• Rodney Sanchez
  • August 03, 2020

Before Bob Vila started talking about do-it-yourself home improvement projects, heavy equipment rentals were the domain of burly construction guys, project managers, and city blocks surrounded by fences to keep the curious out.

As Dylan said, ‘The times are a’changin’.”

Anyone with a little cash and a spare weekend can tackle projects from landscaping to room demolition.

Green Equipment Rental has all the right heavy equipment to get the job done and the service technicians who can help and advise and the know-how so you stay within your budget.

The tips should help as well.

Height Requirements

It doesn’t matter if you are renting a forklift, wheel loader or excavator. It’s vital to know the heights the machine must reach for each job. Don’t trust the specifications shown online — verify with your rental technician. Make sure the equipment you’re looking at can reach your maximum, and minimum height requirements.

What is Tipping Load’?

The tipping load is the amount of weight that would lift the rear tires when applied to the bucket at the machine's maximum reach-point in the lift cycle.

While you probably won’t know the precise maximum weight, that’s ok. But be sure to get a rough idea of the amount, and type, of material you’ll be moving.

A reporter once asked Dolly Parton how she fit into her skintight costumes and she replied: “It’s like trying to put ten-pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.”

That may be OK for Ms. Parton, but you don’t want to exceed the tipping load of your heavy equipment.

Ground Condition

It’s vital to know if the equipment will operate on a flat, smooth surface, or rocky or slanted. A crane, for example, that is not level causes side loading of the boom and reduces the rated capacity.

A crane, 3 degrees out of level, can shrink the rated capacity by as much as 50 percent.

The difference between surface conditions will also determine if a tracked machine is needed or if a wheeled machine is better. The ground condition can also dictate the tire tread the project requires.

Extra Tools or Attachments

The specifics of the project will help determine the attachments needed. Equipment used for demolition will require different attachments than equipment used for drilling or hammering.

If you are not sure what attachments you need, our service team at Green Rental Equipment of Miami can help.

Project Length

When you call, one of the first questions we may ask you is something like, “How long do you need the machine?”

Be sure you are ready with the specific dates so the equipment coordinator can verify the machine’s availability.


If you don’t have the equipment or employees to move the equipment to, and from, the job site, Green Equipment Rental of Miami can transport the equipment for you.

At Green Equipment Rental, we rent a broad range of equipment, such as excavators, dozers, motor graders, and forklifts. Browse our rental inventory listings and if you don't find something you're looking for, call us today.

Why Choose Green Equipment Rental?

We deliver 24/7 customer care and support — This includes on-the-job support and regular maintenance by our factory-trained technicians.[ Changed and added.]

We offer flexible rental plans — Have a job that requires a piece of equipment your fleet doesn’t carry? Need a machine to help you get the project done on time? We offer a variety of rental plans to maximize efficiency, minimize cost, and help you keep pace with demand.

We rent a large variety of construction tools and equipment for all buildings, landscaping, and renovation needs. We are unique in that our customer can do their entire rental online without having to go to a rental store. We offer FREE DELIVERY AND PICK UP within most metropolitan city limits.

Green Rental Equipment provides the heavy equipment rentals you need for fast and easy work on any construction job. Be it a residential or commercial project, our affordable earth-moving machine rentals are ideal for both professionals and homeowners alike. Our services include:

  • Heavy equipment rentals

  • Heavy equipment attachment rentals

  • Delivery & pick up

  • Guaranteed lowest rates

Our goal is to provide a consistently convenient and stress-free rental experience for our valued customers!

Contact Us

Contact us today to speak to a service representative about renting, or investing in, environmentally friendly heavy equipment.

You’ll find we have competitive rates and work to ensure the profitability of your project. Our rental equipment is available for projects of any duration

We appreciate our customers and we keep to the highest standards of quality in everything we do.


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