General Manager, Ketek Group
Ketek takes pride in our knowledgeable staff and our exceptional service
Ketek began life as an equipment-rental company, and rentals continue to be at the core of our business. Whether you need a generator, light tower, pump, tank or a whole lot more, we’ve got you covered.
Of course we have competitive rates, but what sets us apart from other companies is our service: middle of the night, freezing cold, pouring rain, whenever you need it, wherever you need it, we’ll get it to you. And it’s not just our equipment that sets us apart, either. Our service hands are trained and experienced, able to troubleshoot any problem in real time. Plus, you can pick up and drop off from our yards anytime, 24/7.
What does it take to have a great rental fleet?
Constant upgrades. Ketek is forever upgrading its fleet so we can offer clients the best possible solution. Whether it’s switching to environmentally – and financially – friendly LED lights in our light towers or to the latest Tier 4 diesel generators, Ketek is always looking for an edge. Our Shindaiwa generators are ultra quiet and have excellent fuel economy. Much of our fleet has been custom-manufactured or individually modified to endure the challenges of industrial use and the harsh environments in which we operate. Other modifications are made to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, whether through reduced fuel consumption, sound attenuation, spill protection or camouflage.
And then there’s SmartTEK, our proprietary technology that allows you to control equipment and monitor its performance from the comfort of your office and the convenience of your phone. With the SmartTEK suite of technologies, you’ll need fewer trips to service and fuel equipment. You’ll have more efficient employees and less downtime.
SmartTEK allows you to control equipment and monitor its performance from the comfort of your office and the convenience of your phone.
Our Shindaiwa generators are ultra quiet and have excellent fuel economy.
The importance of regular equipment maintenance
Proper maintenance is crucial, and often ignored. Ketek strictly follows maintenance schedules and, whenever a piece of equipment comes back from the field, it is fully cleaned and serviced.
Maintenance also includes proper washing of the equipment, particularly since the advent of clubroot and other dirt-borne diseases. We clean our tanks and hoses with water at 90 degrees C and, when required, tanks and skids are cleaned inside and out with bleach. Hose ends are regularly pressure tested.
Importantly, Ketek’s maintenance division is ISO:9001-certified. It offers repair, maintenance, diagnostics and testing of generators, pumps, light towers, VFDs, starter boxes, control panels and more. We are also a Flygt-certified repair shop for submersible pumps.
Ketek strictly follows maintenance schedules and, whenever a piece of equipment comes back from the field, it is fully cleaned and serviced.
The Science of Pumping Water
We rent all kinds of water pumps, and often a client calls in knowing that they need to pump a certain number of cubic metres of water, but having no idea how to do it or what equipment they might need. This is where service and our expertise in pumping water comes in. Pumping water is not as easy as one might think, as you can see from our Science of Pumping Water blog post. Elevation changes, distance and friction loss matter, as does the number of cubic metres per hour you want to move. We can help you make the necessary calculations.
We have the experience to provide the information you need to figure out what you really need, whether it’s a single light stand or a couple of our Aurora LED64 Stadium Light Towers.
Renting a light tower
The same applies when you’re renting a light tower: How much space are you lighting and to what level of brightness? We have the experience to provide the information you need to figure out what you really need, whether it’s a single light stand or a couple of our mighty Aurora LED64 Stadium Light Towers.
Here are a few questions you might want to consider before renting a piece of equipment, depending on the nature of the job you’re trying to do:
- If you’re renting a generator, what are your power requirements? What plugs do you need? Do you want a transcube for fuel, so you don’t need to refuel as often? You might be able to turn daily refuelling runs into weekly ones.
- If you’re renting a submersible pump, what is your power supply (480 or 220 volt)?
- If you need a transformer, do you need step-up or step-down?
- What power do you have at the site that you can plug into?
- How far away are you from power? Do you need extension cords? How long?
- Do you have enough power for the equipment you want?
- Will it get cold, in which case do you need a winter package?
- Are you working remotely? If so, consider a spare or backup generator.
- Can you afford to be down for a couple of days? If not, it may be best to have a backup.