When you are renting out construction equipment, you are saving on the cost of your project. Construction equipment rentals have helped to save costs on many construction projects. Not every construction company owners would like to purchase such equipment because it would not fit their budget. Also the utility of such equipment would be less as per the whole project. Each of such equipment would cost a lot but there use would be only limited from project to project. Therefore it makes no sense to buy such equipment and keep for such a high price for a single purpose alone. This is why it is better to rent such equipment out and control the cost of the project.
There can be different vehicles required for construction. These can include mixers, excavators, industrial loaders, boom lifts, rollers etc. Purchasing all such equipment can quite often cost a fortune for the company. Therefore it is necessary for companies to rent such equipment out. This will help save the company money time and labor.
There are many other cost benefits that can be associated with renting out construction equipment. Breakdown costs are totally eliminated. If there is any fault in the machine then it is taken care of by the rental company. It is the duty of the rental company to provide fault free equipment that will help to complete the construction on time. If there are any breakdowns then they will be attended to and repaired by the rental company. Similarly all the maintenance cost of the equipment is taken care of by the rental company.
The construction company would only rent these vehicles to use them. However, the maintenance and the service of these vehicles would be taken care of by the rental company. Now if the construction company had purchased these vehicles then they would have had to take care of their maintenance as well which is again a lump sum amount at intervals of time. This cost is now being completely eliminated.
Storage of the vehicles will also be a big problem. If you have purchased such vehicles, you would also have to think of their storage facility. You cannot just store them in a garage. This equipment is quite bulky and most of the times you need to store them in a special manner. This is taken care of by the rental company. You dont have to go looking for special places to store these vehicles.
There is no capital investment involved in the. The equipment is rented out on a contract basis. The money that is saved by this can be effectively used in other areas. Also this increases the borrowing power of the construction company. The equipment that is rented out will not appear as a liability. It on the other hand increases the asset to liability ratio in favor of the construction company.
With so many benefits at hand, it is obvious why more and more construction companies are now going for renting out construction equipment rather than purchasing them.