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The Most Rented Pieces of Construction Equipment

The Most Rented Pieces of Construction Equipment

Are you trying to determine what pieces of construction equipment you should be considering for your construction project? Going by the popularity of construction equipment, it can be quickly overwhelming to understand why these machines are in such high demand for construction jobs across the country. In this blog, we will be going over which pieces of construction equipment are top of the list and why. 


Excavators come in a wide range of sizes that are suitable for many different jobs. They’re an essential part of all kinds of industrial work, from working on pipes and cables to construction and foundation work. That’s why so many contractors choose to rent them rather than buy them. 

The best excavator for the job will vary depending on the terrain and the requirements of the task, so while you may use an excavator regularly, it is possible that you will need a different type of excavator for your various jobs.

Wheel Loaders

Wheel loaders — also known as front end loaders — are multi-use machines that can do almost everything. Wheel loaders are some of the most versatile earthmoving equipment. With optional attachments such as pipe carriages, forks, and extendable booms, operators can reach higher, lift large loads and transport materials. They offer roomy, high-visibility cabs for reduced operator fatigue and unmatched productivity. In order to effectively move debris or materials such as asphalt, dirt,  or wood chips, it’s a good idea to rent multiple of these machines depending on the size of your jobsite.


Graders are commonly used in the construction and maintenance of dirt and gravel roads for creating a flat surface where the asphalt will be placed. This multi-purpose earthmoving machine is used in construction sites to create flat smoother surfaces in road building projects. It’s also been used in the mining/quarry industry for mining underneath the ground surface. Graders are useful throughout the year, thanks to their ability to complete rough and finished grades for civil construction. In the summer construction season, this makes them one of the most popular rented construction equipment across the world.


Whether asphalt or soil, compactors are key machines in construction. That’s because of their ability to increase the load-bearing capacity of a surface. When there is a lack of prior compaction, the soil underneath a path starts eroding or shifting. By compacting the soil, the ground becomes more stable and more resistant to penetration by tree roots, heavy rain and erosion. They are also useful due to their ability to compact surfaces, allowing the laying of concrete or to stabilize the surface for heavy machinery. Due to their necessity, compactors have become a vital element in road works and residential construction projects. 


Choose Your Equipment Wisely

In the same way that project planning and organization is done with purpose, you should also be carefully selecting which machines you need. It’s important to be aware of what the machines are capable of doing, and choosing the machine that best fits the job it’s needed for, not the machine you know well. 

If you’re ready to look for construction equipment, it’s also important to know what the scale of your project is and how many machines you’re going to need to use it. You also need to know how long you will need to rent out the machine for. Daily, weekly and monthly rentals and rates are something you need to be aware of.

When it comes to getting quality machines that can efficiently run, JAPA has been the top choice for renting out construction machinery, as well as the oil and gas industry since 1972. Over the last fifty years our company has provided machines made by XCMG, known for its high quality and durability. Whether you are purchasing new models or previously used, JAPA has a machine that will run at peak performance. And if it doesn’t, don’t worry: our technicians are here to help you get up and running again with our on-call service trucks and our state-of-the-art service bay. Whether you need an excavator, a compactor, a wheel loader or any machine for your job, we can provide it and fix it.

Contact us today, and let’s help you get to work or get back to work.


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