Eco Friendly Equipment Hire

Eco Friendly Equipment Hire

ByGroovy Green Feb 15, 2014

If you need to hire equipment to do a job of home renovation the last thing on your mind is likely to be caring for the environment, but equipment hire can also be eco friendly. Many people these days actively look for an eco-friendly business to deal with because they believe that everyone can do their bit for the environment and even if it’s only a little bit it all mounts up.

The first step in eco friendly plant hire is to hire the best machine for the job. This will both conserve fuel and save on costs. It will also make sure the least damage possible is done to the environment. If you get in a huge bulldozer when only a tiny one is needed a lot more land will be ruined as it manoeuvres around the work to be done. Those tracks can churn up the dirt and make a big mess that is almost impossible to fix.

A machine that is too small for the job is likely to break down. This could leave oil and other fuel leaking into the soil. It will take extra parts to fix and it means the job will take longer to finish. Not only is this bad news for the company, it’s also bad for the environment, especially the oil spill.

Getting the best type of machine is also going to help care for the environment.  A ditch digger won’t be able to cope properly with excavating a site for a building to go on, but it is ideal for formwork to support piers. Using the right machine will make the job get done more quickly and save fuel , both of which help to prevent damage to the environment and save the natural resources.

Choosing the right ‘wheels’ is also important. There is usually a choice between rubber tyres and tracks. Some are better in mud or on sloping ground than others, depending on the job to be done and the type of machine you are hiring. It is wise to consult with the hiring company if you are not sure which would be best for your job.

So while it is important to get the job done quickly so you can get on with the next one, it is also important to be environmentally friendly and this doesn’t require a great deal of effort on your part, only wise decisions.  The good news is that those good decisions will save on your costs and give you a reputation as a company that gets the job done quickly and efficiently.

That is always good for business and can give you the edge over your competitors, who might not be quite as wise.