Two Things to be Aware of in the Rental Industry

Contributed by Chris Thompson, product marketing manager – vacuum excavation

It’s an interesting time to be in the rental equipment industry. Demand for landscaping and underground construction work is at an all-time high and manufacturers like Ditch Witch have been talking to customers and doing their part in keeping up with that demand. Beyond that, the world is coming out of a pandemic and looking ahead to the future. Here are two developments that rental yards should be aware of in today’s industry.

Demand Surge

Underground construction and landscape projects are in high demand. With COVID-19 pushing many people to remote-work, home renovation projects became very popular. The rise of remote work also pushed the importance of 5G installation across rural and urban areas. Now that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, new opportunities for compact equipment and vacuum excavator rental are only growing. Rental yard owners should be aware of this surge and prepare their inventory accordingly.

Growth of Alternate Machines

While traditional machines like trenchers and stand-on skid steers are still the most popular machines in the rental industry, alternate solutions like vacuum excavators are growing in popularity because of their high ROI and versatility. In fact, vacuum excavators are becoming very recognizable even by typical homeowners. This is something rental yard owners should be aware of as more individuals may be coming to their shop looking for vacs. Rental yard owners should also be aware of the rise in alternate energy machines. 

Learn More

Contact your local dealer to learn more about today’s rental industry. Or check out the Rental Bottom Line podcast featuring my colleagues Brant Kukuk and Chapman Hancock, to hear how vacs and compact equipment can help rental yard owners.

HYDRAULIC BREAKER
Used for construction and demolition, our breakers can be used to break up asphalt, concrete or even clay. The hydraulic hammer is perfect for any small or medium job you might have. More up-time in the field is always the goal, and with only two moving parts and a few seals, there’s no reason for down-time.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

ROCK SAW

Best suited for irrigation and fiber installation, the Rock Saw attachment can effortlessly cut through rock, concrete, and other tough materials with unmatched precision. 

Compatible Models

SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

BACKHOE
Easily move materials for rebuilds, new construction, footings, utility repairs and more with this compact and versatile attachment.
Compatible Models

SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

STUMP GRINDERS
Featuring a heavy-duty boom design, powerful stump grinding attachments quickly shred stumps down to nothing. Easy maneuvering from stump to stump and increased visibility turns more ground stumps into more profit.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750, SK3000

MULTITASK TOOL
Your multipurpose tool for the ultimate multi-tasker is here. Engineered to grab tight to heavy materials and move them with ease and precision, the multi-task tool is your go-to for heavy applications. Easy to operate with convenient, functional levers.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750