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Benefits of renting construction equipment

Renting construction equipment has become a viable option for many companies, as it provides them the ability to cut costs and run a more financially stable construction business.

Here are some benefits that your company will see if you decide to begin renting construction equipment:

Avoid the Initial Purchase Cost

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Renting or leasing equipment avoids the upfront costs associated with purchasing, and allows businesses to better allocate their financial resources.

Also read:3 tips to consider before renting a construction equipment

Less Maintenance and Repair Costs

When you own equipment, you also have to consider the cost of maintenance and repair. Although maintenance and repair is still important for rental equipment, costs will be significantly lowered compared to purchased equipment. Equipment rentals allow you to focus on the near future rather than taking the time to plan out a long-term maintenance plan.

Shielding From Market Fluctuation

The construction sector is dynamic and many things may influence the market. Renting equipment is able to cushion your company from any unpredictable financial downturns that may arise. Leasing provides a flexible option that makes it easier to handle the rise and fall of market forces.

No Depreciation Costs

When you own machinery, you incur considerable depreciation costs. Reselling equipment, and maintaining it as long as possible, requires quite a large investment on top of your upfront purchase. Continuous depreciating value makes it hard to recover the cost of your initial investment.

Solve Equipment Storage Issues

With owning equipment, companies must have storage solutions in place to keep equipment when it is not in use.   If you negotiate with vendors or suppliers regarding how long you need a rental, your company may not need to worry about long-term storage. This saves you time needed to plan out the logistics, as well as the cost of storage.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. You made a good point when you said renting construction equipment is more cost-effective because you wouldn’t have to have them repaired or maintained. That’s probably why dad is looking for a construction equipment rental that could provide them with beam lifts. Hopefully, he finds one soon because the deadline for the building is near. Thanks for this.

  2. It’s cool that you point out that renting construction equipment is much less expensive than buying it. My brother wants to install a fence around his yard this year, so I’m thinking about recommending that he rent the equipment he’ll need for it. I’m going to see if there’s a good construction equipment rental service in the area that I can recommend.

  3. I like how you included that costs will be significantly lowered when renting equipment. My husband has a construction project coming up and he needs a crane for it and was wondering if he should buy or rent one. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to him if he does decide to rent a crane.

  4. I found it interesting when you said that renting equipment avoids the upfront costs associated with purchasing, and allows businesses to better allocate their financial resources. I would say that one of the best benefits is that you don’t need to worry about maintenance and storage. Thanks for all this information, I will share this article with my boss so he is aware of the benefits of renting equipment such as the ability to cut costs and run a more financially stable construction business.

  5. My husband and I want to rent some equipment to build our house so we wanted some tips! I didn’t know that when you rent, you don’t have to care as much about maintenance and repair costs; you can focus on the near future instead of a long-term maintenance plan. That’s good information to know so when we do rent equipment, we know it’s a good investment instead of trying to buy equipment we’ll only use for a year or two.

  6. I like how you pointed out that renting equipment can cushion your company from unpredictable financial downturns. I think protecting your company is important. I’ll keep renting in mind if I ever need heavy construction equipment.

  7. That is a good point that the cost of renting equipment will be lower than purchasing. Maybe it would be good to rent equipment if it was ever needed. If I were working on a construction project, it would be beneficial to rent the equipment instead of buying it.

  8. I thought it was great how you mentioned that renting construction equipment allows you to focus on the near future rather than taking time to consider the cost of maintenance and repair. My brother recently opened up his own private construction company and he has been considering either buying or renting his own construction equipment. It seems like it would be a better idea for him to find a company that will rent them out to him.

  9. I like the idea of no depreciation costs. It seems like that would help balance out the cost of renting the equipment. I also like not having to store all the large equipment, which would also save costs.

  10. That is a good point that if someone were to own the equipment, the depreciation would go down. maybe it would be a good idea to rent the equipment instead. Then someone wouldn’t have to worry about reselling the equipment for much less.

  11. Renting cranes will most likely lead to fewer repair costs as long as we take care of them well. Since we won’t suffer from depreciation costs, we’ll be able to save money for our one-time construction project. As long as the service is good, I think they will provide us with equipment storage so I might look into companies that rent cranes so we can get started constructing the building soon.

  12. Our company will be building a skyscraper for a one-time project and if this can help save us money since we won’t have to deal with repair costs, I’ll look for some rental services that allow us to rent cranes. We won’t be building another skyscraper again so we won’t need to buy one and renting will help us avoid the initial purchase cost. Since equipment depreciates over time, renting makes sense especially if we need state-of-the-art technology so I will consider contacting rental services for cranes soon.

  13. It really helped when you said that renting a piece of equipment will save you from the expenses regarding its maintenance. As you said, it is an important part of it since it will ensure that it will work properly. With that in mind, I will be renting one instead since I don’t also have the money to buy my own equipment. I just need one for our farm which will also be used occasionally.

  14. My husband and I recently bought a home and we want to build a swimming pool and a basketball court in the backyard to encourage our kids to play and have fun outside. We are thinking about renting some heavy duty construction equipment for the project and you make a great point that we won’t have to stress about any maintenance or repair costs for the equipment because we will only be renting it for a short time. Also, because we will not need to use the equipment again in the foreseeable future, I think it could be cost-effective to rent the construction equipment.

  15. I really like how you said that renting construction equipment is beneficial because you don’t have to worry about creating a long-term maintenance plan. My friend is needing industrial equipment for a project, but he’s worried about having to store it and maintain it for years to come when he’s not even using it anymore. I’m sure he’d really benefit to know that finding an equipment rental service might be just what he needs to save money and time in completing his project. Thanks for the tips!

  16. I like what you said about how leasing construction equipment can save you from the unpredictable financial highs and lows in the market. I would imagine that people who are starting a firm will benefit from this tip since you can imagine that they do not have a lot of funds to spend at the start. If I were to start my construction firm, I will be sure to remember this tip. Thanks!

  17. I do agree with you that when we own an equipment, we cannot take for granted the cost of maintenance and repair because we have to think about that also. That is not the only thing to bear in mind but the high cost of a heavy equipment is another factor to think about when needing that kind for a large construction project. Since my father cannot afford the cost of buying a heavy machine for his farm project, he is simply thinking of hiring the service of those who can provide him with that equipment as that will be used only once or twice in the entire project.

  18. Even though you said that renting construction equipment would lower the cost of maintenance and repair, I believe this is true for any kind of equipment. An example of this is landscape equipment, where they are a crucial part of making sure that a lawn is neat and tidy. If I were to have them maintained, I would ask an expert service to do so in order to not only help keep them running for longer and also lower costs in maintaining an entire lawn.

  19. I really liked what you said about how renting equipment to cushion your company from any unpredictable financial downtowns that may arise. My uncle owns a small construction company and he can’t afford to buy all the equipment he needs for every single job since the market may change. Thank you for the information about how leasing or renting offers a flexible option to handle the rise and fall of market forces.

  20. I know that something I don’t usually like is maintenance and repair costs. That is something really nice to me that if I were to rent equipment then the costs would be significantly lower compared to the purchase. I would assume that a construction business owner would want to rent equipment instead of own to save money.

  21. You make a good point how renting can save you some money since you don’t have to invest in maintenance and repair costs like you would with purchased equipment. I’m sure it would also be helpful since you could have greater access to specialized equipment for your projects. It’s definitely something I’d keep in mind if I were the owner of a construction company.

  22. I appreciate it when you pointed out that one of the advantages of renting equipment is that there are less repair and maintenance costs. This is true because the one who is responsible for the repairs and maintenance is the owner of the equipment. That is the same thing that I am suggesting to my boss. This is because the company is fairly small. It would do us better if we reduce the expenditures even if just a little bit.

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