Why It Is Always Smarter To Hire Earthmoving Equipment Rather Than Buy It

11 September 2020
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Earthmoving equipment hire is one of the most popular types of rentals in the construction industry — and for a good reason. While there are many areas where it makes sense to buy the equipment, sometimes it can actually be more fiscally responsible to only rent heavy-duty or expensive tools, and that is the case with earthmoving equipment. Before you go out and buy a dozer, excavator or any other piece of earthmoving equipment, there are some key points you need to keep in mind so you can make an informed decision.


When you use an earthmoving equipment hire, you are insured against any normal wear and tear or breakdowns. Because earthmoving vehicles and equipment are so large and have so many intricate components, breakdowns are common even when you don't do anything wrong. If you had to carry this cost on your own, it could almost bankrupt you, which is why rental places are so important. They have the resources to repair their earthmoving equipment while also giving you an alternative so you can keep doing your job in the meantime. If you want to have peace of mind on every worksite you visit, then you should be using hired equipment.

No Worry About Storage

In the downtime between projects, you still have to use quite a lot of resources to keep your earthmoving equipment in good working order. From scheduled maintenance to the actual storage area (such as a warehouse) that you need to keep your earthmoving equipment safe, this amounts to a lot of tertiary costs. By using a rental place, you only have to take care of the equipment when you have it on hand, meaning you cut down on all the additional costs and get the most amount of value out of these machines as possible. 

Niche Equipment

If you were going to purchase all the earthmoving equipment you were ever going to use, then you would be spending a lot of money on accessories and machines you don't often use. Some projects require niche attachments to your skid steer or backhoes that you might only use once in a career. That is where rental places come in handy: they can afford to buy and rent out the items because enough people will hire it so that it is financially viable. For you, on your own, it would not be a good idea to purchase these more niche pieces of equipment.

To learn more, contact an earthmoving equipment hire company.