Guide to Backhoe Rentals

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Renting heavy equipment comes with many benefits for construction companies, including convenience and reduced cost. In fact, heavy equipment rental has become so popular that the global market is expected to surpass $140 billion by 2024.

Backhoe rental is no exception. These versatile machines find use in many industries, including general construction, landscaping, roadwork, demolition and excavation.

If you're considering renting a backhoe for your next project, you want to choose the right equipment from the right rental store. To get you started with construction equipment rentals, we've put together this backhoe rental guide. Follow these essential tips to make your rental decision a success.

1. Decide What You Need out of Your Backhoe

You put a lot of effort into every project you complete, so you want to find a rental backhoe that will perform to your expectations. The first step in renting heavy equipment is to decide what you need from your machinery. To assess your needs, ask yourself these three questions:

  • How long will I need the machine for? If you plan to rent a backhoe for a short period of time — just long enough to finish a specific job — pick a model based on your current project requirements. If you need a backhoe for several months, you may want a machine with more versatility.
  • What model is right for my operation? Consider the specs associated with certain backhoe models, paying close attention to dig depth and maximum operating weight. Then, consider what qualities you value at the job site. For example, you might choose a mini backhoe rental if you value maneuverability or work on projects that involve cramped spaces.
  • What attachments do I need? Backhoes can be configured with different attachments, such as truss brooms, angle brooms and forks. Decide what attachments you need based on the tasks your backhoe will perform.

2. Investigate the Condition of the Machine

Once you've decided what backhoe to rent, inspect the machine in person to assess its condition. When you visit a rental shop, you might ask to see records of the machine's service history and inquire about the shop's maintenance policies. Look for a dealer who rents low-hour equipment and performs regular maintenance.

At The Cat® Rental Store, we inspect all our construction equipment rentals thoroughly at check-in and check-out to ensure they are operating properly.

3. See What Rental Services Your Dealer Offers

Before you sign a rental contract, find out what support services your dealer offers. To prevent costly downtime, your rental equipment provider should be able to act quickly in the event that your backhoe malfunctions. Make sure you understand any costs and fees associated with these services.

If necessary, you may want to ask about operator training. The Cat Rental Store offers convenient training around your company's schedule, so you can rent a backhoe knowing your operators have the knowledge to handle it efficiently and safely.

Find the Right Rental Backhoe Today

If you're looking for a dealer you trust to provide heavy equipment rental, The Cat Rental Store can help. We have more than 1,300 locations around the world to make construction equipment accessible in all regions.

To learn more about Cat and allied backhoes for rent or to request a quote, call 1-800-RENT-CAT or browse our equipment online. When you choose The Cat Rental Store, you'll find the equipment you need from the people who do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

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