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Rental Equipment vs. Buying Equipment

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

A project or budget was just approved. You need to acquire a new piece of equipment, but you're unsure how to move forward. At the end of the day, you want to get the job done right and save as much money as possible.

When it comes to acquiring equipment for business and municipal use, there are two main options: renting or buying. Both options have advantages and disadvantages; the choice ultimately depends on your needs and circumstances. At Rose Equipment, we will help you explore the advantages of renting or buying equipment and the factors to consider when deciding between the two.

One of the main advantages of renting equipment is the lower upfront costs. Renting allows individuals or businesses to access expensive equipment without making a significant initial investment. This is especially beneficial for those who may only need the equipment for a short time. Additionally, renting provides flexibility in terms of equipment selection. Renters can choose from a wide range of equipment options and can switch to different equipment as needed. Leasing is often 100% tax deductible. Finally, when renting equipment, there are no maintenance and repair costs to worry about. Rose Equipment will take care of any necessary repairs or maintenance, which can save time and money.

The advantage of buying equipment is that the machine is guaranteed to be available when needed. The costs are lower over the long term and there are tax incentives under the IRS tax code. You gain ownership of the assets and can sell the equipment when you no longer need it, allowing you to recover some of the cost. Buying is easier because you don't have to deal with rental contracts and agreements. You have complete control over what you get and can customize the machine with all the bells and whistles you need.

Rose Equipment offers several unique pieces of equipment for year-round rent. Check out some of our most popular pieces available for rent by the day, week, or month.

Crack Seal Machine

Cimline M Series Concrete & Asphalt Maintenance. Crack Seal. Sealant, mastic, and joint sealant products are in stock. We also have DuraPatchers and Hotboxes. Daily rent starts at $500.00.

street sweeper

Global and Johnston Street Sweepers, weekly rents start at $3500.00 or lease a unit for $1,999.00; conditions apply.

vibratory and oscillating rollers

Sakai rollers, both vibratory and oscillating, are available. Weekly rent starts at $2,250.00.


Rosco SweepPro and RB50s weekly rent start at $1,250.00.

Since 1970 Rose Equipment has been servicing Nebraska. We are a small family business committed to the Nebraska way of life. Our dedicated employees continue to serve our customers faithfully, and we believe in local and serve local. Call Russ at 402-467-5988 for rental availability.

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