How Renting a Pile Driving or Drilling Rig Can Save You Money

Renting Equipment

For specialized projects that require heavy construction like pile driving, drilling, or deep foundations, renting equipment offers a flexible solution for operators and contractors. When you choose to rent heavy equipment instead of maintaining a regular fleet of drilling or pile driving equipment, you can save money on maintenance and repairs and ensure that you’re not exposed to costly downtime.

Also, when you work with a trusted local vendor who is experienced in renting equipment, you gain access to their expertise and insight. Depending on the scope of your project, you may be able to rent specific pieces of equipment that are compatible with different rigs and configurations. Renting equipment makes sense for projects of every size and allows operators and contractors to forecast their budgets in a dynamic way that shifts with market demand.

CZM EK65 Short Mast Drilling Rig

Renting Equipment versus Renting Complete Rigs

Whether you need CZM drilling equipment to install deep foundation piles for a week, a month, or a year, renting this equipment can help save you money in maintenance repairs and storage costs when not in use. Numerous sectors utilize CZM drill rigs for a wide variety of applications in the oil & gas industry, civil projects, and commercial construction.

CZM pile driving equipment is often utilized for creating solid foundations for large buildings with piles driven deep enough to provide support for large structures. This equipment requires regular maintenance and repairs, and due to the nature of the work it performs, it can be costly to maintain. Depending on your site’s specific soil conditions and the scope of your project, identifying the proper equipment can be a complex issue. You should consult with local dealers like RPI Equipment to choose machinery that is powerful enough to get the job done without going over budget with equipment that is too powerful for the task at hand.

If you already own an excavator, you can opt to rent a vibratory hammer that can operate with a crew as small as two in tight urban spaces. You can also choose to rent the entire rig equipped with different drill augers or impact hammers for projects with larger scopes.

MKT V52 with Caisson Beam and Clamps

Benefits of Renting

There are numerous benefits to renting heavy equipment instead of purchasing and maintaining a fleet of rigs, hammers, and drills. Some of the associated benefits include:

  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Flexible solutions for varying schedules
  • Ideal for shorter schedules
  • Access to a wide range of equipment
  • Transparent communication with vendors

One of the primary benefits is that you can rent equipment within the construction schedule and avoid downtime or periods of inactivity where equipment is standing idle.

RPI Equipment service trucks

Maintenance and Repairs

Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to avoid costly repairs or downtime caused by malfunction or heavy equipment failure. Unexpected breakdowns can not only pose potentially dangerous conditions but can cause delays, high repair bills, and expensive part replacements. This is why renting from a trusted vendor who has a team of dedicated and experienced service technicians often makes the most sense and can save operators considerable money in the long term.

When you work with a professional equipment rental company, they can help you create systems and practices to ensure your machines and attachments are operating at peak performance. They can also work with your team to conduct visual inspections on a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule to avoid breakdowns or expensive repairs.

Maintaining a fleet not only requires spending money on maintenance, technicians, and parts, but it can take up considerable time during daily operations or when a rig is being used 24/7 and is exposed to heavy wear and tear. Also, many projects require a variety of products within the CZM EK line, and keeping a fleet of this equipment requires considerable capital expenditure initially.

Flexible Solutions

Flexibility is another benefit of opting to rent your equipment instead of purchasing it outright. Because no two projects are the same, the ability to identify the proper equipment on a case-by-case basis offers the best solutions for the project and can ensure success for projects of every scope.

Because professional vendors maintain and rent multiple pieces and types of equipment, they are able to help you identify the right piece of equipment before breaking ground to keep your project on track from day one.

Seasonal rentals often make the most sense for regions where varying climate conditions can create a wide variety of situations that require equipment tailored to them.

The flexibility and support offered by professional equipment rental services, along with their technical expertise, often make the most sense for more dynamic teams that are completing large-scale or one-off projects.

Find out more about RPI Equipment’s full line of USA-made pile driving rigs, drilling rigs, and other heavy equipment. With over fifty years of experience, our team of dedicated technicians will keep your equipment operating at peak performance to help you deliver your project on time and on budget.

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