Rental Center Info Lowes

July 6, 2015 at 2:36 am

Rental Centers

Let’s face it! Some jobs that you may do around your house are going to require special tools. However, these tools can be expensive– especially when you are going to use them for just one job.

 

So why spend hundreds of dollars oaboutn a tool when you could rent it from Lowes for a portion of the purchase price? Within specific Lowes stores, there is the ProServices Desk that is meant to be your gateway for finding the tools that you need to complete the job: you can rent them for the day, the week or however long it may take you to complete the job.

 

Types of Tools Offered and Locations 

 

 

 

Alabama Hawaii
Alaska Idaho
Arizona Illinois
Arkansas Indiana
California Iowa
Colorado Kansas
Connecticut Kentucky
Delaware Louisiana
Florida Maine
Georgia Maryland
Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Michigan New York Tennessee
Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Mississippi North Dakota Utah
Missouri Ohio Vermont
Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Nebraska Oregon Washington
Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
New Jersey South Carolina Wyomin

The States that are have links have rental centers. All others have Truck

rental and carpet cleaning machines for rent as a minimum .The types of tools that are offered through Lowes tool rental program usually vary from location to location.Almost all lowes home improvement locations do offers a couple of rentals. These include The Lowes Truck Rental or the Rug doctor carpet cleaning rental machine. The Carpet cleaning rental machines rents starting at 24.99 for 24 hour. This does not include the necessary cleaning chemicals.Some stores have the larger more commercial carpet cleaning machine for rent as well/ However the stores that have rental centers, Lowes state that they offer mitre saws, concretes saws, concrete mixers, demolition hammers, moving dollies, air compressors, augers, tilers, sanders, buffers, steamers, air nailers and staplers, as well as numerous other tools to meet your construction, plumbing, lawn/garden and home improvement needs.

With the tool rental program offered by Lowes, you can save money as compared to buying these tools for a one time job. In addition, you can avoid wasting money; if you were to buy those tools on your own, chances are they would sit in your garage and simply rust with no use.

The prices for tool rental vary according to the tool and the amount of time that you will be renting that tool. However, for the most part, Lowes state that their tools can be rented for $25 to $65 per day.

You no longer have to worry about an incomplete job because of a lack of tools. With the tool rental program, all your jobs can get done and done right the first time, because you have access to the right tools.

 

Compound Mitre Saw 8″ Tile saw
14″ Electric Concrete Saw 10″ Tile saw
Electric Concrete Mixer- 3000 watt generator ( no extra gas )
60lb. Electric Demolition Hammer and bits 25lb. Rotary Combo Hammer and bits
Moving Dolly Knee Kicker ( no carpet tucker)
Airless Paint Sprayer (small and large) Multi-position 26′ ladder ( collapsible)
Drywall Lift 15′ ( with Trailer) Air Compressor sizes
25′ Electric Sewer Eel 2″ Submersible Water Pump and hose
50′ Sewer Snake- Floor Nailer (Air) and case
Floor Stapler (Air) Roofing Nailer (Air)
Framing Nailer (Air) Electric Floor Scraper ( extra blades must be purchased)
Pressure Washer 2400 psi with attachments and 50’ hose Flooring Drum Sander* ( Extra Sand Paper not included)
Floor Edger Sander* ( Extra Sand Paper not included) 17″ floor buffer ( 1 pad included)
Wallpaper steamer and case Carpet Cleaning Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Generators

June 13, 2015 at 4:38 am

Finding the Right Generator Rental

When the power goes out, you want a back-up plan. Generators are the perfect solution for creating electricity in any situation. If you’re looking into generator rental, a little information on generators can go a long way. You’ll save money and time when you rent a generator which is perfectly suited for your needs.

Generator Rental

There are a wide variety of generators for rent. Some generators are small and portable. Others are large and stationary. Certain generators are designed for heavy, industrial use. Others are designed for home use, and will automatically switch on and off depending on the availability of your main power.

How to Choose a Generator to Rent

Do you want a portable generator or a generator which will stay in one spot permanently? What type of gear will you be powering and for how long?

Portable Generators for Residences

If mobility is important, you’ll want to consider a portable generator. Portable generators are on the low end in terms of power; they usually range about 2000 to 8000 watts. A 2500 watt generator is generally enough to power vital household systems, however, which explains why portable generators are the most popular types of generators.

Let’s Take a Look at Different Types of Portable Residential Generators:

Portable RV / Recreational Generators

Portable Generators
These gasoline-powered generators use inverter technology to cut down dramatically on running noise. They also provide “clean” power suitable for computers and other sensitive equipment (meaning, they provide power which doesn’t have harmful spikes). These types of generators are used to provide power during camping trips and other away-from-home adventures.

Recreational generators are also known as inverter generators. Many of them are parallel kit capable. This means you can connect two generators together and double the power output. These generators are generally known for being quiet and lightweight.

Portable Residential Generators

This type of generator is designed to power your home in the event of a local power outage. A residential generator will power essential items. These include refrigerators, freezers, sump pumps, furnaces, lights and so on. While you probably won’t be able to power every device in your home, your family can stay warm, dry and fed during an emergency.

Portable residential generators have plenty of non-emergency uses, too. Many people use a generator to help with yardwork. Generators can easily power electric yard tools such as lawnmowers, hedge clippers and more.

What are some advantages to portable generators designed for residential use?

Residential Generators
    • Easy to use – designed for non-professionals to use around the home or while on vacation. Operation is incredibly simple.
    • No restrictions – These gas-powered generators provide clean energy suitable for sensitive electronics such as computers and smart devices.
    • Flexible – Not looking for a gas-powered generator? You’ll be to find a variety of portable generators which are powered by propane, natural gas and more.

Commercial Generators

When you need to generate a lot of power for a sustained period of time, your best bet is a commercial generator. These are generally found on job sites, industrial situations and locations which have no other dependable source of power.

They generally produce between 5,000 to 15,000 kws. For most standard commercial needs (i.e., not a disaster response or military operation) a 6500 watt generator will be more than suitable.

Let’s take a Look at Different Types of Commercial Generators

Portable Commercial Generators

These are similar to residential generators, only larger and more powerful. These types of generators come in single-phase gasoline and diesel models or in three phase diesel.

These types of generators are designed primarily for power tools. High cycle generators offer 60 Hz power for standard tool and 180 Hz power for high-cycle vibrators.

Mobile Towable Generators

These generators need to be pulled by a truck or a semi. They’re used for large-scale construction, disaster relief, oil field work and military applications.

Towable Generators

These towable generators can be either gaseous or diesel. Gaseous models offer up to 105 kW of power. The fuel can be natural gas, liquid propane gas or LP liquid withdrawal. Mobile Diesel generators generally go up to about 700 kW of power. Containerized Diesel offer much more power – up to 2000 kW. Note that a Containerized Diesel model needs to be mounted in a semi-trailer in order to be moved.

What are some advantages to commercial generators?

      • Power – These are generators used in the aftermath of hurricanes and for around-the-clock construction projects.
      • Durability – Any generator which you need a semi in order to move is going to be a generator which can withstand harsh environmental conditions. High-end commercial generators are designed to bring power to areas when nothing else can.

The main two disadvantages to commercial generators are portability and cost. If you just want a back-up system for your house or a way to power some devices when camping, you’ll be better off with a residential generator or a standby generator. If you’re unsure which type is best, the rental professional at lowes will be able to help you.

Standby Generators

Standby Generators

These stationary generators are designed to run most or all of your home or business in the event of a power outage. These types of generators are generally permanently installed somewhere near your home, like in your backyard. They’re powered by an existing fuel supply, typically propane or natural gas.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a standby generator:

      • Some generators provide enough power for just vital appliances. This would be things like your lights, HVAC systems and refrigerator. These types of standbys are designed for use during unexpected, but infrequent, emergencies like a snowstorm or after a tornado.
      • Other generators provide enough power to run your entire house or office. This includes all your vital systems as well as your computer, Xbox, phone chargers and basically anything else. These types of generators work well in areas where the power grid is unreliable.
      • Since the unit will be outside most of the time, you want a generator with superior corrosion resistance. This often means galvanized steel or aluminum construction.

Vehicle Mounted Generators

These generators are mounted onto vehicles. Typically, these are used on vehicles related to law enforcement, first response, construction, oil field and mining. In most cases, these types of generators require professional installation.

Conclusion

When the power goes out, you, your family and your co-workers can be at risk. In order to stay comfortable, safe and fed, you should consider using an emergency generator as a back-up.

Generators are a good choice in many other situations, too. Many people rent a generator when they need to use tools in an outdoor situation, even their own backyard. Portable generators are often a great way to enjoy amenities like TV and video games while camping with a recreational vehicle.

The key to renting a generator is to know what your needs are. This way you won’t waste your money on a generator that’s more powerful than you need, and you won’t be stuck lugging around a generator that’s bigger than you need. As always, we’re here to help you with all of your generator rentals.

Pressure Washer Rentals

June 13, 2015 at 3:10 am

Finding the Right Pressure Washer Rental

Pressure Washer
When a regular hose just won’t do, you need to bring in a pressure washer. As the name implies, a pressure washer creates a high-pressure blast of water through a hose and either a spray tip or nozzle. The pressure washer is powered by a pump, which is fueled by either gasoline or electricity.

If you’re looking to rent a pressure washer, you have several options. Generally speaking, pressure washers are divided into three categories: residential, commercial and heated. Washers have a variety of other options you need to consider as well including fuel type, accessories and overall power capacity.

No matter what type of pressure washer you select, you’ll need to know how to safely use it. Pressure washers shoot out water an incredible rate which can potentially cause injury. Different pressure washer accessories have different safety requirements.

What to Consider When Comparing Pressure Washer Rentals

When searching for a pressure washer, you want to consider two important factors: the PSI and the GPM. PSI stands for pounds per inch and is the amount of total pressure output the washer is capable of. The higher the number, the greater the pressure. GPM stands for gallons per minute. This is the total water flow rate. To determine the total cleaning power of a washer, you want to combine the PSI and the GPM.

How to Choose a Residential Pressure Washer Rental

Pressure Washer Renta
Residential and commercial washers function in basically the same way. But they have different degrees of total cleaning power. A residential pressure washer will typically have a PSI under 1900 and a GPM under eight. As the name implies, residential washers are good for average chores around the house such as cleaning your deck, driveway or preparing your house for a new coat of paint. Residential washers usually aren’t designed for all day, everyday use. Instead, they’re designed to handle a few hours of use per week.

Here are a few advantages of residential power washers.

  • They’re less expensive than commercial washers.
  • They’re the most portable type of washer on the market.
  • They’re suitable for most common household jobs.

If you’re a homeowner who has an occasional need for a pressure washer, you’ll likely want to rent a residential pressure washer. There’s simply no need to pay the higher rental fee for a commercial washer if you don’t need that extra power. A residential washer is also more portable and usually easier to use than a commercial washer.

Commercial Pressure Washers

Commercial pressure washers are designed to put in a full day’s work all week long. These are the machines used by professionals including professional housepainters and contractors. Commercial washers are also commonly found in industrial environments, commercial kitchens and construction areas.

Commercial washers can be divided into two subcategories:

  • 2000 – 2900 PSI – This strength is suitable for washing houses, airplanes, bricks, commercial trucks, patios and sidewalks.
  • 3000 – 5000+ PSI – This strength is suitable for industrial uses, paint stripping, and heavy stain removal on concrete.

Commercial Pressure Washers

A 5,000 or 4,000 PSI pressure washer is actually pretty rare. Instead, many professionals prefer a slightly lower PSI with a higher GPM. A pressure washer 3,000 PSI will remove most grime fairly easily. The trick is washing the dirt away as fast as possible. A high GPM – between five and eight – means more water is available on the surface, which results in faster cleaning.

Let’s take a look at gas vs electric pressure washers:

These are the two ways a pressure washer can be powered. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

Electric – Electric is safer indoors because there are no harmful fumes. This makes them a preferred choice for kitchens and factories. Electric washers are usually quieter as well. On the downside, an electric machine has a cord. You have to be careful to avoid getting water near any electrical components, both to prevent damage to your machine and yourself. (Although there are safeguards in place for electric pressure washers, you still need to use caution.)

Gas – Gasoline engines are better suited for outdoor, open areas. Their main advantage is their portability. With no cords, you can easily take a gas-powered washer on watercraft, deep into the woods and anywhere else far from electrical outlets. Also, gas engines are more powerful than electric. If power is a primary concern, you’ll want a gas engine. On the downside, this type of power washer is affected by gas prices. Plus, gas-powered washers tend to be on the loud side.

You’ll usually find more options in the electric category than gas. But the expert in pressure washer rental at Lowes should be able to provide you with plenty of choices in both gas and electric.

Let’s take a look at heated pressure washer vs cold water washers:

Pressure washers are available in hot water, cold water, team and tri-mode variations. Residential washers are generally limited to cold water only, while more sophisticated industrial and commercial washers will tend to have more water temperature options. Your water needs will vary depending on the specifics of your job.
Residential washers

Cold water uses less energy (electricity or gasoline, depending on the type of washer). This means cold water washers are cheaper to run in the long term. Cold water is most effective on dirt, mud, sap, dust and other natural materials.

A hot water pressure washer is more effective on stubborn stains such as oil, emulsion, sugar and chemicals. Most hot pressure washers are electrical. The water can reach temperatures up to 330°F. Because the water needs to be heated inside the washer, hot water pressure washers are typically more expensive to run.

Pressure Washer Accessories

Hot Pressure Washers
Depending on your job, you’ll likely want to rent a few pressure washer accessories. They can help with cleaning, accessibility and water formation. For instance, a pressure washer extension wand is a must if you’re cleaning a two-story house.

Here are a few common accessories you might need when renting a pressure washer:

  • Brushes – Help you scrub away dirt and stains
  • Pressure Washer Wand Extension – A pressure washer extension is perfect for cleaning home exteriors or other tall buildings.
  • Surface Cleaners – Spinning jets help you clean sidewalks and driveways.
  • Cleaning Chemicals – Wide variety of cleaning agents for various surfaces.
  • Nozzles – Change the spray tip from focused and narrow to wide-spread and lighter.

Conclusion

When it’s time to rent a pressure washer, you want to be informed. Understand the type of job you need the power washer for and rent accordingly. If you’re working indoors, you probably want an electrical washer. If working outdoors, you’ll likely want gas-powered.

Residential washers are a good choice for household projects while commercial washers are better suited for large, industrial jobs. Mobility, total cleaning power and water temperature will all be dictated by the specifics of the job you need done. Don’t waste your money renting a pressure washer which is too large, powerful or unwieldy. With a little bit of info, you can rent the machine which is perfect for your specific needs.

No matter whether you have an expert-level of knowledge in generators or are totally new to them, we can help. We have a wide variety of generators for rent – contact us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mini Tractor Rentals

June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

Finding the Right Mini-Tractor Rental

Mini-Tractor RentalNot all hard work is a tedious chore. Driving a mini-tractor around your property, moving massive amounts of earth and otherwise reshaping the landscape – let’s face it, that can be pretty fun. The problem is the cost.
Purchasing a mini-tractor can cost thousands of dollars. Most people can’t justify such a high cost for a tool they won’t use very often. On the other hand, hiring a professional to do a simple job can be a waste of money. If you have the know-how, you shouldn’t hire someone else just because they have the right equipment.
This is why renting is often a good choice. Whether you need to excavate, create holes, fill holes or otherwise move earth around, a rented mini-tractor is a way to get the job done without breaking your budget.

How to Choose a Mini-Tractor

Mini-Tractor The three most common types of rental work vehicles are mini excavators, mini skid steers and mini backhoes. Note that you might see the term “mini track hoe” often associated with these vehicles, but a track hoe is just another term for excavator.Regardless, all of these machines are generally referred to as “mini-tractors.” To add to the confusion, sometimes these machines are also referred to as a mini Bobcat rental or a mini Kubota rental. This is because Bobcat and Kubota are popular manufacturers in this field, so their brand names are used in place of general descriptions. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
The most important thing you need to know is what your needs are. Do you need to dig a lot of material out of the ground? Do you need to create a grade to a piece of land? Do you need to move a lot of material away from the job site? Knowing what you need makes it easy to find the right equipment – even if you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms.

Mini Excavator

Mini excavators are mainly used for digging. They’re especially effective when there’s not a lot of room for a standard size excavator to maneuver. Aside from digging, a “mini ex” is also very effective at trenching, moving boulders, loading material into trucks, demolition, soil gradation, heavy lifting and more.
The average operating weight for a mini excavator is between .7 and 8.5 tons. Most vehicles include a backfill blade and independent boom swing. Probably the most popular model on the market is the Kubota mini excavator. With a rental, you probably don’t need to be overly concerned with brand names. After all, if your rented excavator has any problems, just return it to the Lowes and it’ll be replaced with a better machine.

Here are a few advantages of a Mini Excavator:

  • They’re the best choice for trenching
  • They’re compact enough for use in a household yard or small space
  • They’re excellent at demolition

Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to rent a mini excavator:

Mini Excavator
Brute Arm and Bucket Force – Together, this will determine the overall power of the mini excavator. While each machine is different, with a mini the average front loader life capacity will be around 750 pounds.
Tires or Treads – Mini excavators can have either treads or tires. Generally, tires are less expensive, which can cut down on mini excavator rental rates. However, treads distribute the weight of the vehicle more evenly. This reduces damage to lawns. If you’re going to be working around the home, treads can drastically eliminate the need for worksite repairs.

Mini Skid Steer

A mini skid steer is similar to a mini excavator, only the skid steer can do a bigger variety of jobs. This is due to the number of attachments available for a skid steer. Some common uses of a skid steer include:

  • Blowing snow
  • Truck loader
  • Pallet mover
  • Rock picker

There are over 1,000 different types of attachments for skid steers. Generally speaking, a skid steer is a good choice when you have a unique project you’re not sure how to tackle. A qualified Lowes rental professional can help you find the perfect attachment for your needs. The Boxer mini skid steer is an especially popular model.

Here are a couple of things to consider when you’re looking to rent a mini skid steer:

 Mini Skid Steer
Sit or Stand – Many mini skid steers are operated by the operator standing behind the machine, where he or she stands on a platform. This improves overall maneuverability – making sure the skid steer can fit in a backyard, for instance. This also makes it easy for the user to quickly step away from the machine and complete other tasks.
Cab or No Cab – If you’re standing on a platform behind the vehicle, you’re going to be exposed to the elements. If it’s a nice day out, this is no big deal. If it’s not, you might get uncomfortable.
For small projects, you probably don’t need a covered cab with a seat. After all, if you’re renting a mini skid sheer, you can (hopefully) generally plan the time of year you’ll be working. If you know for sure you’ll be doing a lot of work in rough weather conditions, however, a full size skid sheer might be more comfortable.

Mini Backhoe

A backhoe is a piece of excavating equipment with a digging bucket at the end of a two-limbed arm. This is similar to an excavator, but there are a few keys differences. A backhoe is attached to separate vehicle. An excavator has its own chassis.

Backhoes are divided into two types:

  • Farming
  • Industrial

Generally, the industrial models are able to carry heavier loads.

Functionally, a backhoe is very similar to an excavator. While backhoes can be larger and stronger, many people prefer the compact size of a mini-excavator. A mini backhoe really makes the most sense if you already own a tractor. If your project requires you to rent a tractor and a backhoe, you should really double-check and make sure a mini-excavator isn’t a cheaper and easier option.

Conclusion

Don’t let all the various terms confuse you. Basically, you either want to dig into the ground or move a lot of material. If you’re looking to dig, you’ll want a mini excavator (sometimes referred to as a mini trackhoe). If you already have a tractor, a backhoe is a type of excavator you might want to consider. A mini-excavator can be used in back or front years. One with treads instead of tires will also significantly reduce damage to your lawn.

When you need to move a lot of material, you’ll probably want a mini skid steer. This vehicle can help you move just about any type of material including sand, clay, dirt or even man-made material like pallets and crates. When you’re looking for more information on mini excavation rental or mini skid steer rental, don’t be afraid to ask us for help. We’ll have you digging and moving in no time!

Roto Tiller Rental

May 17, 2014 at 3:43 am

A Simple Guide on How to Rent a Tiller

Well drained, rich and loosTillere soils ensure fast growth of plants, especially within a garden or farm setting. In order to achieve this, you need to utilize the right equipment. The area and size to be prepared is vital when choosing a tiller. To break and loosen hard soil, a tilling machine will come in handy. Afterwards, mixing up already broken soil with manure and organic matter also calls for a tiller. That being said, a tiller is a more of a rarely used tool therefore more people will find it a hustle to purchase one, opting to rent it instead.

It’s important to take precautions when tilling your soil so as not over work it. If this doesn’t happen, you may end up with very loose soil that’s prone to erosion which also gets easily compacted. Rocks and other solid materials should be removed from the tilling area to prevent mechanical breakdown which may lead to lots of expenses in repairs and maintenance costs.

Why use a tiller

Tillers are ideal for heavier jobs that a cultivator may take more time to accomplish. A tilling machine will work the soil evenly making sure that every part of the work area has been covered.  Tillers are easy to operate; you don’t need to read complicated tutorials on how to operate them. Each comes with a manual, making all the information you need to know is right at your disposal with the flip of a page.

Types of tillers

To rent a tiller, consider the following:

  • The size of the engine
  • How heavy it is
  • Its torque
  • Its design
  • The tine types
  • Material quality
  • Ease or difficulty of repair

There is an extenTypes of tillerssive list of types of tillers at your disposal if you decide to rent one. For example, we have front tine tillers which are generally suitable for maintaining a garden, weeding, preparation of the soil and composting small gardens.

The other category of tillers is the rear tine tillers which are extensive and use an engine to drive its wheels. These are most suitable for large gardens and farms, and their tines counter rotate, giving them more power to break new ground. They have the ability to dig deeper into the soil compared to the front tine tillers. Rear tine tillers come with the option of dual rotating tines which you can switch backwards or forward depending on the work planned.

The third category of tillers is the mini cultivators, also known as soil blenders. These are the smaller version of the front tine tillers and are lightweight compared to the other types of tillers, making them easy to transport from place to place. These mini cultivators are often used to work on raised bed gardens with loose soil. They can also be used on a regular basis on gardens that have already been tilled with the large tillers since they are great at finishing off any tilling jobs.

RototillersRototillers

Small roto tillers rental are suitable for working on small gardens and are best used in soft soil that is not hard and compact. They can easily fit in garden rows and are suitable for loosening soil between rows or for the process of weed removal.

Large, heavyweight roto tillers come in handy when working on virgin land or when loosening compact soil in the garden before the lawn is sown. They come with the option of adjustable tines depending on how deep you want to till.

Back tine rototillers are easier to maneuver and control compared to the front tine roto tillers which require a lot of effort in general. You can opt to rent the gas driven roto tiller or the electric driven roto tiller if your garden can access electricity close by. In case you want to incorporate more attachments in to your tiller, the back tine roto tiller will be ideal in this scenario when you compare it to the front tine roto tiller. This may include adding rows into your garden.

Choosing the right roto tiller usually depends on the type of soil you have in your garden of farm and the size of the area you’re working on. Renting a tiller actually makes more since it’s a garden tool that may end up being used only annually, and it doesn’t make sense to incur unwanted expenses on items that you’ll only get to use very few times on a yearly basis.

If the size of your tillage area is small, you may want to consider renting the front tine roto tiller. If, on the other hand you have a larger size tiller, the back tine roto tiller is exactly what you’ll need. If you’re planning on adding attachments to your garden later on, choose the back tine tiller. Additionally, look into hiring an operator if you get a large tiller that may look challenging when it comes to its operation.

Maintaining these tools is also important. You will need to service the equipment to get the best out of them; this includes cleaning the machines after use, and oiling any parts that may start showing signs of wear and tear.  Caring for your tillers may also help you avoid extra charges from the rental company since you’ll return them in the same way you got them.

Local Tillers Rental Yards 

They offer a wide range of roto tiller rental. Please call one today   and speak to  experts. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.