Month: April 2017

What is the value of using a specialty rental company?

By Ricardo Pires In an article already published in this blog, you can find some guidelines on how to choose the ideal rental provider for your compressed air needs, in case of an emergency, scheduled maintenance, in contingency situations, etc. What I want to present to you next is something a bit different that maybe has not occurred to you: Should I go with a general rental company or with a specialty rental company? When I refer to a “general rental company,” I mean a company who rents compressors, nitrogen membranes and steam, but also rents other types of...

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Total Cost of Rental

by Chuck Westhofen How much does it cost to rent a compressor for a month?  The short answer is the standard monthly rate.  However, like most things, it’s not that easy or simple.  There are other factors to consider that will impact the “total cost of rental.” These factors include fuel, maintenance, ease of delivery and return, ease of set up and disassemble among others.  How easy it is to drop off the compressor where it is needed?  Can it be delivered on a roll-back truck or is a crane required?  Usually, with a rollback truck, compressors on wheels...

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