What to Consider Before Renting the Right Excavator for Your Next Project 

Excavators are versatile machines that play a crucial role in a wide range of projects. Generally, these machines come in a selection of models, sizes, and makes. Excavators are ideally suited for lowering operating costs, supporting a wide variety of work tools, and extending a contractor’s capabilities at a construction site. Every project is different in its construction needs; thus, you need to do your homework when considering the right excavator for your project.

With the various excavator types and sizes available, you’ll need to make careful considerations when looking to hire an excavator. Here are 6 things you need to consider:

  1. To Buy or Rent

Of all the things to consider, deciding between renting and buying an excavator could have a tremendous impact on your bottom line. Often, we come across contractors caught up in a dilemma on whether to buy or rent the right excavator for their construction projects.

If you’re a new contractor, or not in a position to purchase an excavator, renting is a wise choice. Renting is an easy and viable option that allows you to handle projects effectively before you are in a position to buy your excavator. One of the most significant advantages of renting is that you can avoid equipment idling by factoring in the amount of time you’ll use the excavator and your project’s length.

  1. Size Matters

One question that’s always hovering in a contractors’ mind is, what size excavator do I rent for this particular job? To help contractors find the answer to this question, we talk to them about the various excavators, the variety of types available, and how these excavators can be useful to their projects.

  1. Determine the Right Excavator Type to Rent

Once you’ve identified the scope of work that needs to be done, you can make an informed decision on the size of excavator you need and how maneuverable the space for your construction project is. For smaller projects, medium and light-duty excavators can boost productivity and efficiency at the worksite.

  1. Look for The Best Excavator Brand

Every excavator is unique. When renting, you get the best excavation services only if you choose the model you want to use wisely. Evaluating your worksite requirements is not enough. You need to get hands-on experience and try out various excavator brands before you can settle on a brand that meets your company’s needs.

  1. Determine the Estimated Time for Your Project

If you’re looking for an excavator for long-term use, consider the types of projects you usually take on. Based on your consistency, rent trusted excavator brands. Assessing possible delays in construction and determining the suitable period for renting will see you make huge savings.

  1. Consider the Terms and Conditions of a Rental Service

With the wide variety of choices out there, a checklist is essential when choosing an exemplary rental service. When reviewing and comparing your alternatives, ensure you check their service offering and professionalism before you can trust them.

Are their services available 24/7?  Do they  offer consultations on the type of excavator that is best suited for individual client needs? Does the excavator come with a trained driver? A thorough background check can save you a lot of headaches. Before settling on the excavation rental service, ensure the rental service you’ve chosen is right for you.

Closing Thoughts

Renting excavators and construction equipment has never been easier. More contractors are looking at renting and leasing excavators as a new frontier for their businesses’ growth.

At Vandalia Rental, we understand the diverse areas of usage you are looking to put an excavator to use.  If you’re looking to crush, drain, dig, break or load different types of materials, we have the right excavator for the job. Besides providing affordable and reliable equipment, we exist to help contractors decide on the size and type of excavator they need.

Are you looking to rent an Excavator for your next project?  Contact us today.