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Controlling Maintenance Repair Time is Key to Lowering Fleet Costs

Controlling the cost of your rental fleet is important to be a profitable rental company, but where do you begin? Purchase cheaper equipment?  If you purchase lower quality equipment for less money, you risk having more downtime and will spend more in parts and labor to make repairs. Attempt to cut corners on the parts…

Fleet Reconditioning

Today’s business climate demands that you carefully consider how best to manage your fleet to maximize the rental return on invested capital (rROIC). To extend the opportunities with the machines you already own, consider fleet reconditioning.   What is fleet reconditioning? Fleet reconditioning is a service offered to extend the service life and the value…

Maintenance Tips for Your Tier 4 Final Aerial Work Platforms

After decades of preparation, aerials with Tier 4 Final engines are beginning to find their way into your rental fleets. As you probably know, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a tiered series of emissions regulations for off-road engines in equipment in the mid-1990’s. Tier 4 Final (T4F) is the culmination of the EPA’s mandate,…

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Updated Cable Replacement Protocol for Genie® Boom Lifts

With rental equipment constantly going out and coming in, less time in the shop translates to more time out on rent. To help fleet owners save money and simplify maintenance procedures, Genie has revised its protocol for cable replacement on its cable-operated telescopic booms — the Genie® S™-60/S-65, S-80/S-85, S-100/S-125, SX-135 XC™, SX-150 and SX-180…

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Managing the Age of Your Equipment Fleet

Rental fleet managers work hard to find the precise balance between a machine’s age, hours, maintenance and depreciation expenses to determine the optimum time to retire or replace a machine. The process is influenced by the economy, the number of construction projects currently happening and the opportunities to increase the rental store’s profits.   From…

Arctic Blast – Prep Your Rental Fleet for Winter’s Subfreezing Temperatures

For the northern two-thirds of the U.S. and Canada, November signals the beginning of the season where some special steps must be taken to prepare the equipment for cold-weather work. When the snow flies, construction activity slows, but it doesn’t stop. Contractors depend on rental companies to have reliable equipment field-ready, so they can complete…

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

In theory, everyone knows that preventive maintenance is the key to keeping equipment running at peak efficiency and to getting a better return on invested capital (ROIC). But in practice, preventive maintenance routines are often postponed, or even neglected, in order to increase rental opportunities. *-The reality is that performing routine maintenance tasks can save…

Aerial Battery Maintenance Tips

A well maintained battery can yield up to three times longer equipment life Electric booms and scissor lifts are indispensable tools at the jobsite. Compact and narrow, they quickly maneuver into tight areas to allow contractors to do their jobs. With their quiet operation and zero-emission design, they are essential for sensitive indoor applications. Batteries…