following policies apply to Gauer Rental
and all branches of Gauer Rental
RENTAL POLICIES & INFORMATION
INSURANCE PROTECTION: Gauer Rental provides no insurance protection for
you or your company when you rent equipment. Once the rented item(s) leaves
our facility, you the rentee are fully responsible for its safe return.
We suggest that you contact your insurance agent to decide what you can
do to provide for insurance on rental equipment to protect you. In case
of damage, theft or disappearance, the rentee will be responsible for repairing
or replacing the item with a like item or paying for the item in full.
The rental will continue until the equipment is repaired, replaced or payment
is received in full.
SECURING EQUIPMENT AT THE JOB SITE: Secure all rented equipment that you
leave unattended at any job site. REMEMBER, you the rentee are responsible
for returning the machine safely to our facility and are responsible for
providing insurance coverage to protect you. If we deliver a machine to
your job site, you are responsible for the machine upon its arrival at
your site. Your phone call requesting us to pickup the machine does NOT
end your responsibility for the machine. Your responsibility for the rented
machine does not end until we pickup the equipment and you receive the
PAYMENT TERMS & CREDIT TERMS:
1. Terms for rental are NET CASH.
2. Any customer not on open account will leave a deposit on each rental.
3. Deposits are refundable upon return of the rental machine.
4. No cash refunds on check deposits.
5. Credit extended for select accounts. Terms: NET 10 EOM open accounts.
6. Open accounts not up to date by the 30th of the month will be placed
on a cash basis without notification.
7. Our rental equipment is not to leave the State of Ohio. Rental equipment
is to be used within the Summit, Stark, Portage County areas. Any use of
the equipment outside this area must be approved by a manager.
8. A 1 1/2 % service charge on all outstanding balances over 30 days will
be added to your balance. 18% APR
9. We will take legal action against bad checks, past due accounts, and
any other debts owed to our firm.
SALES TAX: Sales tax (Called use tax for rentals) is charged on all rentals,
per the State of Ohio. Even when using rented tools on State, Federal
or tax exempt jobs, rental is NOT exempt from State Sales Tax (Use Tax).
are now very few exemptions for sales tax on rentals. Please see your
tax attorney/accountant & discuss this matter in detail, before removing
tax from the rental. The State has taken a very aggressive collection
policy on collecting sales tax on rentals.
TIME OUT & SHIFT OF OPERATIONS: We charge for all time our equipment
is out. Rental rates are based on single shift operation. Additional
charges will apply if a unit is used beyond single shift operation. Single
operation means: 8 hrs./day 40 hrs./week, 160 hrs./4 weeks. Please watch
the weather forecasts and plan your jobs accordingly as we do not offer
DELIVERY & PICKUP: Rates do NOT include delivery or pickup.
We offer delivery and pickup service to established open
account customers only.
There is an additional charge for this service.
TIRE DAMAGE: The customer is responsible for tire damage,
flats & tire
FUELING: Our rental rates do NOT include fuel. See rental sales counter
for information on our fueling policy per the specific machine.
EXCESSIVE/UNUSUAL WEAR & CLEANING CHARGE
1. Additional charges will apply if equipment has excessive or unusual
wear and tear from a rental. We charge our normal shop rate plus parts.
2. Equipment returned damaged will be repaired by our shop or a mutually
agreed upon repair station. If Gauer Rental makes repairs, we will charge
our normal shop rate plus parts.
3. Equipment returned excessively dirty is charged a cleaning charge.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU RENT EQUIPMENT
1. Gauer Rental rents equipment that can be potentially dangerous. To
protect yourself and others, we require that you comply with all operating
warnings & safety
decals & all operating & safety instructions. You will also comply
with all Federal, State & local laws, regulations, ordinances and
codes. Gauer Rental rents and sells equipment to the professional user.
is to be operated by only properly trained, experienced, competent, prudent,
2. Gauer Rental does not make any warranty of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose for a rented machine. Based solely on your own
judgment, you, the rentee, will select the equipment needed to do your
particular job properly and safely. Gauer Rental is not liable for damages
or consequential damages caused by your selection of a machine. If our
representatives suggests a particular machine, it is your responsibility,
as a professional user, to confirm that this is the correct & safe
equipment for your particular job site and job application. You the rentee,
always make the final selection as to the type of equipment to use on
3. If a machine malfunctions, becomes unsafe or is in disrepair, you will
cease use of the rental machine immediately and immediately notify Gauer
Rental. Gauer Rental will arrange for you to return the machine to repair
4. You, the rentee, agree to hold Gauer Rental harmless from all claims,
costs, expenses, damages or consequential damages, and liability resulting
from the use, operation or storage of equipment during the term of the
rental. Gauer Rental will not be liable for any loss, delay or damage resulting
from defects in or inefficiency of our rental equipment. In no event will
Gauer Rental have any liability for commercial loss, claims for labor or
consequential damages of any type caused by our equipment.
5. You, your driver, or your competent employee are responsible for loading & unloading
equipment. It is the rentee's responsibility to secure the load to your
vehicle. Gauer employees are NOT responsible for loading or unloading
or securing of rented equipment. Gauer Rental is not responsible for
done during loading or unloading nor to machinery damaged because our
rental equipment was NOT properly secured.