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Save Money By Renting Construction Equipment For Your Renovation Project

If it is time to renovate your home, consider becoming your own contractor and save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars! If you are capable of completing the work yourself, bypass the costly contractors and finish the project on your own and under budget. For a larger project, hire individuals directly to work on each specific part of the renovation. Hiring sub contractors directly will still save you a great deal of money and allow you to better apply your budget to quality materials.

One major problem individuals have when beginning their renovation project is their lack of construction equipment in their stable. Renting this equipment is an excellent choice for anyone who needs the items on a limited basis and does not have the funding to purchase the often costly equipment for themselves.

Construction equipment can be rented at a variety of places. Look in your local yellow pages to find a specialized construction equipment rental business in your area. These businesses are usually prevalent and are capable of renting everything under the sun, from small tools to tractors or caterpillars. You may need to call or visit different rental companies to find out their rules, costs, and the equipment available before you make your choice.

In order to limit hassle and aggravation, choose a company that has all requested tools and equipment instead of renting from a variety of shops around town. Usually, shops will strive to work with you regarding renting equipment for a large job, often providing bulk pricing and long term renting contracts.

For smaller jobs, consider visiting your local home supply store. These ever popular equipment laden depots regularly rent a variety of tools and other construction equipment on a daily basis. Stores such as Lowes and Home Depot regularly rent a host of power tools and even vehicles for hauling materials, but may have a more limited selection than a firm that specializes in renting construction equipment. Furthermore, these stores generally have a shorter rental time, making them perfect for smaller projects, but inappropriate for larger endeavors.

Before you agree to rent everything, be sure you fully understand the rental contract. You do not want to be penalized at the end of the day and forced to pay expensive fees because you did not completely understand the rental conditions before you signed on the dotted light. Ask for a deal in either the price or longevity of the contract. Often if you are renting a great deal of equipment from a specific store, they will work with you on either of these items.

Also, speak with your subcontractors and be absolutely aware of their timeline. No one wants to rent construction equipment before it is actually needed and having the tools sit unused for a period of time. This can be a costly mistake and should be avoided at all costs.

Renting construction equipment is an excellent way to have the tools you need on hand for your home renovation project. Do not purchase expensive and bulky tools that you may never use again! Find a reliable rental agency and rent the right equipment to get the job done.

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman Contractor of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time! Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

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Construction Equipment – Are You Qualified To Rent?

Those who are “do-it-yourselfers” know that the best and least expensive way to accomplish a task is to pull out the work gloves and get after it. But does that include projects that require construction equipment? There are several things to ask yourself before you decide whether to rent (or buy) construction equipment or to call in the pros.

Two of the most important things to consider are cost and size of the project. Have you always wanted a pond? There’s really nothing stopping you from building one if you have enough land and there are no zoning laws restricting it. That’s going to be a pretty big project and you might be surprised how much earth has to be moved to create even a small pond for watering livestock.

Think you’re not qualified to operate construction equipment? You might be right. If you’ve never operated a bulldozer, you’re going to quickly find out that those professionals only make it look easy. There’s a lot to learn before you can successfully move dirt the way it’s supposed to be moved. But even if you know how to run a bulldozer or other construction equipment, you may not have enough knowledge to put the equipment to proper use.

If you know anything about ponds, you know that just digging a hole isn’t going to get you a pond that holds water. If you know how to go about the sealing process, whether you should have a drain and how to choose the best place for your pond, you may very well be in a position to rent a bulldozer and build your own pond.

Think you’re going to need a series of ponds? In that case, you need to carefully consider how long it will take you to do the digging and get a good estimate for the cost of renting the construction equipment you need for the entire project. Don’t overlook transportation fees, especially if you plan to only use the equipment for a few days, send it back and then rent again. Don’t overlook your time. If you’re taking time off work, figure that into the cost of renting.

Compare that to the cost of hiring someone who owns the construction equipment to get the project completed. If it’s a big project, consider purchasing your own construction equipment. After you’re done, you can always sell the equipment to regain at least part of your investment.

Whether you’re talking about a bulldozer for a major earth-moving project, a Ditch Witch to lay cable or water lines, or a jackhammer to bust up a concrete pad, you may be surprised at how affordable renting construction equipment can be.

 

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman Contractor of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time!  Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

www.Handyman-Austin.com

 

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Acquiring Construction Equipment

Many companies and contractors in need of acquiring new or used construction equipment often don’t have the financial resources needed to buy the construction equipment outright, unless it is a large corporation or some branch of the government. This is when the option of renting or leasing construction equipment comes into play. Deciding to rent or lease often depends on what the contractor or business manager feels most comfortable doing from a financial perspective after evaluating the many possibilities and deciding what suits their need from long term leasing to short term renting. The side of construction equipment rentals has met a positive growth since 2004, where nearly 50% of construction equipment dealers’ are offering heavy equipment rentals as part of their operation.

There are two ways most companies acquire their construction equipment, renting or leasing. Many contractors or business managers viewed renting or leasing as an opportunity to test out construction equipment at no extra cost and with no strings attached with the possibility of buying. Most often the rental would be converted into a purchase to avoid losing the invested equity. Most buyers would also take into account whether their business is flourishing or floundering, before committing to buying any construction equipment. In a case where a business has an uncertain future, the potential buyers may deem renting as the best way economically and then return the construction equipment to its owner when the job is done.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is the international trade and business development resource for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the construction, agricultural, mining, forestry, and utility fields. The AEM has conducted a survey that predicted that in the near future, more construction equipment buyers will turn to the Internet for product purchases; as construction equipment buyers increasingly turn to the Internet for transactions, information and support.

Consequently, the rise of on-line auctions, sales, renting and leasing are made available by a variety of merchants who cater to the needs of companies and contractors worldwide. On-line merchants such as: Machine Mart, Rock & Dirt, Machinery Trader, Iron Planet, Contractors Hotline, etc. are only a few of the leading markets where companies and contractors alike can find nearly every piece of construction equipment they are looking for, from the top manufacturers such as Caterpillar and John Deere to many more. Many of these merchants offer the options of buying, selling, renting and leasing of new and used construction equipment to parts service and repair and machine maintenance. It’s always wise to investigate the background of any merchant before you place a bid or purchase any construction equipment, to ensure a good reputable stand point before entering into a contract with any dealer or merchant. It’s always wise to shop around and compare deals on construction equipment to other offers before committing to any deal.

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time!  Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

www.Handyman-Austin.com

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