How to Choose the Right Construction Equipment for Your Application

How to Choose the Right Construction Equipment for Your Application

Choosing the right construction equipment for the right application goes beyond a machine's face value. It also involves knowing outside factors that affect its suitability. With a multifaceted approach to your equipment needs, you can increase your fleet productivity and save costs. Remember these seven factors when renting a machine for your next job.

1. Consider Project Scope

Before browsing your equipment choices, take note of every task involved in your project. Depending on your budget and job specifications, you may need a few multi-purpose machines or multiple specialty models. By understanding all the steps involved in your next job, you can develop a rental plan that optimizes your resources.

2. Account for Job Site Conditions

Keep in mind that different equipment models work well in various project conditions. Factors to consider from your work site's environment include temperature and terrain. You may also benefit from looking into the amount of noise and ground impact your client would prefer. The right machine will perform in the conditions you experience during your project.

3. Understand the Importance of Equipment Size

Size plays a vital role in your equipment choices due to its link to efficiency. Larger equipment can provide a higher output on full load than smaller models. On the other hand, compact machines tend to use energy and fuel more efficiently. Equipment models of different sizes also have varying levels of maneuverability in tight spaces.

4. Identify Your Need for Speciality Equipment

Even in cases where you have a full fleet, you may need specialty equipment or attachments to complete your next job. In some situations, you can rent an attachment for a machine that you already own to give it the utility you require. Other projects may call for equipment with more niche uses for you to get the best results.

5. Remember Attachments

As you consider what equipment you need for your project, remember to think about attachments as well. Attachments can give your owned or rented equipment the right kind of utility for the job. When you rent a multi-purpose machine like a skid steer loader, make sure to rent the accompanying attachments.

6. Know Your Staffing Requirements

Remember to match your rental package to your team's training. When you rent equipment that your fleet usually doesn't use, make sure that you have staff who can operate it. Understanding your team's capabilities can also inspire new approaches to renting.

7. Learn the Machine's Service Needs

Pay attention to your equipment's service requirements when you rent it, especially if you want a long-term rental. All-in-one providers can assist you with service and maintenance throughout your rental period.

Rent the Equipment You Need From The Cat® Rental Store

When you need to create a rental plan that works for your fleet, leave it to the professionals at The Cat® Rental Store. Our team will help you understand your choices and make recommendations based on your project specifications. Begin the quote process today by calling 1-800-RENT-CAT or completing our online form.

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