Questions to Ask When Renting a Mechanical Bull

February 16, 2017

Mechanical bulls are great for any type of gathering! They offer guests a new and exciting experience that they’ll never forget. Whether you’ve rented a mechanical bull before or not, consider asking these questions when calling for a quote!

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What type of mechanical bulls are available for rental?

There are a few different types of mechanical bulls with varying power, ride styles, and appearances. They have varying weight restrictions as well. Picking the mechanical bull that will best suit your guests is important! If your party or event hosts mostly adults, more power is ideal. For a group of younger children, lower powered mechanical bulls are the safest.

How much does it cost to rent a mechanical bull?

Cost is always something that needs to be considered when renting any type of equipment for an event. The answer usually depends on the date, time, duration, and location of your party. Longer events may incur higher fees than short ones, and costs might be cheaper at certain times of the year. Be sure to ask if the rates are all-inclusive so you won’t be charged any extra fees at the time of your rental (like tax, transportation, etc.).

Will you provide instructions on proper bull-riding to my guests?

Knowing how to safely ride the mechanical bull should be very important to you and your guests. Does your mechanical bull rental company provide professionals that will instruct users on how to properly use the ride? Will they be present throughout the duration of your event to ensure safe riding and assistance for all riders? These are great questions to ask when inquiring about rentals.

How much space is needed in my location in order to rent a mechanical bull?

The space needed to set up and safely operate a mechanical bull ride is usually around 20’x20’ with a 10’ clearance above, but this depends on the size of the mechanical bull you are renting. The inflatable mat around the ride can be square or circular, so the more room you can provide, the better! It’s also important to consider weather – if your event is outside and rain is in the forecast, ask if the rental company will provide a tent or other form of cover.

Do you have liability insurance?

Liability insurance should be a big requirement for anyone considering party equipment rentals. The mechanical bull riding company you choose should carry a commercial general liability policy and be able to provide you with their certificate of liability upon request. Having this liability insurance helps keep you and other riders safe and puts you at less of a risk if any accidental harm or injury occurs when using the equipment.

If you’re searching for a mechanical bull in Maryland, look no further than Buckin’ Wild. We are the leading mechanical bull rental company in Carroll County and pride ourselves on providing you with fun, safe, and memorable experiences! If you’re interested in how we can help facilitate your event, please contact us today for a free estimate!

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