Hawthorne Rent-It Service has opened a new branch in Chula Vista, Calif., the company said. The San Diego-based Caterpillar dealer has been a major player in equipment rental since the 1950s.

Hawthorne is promoting the fact that it is offering Tier 4 units, with more than 420 Tier 4 final and interim units currently available for rent, with plans to add more to its rental inventory this year.

“With over 600 low hour, Tier 4 Cat and allied brand machines in our rental inventory by year-end, Hawthorne Rent-It Service can ensure our rental customers meet the contractor emission compliance standards for any job,” said Hawthorne Cat vice president Dave Ness. “Contractors who rent Tier 4 machines have greater flexibility to take on more jobs by eliminating the responsibility of equipment ownership, maintenance concerns and job site emissions specific requirements. These are huge benefits to our rental customers."

Hawthorne Cat is the authorized dealer for Caterpillar construction and power equipment in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Based in San Marcos, Calif., Hawthorne Rent-It Service is No. 61 on the RER 100.