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Ways Boom Lift Rentals Get More Done on a Jobsite

    Boom lifts are a jobsite essential. They help crews maneuver around objects using various angles to reach project locations high in the sky. As a contractor, you know what boom lifts can do, and the different types out there and maybe you’re even an expert at operating them — but how does renting one help you get more done? We’ll walk you through five benefits of boom lift rental.

    The rental store resource

    Renting an item over buying it gives you a leg up, but having a knowledgeable resource at your fingertips might be the most convenient aspect of rental. Rental store team members can teach you how to safely operate equipment, help you troubleshoot problems, provide equipment recommendations for your specific job and more. The better the machine fits your requirements, the more you can get done — and faster.

    Lower maintenance costs and responsibilities

    Unlike ownership, when you rent a boom lift, the maintenance costs and duties don’t fall on you. Instead, they fall on the rental store, which upkeeps and maintains the machinery on behalf of renters. You no longer need to schedule time in your day for oil changes or checking engine fluid. This saves money through saved time and maintenance costs. There may be a small maintenance fee wrapped into the rental rate, but likely much less than the fees you’d pay to repair a machine.

    Reliable backup plan

    Your crew can get more done when machines aren’t down-for-the-count. Consider if your boom lift rental breaks down, or suddenly isn’t working correctly. You can call the store and likely exchange the machine for another, getting back to the job at hand in no time. Alternatively, if you own the lift, you’ll need to find a mechanic to repair it or seek out a rental to replace it.

    Or, if you don’t love the model you rented, return it to the rental company for something different or maybe something more specialized and targeted to the work you do.

    Bells and whistles galore

    Go ahead, rent the impressive, new lift. With rental, you can afford the topnotch model and add excitement to the jobsite. Rental lifts are generally used more frequently and replaced sooner, offering more updated models at a more moderate price point. Not to mention, they’re more efficient thanks to updated features.

    Cost savings

    If you’re looking to buy, use rental to “test drive” the specific boom lift before investing in it permanently. Loop in your crew members, too. See what brands they prefer operating and which features they can’t live without. Rental can help you find the best brand and lift for your work — and free up dollars to rent additional equipment, instead of using the entire budget to buy one piece of equipment.

    To find a boom lift rental near you or other construction site equipment available for rent, contact your local rental store. You can rent mini excavators, curb extruders, concrete chain saws and much more. If you need it for the jobsite, you can get it at a rental store. For those new to renting, use the store locator above to find one near you.

    Boom lift safety is essential. Get refreshed on the safety precautions around boom lifts here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is a boom lift per day?

    The daily cost to rent a boom lift varies. Rates will decrease each additional day you rent the machine, making it more cost-efficient to have a boom rental for multiple days.

    What is the average cost of a boom lift?

    On average, a new boom lift will cost $25,000. Smaller lifts can cost closer to $10,000, while larger lifts can cost closer to $50,000. Actual prices vary depending on the size, brand and features of the machine.

    What are the advantages to a small contractor of renting equipment instead of owning it?

    Renting equipment allows contractors to put the majority of their funds into other things. For small contractors, saving thousands of dollars by renting instead of buying is a big deal. Rental also benefits contractors by reducing the number of loans taken by the company and taking the repair and maintenance duties off contractors’ plates.