When it comes to heavy machinery, unforeseen overhead costs can be troubling, adding up in myriad ways. As explained by the Hilb Group, even heavy rental equipment can end up costing a business extra, as any damage to the machinery while on loan will not be covered with a typical lease agreement. This can result in a loss of current and potential business, leaving you liable for any diminished value to rented equipment.
Heavy equipment insurance can help your business by covering what the average leasing contract does not. It may or may not include a small but manageable deductible as well. The coverage you can expect to receive with this type of insurance includes the following:
- Replacement of lost or stolen items missing either on the job or in transit
- Substitute parts for possible equipment failure or breakdown
- Coverage concerning potential electrical damage
Know What Isn’t Covered
While insured heavy machinery can help to reduce overhead costs and the stress of potential mishaps, there are some areas not covered. This includes any interruption in your business that could occur without working equipment that may result in a loss of income and the costs accrued from further equipment rentals.
While it is always a good idea to expect the best out of your business, unanticipated setbacks can be costly and time-consuming. Making an effort to stay prepared is the best way to alleviate the hassles that come when working with heavy machinery.