Here at Hire Forklifts, we understand how important it is to have a reliable, powerful piece of material handling equipment at the helm of your business operations. As such, we believe that every warehouse should be able to benefit from the capabilities our collection of forklifts possess, regardless of how big or small your budget may be.
There are many advantages to renting the equipment you need, for the long term, as opposed to buying machinery you need, outright. You’ll be able to experience everything a high-calibre forklift has to offer, without the expense and responsibility of purchasing a vehicle yourself.
It’s a cost-effective solution
There are many ways in which hiring a forklift for the long term can help you to save some money. One of them being that you won’t have to pay an extortionate amount of cash all in one go, something you would have to do if you bought one brand new. With reasonable fees, flexible time periods and a transparent service on offer, you’ll never be put under unnecessary pressure or stress with us here at Hire Forklifts.
Long term hire also means that the company you’re renting it from will be responsible for any maintenance and repairs it needs, something which should be detailed in the terms and conditions that will be presented to you before you sign a contract – make sure you read these carefully to avoid confusion down the line.
As the rental company is the one who will be paying for the upkeep of the forklift, you won’t have to worry about the cost associated with replacing parts or repairing components, should things go wrong.
Upgrade to a more advanced model with ease
Much like a car on finance, you’ll easily be able to swap and upgrade the machines you hire as advancements in forklift technology continue. Before agreeing to a long term rental solution, talk with the company you’ll be hiring from about your upgrade options throughout the contract period. There may be a slight adjustment of fees, but it’s all worth it to guarantee the smooth-running of operations.
You’ll be able to pick and choose the type of forklift you have, also. For example, if you previously needed a forklift for use outside, but now need one that’s suitable for indoor use, you’ll be able to swap a diesel forklift for an electric one.
It’s a popular option for those who need machines for different applications, and so, if this is something you would like to do, you’ll be able to choose between a number of forklift types from us here at Hire Forklifts, including:
- Diesel forklifts
- Electric forklifts
- LP Gas forklifts
- VNA forklifts
- Multi-directional forklifts
- Articulated forklifts
Rest assured that the forklift is safe to operate
The company you have rented the forklift from will be solely responsible for ensuring it’s safe to operate at all times. Each machine should be certified for rental use, meaning it would have been safety and quality checked and tested before being commissioned for forklift hire.
A rental company will look for and test a number
- The condition of parts and components
- Whether it’s functioning correctly or as expected
- If it still operates to its full potential when lifting and transporting goods
- How much tyre tread there is and whether the tyre type is suitable for the time of year or conditions it’s expected to be used in
- Whether all lights on the forklift work properly
- That the forklift can brake safely and in good time
- Ensuring all labels are visible to the driver and are easy to read and locate
- Making the warehouse owner and all operators aware of the forklift’s limitations so as not to damage the machinery
A Thorough Examination will be carried out by a competent person every 12 months, at least, so you can rest assured that the forklift you hire will be up to the highest possible safety standards, giving you peace of mind that your employees will be protected when behind the wheel of one of our state-of-the-art forklifts available for rent.
Maximise storage space by relying on long term rental options
With long term rental services being a very viable option, an increasing number of warehouse owners are looking to sell on the equipment they bought outright in favour for a reliable, high-quality rental forklift. This increases storage space capacity, so you can benefit from additional warehouse racking or even mezzanine floors.
When you’ve finished with the equipment you hire, we’ll be happy to pick it up at your earliest convenience, so you won’t have to worry about finding the space to house it on a permanent basis. Whether you need material handling machinery for a few weeks or throughout an entire season, we’ll have you covered.
As well as forklifts, many businesses within the industry opt to hire different types of warehouse machinery, all of which are available for rent here at Hire Forklifts, including:
- Reach trucks
- Pallet trucks
- Order pickers
- Scissor lifts
- Cherry pickers
For more information about how Hire Forklifts can help you to improve the efficiency and productivity in and around your warehouse by renting a piece of state-of-the-art equipment constructed by some of the best manufacturers in the business, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today – we’re always on hand to carefully guide you through the process and talk you through some options that’ll suit the needs and requirements of your business, no matter what it is you wish to hire.