If you are someone who has regularly done projects and has done a bit of landscaping first hand then you might even own your own compact versions of heavy machinery like a compact truck loader or a mini excavator. While we would personally recommend that you go ahead and rent out compact and mini heavy machinery from someplace like Rent 1, which provides competitive heavy equipment rental rates, as in most cases you will not be using the compact heavy machineries as much and would be better off financially if you only rent them out when you need to used them.
However there are many people out there who do a lot of different projects throughout the year and for them it would actually cost more to constantly rent rather than own their own mini excavators and compact truck loaders. For those people it is very important to know how to take care of their heavy machinery and not let it get ruined because it had not been properly taken care of. Compact truck loaders and mini excavators will actually break down before it reaches its full life span from being used too much without getting any proper maintenance.
In most cases these heavy duty machines will have a standard life span of ten thousand hours of work, however with proper maintenance it can last a lot longer than that too. You have to take special care of the track tension of the heavy duty vehicles. You have to make sure that the track tension is neither too loose nor too tight. A track that is too tight might cause the components that work under the vehicles to have too much strain on them and break. A track that is too loose will cause a lot of unnecessary wear and tear.