United Rentals' tools solutions is more than just a tool rental service. Too much time and money is spent fixing, replacing or searching for tools and equipment during projects. We offer custom designed tool rental services like our always-on inventory tracking, complete communications systems and mobile tool rooms delivered straight to your worksite. Our project development managers will help you save big on large-scale operations with our managed tool solutions.
We’re here to help with a wide range of tool solutions custom fit for your job. Whatever your projects demand, you can depend on United Rentals from start to finish.
United Rentals offers tool rentals and delivery when and where you need it.
Rent tools individually or as a package through one of our fully stocked mobile tool rooms
We deliver industry-specific ProBoxes that come custom-stocked with tools and supplies tailored to meet your project’s needs
Our experts will help plan, stock and track inventory
We conduct inspections and provide maintenance to keep your crew safe and productive
Save money renting tools from United Rentals by avoiding expense like purchase cost, depreciation, warehousing, maintenance and repair
We offer hoisting and rigging solutions, hand and power tools, welding equipment, hydraulic torquing equipment and more
Our onsite tool packages include custom tool pallets and job-specific gang boxes that come stocked with tools and supplies specifically for your project
United Rentals offers a broad lineup of two-way radio rentals to keep your crew in constant communication.
Affordable radio rentals for group events and jobsites
We can provide an entire system or add radios to your existing system
Excellent for group trips and events
We offer intrinsically safe and non-intrinsically safe radio options
Ensure constant contact between you and your crew
Save time and money on large-scale or long-term projects with our managed tool solutions.
- Onsite mobile tool rooms custom stocked with tools and supplies for your specific needs
- Option to equip tool rooms with United Rentals’ tracking and inventory management software
- Managed digitally through Bluetooth connectivity or hands-on by a United Rentals tools expert who checks out tools to authorized users, inspects and maintains tools.
- Ensures tool availability and cut loss
- Broken tools will be replaced with on-site backups
- Cut costs on storage, warehousing, repairs, replacements and maintenance
It’s more than just renting equipment; it’s about labor efficiency, quick access to the right tools, transparency into your tooling habits and cutting costs on unnecessary tool purchases. United Rentals helps our customers establish tooling policies and procedures (TPPs) to improve jobsite productivity while assisting companies to preserve capital and minimize loss or overconsumption.
Tool Rentals for All Applications
Stock your crew with our fleet of construction tooling, including battery-powered hand tools, core drills, benders, threaders, pullers and more.
Refining & Petrochemical
Find the refinery tool rentals you need to minimize downtime, from arc welders to electric hoists.
Quickly perform critical tasks at your plant with positioning equipment, work lights and more.
Count on our tool rental services to get the job done with rock splitters, rivet busters and more.
Electrical & Mechanical
Keep your crew on track with termination tools, pipe benders/threaders, cable pullers and more.
Concrete & Surface Preparation
Complete your concrete finishing projects with our fleet of tools for rent, including grinders, screeds and more.
On-Site Tool Cribs
Keep tools organized with tool cribs fitted with the equipment you need for your crew, from hand tools to small equipment.
Stay connected with our selection of two-way radio rentals, whether on a jobsite or at an event.
Get the right blinding solutions for any project.
Minimize tool loss and maximize utilization with improved asset visibility, accountability, and efficiencies.
- Tool Trailer Cuts Shutdown Costs
- Construction Company Saves Big
- Electrical Contractor Cuts Tool Spend
- Plant Shrinks Turnaround Costs
- Custom Solution Solves Radio Problem
With a company’s project timeline delayed, the budget and capacity for unnecessary expenses had to be reduced as much as possible. The company needed to avoid the hefty fee of purchasing a large quantity of tools.
After postponing the shutdown of a large refinery in 2020 due to COVID-19, the scope of this company’s shutdown increased dramatically in 2021.
United Rentals provided an on-site managed tool trailer complete with a tool trailer coordinator accountable for providing tools, consumables and consumption management reporting over the four-month shutdown. The company expected to spend more than $1 million on tools and consumables for the project. United Rentals bid the tool trailer at $600,000, saving at least 40% right off the bat. Thanks to the lean model, the final savings were even more substantial.
Help a company save money on buying, maintaining and replacing tools.
The 11-month, out-of-state project with 250 craft workers on site would deplete the company’s entire toolkit, leaving it with insufficient tools for other clients.
United Rentals supplied a managed 53-foot tool trailer stocked with exactly what was needed during each project phase, including backups. We also provided shipping containers with large items such as benders, threaders and tuggers.
Reduce excess tool inventory and get project spending back on track.
Three months into a large data center construction project in Virginia, a national electrical contractor found itself well over its tool budget.
United Rentals provided a 53-foot managed tool trailer and stocked it with 266 types of tools. It also placed ProBoxes (gang boxes) in strategic locations around the site, each containing tools the crew in that area required. We decreased tool spend, reduced cost per man-hour and kept the project ahead of the planned schedule.
Help a multi-chemical facility solve three challenges: tool duplication, tool loss and footprint issues created by tool trailers brought in by multiple contractors.
Having several separate contractors provide tooling caused tool loss and duplication, among other issues.
By providing a managed tool trailer for all contractors to utilize, along with tool tracking, United Rentals solved these challenges and reduced the plant’s overall tool spend. Our tool trailer was staffed 24/7, reduced duplication, improved productivity and eliminated tool loss.
During the Indianapolis 500, the largest single-day sporting event on the planet, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) staff rely on radios to coordinate every aspect of their work, including stage setup, merchandise sales, fire and rescue, security, safety patrols and housekeeping. But for more than a decade, the radio system failed to deliver on race day. Due to significant interference, some parts of the facility became unreachable. The radio vendor for IMS said the problem simply couldn’t be solved.
United Rentals had a breakthrough idea: Move the radio equipment away from the central pagoda, and all the nearby antennae, to the relatively remote Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It used service monitors to understand the different frequencies operating in different parts of the venue, then brought in a fully digital trunking system along with radios. To ensure functionality on race day, it tested the system during smaller events.
On race day, the communications system performed flawlessly. IMS’s logistics manager was able to communicate via radio with operations staff members he couldn’t reach in previous years. Clear communication at the push of a button improved his ability to keep track of people and gear. “The positive feedback has been overwhelming,” he noted.
Yes, it is a 100% customizable solution tailored to your project needs. This solution comes stocked with the tools, consumables and PPE that you select. We also offer the rental of our proprietary software for a small fee. We can also Bluetooth the tools for increased visibility without the labor.
Yes, United Rentals will offer our proprietary tool tracking software. The software will come on a UR laptop, along with a barcode scanner and printer. The software provides daily, weekly and monthly reporting and it gives you 100% visibility and 100% accountability. Knowing where all assets are at all times is imperative to keeping your projects on track.
On all items we track (tools, consumables, PPE, etc.), you will have visibility to the number of assets on rent vs. how many of each you are utilizing. This allows you to make adjustments based on real-time data, keeping you on budget.
Our software will track any items that you require and provide you with min/max reports; for simplicity of reordering and increasing productivity.
Certainly. We will license the software for a small fee, provide you with training (or a permanent employee to run your warehouse), a laptop, scanner and barcode printer to run your warehouse efficiently. The software will tell you who has what and what job certain tools were allocated to at any time.
Yes, you can also track your own tooling should you want to gain increased visibility over your inventory.
United Rentals has several options to best suit the footprint available. However, we can also utilize your owned trailers. Our trailers are equipped with air conditioning, heat, microwave, mini-fridge, two work areas, customized shelving/racking for small tools, large wrenches, hoisting etc.
The BT tags communicate through a GPS device on a piece of UR equipment or a fixed GPS gateway for project and warehouse scenarios.
The tags report on the location of assets, usage and any assets at risk. The BT tags are always broadcasting data, but the frequency of the read will depend on the proximity of the BT tag to the fixed gateways or GPS devices on United Rentals equipment. All assets can be seen through United Rentals Total Control Dashboard and is readily available to our customers.
You can do both, the process for tagging rental tools vs. owned assets is the same. We offer a rental program for the BT tags and gateways as well as a purchase program for your own assets.
Yes, we have “communications on wheels,” which provide a trucking system explicitly tailored to your needs. It is all-inclusive, including the repeaters as well as a boom antenna.
Yes, we have an experienced team that can maintain and repair your current system. We are a certified UL & CSA repair facility with an average 7-day turnaround time.
Yes, we work with a third-party FCC coordinator and can handle the entire process for you. The coordinator maintains the required records and keeps you up to date on any licenses expiring ahead of time so you can renew them.
Yes. We would need to have physical access to the radio to read the programming information and then utilize your frequencies on our rental radios.
Radios in our fleet to accommodate your needs include:
Motorola and Kenwood brand radios
Over 15,000 I/S radios
UHF and VHR radios