How Do You Rent an Excavator?


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To rent an excavator, contact a local heavy-machinery rental company or contractor and request an excavator for hire. Some companies that rent these machines include Sunbelt Rentals, United Rentals, Hertz Equipment Rental, Cat and RentalYard.com.

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Sunbelt Rentals rents several sizes of hydraulic excavators as well as mini-excavators for all types of earth-moving projects. Consumers can reserve their choice of equipment online. Sunbelt Rentals has over 500 locations across the United States. Its equipment delivery fees depend upon location, while supply and demand in the equipment rental market determines rental costs. The company also offers a rental protection insurance plan, which protects renters in case of theft or damage to the excavator.

United Rentals rents large and small excavators for earth-moving work, including digging, loading and back filling. Several of its excavators feature climate-controlled cabs and joystick controls. The company has over 800 locations in 49 states and provides a location-finding tool on UnitedRentals.com. Its Rental Protection Program is available to protect renters in the event of theft or damage to the machinery.

Hertz Equipment Rental leases excavators that are up to 40 metric tons and mini-excavators up to 8 metric tons. It supplies machinery made by Komatsu, Kubota, Deere and Takeuchi. Hertz charges renters for pickup and delivery of the equipment, fuel and a Loss Damage Waiver as well as other fees. HertzEquip.com provides a tool to help users find the closest Hertz Equipment Rental location.

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