Should I Buy or Rent Crane Mats for My Project?

While you will find many similarities when you move from one construction project to the next, everybody in the industry knows that no two projects are exactly the same. Each unique project requires different strategies, equipment, and experts to bring it to completion. For example, when it comes to obtaining crane mats, in certain situations it makes more sense to rent them and in others it is better to buy them outright.

Since crane mats are an essential component at most industrial worksites, knowing when to rent and when to buy can save you time and money in both the short and long-term. To determine the best option, start by considering the factors below.

Consider the needs of your project.

Are you working with standard construction equipment that can be supported with standard-sized crane mats? Or are you navigating vulnerable terrain or using specialized equipment that requires something more custom to provide stable ground? If you need custom-sized crane mats, it may be difficult to find the exact length, width, and thickness you require available for rent. If conditions are standard though, rental can be a quicker and more convenient option.

Consider the duration of your project.

At Ritter Forest Products, we work with our customers to ensure that mats on rental jobs are satisfactory and withstand any length job. Crane mat rental is priced for an allotted period of time, often making it the most cost-efficient option for single-use projects of any duration. Rental is more convenient for these scenarios as well, as you won’t have to worry about what to do with the mats once the job is complete.

Consider future projects.

If you know you’ll be working with similar equipment and/or loads on upcoming future projects, purchasing crane mats may be the better option. You should speak with a crane mat professional to determine if the mats you need for your current project will be adequate for future projects as well, or if you’ll need something different to get the job done.

At Ritter Forest Products, our experts will work with you to find the right support solution for your project. Our premium-quality crane mats are available for purchase and for rental to meet the needs of all different industrial projects. Mats can be manufactured in standard or custom sizes, and can even be purchased used if you’re looking for a compromise between buying and renting.

Contact us today to request a custom quote on your mat purchase or rental!

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