Pricing for stand-up / ride-on aerator rental

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by vtx531, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. vtx531

    vtx531 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Hi everyone. I am located in SW Michigan. I recently aquired a stand-up / ride-on aerator - Classen SA-25. Seems to be a great, solid machine so far, very heavy, pulls great plugs...but I can’t justify the cost unless I am able to share it / rent it out.

    #1 - Would there be any interest? Maybe you prefer to have your employees run a rented walk-behind that is cheaper? Maybe you already have your own walk behind unit so you arent willing to spend money to rent a ride-on unit? Would there be ANY interest in renting a stand-up / ride-on unit?

    #2 How much would be a fair price for rental? Would anyone be interested in cheaper rate for summer months?

    # 3 What term length would you prefer? Daily? Weekly? Monthly?

    #4 If you normally rent a walk-behind unit - how much more (if any) would you be willing to pay for a ride-on?

    As far as I can see, nobody in the area or most areas provides this rental option. My goal is to provide a rental service that can increase the profitability of your business and increase employee moral/decrease friction with employees. If this makes no sense and you think this is a dumb idea, I would also love to hear from you! Any advice - positive or negative - would be appreciated!!!! I GREATLY value your input and this concept will be based upon your feedback.

    Thank you.
  2. OP

    vtx531 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Looking at $250/day - thoughts?
  3. CorgiTurf

    CorgiTurf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I rented an ex mark from a local dealer, 275 per day. Ended up being 295 with tax etc
  4. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,326

    In Pennsylvania the going rate is like 170 to 190
  5. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    190 is what we rented one for per day in VA.
    gfwjr2 likes this.
  6. OP

    vtx531 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I ended up selling it, thanks.

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