3 Compact Machines to Rent To Speed Up Your Spring Home DIY Projects

March 3, 2021
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With the weather warming up and the outdoors becoming more inviting, many homeowners are leaving their houses and spending time outside for the first time in a while. You may have noticed some things around your house that you didn’t the previous year.

Do your gutters look full? Has that tree by your house suddenly grown some weird-looking branches? Did the winter season finally break that old fence you’ve been waiting to replace?  

Home reno work doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Here are some small pieces of compact equipment that you can rent to speed up your home DIY spring projects.

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts – rough terrain scissor lifts, to be exact – are built specifically for outdoor maintenance. The tires on rough terrain lifts act as stabilizers that keep you safe while working outdoors. 

Scissor lifts allow you to work at a height in a stable and safe way. The work platform will keep you more secure than a ladder ever could.

Projects that a Scissor Lift Can Help With 

Scissor lifts are great for cleaning gutters or doing work on the exterior of your house. Scissor lifts provide a straight up-down movement so they’re better for working on easy-to-access areas.

You shouldn’t cut down large trees or branches unless you know exactly what you are doing. However, trimming tall bushes or pruning small branches can be made easier with a rough terrain scissor lift because it provides a more stable and secure work area.

Walk-Behind Skid Steer

Walk-behind skid steers are a much more approachable option for homeowners looking to move materials or to do some major lawn work. 

With different attachments available, the walk-behind skid steer can be fitted with a bucket, auger, or even forks for a variety of jobs.

Projects a Walk-Behind Skid Steer Can Be Used For

Walk-behind skid steers can be used for mulching gardens or laying fresh soil on a new garden. The bucket attachment is great for these projects. The fork attachment can be used to move pallets of materials for anyone who is redoing a patio or has a delivery of materials that need to be moved around a lawn. The auger attachment is great for digging fence holes when finally replacing that old fence. 

There are many different types of outdoor home DIY projects that a walk-behind skid steer can help with.

3 – 5 ton Mini Excavator

Many homeowners think of large machines with human-sized buckets when they picture an excavator. Many mini excavators are made specifically for smaller projects and home renos. 

Mini excavators, much like the walk-behind skid steer, can be fitted with many different attachments depending on what you need. 

3-5 ton mini ex’s are the smallest size for these machines.

Projects a 3 – 5 Ton Mini Excavator Can Be Used For

Mini excavators can expedite the process of digging a foundation for a new patio or shed. You can also get a breaker attachment that can break up existing concrete pads that you may want to remove to renovate your lawn or if replacing a driveway.

Thumb attachments can help move large rocks, logs or debris, depending on the state of your hard and what type of demolition you are doing to renovate your space.  

Compact Machines Can Expedite Your Home Reno Project

Using the right machine for a job can make labor-intensive home reno projects so much easier – and faster. If you have a home reno project that you think could benefit from the right equipment rental, give the DOZR team a call and we can help you find the right machine fit.

Tim Forestell

Tim Forestell is one of DOZR’s co-founders and CCO. Tim got started in the industry as VP Operations for Forestell Landscaping before founding DOZR with Kevin and Erin. Aside from the amazing team at DOZR, his favourite thing about DOZR are the customers. Working with DOZR renters every day gives him a peek at the evolution of different projects and hearing stories about projects being developed from start to finish. Although he knows the most about tractors, loaders and excavators, Tim’s favourite piece of equipment is the dozer because of the power it has and the cool new technology developed for it. DOZR’s vision was created when co-founders Tim, Kevin and Erin were discussing a recurring concern within the construction industry while on a vacation booked through the sharing economy. They wanted to make their idle heavy equipment work for them during the off season. DOZR was founded officially in late 2015. Tim continues to grow and challenge industry standards by creating efficient opportunities for the customer rental process. Tim holds a BHSc from the University of Western Ontario.

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