Step 2: Know
Where to Rent Generator Sets and Related Equipment.
rental generator sets are only as reliable as the supplier who backs them. In
planning for temporary power, find a rental dealership who has the equipment you
need and a staff qualified to solve your problems and service the machines.
Visit the dealership (Fabick
Power Systems) to get to know the people you'll need to rely on during
scheduled shutdowns and emergency power outages. Cat Rental
Power brings you the strength of Caterpillar and the global Cat
Here are basic questions to ask the dealership:
What is the kilowatt (kw) range of your generator set rental
Can you deliver immediately? If not, how long will it take?
What if I need a generator set in the middle of the night or
during a holiday?
Who supplies fuel?
How are your rental contracts structured? How flexible are they?
Have you ever rented generator sets to customers in my industry?
What equipment/manpower do I need to provide?
What technical service/support do you offer?
How do I know my rental units are 100 percent reliable?
What happens if a generator set I rent goes down?
Do you have cables and other equipment I may need?
Can you train my staff to hook up and operate the equipment? How
long will it take?
Can I obtain pre-approved credit so I can avoid delay during an
Can you supply an operator?