Earthmoving equipment is especially important in the construction industry and helps to speed up building and other major construction projects. This equipment is very large and very expensive. A single piece of heavy duty earthmoving machinery can easily cost over R1 million. Also, for smaller contractors that do not regularly need the equipment, buying it would be an uneconomical and unwise decision.
Hiring earthmoving equipment such as landfill compactors, vibratory rollers that are designed to even out surfaces and bull dozers is a more affordable way to get the job done. The hire option exposes businesses to an extensive range of equipment that is well maintained and regularly serviced. Companies that hire out earthmoving equipment have the industry knowledge and construction experience required to make recommendations about the best tools and materials for the job. They pride themselves on superior service quality and delivery.
In South Africa, the construction industry is buzzing with activity especially after the Soccer World Cup and the country is just gearing up to remain top choice for tourists. Earthmoving equipment hire businesses rent out their equipment to local and international civil engineering endeavours, mining companies, waste management companies and companies that take on government tenders. Backhoes, bull dozers and crawler loaders, excavators and trenchers are a familiar sight along South African roads where construction work is taking place.
Because a lot of construction work goes on in remote and isolated locations most earthmoving equipment is powered by gas and other fuels. The best earthmoving equipment hire companies also include gas cylinders and gas in the agreement at an extra yet often affordable cost. Gas is a dangerous and highly flammable fuel source. It is very important that workers who handle gas are familiar with safety guidelines for storing and handling gas and gas cylinders.
As with anything else a business needs, owners need to shop around and speak to a few companies about flexible lease agreements on reliable machinery that the business can afford and can depend on.