Rent a Mechanical Bull the Right Way: Be Prepared and Save Money

Are you thinking about renting a mechanical bull for an upcoming event? Or, have you already rented a mechanical bull and are now looking forward to the big day?  You’re sure to have a ton of fun, but make sure your space is prepared for a mechanical bull.  Doing this bit of legwork ahead of time makes your event truly worry free.


Ideally, you want to make sure your space works for a mechanical bull prior to renting a mechanical bull, but if you missed this step, you can do it now to make sure everything is ready for your big day.


So, get out your tape measure and pencil to go through the following list.  You want to make sure that you are ready and prepared for your mechanical bull rental, so your event goes off without a hitch.


Mechanical Bull Rental Requirements

1.  Ideally, you should have 20’x25’ of unobstructed space.  This will allow for plenty of room for the mat, mechanical bull, and operator while providing a safe space surrounding the mechanical bull for spectators.

2.  The room ceiling height should be 12 feet.  You can get away with a lower ceiling with a 110 volt mechanical bull, which is a smaller and lower mechanical bull than the 220 volt mechanical bulls, but the higher the ceiling the better.

3.  Power requirements are dependent upon the type of mechanical bull rented.  For a 110 volt mechanical bull you will need two dedicated 110 volt receptacles.  You should also know the length of the power cord that the operator will bring to know the distance these dedicated outlets should be from the mechanical bull.  If you rented a 220 volt mechanical bull, then the power requirements will depend on whether you rented a hydraulic or electrical mechanical bull.  A hydraulic mechanical bull will require a 220 volt, 50 amp single phase outlet and a dedicated 110 volt receptacle.  An electrical mechanical bull needs a 220 volt, 30 amp single phase outlet and a dedicated 110 volt outlet.  Request a diagram or explanation of the mechanical bull cord plug(s) to make sure your outlets are compatible.  Ask if a generator is available should you encounter a power problem – this may incur an additional charge.

4.  The pathway to the final location should be unencumbered by stairs, soft surfaces and opening less that 4 feet.

5.  The final location should be a hard, flat, level and dry surface.  If you are at all concerned about floor damage, as in the case of a wooden gym floor, then have rubber kitchen-style mats on hand to place under the mechanical bull.

6.  Proper lighting should be available in order for the operator to safely operate the mechanical bull. The operator should be able to see both the control box and the rider.

7.  Mechanical bulls cannot operate in raining conditions.  If there is a chance of rain, then have a back-up location, or secure a tent for the event.

Interested in renting a mechanical bull for an event or have any mechanical bull questions?  

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