Heavy equipment hires and rental solutions are a great way to get access to heavy types of machinery such as earth movers, cranes and trucks. This machinery could be bought by an organization and used for various projects, but at times it is of greater meaning to hire them if it is understood that the use of such equipment is limited to certain projects. The hiring of such equipment not only helps to keep liquid cash under control but also helps to reach economies of scale quickly as and when required.

Dedicated rental companies which meet specific needs of customers on earthmovers are gaining ground and recognition with the kind of service they provide. You could work with service providers from these rental companies to reach an agreement on what might be practical and useful with respect to terms of use and the kind of equipment that you may require. Let us look at some basic information that you should be equipped with before you finalize your deal. 

Project Needs – Look for machinery that is versatile in different conditions, then try to check what all the inventory of the plant hire company has and match the best suited on for the requirement in your project site. Freely express your plan to the plant hire company dealer, this should help you understand the products he has, and eventually come to a decision. 

Transportation and Installation – It is in your good interest to find out how equipment once finalized would be transported to your work site. Most heavy machinery is combined with appropriate trailers, enabling the machinery to be towed to any project site. You may want to consider hiring a tow truck if you have not got the experience of towing a trailer before. It may also be a good idea to check if the company would transport the machinery to your site and charge you for this additional service as well, making this entire process more convenient. 

Safety and Maintenance – It is of vital importance to check if the machine was last inspected by a safety officer and what has been the maintenance schedule on the equipment. You do not want to conduct these maintenance duties yourself and waste valuable production time. Generally, a full-service history can be obtained and looked upon at the time of inquiry or hiring.

Earth moving equipment for hire in is a common affair and many choose to go down this track. The costs on these may vary from region to region and from contract to contract. At the same time, you should get equipment depending on your choice. There are many types of equipment that could be in this category. Please have a look at the list below for easy reference.  

  • Backhoe – this is helpful to drill into the earth’s crust. Often made with the power coming in from a tractor which has a bucket attached at the end of the equipment. 
  • Road Roller – The roller is heavy machinery used to flatten and compact a certain area. These may referee to flattening of road, soil, gravel or even asphalt and plastic. This machine comprises a large and heavy roller which is pushed by a powerful diesel engine, compressing any material it rolls over in the process leveling the surface. 
  • Hydraulic hammers – are used to bread and demolish rocks, boulders and manmade structures.
  • Cranes – these machines are used in construction sites to carry heavy loads like soil, debris, cement and other construction material at higher altitudes.
  • Drilling machines – These are heavy duty machines used for creating holes, used in mines, oil excavation sites and other archeological excavation sites.

Make sure that you have done good and through research on the lookout for the companies that hire earthmoving machinery. Look for those who have been in the industry for years and have gained credibility. Also, avail an expert’s opinion at the time of finalizing the company you may narrow down on.

Published by Joel Borthwick