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Benefits of Renting Heavy Equipment

Renting heavy equipment has become a popular alternative to buying. Not only does it help you keep costs lower, it also means you are not financially tied to a narrow inventory of machines. Renting from Wilson Equipment allows companies to take on a variety of different types of jobs, all while staying within their budgets.

Keep your costs under control

Purchasing new heavy equipment can be extremely expensive and can cut severely into your company's budget. And the costs don't end the day you receive the keys your new machine. In fact, after you actually buy the new equipment is when the real costs begin.

In addition to the ticket price of the heavy equipment, once you own the machine you are responsible for the upkeep. That means routine maintenance, major repairs, and even expenses you may not have thought of, like winter storage. Not only does this type of upkeep cost you money, it also costs you time. You can't use your machines while they are being repaired so you will have to either wait to complete the job or spend money on a rental anyway.

By choosing to go with heavy equipment rental from Wilson Equipment from the start, instead of buying all brand new machines, you have the benefit of avoiding both upfront purchasing costs and maintenance and storage costs down the road. Not to mention the fact that if your rental machine goes down, there'll be another one ready for you to use to keep downtime at a minimum.

Don't Be Tied to the Machines You Own

Purchasing new heavy equipment ties down your company's financial resources and effectively limits your ability to take on specific jobs. Certain machines perform certain tasks, and by buying those machines, you now are stuck performing only the tasks that they are able to. This means that if a job comes along that is beyond the ability of the equipment you already own, you will most likely have to turn it down.

Having to turn down jobs because you don't have the right equipment is never a solid business strategy. And buying a machine to meet the requirements of one job or one contract is an even worse strategy. To purchase every machine and every attachment each time a job requirement comes up will probably bankrupt your company.

On the other hand, at Wilson Equipment, we rarely if ever have any shortage of specialized equipment or attachments. You can always rent the tools you need to perform such tasks as ground preparation, erosion control, material recycling, demolition, and other tasks that you may not own the right machines or equipment for. Heavy equipment rental, in effect, allows you to be more flexible and to keep your options open, having the right type of equipment for the job, every time.

Renting equipment keeps you working with the newest and best

Whether it's cars, computers, cell phones, or heavy construction equipment, modern technology is constantly changing and evolving. That means that as soon as you sink your resources into one machine a better one has probably already come along. At Wilson Equipment, all of our rental machines possess the most advanced features, latest technology, and most efficient engines. With renting, you never have to worry about your construction machines becoming obsolete.

Try before you buy

Heavy equipment rental gives you the opportunity to try new construction machines before you make a massive investment. By renting first, your operators can weigh in on the pros and cons of any specific model or features before you take the next step of ownership.

Want to learn more about how our rental equipment can help? Call our rental experts today

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