Should You Buy or Rent Construction Equipment?

Regardless of your industry, you’re going to have jobs come up where you need a piece of equipment you don’t have in your fleet.

At that point, you will need to decide whether you want to rent or buy construction equipment to help you complete the project. Carter Machinery has the largest, best-maintained equipment inventory of new and rental equipment in Virginia.

When deciding to rent or buy construction equipment, there are a number of factors to keep in mind.

  1. Cost vs. Convenience: Is the extra cost of buying the equipment going to be worth it in the long term? When you buy, you have to consider the costs of maintenance, repairs and transportation of the equipment.
  2. Frequency of Use: Is this equipment going to be used often enough to justify purchasing it, or can you get by with renting it once or twice?
  3. Job Locations: Does your company travel out of state for jobs? It makes sense to rent construction equipment if it’s going to cost a fortune to ship your machinery to the job site. Carter has 16 locations throughout Virginia and one in West Virginia, ensuring you won’t be far from one of our facilities.
  4. Support and Service: If you decide to rent construction equipment from Carter Machinery, you know you will receive quality Cat machinery, affordable rates, on-time delivery and reliable rental service supported by 600 technicians.

Whether you want to rent or buy construction equipment, give us a call for more information at 800-768-4200 or contact us online.