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Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 3

Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 3

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 1999 edition of Grading and Excavation Contractor.

Phillips Excavating puts about 1,000 hours per year on its equipment. It doesn’t hold on to equipment through destruction. Phillips remarks that even though they don’t always have the latest piece of equipment, they are  … Read More

Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 2

Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 2

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Allen Levenson, vice president of marketing for United Rentals in Greenwich, CT, points out that until recently it was difficult to find good rental equipment. “The rental industry has changed a lot over the past few years. The industry has experienced phenomenal growth driven by the availability of more and  … Read More

Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 1

Equipment Rental: Is Borrowing Best? – Part 1

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Since 1993, the equipment rental industry has more than doubled in size—from $11.2 billion to $22 billion. Just 10 years before that, equipment rental was a $1.1-billion industry.

Industry experts say that a combination of factors is responsible for this sizable boost, most notably the construction booms of the late 1980s  … Read More



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