Hiring Concrete Mixers

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grendel

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Hiring Concrete Mixers
« on: July 07, 2014, 20:11 »
I was most surprised, I had searched most of the local hire companies for prices on hiring a concrete mixer, the problem I had was picking up and returning the mixer (when delivery costs are 22 and the pick up the same it all adds up. one firm locally was 30 for a day, 50 for a week, so I searched the internet for better deals and found one at 15 a day or 26.65 a week, and they did local pickup. I phoned up and booked one for a week (saturday pickup, drop back the next saturday). when I went to the address to pick it up, it was the same place whose website quoted 30 for the day.
So its worth checking out the online hire companies as their deals are better than you can get locally - even though you get the equipment from the same place.
the mixer I hired came with RCD and extension lead at no extra cost.
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Lardman

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Re: Hiring Concrete Mixers
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 14:16 »
Useful to know - I looked at hiring as I have yet more walls to build and don't fancy doing it in the barrow. Given the hire price and hassle I was going to buy one and ebay it after - they really do seem to hold their value well.
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Re: Hiring Concrete Mixers
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 16:21 »
Alternatively look for local hire companies, not the national chains. One near me in Chorley will hire a heavy duty (and I mean heavy duty) rotavator for 24+VAT per day, with additional days at half price. Try getting that at HSS.

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Re: Hiring Concrete Mixers
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 19:20 »

When building our house extension (for my Mam but she up't and died halfway through the build so not it's for my motorcickles) I went round the hire shops and asked if they had one on it's last legs down for auction.   They had and I bought it for 50:00.  Lasted me the course and then later made good use down the Gliding club I belonged to.  Give it a go.

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