Determine the right equipment you may need in an emergency with our Disaster Recovery Equipment Guide.

When you work in the utilities sector, millions of people count on you; for power, for water, for waste removal – these are the services they rely on every day. Because of this, if you have a shutdown, whether emergency or planned, you need a partner who has the response time, the equipment, and the expertise to get you back online as quickly as possible.


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While every utility has its own unique function – e.g., collection and treatment, generation, or distribution -- we’ve developed an inventory of rental tools and machines that can make the difference you need, when you need it.

  • Aerial work platforms
  • Air scrubbers
  • Bridging
  • Compressed air & air tools
  • Climate control
  • Floor care
  • Ground protection
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Lawn & landscape
  • Material handling
  • Media blasters
  • Portable lighting
  • Pumps
  • Emergency power generation
  • Scaffolding & ladders
  • Skidsteer loaders
  • Restoration & remediation
  • Utility carts


Our experts in emergency response can be a great resource in the event of a catastrophic shutdown, where portable light, power generation, and pumping equipment is needed on site, ASAP. We’re well versed in partnering with energy providers in temporary power solutions during both scheduled, preventative transformer maintenance, as well as unplanned outages. Our solutions, in the form of fully redundant temporary power delivered by industry experts, keep suppliers “on the grid,” minimizing repair costs.

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It’s critical that the job you perform be done right, and on schedule. The last thing you need is an equipment failure that inconveniences tens of thousands of customers. Each piece of Sunbelt Rentals equipment is maintained and routinely serviced by industry professionals at our more than 1000+ locations. We promise our customers we will MAKE IT HAPPEN by quickly and easily providing the equipment solutions and services you expect.

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We can deliver and pickup your rental equipment at your convenience, saving you the time and the hassle. With more than 1000+ locations, we’re sure to have one close by to support any last-minute requests you may have.

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Renting tools and equipment means reduced overhead, cutting costs by eliminating the need for storage, maintenance, costly repair, and staff. Renting also provides you with flexibility to perform seasonal, temporary, or specialized work without the added cost of ownership for items not commonly used on a daily basis. Rentals come with 24/7 support for when you have equipment-related needs after normal business hours. Avoid maintaining your own equipment inventory, and use Sunbelt Rentals to customize, rent, and exchange.

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Emergency Response

We offer 24/7 emergency response. Our disaster response trailers are strategically placed throughout the U.S. to quickly mitigate damage and loss. We provide aerial work platforms, emergency power generation and lighting equipment, and HVAC solutions.

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Whether working in confined spaces or on uneven surfaces, Sunbelt Rentals offers a wide range of scissor lifts, articulating manlifts, rough terrain lifts, and straight boom manlifts to help you safely reach heights of 185’. No matter the application, we have the aerial equipment.

Working at Heights
Material Handling

Whether the load is 100 lbs. or 1,000 lbs., Sunbelt Rentals has the material handling equipment to help make even the heaviest jobs easier to bear. Our portable material lifts, fork lifts, and pallet trucks are invaluable to any construction site.

Material Handling
Utility Power Services

At Sunbelt Rentals, we work with well-known utilities and electrical contractors during both planned and unplanned power outages. You can rely on our expertise throughout the year to help you maintain the profitability of your operation. Our team is available 24/7 for support.

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