Equipment and machinery is an important part of any construction process. Proper use of appropriate construction equipment and machinery greatly contributes to the timely completion, quality, safety as well as economy of a project. However, it is not always desirable or possible for the contractor to own each and every type of construction equipment required for the project.
As Infobwana, we give you this platform to help you choose from a selection of companies that supply and hire heavy-duty vehicles and machinery, specially designed for executing construction tasks in Zambia.
Equipment and machinery is generally categorised into:
Earth moving equipment - These include excavators, backhoes, loaders, bulldozers, skid steer loaders, trenchers, graders etc
Construction vehicles - Tippers, dumpers, trailers etc
Material handling equipment - Cranes, conveyors, forklifts, hoists etc
Other construction equipment - concrete mixers, block making machines, road making machines, road rollers, stone crushers, heavy duty pumps (Slurry pumps) and more.
Construction requires a range of equipment for excavating, digging, loading, lifting and more. Deciding whether to buy or rent construction equipment will make a huge difference in construction operations, project management, and the budget.
However, the choice may vary from one company to the next. But the factors that mainly drive the cost vs. benefit analysis are:
Always remember that pricing is not everything in construction equipment. We advise that you speak to various suppliers and rental service providers – considering the range of equipment they have and the turnaround time to make the final decision.
Regardless of what you decide, there are always benefits and challenges to buying versus renting construction machinery and equipment. The real answer lies in determining your specific needs for each and every project.