Is Equipment Rental the Best Option for Your Project?

Aug 31, 2023 | Power

With many moving parts to coordinate, keeping your project on track and on budget can be challenging. And when it comes to equipment like industrial generators and lighting, the decision to buy or rent often presents a conundrum.

The good news is, Viking Industrial is uniquely positioned to provide the most suitable equipment for your project. Our dedicated Rental and Sales teams synergise to match your power needs to the right solution. We take into account power requirements, fuel cost, environmental standards, OH&S, maintenance capability, project length, budget, location and more.

While European companies often lean towards purchasing assets outright, Australian firms like Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) prefer renting to outsource risk. Additionally, many large-scale projects like Snowy Hydro opt for a balanced solution, requesting quotes for both.

So, with this in mind, is renting industrial power and lighting equipment the right choice? Read on to learn the key considerations so you can make an informed decision.

Access to a wide range of modern equipment

One of the upsides to rental is the ability to access new or near new industrial equipment nationwide, to meet your lead times and project specifications. Our extensive rental fleet consists of modern, clean generatorsfuel tanks and lighting towers with low hours on the clock. 

We are independent of engine manufacturers, and our partnerships include Volvo Penta, Kohler, Kubota and Perkins to name a few. This independence allows us to provide a full scope of generator engines to suit your needs. From the standby-appropriate Reserve range, the prime fixed Halo, to the heavy-duty prime Tomahawks, we have the right generator to meet your project demands. In fact, our Tomahawk Range generators are the highest spec in our fleet. Built tough to withstand extreme conditions, they are a favourite among our Rental Team.

Turnkey solutions to support you all the way

The approach of our Rental Team is comprehensive. We dive into understanding your project’s power requirements, duration, responsible parties for fuel payments and location. This allows us to deliver a comprehensive turnkey solution, while minimising your involvement with the technicalities of the equipment.

As our BD & Brand Director, Craig Watson, explains ‘With Rental, we can offer a full turnkey service and support throughout the project. We do it all, and the customer doesn’t need to deal with any issues.’ This includes everything from selecting the right equipment through to installation, commissioning and training. All equipment can be rented dry (without servicing) or wet (with servicing) giving you further flexibility to choose the right solution for your budget and needs.

Cost-effective and scalable to suit

For short-term projects or those where power or lighting is only required for certain stages, opting for rental is often a more cost-effective solution. Rather than a large upfront investment, you only pay for what you need, as you need it.

The other obvious benefit of rental is the flexibility to scale up and down to suit your changing requirements. Not only does this allow you to be responsive and flexible throughout the life of your project, it also helps to keep your overall expenditure down.

Unrivalled 24/7 service and support

For total peace of mind, 24/7 maintenance and scheduled servicing are part of the Viking Rental package. Our team knows our equipment better than anyone, and with five locations Australia-wide, support is never far away. We know you need to keep the job moving, so we offer scheduled servicing after-hours or around your RDOs to reduce downtime.

Viking Industrial’s dedicated Rental Team will support you throughout the project life. With a wealth of experience across diverse trades, you’ll deal with professionals who know their jobs inside out. Our intimate knowledge of a project’s life cycle helps us adjust to the demands of your project as needed. With Viking Industrial, you have our commitment and accountability for the duration. This commitment was demonstrated recently when we began providing rental equipment for Snowy 2.0. We set up a new branch in nearby Cooma, so we’re on hand to deliver unrivalled service and support.

Talk to our Rental Team about your project today

Our experts at Viking Industrial are ready to assist you every step of the way. Providing confidence, support and ongoing assistance, we’ll keep your project moving from initial planning, through to completion. Contact us to discuss your rental needs today, or request an online quote and we’ll get back to you soon.

“We recently purchased a fleet of Solar Trailers with a set expectation and design requirement for our remote site requirements. The team at Viking worked with us to complete the specification and orders. The fleet has been on the job for around three months now, meeting our requirements. We are looking at more units currently with the team and look forward to continued supply in the future.”

- Director, Construction, WA

“From our initial dealings with Viking Industrial until the completion of works onsite, the whole team have proven to be professional and very attentive to our requirements and needs. I cannot recommend them enough. We’re looking forward to dealing with the Viking Team in  the future.”

- Reg Greene, Project Manager, McNally Group

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- Chris McRae, Operations Manager, Utilita Water Solutions