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The Benefits of Renting a Wood Chipper this Fall

by Admin on 09/24/18

With fall right around the corner, you will notice that the leaves are starting to hit the ground and people are needing to get their lawns in order before winter settles in. As you may well know, leaves aren’t the only thing that are hitting the ground. That’s why we recommend that you get a woodchipper this fall to help with your lawn care needs. As you can imagine, woodchippers are not the cheapest tool out there. Therefore, renting one may be a better option for you. If you’re needing a little bit of incentive, take a look below at the top 3 reasons why you should rent a woodchipper this fall.

  1. Because it’s not yours, there’s no commitment.

Again, it’s no secret that woodchippers can get to be quite expensive. They are a great tool to have, but unless you are in the landscaping business, chances are that you will only be using it about once a month. Renting a woodchipper is more economical than just outright buying one, any day. On top of that, if your storage space is at all limited, purchasing a woodchipper may not be in your best interest because it will just take up more space.

  1. Helps reduce your carbon footprint.

Whenever you decide to rent a woodchipper, you are giving yourself more opportunities to use the wood apart from just a bonfire. Using a woodchipper allows you to make sawdust or even small wood chips that can be used in a garden bed. Although it’s just a small step in being eco-friendlier, every little bit helps.

  1. They are very convenient.

Because they are so small, hauling a woodchipper around is nothing short of convenient. No matter what your job is, using a woodchipper will help to reduce the time that it takes to complete it. The woodchipper does all the work of breaking down the wood so that you do not have to.  If you’re in the landscape business, this will give you the ability to do more jobs in a shorter amount of time. If you are using a woodchipper for your own yard, then you’ll be that much closer to being able to go inside and do something else that is more enjoyable.


These are just a few reasons why you should rent a wood chipper this Fall. Make your life a lot easier and get one today at Tri-Rent-All.


6 Gardening Tools Every Homeowner in New Hampshire Needs

by Admin on 08/16/18

Maybe you are a gardener at heart or a homeowner who simply cannot escape the occasional gardening that is necessary throughout the year. You cannot tackle gardening without having the right tools, since the right tools can make a world of difference. Your New Hampshire home garden shed should have certain gardening tools if you want your yard to be beautiful and appealing. Let’s look at six gardening tools that every homeowner in New Hampshire needs for either large or small gardening projects.


1. Lawn Mower

A beautiful, vibrant lawn requires a good mowing job, so having a lawn mower is just what you need to make your lawn pop. A lawn mower will help you maintain a healthy lawn, keeping  weeds away and your grass groomed. You don’t have to buy the most expensive mower out there, just a cordless electric mower that is efficient. So do your homework when making this gardening investment.


2. Edger

Edging your lawn is a great way to add an extra dimension of crispness and cleanness to your lawn so you don’t have any extra grass or weed hanging on the side. Your driveway and sidewalk won’t look sloppy because you allow growth  and weeds to run wild. Think of edging as a practical cosmetic job that is an essential part of lawn care. An electric edger that is lightweight can help with any edging job you might have.


3. Pole Saw

When doing your gardening, you can run into the problem of getting to hard-to-reach areas when pruning trees and large shrubs. Where using a step ladder can be hazardous and even tedious, an electric pole saw is quite convenient, enabling the job to be easier when cutting branches that are too difficult using a hand pruner.


4. Leaf Blower

When it comes to the fall months in particular, an electric leaf blower is what you need to clean your lawn or backyard, when the ground around your house is covered with dry leaves. For complete removal and efficiency, a leaf blower is lightweight, easy to carry and use, and requires little maintenance.


5. Chainsaw

An electric chainsaw is a useful gardening tool that can be used to cut trees of various sizes that you may no longer want in your yard, or huge branches that may hang too close to your house. You can also trim and prune bushes more easily than using a pair of shears.


6. Hedge Trimmer

To keep your unruly garden hedges in check, an electric hedge trimmer is ideal for shearing garden plants or sculpting shrubs. It is easy to handle, quiet when using, and lightweight in design, which is what you need when gardening.


It is much easier to garden with the right tools in your shed. You can make your yard and lawn maintenance much easier, get rid of unwanted shrubs and cut branches or a whole tree with gardening tools that are easy to use and efficient. Go shopping or hit up your local equipment rental store to get the tools that you need for your gardening project. Contact Tri-rent-All of Hampton or Portsmouth for any of your equipment rental needs!


How to Use a Portable Power Generator Safely

by Admin on 06/26/18

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, portable power generators are internal combustion engines employed in generating electricity. They are essentially backup power systems that provide power where and when you need it. There are different types of portable power generators, and there are certain hazards associated with them, but you can safely operate one by following specific precautionary measures.


Uses of a Portable Power Generators

These power systems are versatile and can offer a number of benefits:


  • Backup for blackouts caused by small-scale power failures

  • Power source for essential equipment during disaster and emergencies

  • Run electrical equipment on a farm that feeds livestock and light farms

  • Off the grid construction site usage

  • Power outdoor events that lack a power source

  • Camping in a location where there is no power source


Types of Portable Power Generators

Portable gas generators are ideal for providing power at a campsite or a tailgate party, or use as a backup power supply during a power outage. Power is limited based on the volume of fuel you have readily available.


Electric start generators feature a push button, and maintenance is necessary to keeping the battery charged. They can be used as back-up power for agricultural machinery, electricity for recreational activities and power and heat in your home during an emergency.


Inverter generators are used to convert DC to AC power, and they emit a higher quality output when compared to other portable generators. These are great for tailgating and camping, being less noisy and lightweight.

Safety Measures

There are a number of precautions that you should take to avoid hazards associated with portable power generators.

  • To reduce shock and electrocution hazards, never attach a generator directly to a building’s electrical system without an appropriately installed transfer switch. Also keep the generator dry and ensure that it is properly grounded, using the manufacturer’s supplied cords, ensuring they are not damaged in any way.  

  • To protect against carbon monoxide poisoning, never use a generator indoors, and provide proper ventilation of 3 to 4 feet of clear space on all sides and above the generator.

  • To prevent fire hazards, store and transport generator fuels in approved, properly designed, marked and vented containers, while keeping containers away from flame producing agents.

  • Place generator some distance from work areas and gathering spaces, and wear hearing protection to prevent noise and vibration hazards, like hearing loss and fatigue.


Portable power generators are useful devices that can provide power in desperate times or be a convenient power source. While there are certain hazards associated with its use, safety measures should be exercised to prevent shock and electrocution hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards and noise and vibration hazards.


If you’re looking to rent a portable power generator in Southern New Hampshire, don’t hesitate to reach out to our construction pros at Tri-Rent-All. We can assist you with your choice of a power generator, based on your needs and project specifics. Call today at 603-926-2211 to reach our Hampton location or 603-431-1109 to connect to Portsmouth store!


Excavators vs Backhoes

by Admin on 04/19/18

Here at Tri-Rent-All stores, our customers often ask us: what is the difference between an excavator and a backhoe, and which piece of equipment is more suitable for a particular project? Well, both heavy-duty machineries are often used in construction, farming, and other fields. But, excavators and backhoes differ in certain essential ways, such as size, weight and functionalities. We hope our brief comparison of the two will help you choose the proper piece of equipment for your specific job.


Excavators

Compared to backhoes, excavators are larger construction machines, weighing anywhere from 3,500 to 200,000 pounds. An excavator can be used to perform a variety of jobs thanks to its unique feature: a 360-degree rotating chassis and boom. Some of the most common projects that excavators are needed for are digging holes and trenches, lifting and placement, landscaping, demolition, and brush cutting with proper attachments. Excavators will suit your needs if you’re interested in a piece of equipment for commercial or industrial sites, with an ability to handle medium to heavy-duty workloads.


Backhoes

Visually, a backhoe resembles a tractor with a two-segmented arm, that supports a boom and a dipper that holds a bucket attachment. These pieces of equipment are named backhoes since they pull dirt back towards the machines. Backhoes do not offer as large or a rotation radius as excavators, but are considered more flexible and easier to operate due to their smaller size and weight of about 15,000 pounds. This machinery is commonly used with different attachments to drill holes, dig trenches of various sizes and carry heavy tools. If you’re performing a light to medium-duty work on farming or industrial sites, a backhoe is a good choice of rental equipment.


If you have any additional questions or would like to rent an excavator or a backhoe in the New Hampshire area, visit our Tri-Rent-All stores in Hampton, NH or Portsmouth, NH!


How to Prepare Your Home for Spring with a Floor Stripper

by Admin on 03/14/18

There’s nothing like a good spring cleaning after a long, cold winter to make you feel organized and refreshed. Spring is the perfect time to rid your home of unwanted clutter, prep your yard for seasonal landscaping, and give everything in your house a facelift – including the floors. For hardwood, linoleum, or vinyl floors, this means stripping and refinishing to restore their former beauty.  This may seem like a daunting task, but there are plenty of tools out there that make the process easier.

The first step in floor stripping is to determine what kind of stripper you need. There are several products that will help strip old wax off of floors, and what you use depends on the type of floor you have. You will also need a wax sealer to refinish your floors. It is recommended to rent an electric floor stripper and an electric buffer to eliminate some of the manual labor that is required to make your floors shine again.

After you find the right product for the project, you can start prepping the floor space. Remove all furniture and other obstacles from the room, and clean the floor by sweeping. Since many of the chemicals used in floor strippers are harsh, it is recommended that you open windows for ventilation, and wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, protective gloves, and goggles.

Follow the instructions on your floor stripper, and start by testing it in a small corner or usually covered section of the floor. This way, you can make sure there is no discoloration or other damage done to the floor. Then, mop the stripper onto the floor and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Use an electric floor scrubber to scrape the old wax off the floor. Rinse the floor with a neutralizer, and allow it to dry completely.

Finally, apply as many coats of wax sealer as needed, and use an electric buffer to make it shine. Your floors will be clean and look as good as new!

Tri-Rent-All has been serving the Seacoast for almost 50 years. We rent out high-quality construction equipment to contractors and homeowners, and have knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you. Let us help you complete your construction projects by calling 603-431-1109.