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Renting vs. buying — what makes sense for your business?

Sometimes you just need a few reasons to justify your actions — especially when it comes to renting versus buying tree servicing equipment. The initial cost is a major factor in the decision process, but it’s not the only one. Here are a few things you should bear in mind before deciding when to buy and when to rent.

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Operating a smaller rental business

Operating an equipment rental company in a coastal area like his presents unique challenges larger businesses don’t face. Working with Vermeer Mid Atlantic for both sales and service has helped him overcome some of those challenges posed by both his location and the nature and types of equipment he carries for his rental customers.

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All-in with Vermeer: Bartlett Tree Experts Company

A chance meeting in an airport customs line a few years back was the beginning of a working relationship between Vermeer and one of the world’s largest tree care companies that now operates a complete fleet of Vermeer brush chippers and whole tree chippers (if applicable) mini skid steers and stump grinders in one of its key geographies.

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Four training trends for 2018 and beyond

Ensuring every member of a tree care team returns home at the end of a hard day’s work is priority number one on every jobsite. And, it’s Ken Palmer’s job to help employers make sure crew members do what is necessary to make that happen. Read to learn what educational priorities in the tree care industry include going into 2018.

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The unsung tree heroes of 3 Alarm Tree Rescue

Around three years ago, Hancock and friend Nate Boyd were working full time as firefighters. With years of tree care experience under his belt and a strong desire to start his own business, Hancock convinced Boyd they should start a tree care business together.

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Be prepared — create a disaster recovery plan

Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, flooding — the list goes on. Depending on your location and climate, a disaster recovery plan is something that you may need to consider for your tree care business and for your customers. After all, being prepared will help keep your business operational so you can in turn help those who need it.

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Don’t be ‘that guy’ — tree care equipment advice and more

One of the most frequent questions we hear from individuals looking to break into the tree care market is, “What equipment do I absolutely need to get me started?” Tree Views talked with Matt Hutchinson, Vermeer Product Manager, to discuss what equipment purchases you may want to make before starting your own tree service company.

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