When it comes to the point where you have to decide about purchasing, renting or leasing commercial equipment for construction, it is quintessential to think about how your decision is going to affect your company’s performance and budgets. The foremost factor to consider is, for what period of time is the equipment going to be used for. The purpose for the need of these equipment and its future needs also must be taken into consideration. Depending on that you can decide whether to buy, lease or rent the equipment. Every decision taken has its own pros and cons.
Owning the construction equipment gives you the complete control over them. You can decide when and when not to use them. And its maintenance and upkeep is in your hands. Initial cost will be considerably high and may affect your financial prospects. You also have to bear the costs of maintenance, repairs, storage and transportation of the equipment. The resale value of those equipment must be take into consideration when you purchase the equipment too. Cranes systems could also be looked at.
If you have a great need to cut down costs, the best and safest option is to rent the equipment. It is also a great option if you are planning to use them only occasionally. You can avoid the incipient purchase costs which is extremely expensive and the massive impact it could cause on the company’s budgets. Most contractors offer you the option of renting on a daily, weekly or monthly rental, so you don’t have to pay when the equipment are not active. The cost of equipment also depend on the type of equipment they are.
So, if they are lifting equipment Brisbane such as overhead cranes, forklifts, etc., renting is a better option than purchasing when prices are compared.Leasing gives you the benefits equivalent to renting and purchasing of the equipment. You could plan a lease of a year or more, depending on your needs. When you lease equipment you will not have to face high initial payments. Some leasing firms provide you with flexible leasing terms and leases can be paid occasionally or seasonally. It also gives you the freedom of choosing new models every couple of years. But some leasing firms charge high interest rates and may also incur huge penalties if the leasing agreements are broken. If you rent an equipment for a certain period of time, it is important that you use it within the agreed time period and not exceed it. And also it is very important that you take extreme care on the wears and tears of the equipment while on the leasing term, otherwise huge penalties maybe incurred.