Home Depot Skid Steer Rental: What You Need To Know

Home Depot Skid Steer Rental

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Whether you’re a seasoned construction professional or a DIY enthusiast tackling a big project, the right equipment can make all the difference. When it comes to heavy-duty tasks like grading, excavation, or moving heavy materials, a skid steer can be your best friend. And if you’re in need of a reliable and convenient source for skid steer rentals, look no further than Home Depot. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Home Depot’s skid steer rental services, including the rental process, pricing, and other heavy equipment available for rent. 

Does Home Depot Rent Bobcats & Other Skid Steers? 

You likely already know that Home Depot rents trucks, vans, yard tools, and power tools because these items are prominently displayed and advertised at Home Depot locations. What you may not know is that Home Depot also offers heavy equipment rentals for things like skid steers.

Unfortunately, Home Depot doesn’t offer Bobcat brand skid steers, but they do offer high-quality, reliable skid steers for rent from other reputable brands (including John Deere, Kubota, and Gehl). Available skid steers will vary from location to location. Home Depots in larger metro areas tend to have a larger selection of rental equipment. 

How To Rent A Skid Steer From Home Depot

Renting a skid steer from Home Depot is easy to do as long as you have the money for the rental. You can rent a skid steer from Home Depot in just six steps. The entire process can be completed in under 20 minutes.

  1. Navigate to the skid steer page on Home Depot’s Compact Power Rents website.
  2. If you already have a home store set on Home Depot’s site it will be transferred to the Power Rents site automatically. Otherwise, you’ll be prompted to select the closest store to you. 
  3. Once your home store is set, select the skid steer you’re interested in renting. 
  4. If the skid steer is available, a rent now button will appear on the page with rates for the skid steer.
  5. Press the rent now button and fill out the form with your personal information and delivery and pickup dates. 
  6. Once the form is filled out, press the request delivery button. 

Once you submit a delivery request, a Home Depot representative will contact you to confirm your rental details. You may also be asked to pay a credit card deposit in advance to secure your rental. You should be aware that Home Depot charges an additional delivery fee of $250 on top of the rental rate. You can also purchase damage protection for an additional $51 per day to cover repair or replacement charges if the equipment is accidentally damaged during use. 

As previously mentioned, not every location is going to have the same inventory of heavy equipment available for rent. If you’re not seeing the skid steer you’re interested in renting available on the site, you may have to switch your store location to a different nearby location. 

Cost To Rent A Skid Steer From Home Depot

Rental rates for skid steers at Home Depot range depending on the size of the skid steer and the length of time you’re looking to rent. Rates for skid steer rental start at $254 for four hours and can reach as high as $2,843 or more per month.

Common Uses For Rental Skid Steers

Skid steers are very versatile machines that can be used to accomplish a variety of different jobs. Skid steers are regularly used to help with: 

  • Home demolition
  • Snow removal
  • Grading
  • Landscaping
  • Land clearing
  • Excavating, trenching, and digging
  • Material handling

Some of the uses mentioned above require specific attachments (like a drum mulcher for land clearing) that you won’t be able to get from Home Depot. All of the Home Depot rentals come with a standard bucket attachment. 

Does Home Depot Sell Bobcats Or Other Skid Steers? 

While Home Depot rents skid steers, they’re not in the market to sell them. If you’re looking to buy a Bobcat/skid steer, you’ll have to find a reputable dealer in your area. If you’re specifically looking to purchase a Bobcat, you can use Bobcat’s dealer locator tool to find the nearest dealer. 

Other Large Equipment You Can Rent From Home Depot

Skid steers aren’t the only pieces of heavy equipment that you can rent from Home Depot. The home improvement retailer offers rentals for several other types of large equipment. The following heavy equipment is available for rent for your next job: 

  • Riding mowers
  • Boom lifts
  • Scissor lifts
  • Mini skid steers
  • Mini excavators
  • Tractor loader backhoes 
  • Wood chippers and stump grinders
  • Fork lifts
  • Telehandlers 
  • Trailers 
  • Concrete buggies
  • Air compressors
  • Trench rollers
  • Portable light towers

Of course, not every Home Depot location will have the same equipment available for rent. You’ll need to check your local Home Depot to see what rental equipment they offer. You can see the available rental equipment for locations near you at Home Depot’s Compact Power Rents website

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