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The Differences Between Buying a Marsh Excavator and Hiring a Service Company

When it comes to excavating in marshy areas, there are two main options: buying or renting a marsh excavator or hiring a service company to do the work for you. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it can be tough to decide which is the best option for your business. 

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each option so you can make the best decision for your needs.

Buying or renting a marsh excavator

When you buy or rent a marsh excavator, you’ll get the luxury of having the equipment for longer periods of time than if you were to hire a professional service company to tackle the job.

Unfortunately, however, marsh excavators can be expensive to buy or rent, so you may have to invest a large amount of money upfront. And when you buy an excavator, you will need to pay for regular maintenance and replacement parts, increasing the cost over time.

If you don’t have any experience with the machinery, it can be difficult to know how to use it properly and safely. With that in mind, you may need to pay for additional training or certifications as well.

Hiring an excavator service company

When you hire a service company like Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavator Service, we provide all the necessary equipment and expertise to complete your job quickly and efficiently.

You won’t have to worry about learning how to use the machinery or maintaining it yourself. At Stan’s, we take excellent care of our equipment so that when you hire us, you won’t have to fret about delayed timelines due to equipment failure. You also won’t need to find a place to store this equipment. 

In sum, it’s important to consider all your options before deciding whether to buy or rent a marsh excavator or hire an excavator service company. By weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each choice, you can make sure that you pick the best option for your business needs.

Stan’s offers an array of services when it comes to working in the marsh. Our fleet includes airboats, wilson marsh excavators, Gatorfoot track systems, personnel carriers, and Gatorfoot with bush hog. We also offer various attachments for our marsh excavators, which include bucket with thumb, forestry mulchers, tillers, tree saws, and bush hogs all boosted by an extra power pack that is carried by the excavator. We also have Commercial Hydroseeding if your erosion control projects call for seeding and mulching.

From airboat transportation to marsh excavation, pipeline reclamation, disaster recovery, and more–we’ve got you covered. Located in Iowa, Louisiana, we’re experts in all things marsh and have extensive experience working in delicate environments. Contact us today to request a quote for your next project!

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