For the purpose of this Rental Agreement, “Rental Center” shall mean Rental Center, its owners, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and “Customer” shall mean Customer, its agents, family members and/or employees.In consideration of hiring of the equipment (herein “the rental equipment or equipment”) described on the front of this Rental Agreement it is agreed as follows:1. INDEMNITY/HOLD HARMLESS.
CUSTOMER WILL TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS REGARDING THE EQUIPMENT RENTED, AND PROTECT ALL PERSONS AND PROPERTY FROM INJURY OR DAMAGE. CUSTOMER AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS RENTAL CENTER FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY,CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, TO INJURIES OR DEATH TO PERSONS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MAINTENANCE,INSTRUCTION, OPERATION, POSSESSION, OWNERSHIP OR RENTAL OF THE EQUIPMENT RENTED, HOWEVER CAUSED, EXCEPT CLAIMS OR LITIGATION ARISING THROUGH THE SOLE NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OF RENTAL CENTER.2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK/RELEASE-DISCHARGE OF LIABILITY.
CUSTOMER IS FULLY AWARE AND ACKNOWLEDGES THERE IS A RISK OF INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT RENTED HERE UNDER AND HEREBY ELECTS TO VOLUNTARILY ENTER INTO THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT AND ASSUME ALL OF THE ABOVE RISKS OF INJURY OR DAMAGE.CUSTOMER AGREES TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE RENTAL CENTER FROM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FROM SUCH INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT; AND CUSTOMER FURTHER AGREES TO WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE AGAINST RENTAL CENTER WHICH CUSTOMER OTHERWISE MAY BEEN TITLED TO ASSERT.3. OPERATORS.
No operators are furnished, directly or indirectly with our equipment.4. RECEIPT/INSPECTION OF EQUIPMENT.
Customer hires the equipment on an “as is” basis. Customer acknowledges that he has, or will, personally inspect the equipment prior to its use and finds it suitable for Customer’s needs. Customer acknowledges receipt of all items listed in this Rental Agreement and that the equipment is in good working order and repair and that Customer understands (without further instructions) its proper operation and use.5. POSSESSION/TITLE.
Customers right to possession of the equipment begins upon equipment leaving Rental Center and terminates on the Agreed Return Date indicated on the front of this Rental Agreement. Retention of possession after this date constitutes a material breach of this Rental Agreement.Time is of the essence of this Rental Agreement. Any extension of this Rental Agreement must be agreed upon in writing. Title to the equipment is and shall remain in Rental Center. Customer hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Rental Center harmless from any and all claims and costs arising from such retaking and/or levy. If equipment are levied upon, Customer shall notify Rental Center immediately. Rental Center will utilize its reasonable efforts to deliver and retrieve rental items from locations determined solely by Customer; accordingly, Customer assumes sole risk and liability for any personal or property damage occurring at such locations.6. RENTAL PERIOD/RATE/PAYMENT.
Rental Period is for a maximum of twenty-four(24) hours unless a longer term is specified in the Rental Agreement Agreed Return Date on the front of this Rental Agreement. Rental rates are based upon single shift usage (eight hours per day, five days per week). If Customer makes greater use of the equipment, it is agreed that the additional usage will be charged. Rental charges begin immediately upon equipment leaving Rental Center. Rental charges end upon return of the equipment to Rental Center in an acceptable condition. No allowance will be made for Saturdays,Sundays, Holidays, or time in transit, nor for any period of time the equipment may not be in actual use while in Customer’s possession. If the equipment is returned prior to the end of the minimum rental period, the rental due shall be for the entire minimum rental period.Rental Center may terminate rental at anytime and retake the equipment without further notice in case of violation by Customer of any terms or conditions of this Rental Agreement.Customer agrees to pay a monthly service charge on all unpaid balances. Customer agrees to pay Rental Center a fee (which may go to Rental Center’s general revenue and be utilized by Rental Center to pay its environmental expenses and costs of compliance with environmental laws) for environmental compliance. Customer agrees not to use equipment in violation of environmental laws.7. ORDINARY WEAR AND TEAR.
Customer shall be responsible for all damage not caused from ordinary wear and tear. “Ordinary wear and tear” shall mean only the normal deterioration of the equipment caused by ordinary, reasonable and proper use of the equipment. Customer responsible for all tire damage. Damage which is not “ordinary wear and tear” includes, but is not limited to: damage due to overturning, overloading or exceeding rated capacities; breakage; improper use; abuse; lack of cleaning; dirtying of equipment by paint, mud, plaster, concrete, resin or any other material. A cleaning charge will be made on equipment returned unclean.8. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS/USE OF EQUIPMENT.
Customer agrees not to use or allow anyone to use the equipment for any illegal purpose or in any illegal manner or in an unsafe manner. Customer agrees at his sole cost and expense to comply with all municipal,county, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations which may apply to the use of the equipment during the rental period. Customer further agrees to pay all licenses, fines,fees, permits, or taxes arising from his use of the equipment, including any subsequently determined to be due.Customer shall not allow any person who is not qualified and who has not received and understands safety and operating instructions and who does not utilize all safety equipment required, to operate the equipment or use the equipment. Customer shall not allow any person to use or operate the equipment when it is in need of repair or when it is in an unsafe condition or situation; modify, misuse, harm or abuse the equipment; permit any repairs to the equipment without Rental Center’s prior written permission; or, allow a lien to be placed upon the equipment. Customer agrees to check filters, oil, fluid levels, air pressure, clean and visually inspect the equipment at least daily and to immediately discontinue use and notify Rental Center when equipment is found to need repair or maintenance or is not properly functioning. Customer acknowledges that Rental Center has no responsibility to inspect the equipment while it is in Customer’s possession..10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
Rental Center makes no warranty of
merchant ability or fitness for any particular use or purpose, either express or implied. There
is no warranty or representation that the equipment is fit for Customer’s particular intended use, or that it is free of latent defects. Rental Center shall not be responsible to Customer
or any third party for any loss, damage or injury resulting from, or in any way attributable to
the operation of, use of, or any failure of the equipment. Rental Center shall not be
responsible for any defect or failure unknown to the Rental Center. Customer’s sole remedy
for any failure of or defect in the equipment shall be termination of the rental charges at the
time of failure provided that Customer notifies Rental Center immediately and in writing of
such failure and returns the equipment to Rental Center within twenty-four (24) hours of
11. PURCHASE ORDERS.
The use of Customer’s purchase order number on this
Rental Agreement is for Customer’s convenience and identification only and does not bind
12. SUBLETTING/LOCATION OF EQUIPMENT.
Customer agrees not to sublet, loan
or assign the equipment. Customer shall not move the equipment from the address at
which Customer represented it was to be used.
Should Customer in any way fail to observe or comply with any
provision of this Rental Agreement, Rental Center may, at its sole option, terminate this
Rental Agreement, retake the equipment, declare any charges due and payable and initiate
legal process to recover monies owed, and/or, pursue any other legal rights and remedies
available to Rental Center. Exercise of any remedy available to Rental Center shall not
constitute an election of remedies or a waiver of any additional remedies to which Rental
Center may be entitled.
14. RETAKING OF EQUIPMENT.
If for any reason it becomes necessary for Rental
Center to retake the equipment, Customer authorizes Rental Center to retake the
equipment without further notice or further legal process and agrees that Rental Center
shall not be liable for any claims for damage or trespass arising out of the removal of the
equipment.15. LEGAL FEES.
In the event an attorney is retained to enforce any provision
(including collection costs) of this Rental Agreement, the prevailing party in the dispute
shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs in such action, or
proceeding, in an amount to be determined by the court.
16. EQUIPMENT PROTECTION PLAN.
Equipment Protection Plan is Not Insurance.
By Customer accepting the Equipment Protection Plan on the front of this Rental
Agreement and with immediate notification in the event of an accident and the prompt
submission of applicable police reports, Rental Center and Customer agree that Rental
Center will waive certain claims (eg: fire, flood, wind and earthquake) against Customer for
direct physical damage to the equipment while in use by the Customer. Notwithstanding the
foregoing the following conditions are not covered under the Equipment Protection Plan:
Any item of equipment or part thereof which is not returned for whatever reason,
Damage resulting from improper use, failure to secure during transportation,
overloading or exceeding the rated capacity of the equipment;
Damage to motors or other electrical appliances or devices caused by artificial
Damage to rubber tracks, tires, tubes and wheels caused by blowout, bruises, cuts
and other causes inherent in the use of the equipment.
Damage as a result of vandalism or malicious mischief or intentional abuse;
Damage resulting from misuse, abuse, failure to maintain, cleanliness, proper oil,
fuel, hydraulic, coolant or pressure levels, lack of lubrication or other normal servicing of
All damage resulting from overturning and/or collision;
All damage resulting from use of the equipment in violation of any provision of this
Rental Agreement, violation of any law, ordinance or regulation.
17. NOTICE OF NON-WAIVER/SEVERABILITY.
Any failure of Rental Center to insist
upon strict performance by Customer as regards any provision of this Rental Agreement
shall not be interpreted as a waiver of Rental Center’s right to demand strict compliance
with all other provisions of this Rental Agreement against Customer or any other person.
The provisions of this Rental Agreement shall be severable so that the unenforceability,
invalidity or waiver of any provision shall not effect any other provision.
Customer shall maintain in full force and effect during the term of this
Agreement separate General Liability and Automobile Liability insurance policies with
coverage limits for bodily injury, including death, personal injury and/or property damage
that will respond as primary coverage for Customer’s liability and all obligations outlined
under this Agreement. In addition to the foregoing, Customer shall maintain Property
Insurance in an amount adequate to cover any loss and/or damage to the equipment, up to
full replacement cost. Customer shall furnish Rental Center with a Certificate of Insurance
evidencing the foregoing insurance requirements and naming Rental Center as an
This Rental Agreement may be executed or delivered by facsimile or e-mail. If this
Rental Agreement is executed or delivered by facsimile or e-mail, Customer acknowledges
receipt of a completed Rental Agreement and agrees to all of the terms and conditions of
such Rental Agreement.
Before digging, it is the sole responsibility of the Customer to follow the
requirements of the regional notification center law pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with
Section 4216) of Chapter 3.1 of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code. By signing
this Rental Agreement, the Customer accepts all liabilities and responsibilities contained in
the regional notification center law.
Customer authorizes and instructs Rental Center to complete Customer’s
“blank/open check” and to “fill-in” the amount of all charges.
Customer authorizes Rental Center to submit all Customer charges to Customer’s
credit card account.
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS OR PRODUCES ONE OR MORE
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND
BIRTH DEFECTS (OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM).
Customer acknowledges that it is a violation and Customer assumes potential civil
liability of section 4442 or 4443 to use or operate an internal combustion engine on any
forest, brush, or grass-covered land unless the engine is equipped with a spark arrestor.
Customer responsible to comply with Fugitive Dust Provisions of Air Quality
Management Districts. Customer responsible for all requirements of State Air Resources
Board and local Air Quality Management Districts including, but, not limited to
record keeping, providing notification of use, permits and registrations.H.
Customer is fully aware and acknowledges that the terms and conditions of this
Rental Agreement shall apply to all subsequent rentals by Customer. Customer further
agrees that the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement shall govern all future deliveries
should Customer fail or be unable to sign the Rental Agreement at time of delivery.
Customer responsible for any damages due to digging, disturbing soil or earth,
staking, post hole digging, augering, etc. Customer responsible for identifying and
disclosing to Rental Center all underground obstacles. Rental Center not responsible for
damage to above or below ground obstacles.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE
RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF