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Guide Issue

Feature Articles 06

2018 RENTAL GUIDE LISTINGS Full Listing of California's Most Professional and Trusted Construction Equipment Rental Companies

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SPECTRUM ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, INC. Installing Solar Power Generating Facility at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Solar Research Site

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PATRIOT GENERAL ENGINEERING Realizing Impressive Growth Through Best Business Practices to Include Proper Utilization of Rental Equipment

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ADVERTISER INDEX

CalContractor Magazine / www.calcontractor.com PUBLISHER: Kerry Hoover khoover@calcontractor.com

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Brian Hoover Ian Hoover

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CalContractor is published twelve times each year by Construction Marketing Services, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. P.O. Box 892977, Temecula, CA 92589 / Phone: 909-772-3121

FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION: Please call: (909) 772-3121


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LISTINGS

2018 // RENTAL GUIDE Aba Daba Rents, Inc. Citrus Heights....................................................................................... 916-725-1553 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 916-484-7368

Bragg Crane Service Fontana.................................................................................................. 909-350-3738 Long Beach........................................................................................... 562-984-2400 Mojave................................................................................................... 562-225-9576 Richmond.............................................................................................. 510-232-7222 Stockton................................................................................................ 916-376-8754 San Diego.............................................................................................. 619-521-3900 Santa Ana.............................................................................................. 714-265-5895 Santa Barbara...................................................................................... 805-967-4567 Santa Maria.......................................................................................... 805-922-8544 Thousand Palms................................................................................... 909-350-3738

ABC Equipment Rental Spring Valley......................................................................................... 619-697-8000

The Cat Rental Store Go to www.catrentalstore.com for location nearest you!

ACME Equipment Rentals Inc Murrieta................................................................................................. 951-943-2352

Channel Equipment Co Irvine...................................................................................................... 949-559-8877

A-1 Equipment Rental La Mesa................................................................................................. 619-668-4845 A-1 Truck & Equipment Rental Redwood City........................................................................................ 650-367-1574 Aaction Rents Windsor................................................................................................. 707-838-4373

Ahern Rentals (13 Locations)................................................... 800-400-1610

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Alpine Equipment Rentals Alpine..................................................................................................... 619-768-0128

Air Compressor Packages Air Tools Asphalt Recyclers Backhoe Loader Booms & Material Lifts Cement Finishing Centrifugal Trash Pumps Compaction Equipment Concrete Equipment Demolition Hammers Diaphragm Pumps Excavators Forklifts Gas Recorders Generators Grinders Heaters High Reach Lifts Hydrostatic Test Pump Impact Wrenches Jack Hammers Ladders Levels Mixers Motor Graders Moving Equipment Pressure Washers Portable Lights Portable Personal Lifts Pumps Rock Drilll Hammers Roto-Hammers Rough Terrain High Reach Saws Scaffolds Scissor Lifts Skid Steer - 4x4 Loaders Skip Loaders Surveying Equipment Track Loaders Track Dozers Tractors Traffic Control Trailers/Towing Trucks (Dump & Water) Trenchers Vacuums Welders Wheel Dozer Wheel Loader

All Access Equipment Rentals Spring Valley......................................................................................... 619-222-9337 All American Rentals, Inc. Newark.................................................................................................. 510-792-4676 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 877-736-8995 San Francisco....................................................................................... 415-863-8383 All Star Rents (12 Locations in California)......................... 866-255-7827 American Rentals Inc. Bellflower.............................................................................................. 562-630-5897 Cypress.................................................................................................. 714-527-5171 Long Beach........................................................................................... 562-630-5896 Yuba City................................................................................................ 530-674-9577 Amos Metz Rentals Woodland.............................................................................................. 530-662-5001 A.S.A.P. Heavy Equipment Rentals Rancho Dominguez.............................................................................. 310-631-2727 Corona................................................................................................... 888-537-5458 Astec Rental, Inc. San Diego.............................................................................................. 619-582-2245 A Tool Shed, Inc. Santa Cruz (Headquarters)................................................................. 831-477-7793 Santa Clara........................................................................................... 408-727-0822 Campbell................................................................................................ 408-378-4921 Bejac Corp. Escondido.............................................................................................. 760-796-6561 Fresno..................................................................................................800-77-BEJAC Oakland/Bay Area..............................................................................800-77-BEJAC Placentia............................................................................................... 714-528-6224 Redding.................................................................................................. 530-378-0881 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 916-852-1243 BJ’s Rentals Chula Vista............................................................................................ 619-426-1912 San Diego.............................................................................................. 619-265-0690 BlueLine Rental (14 Locations in California)..................... 866-610-2583 BSE Rents Bakersfield............................................................................................ 661-322-7035 BS&E Company, Inc. Bakersfield............................................................................................ 661-834-2700

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San Diego Corporate Office Sales & Parts 7651 Ronson Rd., CA 92111 Phone: 858-278-8351 San Diego / Rentals 4726 Convoy Street San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: 858-278-8338 Escondido / Rentals 1330 Mission Road Escondido, CA 92029 Phone: 760-739-9100 Fontana 8520 Cherry Avenue Fontana, CA 92335 Phone: 909-429-9100 Imperial 440 West Aten Road Imperial, Ca. 92251 Phone: 760-355-7700 Indio 81-501 Industrial Place Indio, CA. 92201 Phone: 760-863-5558

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Coast Equipment Rental Vista....................................................................................................... 760-941-8003

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Long Beach (HQ) 6188 Paramount Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90805 Phone: 562-272-7400 Bakersfield 4252 Saco Road Bakersfield, CA 93308 Phone: 661-399-3600 Oxnard 1930 E. Lockwood St. Oxnard, CA 93031 Phone: 805-485-2106

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Articulated Dump Trucks Backhoe Loaders Compact Excavators Compact Track Loaders Crawler Dozers & Loaders Double Drum Asphalt Rollers Excavators Hydraulic Breakers Landscape Loaders Material Separators Motor Graders Padfoot Soil Compactors Skid Steer Loaders Skip Loader Smooth Drum Compactors Water Trucks Wheel Loader

LISTINGS

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Cole Equipment Inc. Riverside................................................................................................ 951-367-0220 Cresco Equipment Rentals Livermore (Corporate - Call for Nearest Location)......................... 925-456-9750 Dahl's Equipment Rentals, Inc. San Jose................................................................................................ 408-292-1888 Defatte Equipment Inc. Ukiah...................................................................................................... 707-463-1057 Delta Equipment, Inc. Stockton................................................................................................ 209-464-1323 Don’s Rent All Eureka.................................................................................................... 707-442-4575 Double D Rentals Inc. Norco..................................................................................................... 951-734-1040 Downs Equipment Rentals Balkersfield........................................................................................... 800-350-5526 Droscher Equipment, Inc. Redding.................................................................................................. 530-241-0505

Santa Ana 3216 Westminster Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92703 Phone: 714-265-5500

McCall, ID 13886 Highway 55 McCall, ID 83638 Phone: 208-634-3903

ECCO Equipment Corp (7 Locations in California)........ 800-490-3226

Santa Maria 1950 Roemer Place Santa Maria, CA 93454 Phone: 805-922-8329

Meridian, ID 2000 E. Overland Rd. Meridian, ID 83642 Phone: 208-888-3337

Elms Equipment Rental Brawley................................................................................................. 760-344-3780 El Centro................................................................................................ 760-353-4400 Indio....................................................................................................... 760-342-7930

Sylmar 12435 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342 Phone: 818-890-3353

Elko, NV 645 Romeo Way Elko, NV 89801 Phone: 775-777-7070

Jerome, ID 26 East 300 South Jerome, ID 83338 Phone: 208-324-2900

Las Vegas, NV 3540 N. 5th St. N. Las Vegas, NV 89032 Phone: 702-399-2700

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Sacramento 325 North 5th St, Bldg. A Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-440-8090 Santa Ana 3216 Westminster Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92703 Phone: 714-265-6553

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Crane - Boom Truck Crane - Rough Terrain Forklifts - Telescopic Hi-Reach Aerial Work Platform Industrial Carry Decks

Fallbrook Equipment Rentals Fallbrook............................................................................................... 760-728-1555 Fort Bragg Rent-All Fort Bragg............................................................................................ 707-964-6661 Gold-N-Green Rentals & Sales, Inc. Grass Valley......................................................................................... 530-273-0064 Gorilla Equipment Rental Oceanside............................................................................................ 760-721-0143 Granite Construction Supply Fresno.................................................................................................... 559-441-5777 French Camp......................................................................................... 209-982-4750 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 916-855-4499 Guy Rents Chico...................................................................................................... 530-343-0219 Redding.................................................................................................. 530-222-5000 H&E Equipment Services (9 Locations in California)... 866-467-3682 Halk Equipment Rental Shingle Springs ................................................................................... 530-677-2253

FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION Las Vegas, NV 3540 N. 5th St. N. Las Vegas, NV 89032 Phone: 702-399-2700

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El Camino Rental Oceanside............................................................................................. 760-721-7368 Carlsbad................................................................................................ 760-438-7368

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Chula Vista 680 Moss St. Chula Vista, CA 91911 Phone: 619-336-2500 Toll Free: 800-750-4228 Lakeside 12329 Mapleview St. Lakeside, CA 92040 Phone: 619-561-8700 Toll Free: 800-750-4228 Escondido 1620 Mission Rd. Escondido, CA 92029 Phone: 760-740-2900 Toll Free: 800-750-4228

LISTINGS

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Kjar Equipment and Rental Company Selma..................................................................................................... 559-896-9300

Air Compressors Backhoe Loaders Compact Track Loaders Compactors Concrete Tools Excavators Generators Lift Equipment Light Towers Loadbanks Motor Graders Ride On Trenchers Scrapers Skid Steer Loaders Track Dozers Track Loaders Utility Vehicles Walk Behind Utility Loaders Water Equipment Wheel Loaders

LAX Rentals Ingelwood............................................................................................. 310-330-2657 LaLonde Equipment Rental Signal Hill.............................................................................................. 562-595-6655 Lewis Rents, Inc. San Lorenzo.......................................................................................... 510-276-3080 LGP Equipment Rentals South Gate............................................................................................ 323-569-0969 Manteca Equipment Rental Manteca................................................................................................ 209-239-3507 Max Equipment Rental San Marcos ......................................................................................... 760-591-7555 Maxim Crane Works, L.P. Long Beach........................................................................................... 562-989-5709 Pleasant Grove..................................................................................... 916-286-2770 Stockton................................................................................................ 209-464-7635 Moore Tractor Co. Fairfield.................................................................................................. 707-425-9545

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Mostar Heavy Equipment Corp. Fontana.................................................................................................. 909-357-2411

HBE Rentals Grass Valley.......................................................................................... 530-273-3100

Mr. Crane/Inquipco Orange................................................................................................... 714-633-2100

HERC Rentals (8 Locations)............................................888-658-1718

Neff Rental Call For the Location Nearest You...................................................888-709-NEFF

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation Location Finder (on the website)....................................................... 888-777-2700 Hiway 20 Equipment Marysville............................................................................................. 530-749-1084 Holt of California Los Banos.............................................................................................. 209-826-4919 Pleasant Grove .................................................................................... 916-921-8800 Stockton................................................................................................ 209-466-6000 Holt of California—Cat Rental Store Merced.................................................................................................. 209-386-1953 Modesto................................................................................................ 209-623-1149 Roseville ............................................................................................... 916-772-9600 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 916-381-9940 Stockton................................................................................................ 209-946-1776 Turlock................................................................................................... 209-664-3875 Vacaville................................................................................................ 707-455-7600 Yuba City............................................................................................... 530-755-9972

Southern California 2044 S Vineyard Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 Phone: 909-930-1822 Fax: 909-673-0694 Northern California 800 E. Grant Line Road Tracy, CA 95304 Phone: 209-830-8600 Fax: 209-830-8884

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Asphalt Pavers - LeeBoy & Vogele Cranes - RT’s, TeleCrawlers & Crawlers Material Transfer Machines Midland Road Widners Milling Machines Motor Graders Rollers - Dirt, Oscilitory, Pad & Smooth Screening Plants Sweepers - Highway

Hometown Rentals Arcadia.................................................................................................. 626-446-5287 Pomona.................................................................................................. 909-596-3799 San Dimas............................................................................................. 909-599-3141 I-N-C Rentals & Sales Los Angeles.......................................................................................... 818-400-0344 Industry Lift, Inc. City of Industry .................................................................................... 626-913-6175 Ironfinders Heavy Equipment Rental, Inc. San Clemente....................................................................................... 800-501-9131 ISCO Heavy Equipment Rentals Acton...................................................................................................... 661-878-1477

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Northwest Excavating Northridge............................................................................................. 818-349-5861 Northridge Equipment Rentals Lompoc.................................................................................................. 805-735-3446 One Stop Equipment Rental Landscape Centers Poway.................................................................................................... 858-748-4848 Ramona.................................................................................................. 760-789-8010

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Pacific Beach Rentals San Diego.............................................................................................. 858-274-6464 Pacific High Reach Orange................................................................................................... 888-875-5438 Pape Machinery Fowler.................................................................................................... 559-834-4774 French Camp......................................................................................... 209-983-8122 Gilroy...................................................................................................... 408-848-4150 Newark.................................................................................................. 510-790-3600 Redding ................................................................................................. 530-241-4555 Rohnert Park......................................................................................... 707-584-9161 Sacramento.......................................................................................... 916-922-7181 Pape Rents Call for the location Nearest You...................................................... 888-813-2580

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Pauley Equipment Company, Inc. Escondido.............................................................................................. 760-745-8745 Temecula............................................................................................... 951-695-9080 Vista....................................................................................................... 760-758-1551 PDQ Rentals Corona................................................................................................... 951-381-6800 Santa Fe Springs.................................................................................. 562-944-3206 Penhall Rentals Call for the location Nearest You.................................................... 800-PENHALL Peterson Tractor Co. Benicia................................................................................................... 707-746-8243 Chico ..................................................................................................... 530-343-1911 Fortuna .................................................................................................. 707-725-1888 Redding ................................................................................................. 530-243-5410 San Leandro.......................................................................................... 510-357-6200 San Martin............................................................................................ 408-686-1195 Santa Rosa............................................................................................ 707-576-1616 Willits..................................................................................................... 707-459-9006 Willows.................................................................................................. 530-934-9315

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Piva Equipment Rental Ramona.................................................................................................. 760-788-4445 Poway.................................................................................................... 858-679-3626 Placer Equipment Rentals, Inc. Auburn................................................................................................... 530-885-8852 Quality Equipment Rentals Inglewood ............................................................................................ 310-677-7600 Porter Rents (formerly Heavy Equipment Rentals) Corona .................................................................................................. 951-674-9999 Los Angeles ......................................................................................... 818-834-0102 San Diego ............................................................................................. 619-390-1197 Newark ................................................................................................. 510-713-7368 Sacramento ......................................................................................... 916-372-5925 Wildomar .............................................................................................. 951-678-9902

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LISTINGS

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RENTAL EQUIPMENT

QUINN RENTAL SERVICES Bakersfield 2200 Pegasus Drive Bakersfield, CA 93308 Phone: 661-588-8770 Fax: 661-588-8763 City of Industry 10006 Rose Hills Road City of Industry, CA 90601 Phone: 562-463-4050 Fax: 562-692-9249 Foothill Ranch 25961 Wright Street Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 Phone: 949-768-4050 Fax: 949-768-1791 Fresno 3594 S Bagley Ave. Fresno, CA 93725 Phone: 559-268-8800 Fax: 559-268-8809 Indio 83-817 Indio Blvd. Indio, CA 92201 Phone: 760-342-1597 Fax: 760-863-5749 Murrieta 41105 Raintree Ct. Murrieta, CA 92562 951-696-1063 Fax: 951-696-9463

Aerial Work Platforms Air Compressors Asphalt Compactors Backhoes Boom Lifts Breakers/Demo Hammers Bucket Trucks Compact Track Loaders Concrete Handling Equipment Crane Trucks Dozers Dump Trucks Excavators Forklifts Generators Hammers Hand Tools - Full Line IT Loaders Lawn & Garden Light Towers Material Lifts & Dollies Motorgraders Multi Terrain Loaders Rammers Pickup Trucks Pneumatic Compactors Pumps Sand Blasting Saws Scaffolding Scissor Lifts Scrapers Skid Steers Skip Loaders Stake Bed Trucks Stinger Cranes Telehandlers Tractors Track Loader Traffic Control Trailers Trenchers Vibraplates Vibratory Soil Compactors Water Trucks Wheel Loaders

Lancaster 46101 N Sierra Highway Lancaster, CA 93534 Phone: 661-945-7777 Fax: 661-945-0985

Pomona 3359 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768 Phone: 909-594-4326 Fax: 562-463-7120

Oxnard 801 Del Norte Blvd Oxnard, CA 93030 Phone: 805-604-0200 Fax: 805-604-0201

Riverside 800 E. La Cadena Dr. Riverside, CA 92507 Phone: 951-774-3288 Fax: 951-774-3273

Paso Robles 1560 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446 Phone: 805-237-7700 Fax: 805-237-0127

Salinas 1300 Abbott St. Salinas, CA 93901 Phone: 831-758-8800 Fax: 831-755-7955

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QUINN RENTAL SERVICES Santa Maria 830 W Betteravia Road Santa Maria, CA 93455 Phone: 805-922-3529 Fax: 805-922-4079

Tulare 19810 S Hosfield Dr. Tulare, CA 93274 Phone: 559-685-7444 Fax: 559-685-7442

Sylmar 13275 Golden State Rd. Sylmar, CA 91342 Phone: 818-768-9777 Fax: 818-768-9244

Victorville 11930 Mariposa Rd. Hesperia, CA 92345 760-947-0967 Fax: 760-947-0978

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Rental Hotline: 800-886-3758 Lakeside 10108 Riverford Road Lakeside, CA 92040 Phone: 619-270-4300 Fax: 619-443-3274 Imperial 3275 Hwy 86 PO Box 488 Imperial, California, 92251 Phone: 760-355-7800 Fax: 760-355-1821 Indio 83-300 Ave 45 Indio, California, 92201 Phone: 760-342-8900 Fax: 760-342-8909

Articulated Trucks Attachments Backhoes Compaction Equipment Compact Excavators Crawler Dozers Excavators Landscape Loaders Motor Graders Skid Steers Track Loaders Water Equipment Tractors/Scrapers Wheel Dozers Wheel Loaders

Riverside 20 Iowa Avenue Riverside, California, 92502 Phone: 951-778-3700 Fax: 951-778-3746

www.rdoequipment.com R. J. LaLonde Equipment Rentals Signal Hill ............................................................................................. 562-595-6655 Rental Depot Monterey............................................................................................... 831-642-9118 Paso Robles.......................................................................................... 805-237-9915 San Luis Obispo.................................................................................... 805-549-0311 Rental Guys, Inc. Chico...................................................................................................... 530-343-0219 Eureka.................................................................................................... 707-798-6096 Redding.................................................................................................. 530-222-5000 Red Bluff................................................................................................ 530-527-4700

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Rental Service Corporation (RSC) Call for the Location Nearest You...................................................... 800-222-7777

Specialty Crane & Rigging........................................................ 805-967-4567

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RentSmart Equipment Rentals, LLC Hemet .................................................................................................... 951-765-6100

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“CARB COMPLIANT” Corona 26340 Lester Circle Corona, CA 92883 Phone: 800-672-8252 (800-6-SAVALA) Fax: 951-471-3064 Irvine Corporate Office 16402 Construction Circle East Irvine, CA 92606-4408 Phone: 949-552-1859 Fax: 949-552-8597

Backhoes Blades Dozers Excavators Loaders Mini Excavators Rollers Scrapers Skiploaders Water Trucks Attachments Balderson Forks Breakers Compaction Wheels Lasers Pulverizer Swivels Thumbs Vibratory Compactors

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RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Los Angeles/Orange Cty. 10950 South Norwalk Blvd Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 562-903-7377 Inland Empire 10062 Live Oak Avenue Fontana, CA 92335 909-355-1075

Backhoes Loaders Compaction/Rollers Compact Track Loaders Crawler Dozers Excavators Fork Lifts JLG Lift Reach Mini Excavators Motor Graders Skid Steers Skip Loaders Wheel Loaders

San Francisco Bay Area 1450 Doolittle Dr. San Leandro, CA 94577 510-562-0653

Reno, NV 1455 Glendale Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 775-358-5000

San Diego Area 1475 Pioneer Way El Cajon, CA 92020 619-873-0123

Seattle, WA 2702 West Valley Hwy. N. Auburn, WA 98001 253-735-2702

LISTINGS

2018 // RENTAL GUIDE San Bernardino 2400 W. Base Line St. San Bernardino, CA 92410 Phone: 714-340-1022 Fax: 909-381-5199

Compactors Dozers Excavators Fuel/Lube Containers Loaders Motor Graders Rippers Scrapers Trucks Water Pulls

Call Us at (909) 352-7102 for Sales and (714)340-1022 for Rentals www.sukutequipment.com Summit Equipment Rentals Tulare..................................................................................................... 559-280-5423 Sunbelt Rentals Call For Location Nearest You........................................................... 800-667-9328 Sunstate Equipment Co. Call For Location Nearest You........................................................... 888-456-4560 T-Cat Heavy Equipment Rentals Temecula............................................................................................... 951-302-3942 TLR Equipment Co., Inc. Irvine...................................................................................................... 949-559-4711 The Rental Place Santa Rosa............................................................................................ 707-537-6917 ToolShed Equipment Rental Escondido.............................................................................................. 760-743-6700 Topcon Positioning Systems Livermore.............................................................................................. 925-245-8300 Total Equipment Rental Long Beach .......................................................................................... 562-595-6555

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Compton 206 N. Central Ave. Compton, CA 90220 Phone: 310-327-5554 Fax: 310-323-9648 Bakersfield 301 Lawson Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93307 Phone: 661-396-9160 Fax: 661-396-9162

Aluminum Hyd. Shores Aluminum Shields Bedding Boxes Confined Space Equipment Crossing Bridges Flo-Line Gas Monitors - 4 Gas Grizzly Screen MAPS & Ultra Shore Mechanical Screw Jacks Pipe Plugs/Pipeline Testing Equipment SBH Slide Rail Systems Steel Shoring Plates TRACKCLEAN® Trench & Manhole Boxes “Z” Shore

Banning 1184 W. Lincoln St. Banning, CA 92220 Phone: 951-849-1611 Fax: 951-849-1192

Lake Forest 20542 Pascal Way Lake Forest, CA 92630 Phone: 949-454-0858 Fax: 949-581-4520

Corona 325 N. Cota St. Corona, CA 92880 Phone: 951-734-4290 Fax: 951-734-3721

Moorpark 13826 Princeton Ave. Moorpark, CA 93021 Phone: 805-529-4614 Fax: 805-529-3067

Fresno 88 N. Hughes Ave. Fresno, CA 93706 Phone: 559-691-4123

San Diego 9450 Dowdy Dr. San Diego, CA 92126 Phone: 858-530-2500 Fax: 858-530-0321

Fullerton 1400 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 Phone: 714-879-1005 Fax: 714-879-4612

Las Vegas, NV 4035 Flossmoor St. Las Vegas, NV 89115 Phone: 702-651-0920 Fax: 702-651-0520

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LISTINGS

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United Rentals Call For The Location Nearest You................................................... 800-877-3687 USave Equipment Rental San Francisco....................................................................................... 415-864-3811 Vanguard Equipment Rentals Orange.................................................................................................657-236-4405

RENTAL EQUIPMENT Construction Equipment & Services

Corona 22099 Knabe Rd. Corona, CA 92883 Phone: 951-277-7620 Fax: 951-277-4550

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Installing Solar Power Generating Facility at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve SOLAR Research Site By Brian Hoover Editor

he thought of purchasing cheaper energy is something that is on the mind of just about every city, agency or property owner, but is enough being done to bring this prospect to a reality? Spectrum Energy Development, Inc. (Spectrum Energy) is one company that is working hard to make a difference to not only our economic aspirations but also our environmental future. Spectrum Energy has over 100 years combined experience building solar PV plants across California with a focus on providing the best in alternative energy solutions. Richard Agnello is the Southern California project manager for Spectrum Energy whose headquarters is located in Elk Grove. He oversees a variety of power plant projects throughout Southern California, including more recent jobs like a of a 3/4 of a million dollar solar plant for a massive $14 million mobile home park development in Chico. Spectrum has also recently begun solar projects for three separate car lots in Santa Rosa, and another three were recently completed in Roseville. Spectrum Energy also works with farmers to help bring affordable power to their agricultural enterprises. This includes a recent project for a group of farmers in the Central Valley, which led to neighboring farms requesting similar services.

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Spectrum Energy also works with governmental agencies to build subsidized solar power facilities for low-income apartment complexes and other developments. Perhaps one of the more interesting and challenging projects for Spectrum Energy, and Richard Agnello would be a project they are currently on in Temecula. A solar power generating facility is being constructed by SMER Research 1, LLC, under a ground lease with San Diego State University, the owner of the San Margarita Ecological Reserve where the power plant is being constructed. Spectrum Energy is currently installing 11,280 (39� x 77�) photovoltaic cells (solar panels) on 16-acres of University land. The cost of electricity from this solar power generating

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Above L to R: Richard Agnello, Southern California Project Manager for Spectrum Energy Development, Inc. with Tom Callus, Quinn Rental Services Sales Representative.

facility will initially be 10 percent less than the cost of power from California Edison Company, and savings will increase as electric rates increase over time. SMER Research 1 and San Diego State University will conduct academic research projects at the new solar power generating facility that will study solar radiation, solar energy, soils, and other meteorological and geotechnical data as well as habitat and habitat restoration. The program is in coordination with Southern California Edison

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Below: Cat 305E2 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator with auger and thumb attachment from Quinn Rental Services boring through tree stump before installing posts.

Gayk Baumaschinen GMBII pile driver installing posts that will support solar panels at solar panel generating facility at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Solar Research Site in Temecula.

Company in accordance with programs established by the California Public Utilities Commission. “We are putting in 3.66 megawatts of solar panels that will be distributed between the cities of Temecula and Lake Elsinore,” says Agnello. “2.25 megawatts will be allocated to the City of Temecula, while 1.4 will be distributed toward Lake Elsinore’s power grid.” The job began Dec. 7 with the removal of 12-acres of Eucalyptus trees deemed to be a potential fire hazard by CAL FIRE. “The trees were planted in the 80s and there are now thousands of Eucalyptus trees on this property,” says Agnello. “Because this is an ecological reserve, the trees had to be removed with as little disruption to the terrain as humanly possible.”

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In order to maintain the land integrity, Spectrum Energy cut the trees down to ground level without the use of excavators or other grading machines. “When the job is complete in late April or early May of this year, we will hydroseed to assure that the natural vegetation grows back,” says Agnello. “This is all part of the research project, to see how the natural vegetation cohabitates with the solar panels and surrounding wildlife.” According to Agnello, solar panels of this particular size are many times supported by two posts, however, in an effort to further protect the land, a single post design was utilized. “We are drilling post holes with an auger mounted on a compact excavator. Because of all the tree stumps,

we have developed a technique where we bore right through the stump until we hit the ground beneath and then drive the piles right through the stump,” says Agnello. “This has actually proved to be quite effective and right in line with the conservation efforts.” Agnello further explains that the solar panels will be mounted at a minimum height of 2.5 feet on the leading edge and as high as 18 feet on the back edge. “The terrain on this project is anything but flat, and we knew that we would be facing many challenges due to the existing stumps, stones, and boulders that are common in this area,” says Agnello. “The fact that we cannot dig or move earth with excavators and graders makes this job unique, but our crew has risen

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Above Left: One of two Cat TH255 Telehandlers transporting building materials. Above Right: Cat 415F2 IL Industrial Loader from Quinn Rental Services. RIght: One of two utility ATVs on rent from Quinn Rental Services. Below Left: Posts and support structures ready for solar panel installation. Below Right: One of Spectrum Energy's finished solar panel sites.

to the challenge and are doing an excellent job. We have men and women of various backgrounds working on this project, including a few veterans from Northern California that have been in the industry for 20 to 30 years. We also have Rich Blair, our foreman on the job, who is so very knowledgeable and experienced and is really the engine that keeps this job going forward smoothly.” Just because the job dictates that the ground should not be disturbed, does not mean that Spectrum Energy is not using construction machinery on this project. They own some of the hand equipment and augers used on the job and are renting a long list of other machines from Quinn Rental Services out of Murrieta

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(one of 19 locations). “We rarely purchase heavy equipment and implements because we are so spread out across the state on a variety of jobs with different terrains,” says Agnello. “We have rented from several different companies and recently began working with Quinn. I was out driving from job to job one day and saw their rental truck and took notice of how new and clean their equipment appeared and decided to give them a call. They put me in touch with Tom Callus and we hit it off right away and I have to say that Quinn has really impressed me and our company with their pricing and excellent service practices.” According to Agnello, Spectrum Energy has rented several

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machines from Quinn Rental Services for this project, including an excavator, skid steer, two forklifts, a skip loader, a water truck, two cutoff saws, a scissor lift, a power jack, two off-road vehicles, a Ditch Witch trencher and a water wagon. “If there is a flat tire or other issues, whether it is our problem or theirs, Quinn has been on-site immediately to get us back up and running,” says Agnello. “We have several other jobs coming up soon where we will be using Quinn because they have been amazing to work with.” For more information on Spectrum Energy Development, Inc., please visit their website at www.spectrumenergydev.com or call their headquarters at (510) 990-5753. Cc

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REALIZES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH THROUGH BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES TO INCLUDE PROPER UTILIZATION OF RENTAL EQUIPMENT Patriot General Engineering, Inc. is a fully qualified, certified, and bonded Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) (OSDS 59858) and insured and licensed general engineering contractor specializing in utility construction projects. The company is signatory with the IBEW Union, working primarily for customers like San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE), Southern California Edison (SCE) and general contractors that work these utilities. The company was established in 2008 by Steve Garcia, president of Patriot General Engineering (Patriot), with Steve Weitman serving as the company’s chief estimator/ project manager. With 80 operators and labors in the field and 15 competent individuals in the office, Patriot has worked

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hard to earn a reputation for touches on three additional excellence with annual contracts substation projects,” says that are in excess of $30 million. Weitman. “We also have an “Our discipline is focused on annual grading contract with ground and down projects that San Diego Gas & Electric, where include general utility excavation,we continually grade the roads grading, erosion control, paving that lead to their towers in San and other earthwork projects, Diego County. Additionally, we with separate concrete and are contracted to perform wood firefighting divisions,” says to steel pole switch out work Garcia. “Our niche is within as a fire protection measure for the transmission industry, and the City of San Diego. This is all we stay busy with flatwork and good consistent work and we structural concrete jobs that have a great deal of this going on include the construction of right now.” substations from the ground up Because Patriot General for utility companies.” Engineering has such a wide Patriot General Engineering variety of jobs going on at any currently has several substation given time, they have learned projects going on right now, to rely on rental equipment to the largest being the Rosemond supplement their fleet of heavy Substation. “We are actually construction equipment. “Our constructing two substations on equipment needs are unique the Rosemond job, with other in the fact that we may need a crews putting the finishing motor grader and dozer on one

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Above Left: Steve Garcia, President and Steve Weitman, Chief Estimator/ Project Manager of Patriot General Engineering, Inc. Above Middle: Patriot General utilizing Cat D6K2 XL Dozer and water truck from Hawthorne Rentals on a project in Santee. Above Right: Excavating with Cat 321DL CR Hydraulic Excavator from Hawthorne Rentals in Santee.

job, an excavator and skid steer on another, and a low drill on one of our smaller projects,” says Garcia. “No matter what our needs, one thing is always a constant, and that is the fact that Hawthorne Rentals is the company we rely on for 95 percent of our rental requirements.” Patriot General Engineering currently has several machines on rent from Hawthorne Rentals, including a Cat D6 dozer and Cat skid steer on the annual grading job and a Cat backhoe on one of their task tracker projects for SDG&E. “Our volume varies from one day to the next, and although we own Cat motor graders and other machines that we purchased from Hawthorne Cat, we move these around and subsidize the other projects with rented Cat equipment,” says Weitman. “In all, we own more than 100 crew trucks, (2) Cat motor graders, (3) Cat backhoes, (3) Cat skid

steer loader, a Cat D4 and D6 dozer and (8) water trucks. We have a great relationship with Hawthorne Rentals and they deliver to long-term or short-term project sites when and where we need them. We work well together and they are really a big part of our team and our success.” Steve Garcia points out that his company performs a regular risk analysis on just where the breakeven point is on renting versus owning. “If the duration is long-term, where we can clearly see that a machine will basically pay for itself, then we make the decision to buy and pay off most of that unit on one or two long-term jobs,” says Garcia. “On the flip side, much of our work is short-term, where we are quickly moving from job to job and in those cases, we are very happy to allow Hawthorne Rentals to take care of our rental equipment needs.” Garcia continues

to point out that Hawthorne Rentals will work with them with suggestions on what machine will be best for each individual application. “It comes down to many factors, including the space we have to work in and the amount of earth and other materials we are looking at moving. We will even rent scrapers from time to time on large site development jobs where we are performing heavy grading, over-excavating or recompation on substation projects,” says Garcia. In addition to purchasing and renting equipment from Hawthorne Rentals and Hawthorne Cat, Patriot General Engineering also depends on the company for their equipment maintenance program. “We recently started a new maintenance program with Hawthorne Cat on four of our new Cat machines. The technology is amazing in that it sends information to an online platform, allowing us to see Left: Cat CP56 Vibratory Soil Compactor being used at a Santee jobsite along with several other pieces of rental equipment from Hawthorne Rentals.

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Right: Patriot General Engineering in Santee excavating with a Cat 321DL CR Hydraulic Excavator provided by Hawthorne Rentals. Far Right: Cat 140M3 Motor Grader and Cat 420E Backhoe Loader rented from Hawthorne Rentals on a job in Alpine.

displays every 250 hours of maintenance services and a variety of other issues like tirepressure, hours until oil change if a machine is overheating and so much more, all from the built-in GPS. They know what we need, allowing us to be proactive in taking care of an issue before it becomes an expensive service issue.” Patriot General Engineering recently completed work on the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP), which is a series of new and upgraded high-voltage electric transmission lines and substations capable of carrying 4,500 megawatts of electricity (enough energy to supply 3 million homes). The project site is located in Chino Hills and Patriot General Engineering was actually working in three different locations relatively close to one another. According to Garcia, they had four to six machines working on each location from one day to the next, including Cat 335 excavators, Cat D6 dozers, Cat scrapers and a long list of Cat compact equipment including Cat 305E2 CR mini hydraulic excavators and Cat 287B skid steer loaders. “We had 18 to 20 Cat rental machines on-site from one day to the next and having Cat equipment on our jobs just gives us that extra confidence in knowing that we have Cat and companies like Hawthorne Rentals taking care of our

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needs,” says Garcia. “We have a longstanding relationship with Hawthorne Rentals and they have always been very responsive to our unique, individual needs. They allow us to switch out equipment, when necessary, provide extremely competitive rates, and give us a day off now and then for weather and other extenuating circumstances. They even take the time to let us know when we have had a machine on rent for an extended period of time and feel that purchasing the machine may be in our best interest. They are always looking out for our bottom line.” Patriot General Engineering performs more than $30 million annually, and according to Garcia, they have plans to increase their revenue another $10 million of the next 12 to 24 months. “Most of our work has been in San Diego County, with an occasional job in Orange and Los Angeles County,” says Garcia. “We are hoping to push further north this year into the Edison area (Fresno down to Orange County). We are busy and we have great people working here and I believe that we will achieve our goals, which is an excellent prospect.” Patriot General Engineering is not just about growth and profits, they realize that there are others that are in need and they do not turn a blind eye to these situations. They

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give back to their community and others in need through a long list of programs, including the American Red Cross, YMCA, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Clarity Foundation, ABC Amateur Athletes, American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club, Grossmont Hospital Foundation, Burn Institute, and the list truly goes on to include 20 to 30 other organizations. Because Steve Garcia is a veteran himself, he understands the urgency of helping out a fellow veteran in need. They support several programs, including the American Combat Veterans of War, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, The California AMVET Voice, the Veterans Research Alliance and Heart A Soldier. “We are signatory to the union and we request to get a veteran on our job whenever possible,” says Garcia. “We also recently started our own secondary nonprofit in order to get as much to the Veteran as possible. This is very near and dear to our hearts here at Patriot General Engineering and we want to do everything we can to help disabled and transitioning veterans in need.” For more information on Patriot General Engineering, Inc., please visit their website at www.patriotgen.com or call their Lakeside headquarters at (619) 713-6880. Cc

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Left: Scene from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 where construction industry professionals from across the country and world attend every four years in part to see what they may consider adding to their equipment fleet.

“Ultimately it comes down to cost and convenience,” says Liam Stannard, CTO, BigRentz. “If you're using a piece of gear all the time and have the resources and means to store and maintain it effectively, purchasing will probably save you money over time."

THE ECONOMICS of Renting Vs. Owning Construction Equipment Content originally published in CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s 365 trends e-newsletter. To subscribe visit http://www.conexpoconagg.com/subscribe/. More and more contractors are renting the equipment they need at the jobsite. Contractors have found that there are many opportunities to rent some of their construction equipment for jobs instead of purchasing. Regardless of what a company decides, there are always benefits and challenges to renting versus owning construction equipment. The real answer lies in determining your specific needs for each and every project. Matt McLean, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment, says the economy is the main reason for the growth of the rental industry. “Ever since the economic downturn, we’ve clearly seen the rental industry grow. Contractors have been hesitant to make a purchase and, quite frankly, our

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culture as a whole has become more comfortable with the idea of renting versus buying— accepting a possible higher monthly payment for the gain of flexibility and risk mitigation. That could absolutely change in the future, but for now, with infrastructure funding still being speculated upon rather than finite, I think we will continue to see an upward trend in rental,” McLean states. Rental Considerations With the growth of the construction equipment market, there are many options to consider when it comes to deciding whether big ticket items such as excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, just to name a few, should be purchased or rented. The rental industry itself is constantly improving

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and evolving. The focus on this industry has come from the technical advancements and demand from contractors. “Ultimately it comes down to cost and convenience,” says Liam Stannard, CTO, BigRentz. “If you're using a piece of gear all the time and have the resources and means to store and maintain it effectively, purchasing will probably save you money over time. On the other hand, if you're using the gear somewhat less frequently or don't want to maintain equipment storage locations and hire both service technicians and delivery drivers, then renting can be a great option.” “While there are no hardand-fast rules, the general rule of thumb most folks agree with regarding aerial equipment is one should consider purchasing

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aerial equipment they use more than 65 percent of the time," Stannard said. "If you're using it less frequently, rental is probably a better deal." This is one of the reasons construction companies are experiencing an uptick in equipment rentals. Another has to do with the usage ratio of renting versus owning. Derek Betcher, rental marketing manager at Hitachi and John Deere, emphasizes the benefits of renting. He said much of the decision needs to be based on the usage ratio, and that that will help a company determine whether to own versus rent. Since 2002, Hitachi sales, marketing and many product support activities in the Americas have been managed by the Construction & Forestry Division of John Deere. Still, one of the biggest values of renting versus owning is the fact that contractors can leverage a piece of equipment based on specific needs for a particular project. McLean adds that a benefit lies in changing the equipment to fit your needs. “Aside from the obvious reason of financial flexibility in renting, one advantage is that you can select the exact machine size you need for the job at hand. With a purchase, you’re looking to own a machine that will work across a variety of jobs and be a best match most of the time, with the knowledge it won’t always be a perfect match for the job at hand. When renting, however, you’re able to select the exact size necessary, which can then allow you to control some costs because you’re not putting more power or fuel into a job that could be tackled by a smaller machine,” McLean explains. Another consideration is maintenance and repair of the equipment that is being used. A

Left: Rental companies like Hawthorne Rentals offer a rental app where customers and potential renters can view full product catalogs, browse available inventory, compare pricing, review and accept quotes, as well as monitor current machines that they have out on rent and so much more. http://www. hawthornecat.com/cat-rentalapp

contractor might be able to take on a job previously unavailable to them. They now can rent the equipment and only need the knowledge of how to operate it, not the inner workings of the machine. Hitachi’s and John Deere’s Betcher says, “If a company needs a project-specific piece or if it has a niche project, renting becomes worth it. There are a lot of variables with owning. Service, maintenance and repairs can happen at any time. When renting, the rental company becomes responsible for all that." Contractors need to know that they shouldn’t hesitate to look into rental and that many companies want to assist them in finding the best solution to their equipment needs. “Renting can be better than buying in instances when a contractor feels like they may be overextending themselves or overcommitting based on jobs they can forecast. On the flip side of that, however, many manufacturers are invested in helping contractors find a flexible financial offering so that

Above: Manufacturers like Volvo are offering revolutionary new telematics monitoring and fleet utilization reporting services as part of a package with new machine purchases. This and other programs are all considered when deciding whether to rent or own.

“If a company needs a project-specific piece or if it has a niche project, renting becomes worth it. There are a lot of variables with owning. Service, maintenance and repairs can happen at any time. When renting, the rental company becomes responsible for all that.”


Left: Manufacturers like John Deere offer incentives like zero to low interest rate programs to make the buying process make more sense to a construction company's bottom line. Many manufacturers also offer preventative maintenance programs that extend the life of your equipment, prevent costly repairs and reduce downtime, making ownership a more profitable and enjoyable experience.

they can do a true side-by-side comparison of purchasing versus renting,” McLean says. The Tech Factor The construction rental industry has introduced a host of new technologies, from tech on the equipment itself to how contractors request a unit and where they get it. “There are many rental companies out there and with the technology to advertise services over many mediums, it becomes an advantage to the contractor. If they want to rent through an app or in person,

all options are available,” Betcher says. Building on this, in addition to reserving a rental, construction companies can also use technology to manage the entire rental process. Stannard points out how ease of use is a big attraction, saying it's about having a single point of contact for all their rental needs. “They can see and manage their many dozens of rentals in one spot, and see real time information about the status of each piece of equipment. It's incredibly easy to place new orders, manage historical and

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The decision to rent or purchase attachments and other ancillary equipment shares many of the same financial considerations, and there are several factors that help a business owner determine whether it makes more sense to rent or purchase attachments. There is no right answer that will work for every business owner. Each individual should look at factors such as cash flow, taxes, estimated utilization rates, as well as associated costs like maintenance, depreciation and resale values. Additional factors include the size of the operation and the types of jobs and applications in which the attachment will be used. If an attachment is only used for a specific task for a one-time-only job, it makes more sense to rent. But if an attachment can be utilized on multiple jobsites, expand the services a company is able to offer and be profitable throughout the growth of the business — or even replace an entire other machine — then purchasing/financing

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the attachment makes sense. It ultimately depends on a contractor’s cash flow, the size of the business and longterm strategic growth plans. The Benefits of Rental There are a variety of benefits to renting attachments. Renting allows business owners to pass the rental costs on to the job and places owning and operating costs in the hands of the dealer or rental house. Renting also limits long-term storage and transportation costs. Another advantage is that rental houses often have the

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latest attachments available to rent, so it can be a good way for contractors to try out the latest attachments before making a purchase decision. While rental has some real benefits depending on the situation, it is important to understand that rental agreements can also come with limitations. Rental agreements often have hour caps, and the payments are considerably higher than a finance payment. Business owners should also be aware of competitive rental rates within their region of operation to ensure they’re getting the best deal.

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The Benefits of Ownership/ Financing Purchasing an attachment can offer a variety of advantages. Ownership typically offers the highest degree of flexibility—the owner is ultimately in control of all aspects of total cost of ownership (TCO). The owner/fleet manager will be in charge of maintaining the attachment to ensure maximum uptime and resale value. Another benefit of purchasing attachments is that operators become more familiar with them over time, which can improve productivity. Another consideration is that while down payments can tie up capital or lines of credit, the monthly payments will be lower than rental payments. Business owners can also talk with their dealers about deferred payments, skip payments, package deals or rent-to-own plans that best optimize new purchases with peak cash flow and seasonal work. When does it make Sense to Rent? Put simply, rental is a great option for short-term projects. In a situation where a contractor sees a long-term benefit to a piece of rental equipment, they can discuss rent-to-own options with their dealer. Every contractor has their own unique situation.

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Business owners should apply the 80/20 rule: If an attachment will be used 80 percent of the time in their core business, it should be purchased. If not, it should be rented. It comes down to utilization. If just 20 percent of what a business does is related to a certain type of job or task, then they should avoid buying those attachments and rent them instead. Business owners need to look at the versatility of the attachment and what they plan to use it for. Rental is a great option for businesses looking to fill short-term equipment needs without the added worry of ownership costs— maintenance, storage, etc.— which are all carried by the dealer/rental house in a rental situation. When does it make Sense to Buy? Applying that 80/20 rule: If an attachment will be used 80 percent of the time in a contractor’s core business, it should be purchased. As an example, job-after-job cleanup around construction sites may warrant the purchasing of a bucket or grapple. Or if a business owner finds themselves renting an auger every week or two, that could warrant the purchase of an auger. It all depends on the needs of the business.

It is important to understand attachment utilization and long-term business plans when making the decision to buy or rent a specific ancillary component. If a project is outside of an equipment owner’s usual scope and is considered a one-time job, then renting an attachment for that specific job saves time and money. However, if an attachment can expand a contractor’s business and provide growth opportunities, it makes more sense to make the investment. Contractors should also consider the added versatility of multifunctional attachments— 4-in-1 buckets, etc.—that can increase efficiencies and help grow their capabilities in other ways. The bottom line is that any type of fleet-expansion decision requires careful consideration and planning, and investing in attachments or other ancillary components is no different. If selected properly, attachments provide greater versatility and profitability. When evaluating attachments and other ancillary systems that can meet project needs or help grow and expand a business, equipment owners should focus on tools that provide the best return on their investment, and enhance the productivity of their operation over time. Cc

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