Earthmoving projects such as digging, landscaping, excavating, grading, and demolition are made simpler through the use of equipment like heavy diggers. Common types of heavy diggers are known as backhoes and excavators and these are indispensable on most construction sites. Nevertheless, this kind of equipment is very expensive to purchase and this is the reason most contractors choose to hire this work done rather than buying their own. Even at that, operational costs for using heavy diggers remain high, but there are ways to reduce cost of a heavy digger operation.
1. Compare Various Hire Companies
The primary method for saving costs associated with heavy diggers is to competitively priced heavy digger companies. While most of them use the same types of heavy diggers, the rental rates vary from one to the next. Some rates are higher than others. Before settling on one, be sure to compare a number of companies and while doing so keep the following information in mind.
Choose a hiring company with flexible packages.
Select a company that offers different equipment types. That way, as your needs change from a bulldozer to an excavator, renting from a single company is more affordable than from two separate service providers.
Make sure that your package selection includes the attachments. Attachments such as buckets, augers, grading blades, and grapples can save the hassle of finding these extras after hiring the company. Hiring them separately will result in extra charges.
Having compared several companies and the various factors of each, get quotes for the services and then go with the one that meets your needs at the most affordable price.
2. Get a Serviced Digger
It’s unthinkable, but heavy diggers can break down mid-operation. When that happens, you might be forced to spend hundreds of Euros in increased expense just having it repaired. This can be avoided by hiring serviced diggers. Prior to accepting the equipment, the plant hire company should inspect, service, and then repair the digger if needed. It is important that you are available during these procedures to ensure all parts are operating properly.
Pay close attention to the hydraulic system, electrical system, undercarriage, controls, and attachment system. Make sure that all fluids are changed according to specifications. Having the equipment serviced and repaired as needed will help prevent the necessities of repairs that are not your fault.
3. Hire an Experienced Operator
It may seem as if hiring an operator is an unnecessary expense, but you could save money in the long run. Some hire companies offer the option of renting equipment as well as an operator for an additional price, like £200. Taking advantage of such packages will reduce the overall cost of the hire.
Experienced operators get the job completed faster than you could do it yourself, especially when you are not skilled in the operation of a digger. They also eliminate mistakes resulting from incompetency which prevents unwarranted downtime.
Plant hire is a necessary element of earthmoving construction projects. You should keep the above tips in mind when attempting to hire heavy diggers and their operators. For all your equipment hire requirements, be sure to contact us at FGS Plant hire company. Our flexible packages ensure that all your contractor requirements will be met. We offer competitive prices, and you can request a free quote. For all your heavy digger hire needs, be sure to talk with us as soon as you can.