Total Equipment Rentals Reports Rising Demand for Large Equipment Rentals by DIY Homeowners

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Total Equipment Rentals (, an Ontario equipment rental company with locations in Brantford and Woodstock, reports an increase in the demand for large rental equipment by homeowners who want to take care of big jobs around the house themselves.

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For some people, the challenge and satisfaction of completing a job well-done is what induces them to do big outdoor home-improvement projects themselves.

Total Equipment Rentals ( one of Ontario’s largest farm and construction equipment rental companies, reports a significant increase in large equipment rentals by homeowners. Over the last year, Total Equipment Rentals has seen a steady rise in the number of people renting large equipment to tackle big jobs around the house. Rather than hiring a professional contractor or landscaping company to do the work, many homeowners are electing to do it themselves. These DIY homeowners are renting more heavy equipment than ever before, especially bobcats with mulcher/forestry heads and tractors with boom mowers, the kind of equipment used to help with heavy landscaping around the house and lot preparation.

According to Total Equipment Rentals spokesman Geoff Erkelens, there are several reasons for this new DIY trend for homeowners. “For some people, the challenge and satisfaction of completing a job well-done is what induces them to do big outdoor home-improvement projects themselves. However, most people who chose to do their own landscaping work are motivated by price. They understand that it is going to cost them a whole lot less to do the work themselves than to pay a professional landscaping company to do the job. And obviously, if the homeowner had to buy all the equipment necessary to do the job, there would be no cost saving. That is why more homeowners are coming to us to rent bobcats and tractors. Renting gives them quality, well-maintained equipment that will get the job done with the least amount of effort and at the lowest cost. They can have the equipment they need for as long as they want without the hassle of owning,” says Erkelens.

“Renting large equipment really does make sense for homeowners who only need the use of the equipment for a one-time job or on a very occasional basis. Our DIY customers are renting everything from bobcats with mulcher/forestry heads for clearing trees to rental tractors in a variety of sizes for heavy lifting and other big jobs. To satisfy the increased demand from our customers, we are continually adding more large equipment like tractors, bobcats and utility ATVs to our rental inventory. We are betting that the current DIY home improvement trend is here to stay,” adds Erkelens.

About Total Equipment Rentals: Carrying an extensive inventory of rental tools, utility vehicles, and large and small-scale equipment for rent, Total Equipment Rentals is one of Ontario’s largest equipment rental stores. With Ontario equipment rental outlets in Brantford and Woodstock, Total Equipment Rentals serves farmers, contractors and homeowners in southwestern Ontario, supplying top of the line equipment, with fast, knowledgeable and friendly service. Their Ontario commercial rental yards rent tractors, plows, snow blowers, roadside mowers, rock pickers, Bobcats, ARGOs, excavators, forestry equipment, construction supplies, tree spades, aerial hoists, compaction equipment, concrete and masonry supplies, and much more. For more information about all the products available at Total Equipment Rentals, please visit their website at or call (519) 449-2200.

Contact Information:
Geoff Erkelens
Total Equipment Rentals
594729 Hwy 59 South,
Woodstock, ON. N4S 7V8
(519) 449-2200

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