Choosing a Telehandler

To ensure your crew has what they need, you need to provide them with the right telehandler for the job. With the right equipment, they can increase their efficiency and productivity, while you can cut down on expenses. Telehandlers are versatile pieces of equipment that have many features and attachments for a wide variety of uses. […]

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Choosing the Right Type of Boom Lift

If you need to get off the ground for a job, boom lifts are versatile lifts to help you accomplish the task. You’ve got two options when it comes to boom lifts — buying or renting. What should you consider before renting a boom lift? Start by asking yourself four questions: Would it cost you […]

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Guide to Getting the Right Size Equipment for the Job

When you choose an equipment rental provider, you want to feel confident that you can trust their recommendations in equipment size and model. Business owners and equipment operators need to know that the tools they’re getting for the job are just right — not too small in capacity but not overkill either. Each of these […]

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Rental Equipment for Home Construction

No two residential projects are the same. Lot sizes, terrains and timelines are only a few examples of variables from project to project. Design and building needs also fluctuate on a near-daily basis. Construction crews need to keep projects on track regardless of these changes. However, they can only do so when they have the right equipment. […]

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Rental Equipment for Bridge Construction, Inspections and Maintenance

The United States equipment rental market has grown by billions of dollars over the past couple of years — an upward trend industry experts have projected to continue. Many types of construction benefit from the use of rental equipment, and one of the most popular is bridge construction. The United States has more than 600,000 […]

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Rental Equipment for Road Construction and Maintenance

Road construction and maintenance requires a variety of specialized equipment. Many different machines and implements are needed to build and maintain our roads. Whether the road surface is asphalt, concrete or even stone, there’s a type of equipment specifically designed for each unique task. No matter what road construction or road maintenance equipment you need, […]

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Preventing Rental Equipment Theft

Equipment theft creates several problems for hard workers in rugged industries. Missing rentals result in lost time, money and effort that could be used instead to get the job done. However, with the right resources and awareness, you can reduce the risk of rental equipment theft and react quickly if it happens. In this guide, […]

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What to Know Before Renting Equipment

If you’ve never rented a piece of equipment before, the process can be intimidating. Chances are you’re wondering what you need, what questions you should ask and how to go about renting the equipment. We’ve gathered the answers so that after reading this piece, you can be confident you have the inside scoop on how […]

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Common Problems Solved With Rental Equipment

No matter the industry in which you work, you’re always trying to boost productivity, reduce downtime and discover reliable options that will advance your company. But when it comes to your fleet of heavy equipment, is renting or buying the better solution? In most cases, it depends on your situation and what outcomes you’re searching […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Rental Equipment

Renting equipment is no small commitment. You’ve dedicated your time, personnel, money and potentially other resources toward rental equipment and trusting it will get the job done correctly. You should feel confident the equipment will perform as promised and do the job, so you can return the equipment in excellent condition and everyone will be […]

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Equipment Transportation & Load Securement Guide

When you need to transport a piece of equipment to a job site, whether it’s just down the street or across the state, it’s important to consider the details. It’s easy for the focus in construction to be mostly on job site safety. Jobsite safety is very important, but loading, securing and unloading your construction […]

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Signs Your Equipment Operators Need Training

Your entire business is in the hands of your equipment operators. Do you trust them? Sometimes it can be tough to know if the training you have in place is good enough. If it’s not, there could be big implications when it comes to legal and financial risks for your business. It’s tempting to take […]

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Track vs Wheeled Equipment: Which Type of Machine Should I Rent?

If you’re renting construction machinery, you’ll be faced with the choice of tracks vs. wheeled equipment. Don’t be alarmed. The debate over tires vs. tracks is ongoing. Industry experts agree that there’s no definite line deciding which propulsion system works best. All have opinions about where and when to use tires vs. tracks. Your decision […]

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Equipment Rental Liability: 10 Tips About Insurance and Protection

If you work in an industry that uses heavy equipment, you’re aware that accidents occasionally happen. Any mishaps with big machines hold the potential to be dangerous and expensive. That makes it important to understand the liabilities and insurance obligations that come along with the capabilities of heavy machines. MacAllister Rentals can gladly share information […]

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Choosing the Right Material Handling Lift

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a material handling lift, you want the most cost-effective option. There are several lifts to choose from, ranging in size, capacity and lift height. There are other factors to consider as well, such as environment (indoor vs. outdoor) and surface texture (level vs. rough terrain). In this guide, […]

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Scissor Lift Uses, Information and Industry Applications

Scissor lift operators and site managers at corporations large and small take on jobs that can be handled more efficiently and safely with a mechanical lift that is properly matched to the task at hand. Operators and site managers use them to increase productivity, improve safety and save money, but they will only succeed when […]

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Aerial Lift Operator Safety

There are several deaths and serious injuries each year that come as a result of neglecting aerial lift operator safety, many of which are preventable. In this post, we will give you tips on scissor lift safety procedures and boom lift safety. We will also give you a brief explanation and some background to help […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Successful Landscape Business

Mistakes are inevitable in every landscaping business, and they are part of business development and growth. Whether you have operated your landscaping business for a year or for decades, you will experience the odd error or goof-up that will set you back. Setbacks occur in even the most successful landscaping companies, but the trick to […]

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Construction Equipment Rental Guide

If you’re working in a project-based business like the construction industry, you learn to keep a close eye on your bottom line. There are times when making a decision for construction equipment rental makes more sense than tying up cash in buying the same item. You can get the equipment you need without committing yourself […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Forklift for the Job

Knowing how to choose the right forklift for the job requires specialized insight if you hope to find the most productive, cost-effective machine. Beyond the size and power source, when choosing a forklift you need to evaluate a variety of factors that impact your long-term cost, including how much and how high the machine can […]

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Rental Equipment That Will Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck

The bigger the job, the bigger the tool. If you’re a contractor, regardless of what kind of work you do, you know that as you grow and tackle bigger jobs, you will need to invest in heavier and more expensive equipment. Luckily, for those looking to maximize their investment while reducing costs and maintaining financial […]

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What Type of Aerial Lift Is Right for the Job?

Renting a boom or aerial lift equipment can make your job significantly easier. Whether you need an elevated work platform or the ability to reach a tall workspace, there’s an aerial lift that’s designed for the job. But getting the right aerial lift for your needs can be tricky. What is the job site like? […]

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