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How Landscaping Professionals Can Use Shipping Containers for Storage

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Landscaping professionals need to securely and effectively store landscaping equipment, ranging from lawnmowers and trimmers to edging tools, spreaders, sprayers and more. The solution to this challenge might not be as distant as you might think – shipping containers.

These sturdy and versatile structures have gained popularity among landscapers as an effective storage and security solution. Originally used to transport cargo across oceans and on rail, these steel boxes have gained popularity as an affordable and customizable storage option.

In this blog, we’ll explore how shipping containers can help landscaping professionals store and secure their equipment.

How Can a Shipping Container Help Landscapers Store and Secure Equipment?

Shipping containers have earned their reputation as robust and secure storage units for various industries, including landscaping. Here’s a closer look at how they can benefit landscaping professionals.

A solitary shipping container that can store landscaping equipment sits in front of a chain link fence.
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1. Spacious Storage

One of the primary advantages of using shipping containers is their ample storage space. With sizes ranging from 10 to 45ft in length, they offer enough room to accommodate all your landscaping equipment, tools and supplies in an organized manner.

A 20ft container has an interior storage space of 1,360 cubed feet, making them competitive in sizing when compared with other storage options.

2. Security

Security is paramount for landscapers, especially when it comes to protecting expensive equipment. Shipping containers are made from durable materials and feature secure locking mechanisms, making them an ideal solution to protect your assets from theft and vandalism.

We design our containers with security in mind, with locking bars and additional security measures that deter unauthorized access. One such security measure is the use of a puck lock and slide bolt system, which surpasses the security provided by traditional padlocks because of their unique construction. The lock features an enclosed shackle and a recessed keyhole, significantly increasing its resistance to tampering.

When combined with a lock box that accommodates a 2-inch-long neck padlock, our rental containers provide exceptional protection for your stored belongings.

3. Weather Protection

Landscaping equipment is often exposed to harsh weather conditions when left outside. Shipping containers are constructed from 14-gauge Corten steel, which is highly resistant to rust and corrosion, ensuring your equipment remains safe from the elements.

The sturdy construction of shipping containers means they can withstand heavy snow loads and strong winds, providing added peace of mind during weather events. This resilience helps maintain the integrity of your stored materials, ensuring they’re ready for use when you need them most.

4. Rental Add-Ons

When it comes to renting containers for your landscaping needs, there are several add-ons that you may want to consider. Rental add-ons can tailor your landscaping container to your liking.

Need sturdy shelves to keep your tools and supplies neatly organized? No problem. Require racks to secure your landscaping machinery in place? We can do it. Want roll-up doors to make accessing your contents more convenient? Not a problem.

With add-ons tailored to the work you do; you can increase the accessibility of your equipment and streamline your operations. You know best what things help keep your team’s operations run smoothly — let’s work together and make something truly unique.

5. Versatile Layouts

Whether you have a specific layout in mind or need expert guidance on optimizing your container’s interior, our different options empower you to create a storage solution that perfectly aligns with your landscaping business’s unique needs.

Depending on availability, we may have tunnel containers that have cargo doors on both ends, containers with roll-up doors, and high-cube containers available for rent. Whatever your needs may be, our team of experts is here to help you choose the right container type and tailor it to your specifications.

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With flexible pro-rated rentals, you can easily call off a rental container when you don’t need it. That means you can spend less time worrying about overpaying for storage, and more time focusing on impressing your landscaping customers with what you do best.

How to Order a Container to Store Landscaping Equipment

If you’re in the market for renting a storage container, you’ve found the right source. We have a wealth of experience in shipping containers, and we’re here to assist you.

Do you want to get started? Contact one of our dedicated container sales representatives. They can pinpoint your specific needs and provide you with a free container quote.

Once you’ve received your quote and are ready to proceed, you can schedule the delivery of your container. Let us know your preferred door orientation and ensure there are no obstacles that could impede our delivery truck’s access. Additionally, it’s essential to have a level and debris-free area for container placement.

Our team of professional CDL drivers conducts container deliveries from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, Monday through Friday. If these times don’t suit your schedule, we’ll try to accommodate your preferences. We provide you with a delivery window and, if necessary, call 30 minutes before arriving at your location.

Summary

In conclusion, shipping containers offer an excellent solution for storing landscaping equipment. Their spacious interiors, durability and upgrade options make them an ideal choice for safeguarding your equipment and supplies from theft and the elements.

By utilizing shipping containers, landscapers can not only streamline their operations but also ensure their valuable tools and machinery are protected, ultimately contributing to the success and efficiency of their landscaping businesses.

So, if you’re a landscaping professional looking for a reliable storage solution, consider the benefits of using shipping containers – they might just be the answer to your equipment storage needs.

If you have further questions about what options work best for you, you can discuss them with a dedicated container sales representative. Contact us today and we can provide you with a container quote.

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