Vandalia Rental: The Benefits of Rental Equipment

By: Brandon Lavine

Deciding how to invest into your business can be a difficult task that requires research, planning, and cost-effective solutions with a return on your investments. A common problem among growing construction companies is whether purchasing heavy equipment needed on the job really saves money or if renting is the wisest way to go. There is a lot of research out there on this topic, which can make the decision making process that much harder for you. The difference with Vandalia Rental is our honest sales approach and impeccable customer service. We did the research for you because ultimately it is your decision to make. The sooner you realize which direction to take, either to rent or to buy, the sooner we can help you get into the equipment that you need.

Benefits of Renting Equipment:

Genie Boom Lifts for rent at Vandalia Rental in Vandalia, Ohio.

Genie Boom Lifts for rent at Vandalia Rental in Vandalia, Ohio.

Manageable cost each month – You can budget for and manage your rental costs each month. Our straight forward pricing can be easily factored into your bid. It is difficult to know the “true” costs of ownership will be, which makes it hard to determine the actual cost of equipment for each job.

Immediate business expense deduction – The cost of your rental equipment is an immediate business expense deduction, whereas the cost for purchasing equipment must be expensed as depreciation over a length of time.

No maintenance fees – You do not have to staff and train your own mechanics, as well as allocate valuable space for service area when you rent. Vandalia Rental has experienced mechanics who keep our fleet on its feet by making sure it has been well-maintained. We inspect and clean our equipment each time it is returned, giving you peace of mind.

Little to no downtime if equipment breaks down – Vandalia Rental is typically on site within hours to swap or repair equipment if it breaks down. You will be back up and running in a short period of time. There is no telling how long it would take to make the necessary repairs on equipment that you purchase because this depends whether or not you have mechanics on call, can pick up/deliver your equipment for repair, or the time it takes to diagnose the problem, order parts, etc.

No waiting for repair parts – We are fully stocked with common repair parts, which allows us to make repairs with a rapid turnaround. No need to order and stock common repair parts or wait on supplier back orders. This also reduces overhead when compared to owning equipment.

Storage, lot size, warehousing – Storage becomes a factor when owning heavy duty construction equipment. When you rent from Vandalia Rental, all of that is taken care of.

No hidden fees – With Vandalia Rentals ‘no hidden fees’ you will be able to see exactly what you are being billed for.

Can try out different brands – When you’re shopping for new equipment, comparing brands, or interesting in the newest equipment technology, renting equipment allows you to try it out first. If you are considering buying, this is a smart way to test drive before you buy.

Benefit from the ability to upgrade to new machinery – Vandalia Rental has historically carried an average fleet age of under 3½ years.  With the latest equipment comes the newest technology.  With new technology comes improved productivity as well as being more reliable.  Newer, faster, better beats old, worn, and obsolete.  Also, newer equipment better complies with government regulations. When you purchase equipment you are in it for the long haul. Upgrading isn’t as easy when you have a hefty business loan to pay off!

Equipment disposal – No need to go through the hassle of selling, refurbing, disposing and other costs of used equipment.

Taxes – Equipment owners pay property taxes, but not when you rent from Vandalia Rental.

Capital and capacity to borrow – Renting tools and equipment frees up your capital for other uses. Rental equipment is not carried on your balance sheet, allowing for better line of credit.

Using the right equipment – Oftentimes contractors try to use the equipment they have vs the equipment they need to be productive. Renting the right equipment allows contractors to increase productivity and save time by being more efficient.

Emergency service when you need it – Our outside sales team can be reached 24/7 giving you options to keep your job moving along.

Allows seasonal business to be used as needed – You do not have to carry the inventory year-round for those items used only a couple weeks or months per year. Vandalia Rental has daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates to best suit your business’ needs.

Can increase the volume of equipment needed for jobs with various demands – Vandalia Rental offers a diverse fleet mix which is beneficial when you need to ramp up and increase productivity to meet your deadlines.  Owning puts you at risk for a financial loss when your equipment sits idle.

Net 30 payments at Vandalia Rental – Accounts are invoiced at the end of rental period or every 28 days. This gives our customers flexibility. Our customers appreciate being able to pay their invoice once they’ve been paid for the job. Accounts have 30 days to pay.

No environmental fees – Vandalia Rental does not charge any additional fees for shop rags, waste oil, etc. like the typical rental companies do. We are proud to be different.

Optional damage waiver – Damage waiver is encouraged but optional with accompanying certificate of insurance.

No need for transportation equipment – No need for trucks, trailers, licenses, drivers, insurance, down time, and all other costs associated with equipment transportation. When you have rental equipment delivered to your job site, you only pay for that one event.

Ideal for specialized projects – As noted, Vandalia Rental offers a diverse fleet mix to help carry you through projects that are not normally in your wheelhouse.

Peace of mind – Vandalia Rental gives you peace of mind in knowing that our equipment is well maintained which is one less thing on your plate.

According to Kurt Barney, owner and president, of Vandalia Rental, “Most equipment is not used in-between jobs, weekend, holidays, or during maintenance and repairs. If you are not utilizing your equipment more than two thirds of the time, you’re usually better off renting.”

If you have any other questions about rental equipment, feel free to contact us anytime. We are more than happy to help you in any way that we can.


This Blog was also published as a press release on June 20, 2017 byPRNewswire.