For several months now, the United States and the rest of the world have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic. While many steps have been taken to ensure public health and safety, the economy has faltered as a result and many businesses have been forced to shut down.
First, you must understand the job to be completed. If you do not have the specific type of Murfreesboro equipment to complete the job, could any of your other Murfreesboro machines do it? If not, what Murfreesboro equipment do you need to finish the job? A rental dealer may have suggestions for what Murfreesboro machine or piece of Murfreesboro equipment is needed to complete the project.
Second, you should know the amount of time that the Murfreesboro equipment will be in use. Typically, a Murfreesboro machine should be in use about 60-70% of the time to make it worth purchasing. Knowing the amount of time that you will have a piece of Murfreesboro equipment in use can help you determine whether to rent or buy. If less than 60-70%, renting might be the best alternative. Also, knowing the amount of time that a Murfreesboro machine will be needed to complete a project will help determine the rental duration and avoid any late fees.
Third, you need to study the economy and economic indicators. Although you might originally believe that you will utilize a piece of machinery frequently based on the number of projects that you have to complete, economic uncertainty as there is right now during the COVID-19 pandemic might cause many projects to be canceled or delayed. In that case, renting Murfreesboro equipment might be the best choice so that you don’t spend a ton of money on an expensive Murfreesboro machine that might end up sitting unused more than you had originally anticipated.
Fourth, map out what rental options are available to you. There are a variety of alternatives that you can check into, ranging from online marketplaces such as Equipment Anywhere that can connect you with dealers across the country to smaller local Murfreesboro equipment dealers that offer Murfreesboro equipment rental options. Find out what options are available to you and suit your needs in terms of the types of rental Murfreesboro equipment that they offer.
Fifth, have an inspection done on any construction equipment that you are interested in to ensure that it is high quality and can complete the task. Thoroughly examine the machinery inside and out. Check the mechanical and structural components, hydraulics, fluids, exhaust, in-cab, tires, and tracks, and make sure that everything is in good working order.
Sixth, you should also learn the history of the Murfreesboro machine to ensure its quality. Ask for and examine the repair and maintenance records for any used heavy Murfreesboro equipment to ensure that you are getting a Murfreesboro machine that has been well cared for. Newer Murfreesboro equipment also has telematics information that can be provided upon request. Make sure that the Murfreesboro equipment has been certified for use as uncertified Murfreesboro equipment might be of poor quality, unsafe, and even illegal in some cases.
Seventh, research the Murfreesboro equipment dealership to make sure that the dealer has a positive reputation as this will provide you greater confidence in renting Murfreesboro equipment from them. Ask colleagues, customers, and others in the industry for their opinions about the Murfreesboro equipment dealer. Research the dealership online and perform a business background check. Confirm the dealer’s ownership of the equipment. Finding a reliable dealer is a vital consideration when looking to rent equipment.
Eighth, examine the contract to verify the full cost of renting the Murfreesboro equipment and whether it will meet your requirements. Determine whether insurance for damages or theft, transportation fees, and fuel surcharges are included. Make sure it specifies how long the rental is for, how the Murfreesboro equipment will be both obtained for use and returned, whether there are late fees, and who is responsible for the maintenance and repairs on the machine. Study the billing policies and find out who is permitted to use the machinery. Knowing all of the contractual details will not only make you aware of the full cost of rental, but it will also inform you of any risks associated with renting the equipment.
Ninth, check and see if a long-term rental would make sense and get you any more bang for your buck. Since you would be providing a dealer more long-term business, they may be willing to offer a larger discount for a longer-term rental. Renting long-term may also help you as the Murfreesboro equipment operator by ensuring that you have the Murfreesboro equipment when you need it and avoiding the more significant investment to purchase the equipment.
Tenth, obtain the proper training to ensure safe operation of any heavy equipment. Not only can misusing large Murfreesboro equipment be dangerous, but it can also make you contractually liable for any damages that might occur. Do any research needed on how to properly use the machinery, and you may even ask the dealer if they provide any operation or safety training.
Eleventh, obtain the necessary contact information for the rental company. Make sure that you know who to call if there is an issue with the equipment, if they can provide any back-up options, what their hours of operation are and what you can expect in terms of response time. Also, find out if they have a customer service or help line or if you can contact the dealership directly to answer any questions or resolve any problems. Being able to quickly get in contact with the dealer, especially in case of emergency, can prevent you from falling behind on a job and losing business and profitability.
In conclusion, do your research to determine whether renting or buying is the right choice for you. If you have the money to spend and plan on using a piece of Murfreesboro Land Construction Murfreesboro equipment for years to come, buying might be your best option. However, during times of economic uncertainty such as the one we are currently facing during the coronavirus pandemic, renting might be your best alternative. By following the suggestions above, you may determine whether renting is the correct choice. Whatever you decide, Macadoo Industries is here to help and offers all of your heavy Murfreesboro equipment rental or purchase options, so contact us today for your Murfreesboro equipment needs!