Government spending on paved roads, bridges and highways totals around $80 billion every year, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and even more money is spent on private paving. In such a large and essential industry, having the right machine attachments is key to maintaining your company's competitive edge.
Renting is a smart, hassle-free way to get the equipment you need while keeping costs down. You can rent exactly what you need to meet the specifications of a given project, allowing you to maximize your efficiency by using the best tool for the job. Learn more about the types of attachments needed for paving and how to rent them below.
Professionals in the paving industry use a variety of machines and attachments to get work done. Many times, these tools are used in combination with skid steers, which are compact machines with arms that allow for various attachments. They are also used with wheel loaders, excavators and backhoes.
A cold planer, also known as an asphalt milling machine, uses a high-speed drum and cone-shaped bits to remove the surface of pavement or concrete to a specific depth, resulting in a smooth, level surface. These machines do not disturb the sub-layer, so you can resurface the area without starting from scratch or increasing the road's height.
At The Cat® Rental Store, we connect you with Cat dealers who offer a variety of cold planer attachments in different widths and maximum cutting depths to accommodate different job requirements.
Compactors are tools used to flatten a base layer of asphalt during a paving project. These attachments pack down materials like soil, gravel, sand and asphalt to create a solid, durable layer with no air pockets or room for shifting.
There are different types of compactor attachments, including compaction wheels, vibratory drum compactors and vibratory plate compactors. Vibratory compactor attachments use targeted vibrations to rearrange particles, decreasing spaces and increasing an area's density. The performance of each attachment depends on the width and amount of force they exert.
The type of compaction tool you need for your paving project will depend on a number of factors, including the types of materials being compacted, the job site specifications and the kinds of equipment available to you.
Saw attachments are used for road expansion joint cuts and asphalt patch cutting. These powerful saws cut through even the hardest materials, like solid ground, frozen soil and hardened pavement, allowing you to accomplish any task with minimum effort.
Like cold planers, they feature varying widths and maximum cutting depths. Each is designed for maximum strength and durability in challenging work environments.
Breaker hammer attachments allow you to quickly break through concrete, asphalt, blacktop and any other hardened surface for easy demolition. Cat breaker attachment rentals are hydraulic models from our E Series lineup, with fully enclosed housings that help minimize noise and protect the operator.
Our collection of breaker attachments features hammers with different impact energies and blows per minute to help you tackle any job. We also offer several hand-held breakers, including gas-powered options and electric jackhammers from top manufacturers like Wacker Neuson.
Our rental broom attachments help you sweep debris from any work site. We offer different types of brooms specialized to take on different projects. Our angled brooms sweep everything and can be angled up to 30 degrees, while our utility broom attachment sweeps smooth surfaces to remove debris.
Our pickup brooms allow you to collect materials as you go, depositing them into an integrated hopper so you can more easily dump them somewhere else.
When you're getting ready for your next paving job, consider the types of tools you may need and what kind of space you'll have to work with. At The Cat Rental Store, we connect you to tools in numerous configurations to help you optimize your productivity and finish each project safely and efficiently.
Our collection of asphalt attachments allows you to add functionality to your existing heavy-duty equipment like backhoes and excavators. With these tools, you get more use out of each machine, optimizing its performance at your work site.
Much of the equipment listed above is also available in walk-behind or hand-held models for work sites where you don't have the space for heavy-duty machinery. These tools are more portable and easier to maneuver in tight quarters, allowing you to accomplish the same tasks on a small or hard-to-access job site.
Equipment options like compactors and cold planers are also available as independent heavy-duty equipment rentals for larger projects where you'll need them for extensive work.
Attachment rentals save money and time by allowing companies to access equipment while eliminating the need for maintenance and long-term storage. To benefit from an attachment rental, you need to find a rental store you can rely on.
Here are a few factors to look for when choosing a heavy equipment rental provider:
You work hard on every paving project, so you want your attachment rentals to do the same. Whether you need long-term or short-term paving attachment rentals, The Cat Rental Store is available to help. With more than 1,300 locations worldwide, we offer convenient service around the world.
At The Cat Rental Store, you'll find a variety of attachments and machines for rent, all from knowledgeable people who will do whatever it takes to help you succeed. To learn more or to request a quote, call 1-800-RENT-CAT or browse our equipment online.