Ground Heaters for Rent

United Rentals' lineup of ground heater rentals excels at heating surfaces and thawing frozen ground so that your crew can carry on with any excavation, trenching or pipelaying projects without delay.

white square heating unit with towing bar on wheels
Code de catégorie/classe
250-6905

DryAir Hydronic Heater, 1,200,000 BTU, Propane/Natural Gas Dual Fuel

  • 48L per hour propane fuel consumption
  • 1,233 cubic feet per hour natural gas fuel consumption
  • 115V/230V 30 amp power with a 20-amp max. power draw
  • Weighs 1,815 lbs.
  • Utilisations : Ideal for commercial and industrial heating applications
ground heater towable
Code de catégorie/classe
250-6813

Ground Heater, 2,501-3,000 sq. ft.

  • 2,501 to 3,000 sq. ft thaw capacity
  • Performance-monitoring strobe light with low-voltage requirements
  • Plusieurs accessoires disponibles.<br>
  • Conçue pour l’autoroute
  • Utilisations : Ideal for heating and thawing frozen ground and surfaces
  • Add this hydronic surface ground heater to your cart
Code de catégorie/classe
250-8520

Heated Ground Thawing Blanket, 25 ft. by 6 ft., Electric Powered

  • Votlage requirements: 110 V
  • Thaws frozen ground, melts ice and snow and keeps equipment engines consistently warm
  • Easily portable
  • Weatherproof and reusable
  • Utilisations : Ideal for thawing frozen ground and melting ice or snow so winter projects can continue
  • Add this ground thawing blanket to your cart now
Ground Heater Pack Shot
Code de catégorie/classe
250-6821

Hydronic Surface Ground Heater, 10,000 sq. ft., Winter-blend Diesel

  • 10,000 square foot capacity thaw
  • 5,000' hose
  • Performance-monitoring strobe light with low-voltage requirements
  • Plusieurs accessoires disponibles.
  • Add this hydronic surface ground heater to your cart
Hydronic Surface Heater
Code de catégorie/classe
250-6812

Hydronic Surface Ground Heater, 3,750 sq. ft., Winter-blend Diesel

  • 3,750 square foot capacity thaw
  • 1,250' hose
  • Performance-monitoring strobe light with low-voltage requirements
  • Plusieurs accessoires disponibles.
  • Add this hydronic surface ground heater to your cart
Ground Heater Pack Shot
Code de catégorie/classe
250-6815

Hydronic Surface Ground Heater, 6,000 sq. ft., Winter-blend Diesel

  • 6,000 square foot capacity thaw
  • 3,000' hose
  • Performance-monitoring strobe light with low-voltage requirements
  • Plusieurs accessoires disponibles.
  • Add this hydronic surface ground heater to your cart
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FAQs About Ground Heaters

Frozen earth caused by the low temperatures that accompany the winter months can slow down construction projects, resulting in expensive delays. United Rentals’ ground thawing equipment rental options provide affordable, portable and timely solutions to this issue, ensuring your projects stay on schedule. In addition, since you'll likely only need a ground warmer during the winter, a seasonal ground thaw rental makes for the most cost-efficient solution. Our selection of ground heaters can be used to thaw frozen ground, cure concrete and prevent frost.

FAQ
How can I thaw frozen ground?

There are generally two types of ground thawing equipment: ground thawing blankets and hydronic heaters. Hydronic heaters have a heating hose which you will want to lay out in evenly spaced loops on the surface that needs heating. Hydronic heaters can cover large areas efficiently, such as this model, which can cover up to 6,000 square feet. Ground thawing blankets are simpler to use and require just a power outlet. They can be thrown over surfaces to thaw them out or even over heavy equipment to keep the engine warm. For more information on the uses and types of ground heaters, check out our article titled Guide to Ground Heaters: Types, Common Uses & More.

How long does it take for ground to thaw?

Without ground thawing equipment, it typically takes two days for the first few inches of soil to thaw. Depending on whether you are operating a traditional ground heater or a heating blanket, thawing out the ground happens at a rate of about 6 to 8 inches (in depth) every 24 hours.

How can I tell when ground is thawed?

When the ground is frozen, it will feel stiff and cold to the touch, with no give. Once the soil is thawed, it should have some give and feel slightly springy and warmer. Depending on the application and how deep you need to dig, you may want to continue heating the ground to ensure that it’s thawed through.