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Renting vs. Buying Yard Ramps: Which Choice is Right For You?

As the owner or manager of a business with a warehouse or loading dock, or any type of facility with material handling needs, you’re faced with numerous decisions on both a day-to-day and long-term level, which have an effect on your success.

Do you make a large investment in an effort to grow, or to better serve existing clients? Or do you seek to keep things even keeled, instead of risking that investment? Do you place a premium on quality, or look for cost-savings? Do you try to be lean and flexible, or have everything you need just in case?

While some of these may seem like black and white questions, they have a huge bearing on everyday business. For example, should you buy a yard ramp, or should you rent a yard ramp? When is one a better idea than the other?

One benefit to renting a yard ramp is the flexibility you gain. Your business may have a strong seasonal change in workload, or perhaps you have signed a deal with a large but short-term client. This changes your needs temporarily, but may not warrant a long-term commitment or huge investment. Here, renting offers you an ideal solution to give you the output and capability only when you need it.

However, it’s easy to get duped by a company offering rentals which are in a state of disrepair, or otherwise won’t live up to the billing. In this case, it’s you that could actually get stuck with the cost and inconvenience of damage or repair work. That’s why it’s so important that you trust only high quality providers with a strong reputation for durable equipment, as well as customer service.

Certainly, depending on the specific circumstances you find yourself in, along with your own needs and preferences, one option may be superior to the other. It’s important to analyze what you’re looking for at the top of your list, whether it’s cost savings and future flexibility, or a more permanent, long-term investment to grow, expand and improve.

How much you can afford right now, and might be able to afford one year or five years from now, all have an effect, along with many other business and market factors. There’s not one single “right” solution, and it’s great to have options.

That’s why Copperloy is offering their industry leading and proudly American made yard ramps not only for direct sale, but also for renting. Plus, Copperloy is now even offering factory-certified, used yard ramps for sale as well.

To get started today, give us a call at 800.321.4968 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you find the best possible solution based upon all of your business’s unique needs and demands.