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Different Uses for Scaffolding Outside of Construction

Filming Scaffold

When you think of scaffolding, the first thing that comes to mind generally is construction. You imagine buildings surrounded by an exoskeleton of steel laden with workers set on building, or repairing, structures throughout the world. You may imagine bamboo scaffolding if thinking of several Asian countries. What you may not realize is how useful […]

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The History of Scaffolding

Ancient Scaffolding in History

Buildings throughout the world have been constructed using scaffolding. These same structures are used in maintenance, repair, and make improvements in addition to construction. Seeing the steel and wood plank structures we know today, it is hard to think about it being used throughout history. A deeper look into history shows scaffolding used throughout antiquity […]

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Scaffolding Rental Types and Their Uses

Construction Scaffolding Rental

There are many decisions to make when working in construction. Among those is the scaffolding needed to complete large projects. Scaffolding is designed to meet your needs depending on the type of construction you’re engaging in. Regardless of whether the project is indoors or outdoors, you’re likely to need something more than just a ladder. […]

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How To Remove Tall, Annoying Grass

Man Cutting Tall Grass

Maintaining your lawn can be challenging at times. Especially, when you haven’t taken care of it for a while, due to a busy schedule, staying away from home, or a myriad of other reasons. This results in growth of tall grass which is hard to cut, that if left, can lead to a lot of […]

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Know Your Earth Movers? Loaders, Excavators, and Dozers

Dozer Rental

As for heavy equipment, earth mover rentals hold a special place in the heart of many a roughneck. If you conducted a poll a Tonka bulldozer would probably rank in the top 3 most gifted toys for five-year-olds. They are often referred to in general as: heavy vehicles, heavy construction equipment, heavy trucks or vehicles, […]

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Which is the right stump grinder for your job?

Hawk Hyd Stump Grinder 13HP SG13 (4)

Stump grinding is a taxing job and often the least favorite part of the tree removal process. Ensuring that you have the correct stump grinder for your job sight is a critical decision to make. Choosing the correct stump grinder can make the difference between a job well done and a job that takes forever […]

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Our Used Equipment for Sale

We have always offered used rental equipment for sale going all the way back to the our first years in the tool rental business in Petaluma, CA. In order to maintain the highest quality rental tools and equipment we often cycle in brand new equipment with the newest capabilities and technologies. In addition to the […]

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The Most Versatile Telehandler Rental, The Genie 5519

Genie Compact Reach Forklift Height Load

The Genie 5519 telehandler is the ideal workhorse to rent for your next job where you need a compact unit. This rental unit is often the first machine to arrive on the jobsite and the last to leave. The compact unit offers superior maneuverability with 4-wheel drive. The compact nature of this telehandler rental relates […]

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Cal-West Origin Story

1950 Ford Tractor

Cal-West Rentals, Inc. was founded in October of 1958 at 1300 Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma, California. Cal-West Rentals served many ranches and dairies in the area with various equipment rentals. Cal-West’s biggest piece of equipment at that time was a Ford tractor that rented for a mere $45.00 a day. One person ran the […]

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