There are times you need heavy equipment to get the job done properly and safely. Doing the job right the first time means you won’t have to spend money on repairs further down the road. But which piece of machinery do you need for the job? It’s OK to be uncertain about what you need especially if the job at hand is something you don’t do as a normal course of business.

Certain kinds of jobs need specific types of equipment. You might think that a backhoe is a good tool for digging a trench, but it might be too much equipment for the job. A trenching machine can do a more efficient job with less damage to the surrounding area. Or you might just need that backhoe for the job because you need to take out a large portion of earth and a trench digger doesn’t have the same capacity. It’s sometimes tough to get the right piece of equipment.

You might work with heavy equipment already, but your business is focused on doing one thing and not another. Then you find yourself doing a job that’s not necessarily out of your depth, but is something you don’t have the proper equipment for. You can go out and rent the equipment for the length of time necessary and avoid the costs of ownership. But do you know what you need? If not, learn more about what piece of equipment that’s suited for the work you need done in this infographic originally published by BigRentz.