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Benefits of Subcontracting Your Heavy Equipment Operation Needs

When you’re working on a project, the last thing you need is a piece of equipment to break. Downtime is extremely costly, and most of the time, you don’t have the luxury of getting extensions from your client if the project gets behind schedule. Plus, you’ll be paying your workers to sit around while you get a replacement or get your equipment repaired.

The cost of downtime puts a premium on having equipment that’s in good working order and a crew that knows how to take good care of its gear. Without those things, crews will face a lot of undue stress in the middle of an already pressure-filled project.

This is why many construction pros have embraced subcontracting all aspects of their excavation work There are many benefits to hiring a third party for your heavy equipment operation needs. For example:

  • No More Fleet Maintenance

Contractors have a lot on their plate as it is. Adding equipment maintenance to the list is enough to keep a whole shop of technicians busy. However, if you’re a small shop, it’s likely just one of your many regular tasks. Having equipment go down could result in loss of income or major delays.

When you subcontract your heavy equipment needs, the responsibility for ensuring the equipment is maintained falls on their shoulders—not yours. Plus, you don’t need to worry about equipment sitting idle for extended periods of time. For example, if you only use a backhoe a few times a month, you will not get your money’s worth from it. Instead of buying, servicing and repairing your own equipment, rent from a reputable company only when you need it.

  • No More Trying to Fill Positions

Competition is fierce for skilled workers. When a job needs to get done some companies are forced to rely on under-qualified people, with predictable results. A poorly trained employee—or one that doesn’t have any training—can cause all sorts of issues. Inefficiencies can result in additional time and money needed to complete the job—and you probably can’t afford the mistakes.

Worse, however, is the potential for accidents. Inexperienced operators could hurt themselves or others near the equipment. With a trained, knowledgeable operator from a professional equipment company, you can ensure the work will be done quickly and efficiently, and the chances of accidents are greatly reduced.

  • Cost Reduction

Capital expenditures on equipment can quickly add up. You need to figure out where you’re storing equipment if you don’t have space for it at your own lot. By subcontracting your equipment and operators in one package, you can find the best prices and only use the products or services on an as-needed basis.

  • Decreased Completion Time

As mentioned earlier, equipment will break, or someone may call in sick. All of this can be bad for business. Working with an excavation company eliminates both of these concerns. You schedule the job when you need the assistance. The third party is responsible for ensuring that the equipment and operator are there at the scheduled time.

At Chamberlain Backhoe Service, for example, we can be ready at a near-moment’s notice. If you need someone to do a last-minute job, give us a call, and we’ll have the equipment and operator ready to take on the task. We have experts in all types of equipment who have worked on all types of jobs.

You’re Hiring Experts

It’s tough to find qualified experts – and this is true for all industries. Full-time employees may have knowledge on some types of equipment, but not others. When you subcontract your excavation work, you’ll always be working with knowledgeable operators. These specialists will be up-to-date on the latest technologies, and they’ll be fully trained on each piece of equipment they operate.

This experience can also translate into faster completion since there will be no on-the-job training that needs to be done.

Finding the Right Excavation Partner

The biggest challenge many companies face is finding a partner they can work with who is fast and reliable, and can deliver the services needed in a timely manner. Plus, it’s helpful to have a one-stop shop. You may one day only need to rent a piece of equipment when one of yours is down. Other days, you might need the service of an expert on a particular piece of equipment for a specialized task within the larger project.

Why Entrust Your Excavation Needs to CBS?

For 60 years, Southern California companies have entrusted their operated heavy equipment needs to us. We have a range of highly qualified operators, each with their own set of skills, to ensure you can always find the exact person that you need for your upcoming job.

With us, you’re able to find everything you need. Save the hassle of calling around, and allow us to take care of you. Contact us today to learn more about our services.


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