Equipment ownership costs largely depend on regional climate.
Maximum and minimum temperatures determine average annual use of equipment. Areas with fluctuating weather conditions tend to have a shortened working season which means ownership rates will be higher in order to make up for costs.
The top five most expensive cities to own heavy equipment are:
1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. Newton, Mass.
3. Norwalk, Conn.
4. Rochester, Minn.
5. Asheville, N.C.
Equipment Intelligence Watch depicts the most expensive cities to own heavy equipment with this infographic.