Renting a Generator to Charge Electric Equipment

Renting a Generator to Charge Electric Equipment

In the construction industry, you must have the proper tools to stay efficient and on schedule, and that means having a reliable power source at all times. At The Cat® Rental Store, we carry the equipment you need to keep your operations moving, whether that's a generator, air compressor or other essential resource. With our extensive array of generators designed for charging electric construction equipment, you can focus on what matters most — getting the job done right.

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Can Generators Power Electric Equipment?

Yes, you can run or charge your electric equipment with a generator. Use your rental generator to power everything from saws and drills to compressors and lights to allow your team to work faster, safer and more efficiently.

7 Benefits of Renting a Generator

Often used with rental or owned electric construction equipment, generator rentals will allow you to: 

  1. Access the latest technology fast: Construction sites constantly evolve, making it crucial that your generator be able to handle emerging demands. Whether you need a 20 kW mobile power generator or a 2,000 kW commercial model, coming to The Cat Rental Store gives you access to the latest designs. Many of our rentals boast superior fuel efficiency, low emissions and other modern features.
  2. Leave the maintenance and repairs to the rental company: Facing maintenance challenges on a construction site can slow progress. Fortunately, renting a quality generator removes the hassle of repairing or maintaining equipment, as the rental company will provide those services for you. 
  3. Save on costs: Costs can pile up quickly when purchasing and installing a generator. By renting instead of buying, you can avoid installation, insurance and warranty costs, which means more money in your pocket.
  4. Try various generators: Through an excellent rental program, you can test out different generators, receive help in finding the right generator for your needs and learn about the equipment's pros and cons. When you find a model you like, you can continue renting or purchase it for your operations.
  5. Enjoy flexibility: Renting a generator for a construction site is an easy, cost-effective way to meet the needs of your project as they arise. You can adjust the length of your rental period as necessary, and if an unexpected job arises, you can easily meet those needs. 
  6. Ensure safety and compliance: Many construction sites require equipment that meets strict safety standards for electrical generation. By renting, you can easily ensure all equipment meets these requirements before beginning work on your site — and you'll have peace of mind because you'll have a team of experts on your side if you need them.
  7. Maximize productivity: The ability to quickly deploy a generator during emergencies or unexpected weather events allows companies to make up for lost time and remain competitive. 

How to Find the Right Generator for Your Equipment 

If you need a rental generator to power your equipment, there are a few important factors to consider to ensure you get the right model. Generators vary based on: 

1. Size and Electrical Load

Before you look at any rental generators, make sure you know your equipment's size and electrical load. You can find this information on the product specification sheet or by contacting your rental company to inquire about the generator options best suited for your purposes. The size of a generator is measured in kilowatts (kW), and you can find generators ranging between 20 kW and 2,000 kW at The Cat Rental Store.

2. Fuel Supply

When finding the right rental generator to power your electric construction equipment, consider how much fuel you'll need to keep it running and what kind. Standard generator fuel types include:

  • Diesel fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Natural gas
  • Propane

3. Equipment and Provider Dependability 

The rental company you choose is just as important as the equipment brand. When you work with a trusted generator rental company, you know they will have your back. A good rental company will have a track record of reliability both in their rental models and their ability to troubleshoot and repair any issues. They should have qualified staff ready to help you at a moment's notice and carry quality equipment that will remain at peak performance throughout your rental duration.

Find the Right Rental Generator for Your Site

If you need a reliable, efficient and cost-effective generator to charge your electric equipment, contact The Cat Rental Store. We have generators ideal for powering all electric equipment at any location. Find a Cat dealer near you to learn more about our rental generators and how they can support your next project.