Should you buy or hire access equipment?

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Choosing what’s best for your project

When it comes to managing your maintenance and construction projects, the choice to buy or hire access equipment inevitably comes up in the planning stages. It’s a significant decision since it can impact project efficiency and budgets. If you need flexibility and cost-effectiveness, hiring can range from short-term leases for one-off projects to longer-term rentals. On the other hand, buying new or used access equipment outright is an excellent investment in your company’s assets. 

As a leading provider of access equipment, we offer both options, each with the benefit of our comprehensive services like regular maintenance, 10-year testing, 24/7 breakdown support, free onsite assessments, and equipment transportation. Below are the main advantages of hiring or buying access equipment and what you need to consider for each.


The advantages of access equipment hire

Hiring access equipment is often the go-to choice for many projects due to its cost-effectiveness and flexibility. This is especially true for short-term use or for projects which are infrequent but have specific equipment needs. 

Renting equipment like scissor lifts, boom lifts, forklifts, and scaffolding from All Star offers variety without the long-term financial commitment, along with a host of other benefits. 


Cost-effective for short-term use

Access equipment hire is a financially savvy choice for any short-term projects or projects with very specific demands. Hiring allows you to avoid the hefty upfront cost of purchasing while still having access to the tools you need to get the job done. You’ll also avoid buying and having machinery that doesn’t get used as often.


Low maintenance

One of the biggest advantages of hiring is that you don’t have to worry about ongoing maintenance costs or schedules. Just another way it will save you time and money. All Star takes care of all the regular maintenance and testing, so the equipment is always in top condition and ready for action.


Increased safety

Having equipment that is regularly inspected and maintained also means you can trust that every machine meets worksite safety requirements. This not only reduces the risk of accidents but also the legal risks and costs associated with outdated or non-compliant machinery. At All Star, our team of experienced mechanics keep up to date with all the necessary checks and changing industry standards for safety compliance you can count on.


Flexibility and variety

With our wide range of modern equipment, you can organise the right tools for your specific project. This flexibility is ideal for projects that require different types of equipment at various stages. If you’re not sure which equipment you need, we offer free onsite assessments so you always have the right tool for the job.



An All Star Access Hire scissor lift being used in Melbourne’s tunnel project.

The benefits of buying new or used equipment

If your business has ongoing projects with very specific needs, buying equipment from All Star could be the more cost-effective and efficient option. Then you just need to decide if buying new or used is the right choice for you. Our EWPs for sale come with the same support services as your rented equipment, including regular maintenance, 10-year testing, and 24/7 breakdown support. Plus, even after purchase, we’ll transport your equipment to your worksite.


Long-term investment 

Though the initial investment is much higher, over time, the cost of buying access equipment can be offset by how often you use it. This is especially true for companies that have frequent, predictable needs for specific types of equipment since you’ll no longer be paying the rental costs. Your business can also potentially benefit from tax deductions, further enhancing the long-term financial advantages. We even offer different finance options on our range of EWPs for sale so you can find the best solution for your budget.


Adding assets to your business

Asset ownership not only adds value to your company but also provides an opportunity for resale in the future if your equipment is kept in good condition. You can also modify the equipment as you need to for each project. For any equipment you own, you can still take advantage of our maintenance services. Simply book them in and keep up with the required maintenance and safety checks.


Unrestricted and unscheduled access

Owning your own equipment means it’s there whenever you need it, which is essential for projects with unpredictable schedules or last-minute changes. Also, when you have extended construction projects or when equipment is needed on a regular basis, you can readily plan and manage your project timelines.


All Star services, whether you’re hiring or buying

Whether you’re on the lookout for the latest EWP for sale or wondering about access equipment hire, All Star is the name to know. We’ll help you weigh the options considering the nature and duration of your project, budget constraints, and how frequently you’ll need each piece of equipment to find the best solution for you. No matter what you choose, you’ll get the best equipment on the market and access to our comprehensive services. Get in touch with the team today to find out more.