Three Key Benefits to Renting Equipment for Your Crushing Operation

Jan. 27, 2022


To rent or not to rent, that is the question. Most of the players in the aggregate industry entertain the idea of renting equipment at one time or another. It's no minor decision. While renting can open a whole new world of access to businesses and contractors, it can also be a costly and resource-intensive process. Even after taking into account these considerations, we believe renting equipment can be a great best practice for your crushing operation--especially if you rent with Mellott Company

Here are the top 3 benefits to renting instead of buying.

1. Cut Down on Overhead Cost By Reducing Equipment Downtime

This benefit highlights that classic saying: "why pay for what you don't need?" The vast majority of the time, a piece of equipment's value lies in how much you can get out of it. Typically, if equipment is not needed for an operation, it simply sits on a lot or in a warehouse. So it's not improving productivity or increasing revenue. To add insult to injury, an unused piece of equipment can be more costly than it's worth, once you factor in maintenance and upkeep fees.

Your business only pays for the equipment needed to complete a job, and maintenance fees are all factored into your rental agreement. After you finish x-months or x-years-long job, you return the equipment. There’s no need to worry about storage or upkeep.

That is why renting can be especially beneficial for small to midsized companies and contractors who don't have space to store all the equipment they need. 

2. Create Versatility Within Your Fleet By Expanding Your Equipment Options

Renting allows certain contractors and businesses to take more jobs or more work.It's the flexible option that best goes with the ebb and flow of the ever-changing aggregate industry.  Why? If you own a cone crusher, you take jobs that require that type of crusher. 

However, your business is limited to a particular kind of job if your equipment selection is limited. Renting allows you to take all the jobs that fall within your capabilities because you have access to the different types of equipment you need. Sharpen your competitive edge by working with jaw, rebar, or impact crushers on demand. To be clear, this is only possible if you have access to a reliable renting service. 

That leads us to the next benefit. 

3. Avoid All Coordination Issues by Working With a High-Value Rental Service

The real reason renting can be beneficial does not just lie in versatility and cost-effectiveness. Finding a rental partner that can assist you every step of the way is crucial. In fact, all the other benefits can disappear if you don't nail this one.Mellott Company is the partner your business needs. After many years in the aggregate industry, we have the rental process down to a science.

 Our team is ready to set you up with the equipment you need. Here's a quick rundown of our process.

  •  A potential customer reaches out to the Mellott Company via our website or phone call.
  • Our team communicates with the customer until we understand their specific needs.
  • We determine what equipment will best fit their operation.
  • Before drawing up a quote, our Mellott Company team will visit the potential customer’s job site if more information is required.
  • Once a quote is given, our experts create a rental agreement that includes transportation costs, taxes, and technician fees. We discuss each element with our customers and answer any questions.
  • After the agreement is signed, we handle all transportation and setup-- no matter where the job site is located. 
  • We provide all necessary training to operate our equipment, and every customer has the option of hiring a Mellott Company technician to see them through a job.
  • The return process is handled entirely by the Mellott Company team. 


Ready to Start Renting?


If you want to learn more about renting benefits, check out our rental offeringsor enquire after a particular piece of equipment, our rental team is here to help.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call todayand we will be happy to meet your rental wants and requirements. 

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We want to work with you to find the best fit today.





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