifts
  • Loaders, Backhoes, and Dozers
  • Concrete Rollers
  • Air Compressors & Tools
  • Generators and Lighting
  • Welding Equipment
  • Pressure Washers

Rent as Needed

If you only need a boom lift for a day, you can rent one for that long. Or, perhaps you need a bulldozer for a six month project. Renting this type of equipment gives you flexibility in terms of time, and you'll only pay for it for the duration you're using it. Most rental companies offer short term rental and don't charge customers a specific contract that requires them to keep it for a certain amount of time. This can result in some serious cost savings, since you'll really only pay for the equipment when you use it. If there is a gap between days you need it, simply return it and then rent it again when you're ready

No Maintenance Costs

When you own heavy duty equipment, you're responsible for the fuel, maintenance, and any needed repairs. This can add on huge expenses, particularly if the equipment is something you use frequently. With rental equipment, the company you rent it from should be responsible for any issues that arise (unless there is an issue directly resulting from one of your employees causing damage). This means you don't have to worry about a dump truck that needs a new tire or a forklift that has a problem going in reverse. With so many options and less overall costs, it's easy to see why renting construction equipment from a company like All Star Equipment Rental & Sales, Inc. is a sensible option.