3 Reasons to Rent a Truck

Truck rentals come in many different styles but all serve the same purpose: to transport large objects or a large quantity of materials. 

Renting a truck is very similar to renting a car and other equipment rentals, except truck rental is very convenient when you need to move large loads.  Your car might be great for getting around town in, but you aren't going to want to haul branches or rocks in your Mercedes.  Renting a truck will help avoid damaging that beautiful leather interior.  Here are 3 reasons why you might want to rent a truck.

  1. Landscaping is a great reason to rent a truck.  Trucks are great for getting yard work done and hauling debris to the dump. You can also use a truck to bring in new plants, soil, and rocks. A dump truck is another excellent truck to use for landscaping.
  2. Service repair jobs, such as plumbers and electricians, rent trucks to save money, since they won’t have to worry about for basic wear and tear on the truck. Some companies, such as mechanic shops, will rent trucks to haul engines and other car parts.
  3. Home renovation might require multiple rentals if you are doing a full renovation.  A moving van for all your belongings will help protect your valuables from getting dinged and dirty.  A dump truck will also help haul all the old stuff out to make room for the new.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.


Dump Trucks: What you Need to Know

This video talks about the versatility of a dump truck, as well as offers some great safety tips.  No matter the task, a dump truck can do it all, from plowing snow to laying down asphalt. Dump trucks are not the easiest to use, which is why it is best left to the professionals when operating one. Here are some safety tips to follow when using a dump truck.

  • First, always read and follow the owner's manual. This will help get you familiar with the truck.
  • Be on the top of your game at all times, because dump trucks can be very dangerous.
  • Conduct routine checks on fluids, tires, and make sure the windows and mirrors are thoroughly cleaned.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.


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Three Projects That May Require Renting Special Equipment

Do you have a list of projects you've set as New Year's resolutions?

If you don't have the equipment for your projects it can be tough to complete your resolutions. 

You may have been waiting to borrow your friend's equipment or to buy it yourself, but why do that for one project?  Instead, consider renting the equipment you need.  It is an affordable alternative.

Here are three projects that you can take care of with the help of an equipment rental company.

Lawn and Garden Work

Sometimes you can get that dead little tree yanked out with a rope and your children pulling away, but a chainsaw may be needed for the larger ones. In fact, you can rent many different types of lawn and garden equipment to complete the tasks at hand. 

Renovation

Renovations typically involve tools you don't have in the garage.  Whether you're looking to paint, pour concrete, or build a deck—rent what you need and get started this weekend.

Cleaning your attic/garage

If you've been meaning to clean out your garage or attic, you may have been waiting to buy a trailer or borrow your friend’s truck.  Consider renting a truck or trailer to get the job done.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

 


Four Tips for Planning Your Next Landscaping Project

While your landscaping projects may seem overwhelming, it is the little steps that can make a world of difference.  A great way to accomplish your landscaping project is to set reachable goals each week.  It may entail clearing out brush and putting down mulch this weekend, or it could be a two-week plan to get the wood cut and measured for your new deck. 

Here are some simple projects you can plan on to achieve your landscaping goals.

  1. Add Design- As mentioned before, a deck can add a lot to the look of your back yard.  A fence also is a way to define the landscape you're working with and give your property a look of totality.
  2. Add Waterworks- You can add a little pond and waterfall with a lot less work than you might think.  Find an equipment rental company with the right excavation tool, and then follow these instructions to do the rest!
  3. Plant a New Lawn- Here’s another one that's less work than you think.  Planting a new and beautiful lawn is especially easy if you use a seed/fertilizer spreader, tiller, and sod cutter from your local tool rental supply.
  4. Add a Walkway- A walkway is a great place to start when landscaping.  Once you put it in, you can start to classify the areas of your land to the various interests you have.  It is also a way to immediately change the look and feel of your property.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have any and all the equipment you need for your landscaping projects.  We have everything you need to get the job done.  For more information please visit our website or give us a call at 650.241.3105.      


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