Is an excavator a good investment? For big construction companies, excavators are a must. These big companies invest in excavators because their projects are big. But for a small contractor, is it a good investment to buy your own excavators? Well, if I am to answer, you need to consider two factors when you decide to purchase your own excavator. First, do you expect more projects to be finished within a yes? If this is yes, it is wise to purchase your own excavation equipment instead of renting one. Not only that you are able to save expenses in hiring an excavator, it is also part of your investment as a contractor. So, when do you not buy your own excavator and just rent for one? If you don’t have that many projects to be finished in a year and if you cannot afford to buy one for now, it is best that you hire an excavation company to do your excavation needs.
Hiring an excavation company is a right decision not just for contractors but also for individuals. Of course, as a contractor, it is a need to use an excavator for your excavation needs especially if it is a big building project or a road project. But for an individual, excavation services are also useful if you need it on your farm land or a big land property. It is unwise to buy your own if it is just a one-time use. For instance, you need to cultivate the soil in your farm land, you need to hire and excavator to remove big rocks and the like to make the area conducive for farming or to help you make a road if the area is not yet passable.
How do you hire for an excavation service? There are many ways to hire for an excavation service. You can find these companies in your local phone directory and they are listed in the yellow pages. If you can access the internet, you can just browse in your local search engine and look for companies offering excavation services. If you find one, make sure to check the scope of their services. Is it purely excavation or they are a complete package that also has bulldozer, skid steers, road graders, compactors, wheel loaders, and the like? Do they also have supporting equipment such as water pumps, cut off saws, generators, hydraulic hammers and other equipment needed for construction? These are very important so that instead of just hiring one service from the company, you can have a complete package which you also need to expedite the construction process. Apart from, that do they also have trucks to offer? Loader trucks are needed especially in the excavation process to transfer the soil, rock and the likes to clear up the area. Do they also offer free delivery of the excavator or you will have to pay for it? How much is the cost? Is it in an hourly basis or daily basis? These are few questions that need to be answered by the excavation company.