Tent OX™ Saves the Day for One of the Largest Jobs at Diamond Rental
Diamond Rental’s party and event rental division operates out of three locations in Orem, Ogden and Salt Lake, City Utah. Combined, these locations employ 35-40 full time employees, plus additional help, and serve all of Utah and into Idaho, Oregon and California.
Mark Hiles, Diamond Rental Store Manager, first discovered Tent OX when he saw the machine pictured on Classic Tents and Events’ website. Immediately intrigued, he did his research and was excited to see the Tent OX in action at the 2015 ARA Show.
“I was skeptical at first. I have seen Bobcats weighing three times as much as a Tent OX struggle to push up a center pole,” said Hiles. “The first time I used the Tent OX to push up a center pole, I couldn’t believe that it didn’t struggle at all!”
Back For More After Just One Month
In June 2016, Diamond Rental received its first suite of Tent OX attachments to use with their 600 series machine. By the next month they had already ordered a second set of attachments to pair with a 700 series machine.
“I can see how the Tent OX is really going to benefit our crew and help give them a better work-life balance,” said Hiles. “We’ve greatly reduced the back breaking labor that would leave them totally depleted after just one day.”
An Impossible Job Without Tent OX
One of Diamond Rental’s very first jobs with the Tent OX was setting up four pole tents (three 60-wides and one 100-wide). In past years, they had one week and a crew of eight guys to set up this job. This year, the client needed these tents set up in just two days!
With the Tent OX, Diamond Rental not only accommodated the client’s tight timeline, but were able to send just six guys to get the job done. That is a huge savings of both manpower and time!
“I could have sent my entire crew to this one job and still not had enough manpower to get it done,” said Hiles. “With Tent OX, we used fewer guys than usual and still got the job done in a fraction of the time!”