Posted on July 23, 2021

Benefits of Renting a SmartLift

Benefits of Renting a SmartLift

Over the past four years, we have traveled the country talking to customers in the glazing industry about different glazing equipment. Often times customers ask if it would be better for them to own a machine or to rent a machine. Below are the top five reason to RENT a SmartLift.

1. Guarantee the Right Machine for the Job

We all know that there is no such thing as a "standard project" in construction. This also means there is not one machine that can do every project. For this is the reason many companies choose to rent their glass lifters.

When you are renting your equipment from companies like Great Lakes, you can bid any project with confidence knowing you have the right equipment for the job.

Great Lakes Lifting has a complete rental fleet available with nine different SmartLift models along with SPYDERCRANE and Woods powr-grip.

2. Eliminate Unnessary Capital Expenses

Glazing contractors often only need the glass lifting equipment on site for a short portion of the project. So rather than tying up cash with a large up-front payment and financing charges, renting allows contractors to recover 100% of the equipment cost with revenue generated from the project at hand. 

3. Eliminate Storage and Maintenance Expenses

With ownership comes the responsibility of both maintaining the equipment and storing the equipment when not in use. One thing most ownerd hate more than anything else is seeing a piece of equipment in the corner they are making monthly payments on. 

When you are renting the lift, once you are done with it, you call it off and no longer have to worry. 

4. Satisfies Short-Term Workload Increases

Talking to owners day in and out, one thing we hear now more than ever is how projects are being delayed or cancelled. With the uncertainly of the future construction building cycle renting equipment allows you to increase or decrease your equipment fleet size as needed.

5. Rentals Eliminate Downtime

At Great Lakes Lifting, our largest priority is making sure our equipment stays running when on your project. We know down equipment cost our customer money and we deem that unacceptable. For that reason we have a 24/7/365 hot line and keep service staff on call as well. 

When renting from Great Lakes Lifting you can be assured that your equipment will stay up and running. 

Have questions? Our team is here to support you throughout your rental process. Contact us today and let us help you find the best equipment for your needs.


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