Compact Power Equipment Rental Takes On Historic Preservation Project
Posted by: Erika Green on June 2, 2017
We believe in making projects just more convenient. Whether you’re a DIYer or a professional contractor, our heavy equipment can make even the toughest jobs easier. Don’t believe us? Hear from Florida DIYer Yolanda. Together, we renovated her historic home from start to finish.
Yolanda worked in law enforcement for more than 25 years, and after retiring, decided to dedicate the next phase of her life to historic preservation and sustainability. After settling on Springfield – a neighborhood in Jacksonville just miles away from our first stand-alone rental center – she found the perfect site to renovate: a 1922 Craftsman Bungalow.
Aside from renovating the bungalow from ceiling to floor, Yolanda wanted to tackle the outdoor space, too. To help with that, we provided her with a Bobcat T450 skid steer that could excavate and grade the 600 square-foot yard to give the space a new look. Check out Yolanda in action with the skid steer here.
The Bobcat skid steer made the project much easier. Yolanda even called the equipment a “fierce tiger” in one of her Facebook videos! The versatility and size of the equipment allowed her to take out an old fence and move stone pallets around the yard.
In addition to the skid steer, Yolanda also used a stump grinder and a jackhammer from our Jacksonville Express Rental Center to break up the unwanted concrete in her backyard. Check out her photos and videos on Facebook to see how she completed the rest of this project! You can also read more in First Coast Magazine. Feeling inspired yet? We are!
Images courtesy of First Coast Magazine and Yollie’s Historic Craftsman Bungalow Life