It’s estimated that the global construction equipment sales revenue for 2020 will be $89.3 billion, which shows just how much businesses are willing to spend on sophisticated machinery such as aerial lifts (Source).
The average cost of buying a 19 ft. scissor lift, for instance, is between $10,000 – $16,000, while larger scissor lifts may cost close to $50,000. Standard 30-40 ft. Articulated boom lifts can cost anywhere from $25,000 – $75,000 and larger models can have heftier price tags of $100,000 to $200,000, especially if they’re brand new.
This means that not all companies have the resources to buy outright. This makes equipment rentals the more affordable option for businesses in the remodeling, construction, architectural and civil engineering industries. With rentals, you’re dealing with less paperwork, no equipment depreciation and maintenance costs.
Why Choose Genie?
When it comes to equipment suppliers, Genie is a name synonymous with quality in the aerial work platform, self-propelled boom and scissor lifts market.
Professionals trust Genie’s lifts to help them carry out the most complex jobs – that’s why Genie lifts can be found on remodeling and construction sites across the United States. They cater to a wide range of customers that need particular kinds of aerial lifts.
Rental Costs for Genie Lifts
If you hire a Genie lift for your construction needs, the resulting costs will depend on a range of factors, including:
- The type of lift
- The ‘age’ of the lift – how many years has it been in service
- Time duration
- Working height
- Lift power
- Maximum load-bearing capacity
In general, aerial lift rentals can cost between $20-$30/hour. If you need one for the day, expect to pay $200-$400/day.
The cost goes up to $800-$1,500/week and renting for a month can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $3,500/month.
Types of Aerial Lifts Offered by Genie
These lifts come equipped with traction control and 4-wheel drive that allows easy navigation on rough and uneven terrain. They also have low ground clearance and are durable enough for use in both indoor and outdoor projects, reaching a maximum height of 25ft 11”.
Rent 19 ft. scissor lifts for as little as $100-$150/day, while weekly rentals for the same cost around $350-500. Renting these lifts for a month can cost between $900 and $1,200. Rental prices rise as the size, maximum height and load bearing capacity of the scissor lifts increase.
Telescopic Or Straight Lifts
These are designed for greater horizontal reach compared to other types of lifts. This makes telescopic lifts an ideal fit for construction sites with limited access and reach.
Genie’s design for telescopic lifts minimizes tail swing, allowing better navigational capabilities. The cost of renting a 60 ft. telescopic lift, like the S-60 from Genie, can range from $600-$800/day, $1,500 – $1,700/week, and $3,050 – $3,200/month. The rental prices vary with size, platform capacity and maximum height.
Articulated Or Knuckle Boom Lifts
Genie offers articulated boom lifts in 3 eco-friendly fuel variants: electric, bi-energy and diesel.
The Genie knuckle booms are perfectly sized to fit through standard doorways. These lifts work well in close proximity to other buildings and can access overhead work in congested areas like aisles.
Some models also have high ground clearance and rough terrain handling capabilities.
The rental cost for articulated/knuckle boom lifts can vary according to the size, load-bearing capacity, manufacturing year and maximum height. If you’re considering a 40 ft. articulated boom lift like the Z-34/22 N from Genie, expect to pay $400-$600/day, $900-$1,100/week, or $1,400-$1,600/month depending on your rental period.
Towable or Trailer-Mounted Z-Boom Lifts
As the name suggests, they can easily be towed by SUV or trailer and reach working heights between 40 and 55 ft. They’re lightweight and can be used easily on the most delicate surfaces like gymnasium floors, slate and lawns.
Rental costs for towable or trailer-mounted Z-boom lifts also vary with size, manufacturing year, capacity and maximum height. For instance, the 2016 55ft TZ-50 from Genie, will cost $300/day, $825/week, or $1,950/month to rent.
How to Get A Good Deal on Genie Lift Rentals
There are plenty of renting construction equipment, such as aerial lifts and excavators.
For starters, you aren’t restricted to using just one model for the rest of its life. You can rent different types of lifts according to their unique capabilities for your project.
Additionally, lift storage and maintenance is not your responsibility – just return them once the rental is up.
Before you order a rental lift, figure out how many people will be using it. Additionally, try to ascertain what other tools, equipment and machinery are needed for the job.
Genie lifts are innovative, reliable and durable – the company regularly consults and collaborates with its customers to identify ways to solve their pressing needs.