How Do I Rent a Wood Chipper?

Alex Newth

A person trying to rent a wood chipper may notice that the process is similar to buying one, except there are a few extra things to go over with the renter. In starting to rent a wood chipper, you should look for a wood chipper model that fits your needs and preferences. Most rental businesses are brick-and-mortar stores, but you also can rent a wood chipper online. Some renters charge you if the wood chipper is damaged, while others do not, and this should be discussed before renting the unit. Whether you are planning to do a short or extended job, you should talk with the renter to see what rental times are available.

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To rent a wood chipper, you should first find a model that suits your needs. For example, if you are chipping a lot of wood, a small unit may not be suitable and you may have to work longer to get the project done. If you do not know what type of wood chipper you need, then it may be best to tell the renter your plans and see what he suggests to get the job done.

A majority of renters have physical stores where you can walk in and view various wood chipper models. While this is common, there also are online renters and going online may be better. Online renters sometimes have better prices and more models, though it may take some time for the wood chipper to arrive at your address. If you want to rent a wood chipper immediately, then it may be best to visit a physical store.

You should ask the renter about your responsibility for damage to the wood chipper. Most renters will charge you for any damage, but some may let small dings or scratches pass without making you pay for them. Other places may not charge you at all for damage. It may be a good idea to have the terms written down, to ensure the renter does not change this policy if the wood chipper really does get damaged.

Rental price often is determined by how long you plan to rent a wood chipper. Most renters offer 24-hour rentals but, if you have a short or extended project, this may be too long or too short. You should ask the renter about other rental times for the best price. For example, if you just need the wood chipper for a few hours, you should see if you can get a per-hour rental fee or something shorter than 24 hours so the rental costs less.

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