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SellingIron
12-16-2011, 09:05 AM
Only for 4.2 Billion.....


http://m.cnbc.com/us_news/45694846/1

Impact-Vector
12-16-2011, 09:24 AM
Not good for consumers.. Competition just decreased :(

turboawd
12-16-2011, 04:37 PM
Not good for consumers.. Competition just decreased :(

more reason to buy :)

Impact-Vector
12-16-2011, 05:21 PM
more reason to buy :)

Ageed! Real men don't rent tools! ;)
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SellingIron
12-17-2011, 06:44 PM
FYI, Find a used piece with low hours and buy it ASAP. The light at the end of the tunnel LOOKS like this.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for new equipment.

Digdeep
12-17-2011, 09:31 PM
FYI, Find a used piece with low hours and buy it ASAP. The light at the end of the tunnel LOOKS like this.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for new equipment.
I think you're spot on. It's going to be ugly with all the double digit price increases coming in 2012 due to Tier IV and consolidations like this.
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alco
12-17-2011, 11:47 PM
I don't see a downside for me personally. All this means is more selection of the equipment and tools I can borrow at no charge........sounds like a good deal to me.

meets1
12-18-2011, 10:44 AM
To me there are tools we rent from rsc - there closer. But there are more times than not that those tools are elsewhere around the globe. Then we go rent at the smaller yards - where we get raped but at least they have the equipment. Closest URental is about an hour away - deleiver of lifts etc get alittle steep.

LoweJ82
12-18-2011, 11:27 AM
Honestly Ill be glad to see RSC leave our area, We have Sunbelt Rentals & Noonans just ask rentals between those two I havent stepped a foot into RSC When I first started I rented equipment for about 3 months little over $12k worth always had fat stacks of cash paid in advance for everything, they just aren't very customer caring, They wanted to charge extra for every little thing like a scratch on a backhoe, I was digging out a large tree stump was just a little up hill when it came loose and rolled back and hit the rear glass, I offered to pay for damages then RSC put the order on the glass then tried to mark it up like $800 plus the labor to install. I went to same place they ordered the glass from got the price and had to confront them and argue with them that I wasnt paying anymore than cost, My INS wouldnt cover it and the ins I purchased through them wouldnt either. Keven the manager at the time is a real ass, I hope they read this lol

PlantscapeSolutions
12-19-2011, 12:52 AM
The south Austin RSC is great. They have rented me a T190 multiple times for the same price as a wheeled loader. The insurance covers things like theft or an accident on the road but not operator error.

I once saw a Skytrac with a 50' boom at a Sunbelt totally ruined from a renter trying to lift something they shouldn't. That repair bill must have been at least $25,000 for an entire new boom. Possibly $50,000.

I used to know the sales guy at Sunbelt here and he gave me good deals. I once got a skid steer rental for free on the weekend. Then the guy got promoted to store manager and all my deals stopped. The Sunbelt prices here are all higher then RSC and the equipment fleet tends to be older. I have had issues with Sunbelt equipment several times.

Years ago Nations Rent and Sunbelt merged so I guess consolidation is a way of life.

LoweJ82
12-19-2011, 08:31 AM
The south Austin RSC is great. They have rented me a T190 multiple times for the same price as a wheeled loader. The insurance covers things like theft or an accident on the road but not operator error.

I once saw a Skytrac with a 50' boom at a Sunbelt totally ruined from a renter trying to lift something they shouldn't. That repair bill must have been at least $25,000 for an entire new boom. Possibly $50,000.

I used to know the sales guy at Sunbelt here and he gave me good deals. I once got a skid steer rental for free on the weekend. Then the guy got promoted to store manager and all my deals stopped. The Sunbelt prices here are all higher then RSC and the equipment fleet tends to be older. I have had issues with Sunbelt equipment several times.

Years ago Nations Rent and Sunbelt merged so I guess consolidation is a way of life.

I guess service would differ for areas, Sunbelt here is a little cheaper than RSC, I will say that Ive used RSC in other areas than Springfield and everything was ok.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
12-19-2011, 08:57 AM
I prefer to rent straight from Bobcat or Cat whenever we need something. I've always had good luck this way. Machines are normally less than a year old, and can get any attachments we could ever need.

manac
12-24-2011, 09:35 AM
This deal may get axed still needs regulatory approval from what I heard .

Digdeep
12-24-2011, 09:50 AM
This deal may get axed still needs regulatory approval from what I heard .

It will be a good time to be Genie, JLG, etc. if it does go through. I could only imagine the size of those AWP orders.
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Alpha Property
12-26-2011, 05:15 PM
I have a good friend thats a shop foreman at our united and their location has been buying up some of the smaller local guys for a while. He said they realy want to control the rental rates and raise them considerably over the next few years

Impact-Vector
12-26-2011, 07:14 PM
I have a good friend thats a shop foreman at our united and their location has been buying up some of the smaller local guys for a while. He said they realy want to control the rental rates and raise them considerably over the next few years

Bing bing bing!

That's the only reason companies buy out other companies!
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stuvecorp
12-26-2011, 09:31 PM
I have a good friend thats a shop foreman at our united and their location has been buying up some of the smaller local guys for a while. He said they realy want to control the rental rates and raise them considerably over the next few years

I've never dealt with either as they don't have branches here but they can try as much as they want to raise prices, guys will rent from others or just buy things on their own.

Strawbridge Lawn
12-27-2011, 01:33 PM
RSC sucked and could care less for the little guy. No 1/2 day rates either. They grew in the economic boom and failed to adopt new more customer-friendly concepts as economy got worse.