Dealer/Rental-Store Dogfight in Progress

September 28, 2010

Nearly three out of four general building contractors say they usually rent equipment from rental stores, as does a similar portion of people with smaller fleets (valued at less than $500,000). The larger the fleet, however, the more likely its manager rents (and buys new or used) equipment from a factory-authorized equipment dealer. Three out of four managers of fleets worth $10 million or more rent from a dealer.

Source: Construction Equipment Buy/Rent/Lease Study, 2002
Rental company 56%
Equipment dealer 52%
Other contractors/fleet owners 8%