What Do You Need in a Power Buggy Rental?
Although most power buggies offer a hydrostatic drive and a hydraulic dump mechanism, several other features differentiate rental power buggies. Consider the following possible features when deciding which power buggy you should rent. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional also can help you decide what to rent.
- Type. Rental power buggies come in either walk-behind or stand-on models. Walk-behind power buggies offer smaller capacities than their stand-on counterparts do, so work well for small jobs. The stand-on power buggies handle bigger projects better because they save you the effort of walking. Some stand-on power buggies allow you to fold up and lock the platform for use in walk-behind mode.
- Capacity. Cubic feet (cu. ft.) and payload in pounds (lbs.) indicate the size of a rented power buggy. Cubic feet measurements suffice when you want to know how much ready-mix concrete the power buggy can carry. However, since you can use the power buggy to haul all kinds of material of different weights, it may make sense to consider the power buggy’s capacity in payload in pounds. Capacities of rental power buggies range from 10 to 21 cu. ft. or 1,200- to 3,200-lb. payloads. Power buggies that have larger capacities tend to have higher horsepower engines.
- Tracked or wheeled. Rent a tracked power buggy if you plan to use it in a sandy, muddy or hilly environment. Wheeled power buggies provide easier operation on most other terrains. Some wheeled power buggies that have double wheels allow you to remove the outside wheels to squeeze through smaller spaces. Tires on wheeled power buggies may contain foam to resist going flat. Whereas, flotation tires tend to leave turf undisturbed. Power buggies that feature all-wheel drive also can handle rougher terrains, even on wheels.
- Bucket material. The bucket on a rented power buggy usually is made of steel, polyethylene or polymer. Polyethylene and polymer buckets are easy to clean, but steel buckets offer durability and can withstand the temperature of hot asphalt.
- Ease of use. The controls on most power buggies that you can rent do not require much experience to master. Some power buggies allow you to initiate dumping or braking using a foot pedal, while others permit operation of controls by hand. Foot controls do not require you to take your hands off the equipment during operation.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your power buggy needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.