• Tractor and Equipment Rental Options

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    Tractors are an essential tool for almost any construction project. Consider equipment rental if your worksite doesn’t use a tractor on a regular basis. This short-term strategy will help your company save hundreds of dollars on upkeep costs while still having access to the crucial equipment you need to get the job done. Continue on to learn more about the types of tractors available for rent at A-1 Equipment Rental Center.

    Bobcat Skidsteer S220: The compact Bobcat Skidsteer S220 generates tons of power thanks to its turbocharged 75 HP engine. The Skidsteer’s size also makes it easy for operators to maneuver through a tight workspace. The Bobcat Skidsteer S220 was also designed with a traditional radius lift path that maximizes the tractor’s reach and functionality. Visit A-1 Equipment Rental Center online for a full list of the Skidsteer’s performance capabilities.

    John Deer Backhoe: Our rental inventory also includes the John Deere 310J Backhoe. This full-sized tractor is the perfect choice if your project needs extra power and attachments. When it comes to performance, the John Deere 310J boasts a loader lifting capacity of 6,150 lbs. and bucket breakout force of 8,600 lbs. In addition, the John Deere 310J can equip several backhoe accessories like a forklift or breaker hammer.

    Kubota Diesel Tractor: This diesel-powered tractor loader combines the maneuverability of the Skidsteer S220 and the versatility of the 310J. Like the Skidsteer S220, the Kubota diesel tractor is easy to drive and offers tons of visibility to the operator. This diesel tractor also has several backhoe attachments. Gear-like tillers, scrapers, and mowers make the Kubota model a great choice for farmers.

    Don’t let your operation’s budget deter you from renting the tractor your worksite needs. The staff at A-1 Equipment Rental Center is happy to guide you through the rental process. Get the full scoop on our tractor rental policies by visiting our website or calling (650) 369-2992.

  • Rent Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup

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    While most homeowners do their best to protect their homes from flooding, most will have to deal with a burst pipe, an overflowing sink or bathtub, or the spread of an outdoor flood into the first floor or basement at some point during the home ownership experience. To keep property damage to a minimum and avoid the health hazards that water damage can create in your home, look to an equipment rental company for the following tools and devices the next time water damage affects your home.

    Mop and Towels – When you first discover water damage in your home, you should soak up as much water as possible with a mop and towels. After doing this, contact an equipment rental company in your area for the essentials that will enable you to thoroughly dry the carpeting, drywall, and other materials in your home that have been soaked through.

    Turbo Dryer – Used by carpet cleaning professionals and emergency maintenance personnel in commercial and residential settings, a turbo dryer is the most efficient way to remove moisture from your carpet. When selecting a turbo dryer for your carpet, rent a first-rate system to ensure that you protect your home against mold, mildew, and other dangers associated with water damage .

    Air Heater – Complement the efforts of the turbo dryer you choose with a propane-powered air heater. This machine can speed up the drying process, and is well equipped to dry plaster and other non-carpet materials. By heating up the air in a particular room or space, propane-powered air heaters will help you dry out home as quickly as possible so you get back to your daily routine.

    If you detect the source of flooding in your home early on, a prompt response may help you avoid water damage entirely. To arrange to rent a turbo dryer and air heater in San Mateo, Redwood, or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992.

  • Rent Equipment That You Need to Update a Floor or Lay a New One

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    Flooring is a subtle, integral part of your home’s aesthetic, contributing to an overall design that takes into account both form and function. Styles change and materials wear down, so if your floor is more of a distraction than a point of pride, it’s time for an upgrade. If your flooring project is a one-time affair, renting tools and equipment is a more cost-efficient option than buying new. Here are some flooring tools you might want to rent:

    Floor Polisher – Whether you’re installing brand new hardwood floors or trying to put some life back into your old one, you’ll need a floor polisher to produce that classic deep shine. A floor polisher’s scrubbing, stripping, and buffing abilities aren’t limited to wood, however, but can be used on any virtually any hard flooring surface.

    Electric Concrete Grinder – With natural stone and concrete flooring, you’ll need something with a little more power to bring out its best. A concrete grinder removes any type of paint or epoxy, repairs concrete, levels uneven and curling slabs, and levels grout. You can use it on marble and granite, but be sure to work it wet.

    Floor Stripper – If you intend on installing a new floor, you have to get rid of the old one all the way down to the subfloor. With a floor stripper, that daunting task becomes easy. Remove the worst of glued down floors, including wood, linoleum, and ceramic.

    Linoleum Roller – Organic, flexible, and durable, linoleum is a popular flooring choice. Once you’ve applied the adhesive and laid down your flooring, use a linoleum roller to smooth puckers and air bubbles. Start from the center and work your way towards the edges.

    Rent all these great flooring tools and more at A-1 Equipment Rental Center , the Bay Area’s largest independently-owned full-service truck and equipment rental service. Call us at (650) 369-2992 for more information on how our inventory of tractors, trailers, trucks, tools, and equipment can help you get the job done, no matter what it is.

  • About Concrete Control Joints

    Concrete is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of building projects. However, fluctuations in temperature will eventually cause your concrete surface to crack due to the stress from heat-induced expansion and contraction. Fortunately, the insertion of control joints prevents unwanted and unsightly cracks from appearing in your concrete.

    Watch this video to get an up close and personal look at concrete control joints. Ask The Builder ’s Tim Carter explains how cracks occur in concrete, why control joints are necessary, and how deep your control joint needs to be in order to be effective.

    From concrete mixers to gas-powered concrete floor saws and diamond blades, you’ll find everything you’ll need at A-1 Equipment Rental Center . Call us at (650) 369-2992 to reserve our rental equipment for your next project, no matter the size.