Unlike some larger, more complex aerial lift equipment such as under bridge inspection units with four articulated booms, a typical bucket truck rental is relatively straightforward and simple.

Yet, the process of renting and operating any type of aerial access equipment is not really simple nor typical.

You’ve determined that you need a reliable bucket truck along with other resources in order to complete your project. And you’ve made the decision to rely on rental equipment and are trusting that the process will go smoothly, and the equipment will help you get the job done correctly.

As a professional in your field, you want to be confident that the rental process will be carried out by professionals and that the equipment will perform as expected for the job you need done.

Getting the Most Out of Bucket Truck Rentals

One of the first steps to ensure you get the best bucket truck rental experience is to only work with a professional firm that specializes in aerial access equipment rentals. While you can often find a bucket truck to rent at a variety of places, there are many things that can occur which a professional rental company will avoid.

That’s because with those less-than-reliable rental companies, there can be issues with your bucket truck rental experience. Like the equipment malfunctions. Or the unit you rented isn’t available when you need it. Or, possibly worse, you aren’t completely sure how to operate the rental equipment and the company doesn’t have anyone available to provide instructions.

There are a few key things that you should always consider when renting a bucket truck unit:

Always Rent from a Company You Trust

You should only rent from companies and brands you trust. If you’ve never heard of the company before, you should do your homework. Look for testimonials and ask colleagues and others if they’ve heard good reports about the company.

Get the Training You Need

Safety should always be the number one priority whenever using aerial lift equipment. You should always make sure all relevant employees have the training they need to operate the equipment properly. With many pieces of equipment, operators need to undergo training and practice so they can competently and safely operate the equipment.

Choose the Right Tool for the Job

Do sufficient research beforehand if you’re not certain what type of access equipment you need. You always want to be sure the equipment you rent is right for your project. If you aren’t sure, you should be able to ask the rental company as they should be highly knowledgeable about their products and what they are designed to do.

Rent the Correct Size

This may seem self-evident, but if you rent equipment that doesn’t have the capacity you need, you’ll have the same problem you would if you rented the wrong type of equipment. In other words, you’ll still have to pay for it even if you can’t use it.

Expert Bucket Truck Rental Advice from a Trusted Source

At McClain and Company, we are not only a trusted and nationally known company, but we also have the collective knowledge and experience needed to ensure that our customers rent the best equipment for every job.

According to one of our Regional Sales Managers, there are a few key points customers should have in order to get the most out of their bucket truck rentals:

  • Experience operating a bucket truck
  • Know the flight pattern of the bucket truck’s boom
  •  Know what the capabilities and limitations of the bucket truck

Some additional considerations for a successful bucket truck rental experience is to be fully aware of the following issues:

  • Tail Swing: In a crowded jobsite (like a busy roadway) an unexpectedly large tail swing arc can pose a danger to people or things.
  • Bucket Capacity: The maximum combined weight of occupants, tools, equipment, and other material that the manufacturer has indicated can be safely carried in the bucket. 
  • Bucket Height: The higher the bucket is elevated off the ground, the more the vehicle stability is decreased.

McClain and Company for Your Bucket Truck and Aerial Access Equipment Rentals

At McClain, customer service is our number one priority, and we believe in that. For us, great customer service also means offering our customers the absolute best in bucket trucks and other aerial access equipment rentals.

Another thing that the team at McClain and Company also believe is that your success is our success. And we make it our goal to do everything we can to help you select the bucket truck and aerial access vehicles for your project rentals.

Do you already know which unit you want to rent?

Request a quote from us today and you can quickly schedule your rental with us. In addition to bucket trucks, we also rent high-quality under bridge, Hi-Rail, and other aerial work platforms and access equipment.

And we do more than equipment rentals! McClain and Company also provides Traffic Control Service and Device rentals, as well as Construction Services in several states.

Let McClain & Co., Inc. Help Make Your Projects Easier

If you have questions about our top-of-the-line aerial access equipment rental services, or want to learn more about under bridge platforms and under bridge inspection unit rentals, you can contact McClain & Co., Inc., by calling us at 1.888.889.1284 or emailing us at [email protected].