Renting sewer rehabilitation equipment gives municipalities and contractors extra flexibility. The more equipment at a crew's disposal, and the wider the variety, the more jobs they can perform and bid on. However, purchasing isn’t always an immediate option.
PRT offers a simple rental process for its full product lineup, from mainline and small diameter cutters, to installation equipment for Quick-Lock point repair sleeves, to the SpeedyLight+ light curing system. As well as rentals, PRT has a lease-to-own program. This gives customers the opportunity to rent equipment for one, two or three months; and if they decide to purchase after the first month, 90% of the rental fee is applied toward the purchase, 60% is applied after the second month, and 40% after the third.
Teams big and small may rely on PRT’s rent or lease options for a variety of reasons.
Try Before You Buy
For those who want to test drive equipment extensively before investing in it, leasing can be a great option.
“Rather than an above-ground demo, the customer gets an opportunity to try the equipment out on their own jobs and really get a feel for it before purchasing,” says Eastern territory account manager Nick Sebastian. “If they decide after one month that it’s a good fit for them, they get 90% of the lease cost applied toward the purchase.”
A Need for More
Another common use case is contractors who may have a certain product already in their fleet, but are in need of a second or third one for a large project—a single unit might typically suffice for the jobs they perform, but they’re hoping to bid on a job that would require multiple.
Rentals are also beneficial to crews who run into an unexpected challenge on site and need a particular product quickly, or when they have oversold a job.
“Sometimes larger contractors send out 10 bids with the expectation that they’re only going to get one or two of them, but every once in a while they close four and realize they don’t have enough equipment to do the job,” Sebastian says. “Customers might also need a different setup of a product they already have. For example, they may have Quick-Lock set up for an 8-12 inch pipe, but if they come across a 28 inch pipe and need a larger size installation packer for that particular job, they can easily rent it.”
Renting can also be a good option for contractors and municipalities looking to avoid downtime while their equipment is being serviced. It provides an immediate placeholder while they await their equipment’s return so the crew doesn’t fall behind when unexpected issues arise.
What Do I Need to Know?
- The minimum rental duration from PRT is one week if the product(s) need to be shipped, and there is no maximum.
- Training is required for all first-time users with any kind of equipment, and training is typically billed extra.
- Rentals are subject to availability, so booking in advance provides extra security.
“Renting is a really great option for many, but the equipment you’re seeking may not always be available when you need it,” says Sebastian. “It’s not very common in the sewer rehab industry for this type of equipment to be available to rent. It’s a great way to broaden capabilities until you can purchase—selling jobs you don’t necessarily have the equipment for yet.”
To get started, visit https://www.pipelinert.com/rentals/ and fill out a rental inquiry form, or call our territory managers directly—phone numbers are listed near the bottom of the page. The sales representative in your territory will work with you to find the right equipment for the application and get the product in your hands as soon as possible.