• Read On For More on What A-1 Equipment Rental Center Has To Offer You and Your Upcoming Project

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    Renting tools and equipment instead of buying new is a great way to save money—especially if you only need them for a one-time job—while also ensuring that you complete your project efficiently and safely. From landscaping, plumbing, and construction equipment to truck and trailer rentals, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help you find the right tool for the job. Check out these great resources on how to get the job done right:

    • Thatch is a layer of accumulated turf grass stems and roots that can choke a lawn if left uncontrolled. Use this guide to dethatch your lawn by using a gas-powered dethatcher.
    • Learn how to safely operate your rental compaction equipment with these safety standards.
    • Get an overview of the importance of compaction and how the basics of how to operate a plate compactor with this article from ExtremeHowTo.com.
    • Do you need help reaching high places? Read this article to learn how to safely work with scaffolding .

    Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about our high quality inventory .

  • Explore A-1 Rental Center’s Compaction Equipment Selection

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    Compacting soil is a crucial part of many areas of construction. It’s used to create a flat, supportive surface for building foundations, roadways, walkways, plumbing, and many other vital structures. Some soils are more receptive to compaction than others, and the compaction equipment you use can either work for or against you. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have you covered with our diverse line of rental compaction equipment to tackle any job, including:

    Tight Areas Where a plate packer won’t fit, a jumping jack compactor can give you the maneuverability you need in a tight space. With a self-cleaning drum and anti-vibration system, our Multiquip MTX60 model is easy to use and can provide up to 695 blows per minute with an impact force of 3060 pounds. Use this great tool for aeration, boulder walls, demolition, drainage work, and much more.

    Medium-Sized Jobs We offer a range of plate compactors , all lightweight and efficient in completing a medium-sized job. Use a mini-vibratory plate in small, confined areas, or the recognized industry-standard vibratory plate compactor for granular soils and asphalt. For the compaction of sand, gravel, and cohesive soils, rent our easy to use and lightweight vibe plate reversible compactor.

    Large Jobs Meet the challenge of big jobs by renting a trench roller for the compaction of sub bases of foundations, roads, and parking lots. For better handling, rent a ride-on roller vibrator to expertly compact granular soils for walkways, bike paths, driveways, and road rehabilitation. Opt for the smaller version of the ride-on roller for a compactor that can be used on jobs usually reserved for larger asphalt rollers while paying significantly less.

    With A-1 Equipment Rental Center’s assortment of rental compaction equipment, loose soil will never be a problem. Find out how we can equip you with these and other essential tools you’ll need to complete any job by calling us at (650) 369-2992 or visiting our website. With over 2.5 acres of rental trucks and equipment, we guarantee that you’ll find what you’re looking for.

  • Rent the Right Elevation Equipment for Your Project

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    Whether you are a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself having to reach, lift, or transport materials to high places. When you do, be sure to stay safe by renting quality equipment that provides the support and elevation when you need it most. The first step is choosing the right tool for the job, so here are a few options that can give you a lift:

    Scaffolding Portable scaffolding is a great option for both interior and exterior work that requires more support and room for materials than a ladder can provide. With an adjustable height up to 24 feet, adaptability to uneven surfaces and obstacles, quick and easy setup, mobility, and versatility, scaffolding is the go-to choice for most contractors when doing cleaning, painting, repair, and a multitude of other tasks that require elevation.

    Ladders – A ladder is a simple piece of equipment every laborer should have access to. Depending on how much height you need, you’ll have the choice of a step ladder and extension ladder. A step ladder can provide 14 feet of height with a 375-pound load capacity. With thick side plates, slip-resistant steps, and heavy duty internal spreaders, you’ll be well supported when trying to reach for those extra feet. For greater elevation, an extension ladder can provide up to 32 feet of height, but requires using a vertical surface for support.

    Jacks – You might be more familiar with a car jack for when you had to replace a tire or work on your car. However, there are much stronger versions of the jack, including screw and hydraulic powered, that are powerful enough to lift elevators and even houses. You might not need to lift those kinds of loads, but a sheetrock jack can help you lift those sheets of drywall you need to get to the second floor.

    If you’re looking to rent equipment that will elongate your reach, there is no place better in the Bay Area than A-1 Equipment Rental Center . Our full service truck, equipment, and party rental company carries the best in high-quality brand name tools and equipment. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more.

  • Create a Backyard Oasis with our Rented Equipment

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    If your shrubbery is overgrown and your lawn is comprised of more weeds than blades of grass, it’s time to get to work creating the backyard haven you deserve. You’ll need the right tools for the job—fortunately, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can provide you with the lawn and garden equipment you’ll need to complete your outdoor project as safely, efficiently, and cheaply as possible. Here are a few tips for creating the backyard you’ve always dreamed of with the help of A-1 Equipment Rental Center.

    Tree and Bush Management There’s a difference between an intentionally forest-like backyard design and an overgrown, uncontrolled wilderness. Use a gas pole saw to prune hard to reach tree limbs and branches, or a commercial-grade hedge trimmer to even up your bushes. If you need to remove a tree, our 6” and 12” wood chippers can compact leftover brush, our hydraulic log splitter can put the wood to good use as firewood, and our self-propelled stump grinder can take care of what’s left.

    Lawn Care One of the biggest threats to a fantastic-looking lawn is the nutrient-hogging weed. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we carry a variety of weed-killing tools for rent including rotary and self-propelled weed mowers and professional grade weed whackers. You can also aerate your soil with a power lawn aerator, dethatch your lawn with a gas-powered lawn thatcher, and keep your grass trim with a powerful 6.75 torque rear-bag mower.  

    Gardening Your local geography determines how receptive your soil is to planting. However, no matter where you live, you’ll need to till. From light weight to heavy duty, our tillers can prepare any ground soil for use as a garden. Afterwards, drag a land level over the freshly-tilled dirt to scrape off the high points.

    Use A-1 Equipment Rental Center as your one-stop rental service for the tools you’ll need to create a slice of paradise in your backyard. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about the tools, equipment, and vehicles we have to offer. Whether you are a homeowner or contractor, our 2.5 acres of high quality inventory will contain the right tool for all your projects.