Best Equipment To Rent Out In the Busy Season

April 19, 2017

The Best Equipment To Rent Out Changes With The Seasons

The ground is thawing and the weather is warming up – it’s the start of the busy season for contractors all over North America.

It’s also going to be a busy season for DOZR as more businesses look to save money on the equipment they need.

Below are some of the machines that will be in highest demand through the warmer months, and the different types of work they can do for renters depending on compatible attachments. Many contractors looking to rent equipment may already have the attachments they need for a specific job, and simply need an engine to power their tools.

We’ve also given some examples of how DOZR renters might use different attachments, in case you’ve got a tool that could help complete a job you’re not accustomed to. Listing attachments for rent along with your machine can help you make a little extra, and can help your renters simplify their work by using one machine for multiple tasks on their jobsite.

The Best Equipment To Rent Out In The Spring

Compact Excavators

These versatile machines can be used for road repairs, demolition, residential construction and even some farming and forestry applications.

As the weather clears, you’ll probably see compact excavators with buckets, breakers and grapples used for demolition or on residential projects.

Contractors may also use breaker or auger attachments for road repairs. These projects will shift into high gear in the coming weeks as local and state governments try to fix weather damage to roadways in preparation for the summer travel season.

Skidsteers

Another compact piece of equipment, skidsteers are perfect earth-moving machines for smaller projects or close-quarters work like home building, renovations or street or highway lane repairs.

On construction sites, especially residential sites, skidsteers are perfect for clearing and rough-grading land before building. Once a home starts going up, skidsteers can use fork attachments to lift and move materials around the jobsite, too.

Skidsteers can also pull double-duty for landscapers, who can use their earthmoving power for some cut-and-fill work and attach mowers or even tillers for maintenance and smaller agricultural pursuits.

Tractors

Tractors as we know them have been around since 1901, and there are countless attachments for all sorts of specialized jobs on farms, residential and nonresidential construction sites, roadways and more.

Planting season means tractors on farms running tills, planters and fertilizers, or one-pass systems to do it all at once.

Even if you’re a farmer getting the season started, you might be able to draw extra revenue during planting season, too. This guide from the USDA shows the busiest weeks for planting different types of crops, and could help you plan ahead to rent planting attachments once you’re finished with your own fields.

Front- and back-end loaders are probably the most recognizable off-farm use for tractors because they’re equally useful in residential building, commercial building and on roadways.

Trailers, Tools and Outdoor Power

More construction activity means contractors need to get themselves, their equipment and materials to jobsites. If you’re between jobs or won’t need a trailer for the summer, renting your trailer could be a good way to create some unexpected revenue.

Increasing residential building and springtime renovations means power tools are in higher demand. Contractors need tools like saws and drills to frame new homes or office buildings, and other tools like power washers and chippers can help get homes and yards cleaned up for backyard barbecues.

Finally, jobsites need power. Generators are universal on construction sites, especially for road work that’s often done during off-peak traffic hours. Other useful power implements like light towers are particularly helpful for road crews, and could net you more as they’re a somewhat specialized piece of power equipment.

While these are the machines and tools we expect to get the most use through spring and summer, it’s important to remember that you and other contractors like you solve problems for a living. If someone can save money and find a way to do their job with your machine, they’ll make it happen.

Do you have any of these best machines to rent out this season? Are they sitting idle in your lot? Give us a call and list with DOZR today and start earning extra money. 

Kevin Forestell

Kevin Forestell is CEO of DOZR and one of the co-founders. Kevin first got started as an entrepreneur when he founded Forestell Landscaping right after graduating from University. His love and passion for the industry and desire to help solve an equipment problem that contractors faced every day is what brought the founding team to start DOZR. Kevin is proud of the level of efficiency brought to the industry through DOZR and hopes that DOZR will help change the standard way equipment is rented.

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