FAQ’s

 Frequently Asked Questions at Brainerd General Rental


Please look through our categories to find answers to many of our most common questions. For more information, call us during regular business hours (seen in footer left column) at: 218-828-2815.

What do I need to rent equipment with you?

We require a current drivers license and a valid credit card.

Do I have to fill the equipment up with fuel?

We do supply mixed gas with the smaller equipment. The rest of the equipment we do require you to fill up the gas or diesel tanks when you are finished using them. They do go out full and we would appreciate them coming back full. We do have a charge of $5.00/gallon if you do not fill it up.

What do I need to rent equipment with you?

We require a current drivers license and a valid credit card.

Do I have to clean the equipment that I rent?

Machine should be returned in the condition in which it left the yard. Any equipment requiring significant cleaning on our part will be assessed a cleaning charge.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, local check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).

Do we offer insurance?

We do not offer insurance but we offer an Equipment Protection PIan (EPP) that is offered at the point of rental.

If accepted, there is an additional 15% charge to the rental and covers any accidental damage if the equipment is used for its  intended purpose.

It does not cover neglect or abuse.

If declined the customer is assuming responsibility and will reimburse us for any costs related to parts and labor.

Will our attachment fit on your machine?

If your machine has a quick attach plate, our attachment will fit on your machine. We do have adapters for Pioneer fittings on the hydraulic hoses.

What are your hours?

Summer hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm and
Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm.

Winter hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm and closed Sunday.

How many hours do I get to run the machine in a 24 hour period?

You get 8 hours run time in a 24 hour period and 4 hours run time in 4 hours period.

Do you have an evening rate and how does that work?

We do have an evening rate. It is the same price as our 4 hour rate and how it works is this:

It starts 2 hours prior to us closing and ends within the first hour of us opening the next day.

Baretto 30SG Stump Grinder

Stump Grinding with the Barreto 30SG

Check out the video below to familiarize yourself with the amazing Baretto 30SG Stump Grinder. You’ll be surprised how easy and effective it is to use. The key is to cut your tree stumps as close as possible to the ground with a chainsaw to minimize grinding time.

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Kubota Mini Excavator

Operating the Kubota Mini Excavator

Check out the video below to familiarize yourself with the Kubota Mini Excavator. You’ll be surprised how easy and effective it is to use.

 

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Vermeer Wood or Brush Chipper

Operating the Vermeer Brush Chipper

Check out the video below to familiarize yourself with the Vermeer Brush Chipper. You’ll be surprised how easy and effective it is to use. Please pay special attention to the safety tips included with these videos.

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Bil-Jax 45XA Man Lift

Operating the Bil-Jax 45XA Man Lift

Check out the video below to familiarize yourself with the Man Lift. You’ll be surprised how easy and effective it is to use. Please pay special attention to the safety tips included with these videos.

More Operating and Safety Information for the Bil-Jax Bool Lift

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What receiver ball size do I need?

2″ or 2-5/16″ depending on the trailer used.

What kind of hook up for lights do I need?

All of our trailers without electric brakes have a flat 4 style plug. Or 7 way round on our trailers with electric brakes.

Do your trailers have brakes?

We have trailers with surge brakes and some of our larger trailers have electric brakes.

When a home improvement project requires equipment not in your toolbox or garage, what do you do?

  • Maintenance – Rental equipment includes full maintenance. There is no need for spare parts, a workshop or the time required to perform the much-needed work.
  • Breakdown – If your equipment breaks down you could be out of work for days or weeks. If a breakdown occurs with a piece of rental equipment, simply return it and get a new one. This saves time and money.
  • Obsolescence – Rental shops typically carry the latest equipment. A lighter more efficient tool that can save you time and money can replace a larger bulky outdated piece of equipment.
  • Correct Equipment for the Job – Are you using the right equipment for the job?
    Ownership might force you to use a tool that is the wrong size or type for the job, causing additional,
    though hidden, costs.
  • Conservation of Capital – Renting frees capital for other equipment that potentially is more
    profitable.
  • Increases Borrowing Capacity – The equipment user who rents rather than buys generally finds borrowing easier because the business has a better ratio of assets to liabilities, as the equipment does not appear as a liability on the balance sheet.
  • Tax Implications – Do you want to depreciate a piece of equipment or expense the rental. Talk to your tax professional to see what option is best for you.

In the end, simply ask yourself: Is this a piece of equipment I will need on a regular basis and am prepared to keep it in good working order to reduce down time? If not, maybe renting is right for you.