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United Rental to buy RSC

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by SellingIron, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    Not good for consumers.. Competition just decreased :(
  3. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    more reason to buy :)
  4. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    Ageed! Real men don't rent tools! ;)
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  5. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 661

    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.
  6. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    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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  7. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    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.
  8. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    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.
  9. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    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
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    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.

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