Making the Most of Your Rental

There’s nothing better than operating a fully loaded SANY machine. Okay, we can admit that we’re biased, but getting behind the controls of a machine you own is an experience that can’t be beat. However, for many reasons, ownership might not be right for everyone. For those customers who don’t want to buy, renting heavy machinery is a perfectly viable option. This month, we’re going to give you some tips on getting the most out of your SANY rental.

There are a variety of reasons why one might want to rent heavy machinery rather than own. If you’re a new construction business just getting off the ground, you may want to rent because the capital to buy may not be available. Maybe you already have a whole fleet, but the machine you need is in the shop, and you need a temporary replacement. Maybe you’d rather not spend the money on a machine’s maintenance and upkeep nor want to deal with the tax situation. Whatever the reason, renting has its own ins and outs that you should know. To get the most out of your rental, we’ve got the following suggestions.

Come Prepared

Before you begin, do your research to ensure you’re getting the right machine for the job. Investigate its safety features to make sure that your workers will be covered. Will your job require the use of an attachment? How many days should you rent the machine? Feel free to ask your rental agent for advice – they can help point you in the right direction. Once you’ve settled on the machine you’re going to rent, treat it like any car rental: Kick the tires, check for scratches and read the rental agreement thoroughly.

Scout Ahead

If possible, try to visit the upcoming job site to see what you can expect. Is it muddy? You might need special treads to help your rental machine navigate the terrain. Are there any steep inclines or spots where a machine might get stuck? Perhaps you could find an alternative route. As the job draws closer, check the weather to see if you need to change any plans or arrangements. Know where any trouble might occur and do your best to plan ahead.

Know Your Stuff

Don’t waste precious time figuring out your rental machine on the day of. Before your job starts, give yourself (or your operator) plenty of time to get comfortable with the operation of your rental. If your rental has settings or presets, discuss with your rental agent before you change anything.

When you’re on the job, know who your contacts are for the dealership, mechanic and anyone else who you may need to contact. If your machine will be dropped off at the job site itself, make sure everyone knows the drop-off point and how to access the site. If all goes according to plan, you won’t need to use this info, but you can never be too careful.

We hope this short post will help renters get the biggest bang for their buck. And if you’re in the market, feel free to check out our Rentals page. SANY New York’s rental fleet is expansive, well-equipped and fully loaded with all the features you need to set your business up for success. With flexible rental periods and billing, our staff of knowledgeable and dedicated professionals will be happy to get you into the right machine. Happy renting!

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