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Spring Home & Garden weekend thing; we get to go on job sites. We’ve been down to Seattle and all over.”    An added bonus of renting equipment is that it creates a secondary market.    “The benefit for having a rental yard is not only do you reach a lot more customers, but you can sell the used equipment after it’s depreciated because not everyone is going to buy new construction equipment,” Bode said.    Brim Tractor still offers rentals for the weekender and people working on their yards. This equipment includes mini-excavators, tractors, skid-steer loaders, backhoes and scissor lifts.    “We’re local and family-owned for 52 years. We’ve built a reputation, or at least we hope we have, of servicing the customers well,” Bode said.    “There’s some good rental companies here; there’s some national chains in the county, and there’s local businesses. We think there’s room for another local business. The national chains are going to be out at the refineries. They are almost a different customer, in a way. They’re after the big customers, like BP. So there’s room for maybe us little guys to niche ourselves. It will be fun to see how this all plays out.”

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Greg Bode is the rental and sales manager at Lynden's Brim Tractor Company, which has five other locations across Washington and Oregon. Brim's rental division is starting only in Lynden, for now. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune)

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