People who are employed in the landscaping and building industry often need a large amount of equipment as well as specialist tools. As well as tools you probably need to hire other services in order to make your jobs run smoothly. As large tools and vehicles such as diggers are very expensive you will find that most businesses will hire them rather than buying their own and will only buy smaller, more affordable tools and vehicles. The major disadvantage of choosing to buy all the smaller tools and machinery you need is that it can drain your finances quickly when you are starting up your business. It makes more sense to buy just the tools that are essential to your work and to hire the ones that you don't need on a regular basis. If you are just starting out with your business then hiring is a simple way to cut operational costs without slowing down your productivity.
You will find that there are certain services that you will need no matter what and it is just easier to hire these than take care of them yourself. For instance, skip hire is incredibly useful for getting rid of building waste and it is much less time consuming than removing it yourself. One of the best things about using a skip hire service is that they will deliver and remove them in a relatively short time period. If you have the rubbish ready to be removed then you will find that many companies offer a service where the driver will wait while you load it and then take it away.
You will also find an expansive range of garden machinery that is available to rent. Hiring garden machinery such as track barrows is particularly useful and would be rather expensive to buy outright. For example hiring turf cutters or a rotavator are the sort of garden machinery that you will find are priced in the thousands to buy but are reasonably cheap to rent.
Here are some more benefits of hiring tools and machinery:
Customer Service - Finding a hire company that provides excellent customer service can be a huge benefit. Employees like this are very useful as they can advise you on the best equipment for the job you are doing. They can also give you valuable tips on how to get the most out of your tools as well as other advice.
Supplying Drivers - If you are planning on hiring equipment then you need to be aware that certain vehicles and tools will require a special license to operate them. Diggers and chainsaws are good examples and if your employees don't have these then it can leave you in a tight spot. This is a common problem and a number of companies have found a solution by also hiring drivers to operate them for you.
Discounts In Exchange For Customer Loyalty - Many tool and machinery hire companies will allow you to open an account. An account can be a great way of managing the cost of paying for hiring equipment. Opening an account shows loyalty to a company and so as a result many hire companies will offer discounts to regular customers. Having an account with a company will also allow you to extend the hire period more easily as well as taking priority over non account holders.