When I started my construction company a few years ago, I couldn't afford to buy all of the heavy equipment that I needed outright. I was worried that renting it was going to be a waste of my money, but it really worked out well for me. I only had to pay when I really needed the equipment, and I didn't have to worry about any maintenance or repairs.
Now that my business has taken off, I own and lease more of my equipment, but there are still some things that I rent because it just makes financial sense. I started a blog to talk about renting, leasing, and buying heavy equipment to help other new construction business owners get their own companies off the ground.