Hiring a forklift for the short term is a highly-effective solution to your material handling needs. We understand that it’s not always feasible for warehouse owners to buy equipment outright, hence why we’re proud to offer affordable, transparent short-term forklift rental contracts. But if you’ve never hired a forklift before, you may be wondering exactly what short-term rentals have to offer, and that’s where we come in. Here are a few of the benefits you can experience when choosing to hire a forklift.
It’s a flexible material handling solution
Short-term rental periods vary hugely, from one day to two years, you’ll have a number of different timeframes to choose from, ensuring your warehouse operates as smoothly as possible for the duration of the rental period. There will also be an option to extend the contract as and when required, also known as a rolling contract. Rolling contracts are:
- Easy to action
Some rates are also fixed in terms of cost, so it won’t increase or decrease throughout the duration of your rental period, something that many warehouse owners can greatly benefit from in terms of saving costs and lowering overall expenses. However, it’s also worth noting that the longer the rental period, the cheaper it’ll be overall – great for those who know exactly how long they’ll need the machine for.
Overall productivity will be boosted
If you know when your busy time periods are, then align your forklift hire accordingly. Short-term forklift rentals will enable you to hire equipment as and when it’s needed, ensuring that your warehouse continues to run as productively as possible, even should you be run off your feet. When the quieter season rolls around, which for many warehouses happens in January, then you can simply arrange for the machines to be picked up then, as there will no longer be as much customer demand.
You’ll be supplied with some of the best vehicles on the market
Bringing in some of the latest technology can help your business to thrive immensely, but it’s not very cost-effective for warehouse owners to buy state-of-the-art vehicles outright. Renting a forklift will enable you to operate high-tech forklifts without the hefty price tag.
Not only will it ensure your warehouse operations run as efficiently as possible, but it could also help you to decide whether or not it would be a worthwhile investment for you to buy an advanced machine outright, further down the line, if your budget allows for it.
However, you’ll end up cutting costs by hiring these immaculate machines as servicing and maintenance will be covered by the forklift rental company. Should your hired machine break down or need parts replacing, then you won’t be responsible for replacing the vehicle or having the forklift repaired – another perk to hiring a state-of-the-art machine.
It’ll increase your business scope
Not only will you have the option to hire a forklift, but you’ll also be able to rent a number of different warehouse machines, ensuring that all tasks and jobs at hand can be performed safely and easily. When the job’s complete, the equipment will simply be collected from your premises, so you won’t have to worry about storing or maintaining the machine, or machines, you’ve hired.
Forklift hire is a safe, reliable option
You can rest assured that the forklifts you hire will be safety and quality checked, so you’ll have absolute peace of mind that your employees will be protected from harm when behind the wheel of a hired material handling machine. Much like a car, all of the forklifts available for rent will be regularly serviced and maintained, ensuring that:
- All moving parts are in fully-working order
- The vehicle is free from rust and corrosion
- All lights, both internal and external, are operational and adequate for use
- The tyres are in good condition and suitable for the terrain
- All fluids are topped up and not leaking
- It’s fully-fuelled/charged upon drop-off (depending on whether it’s diesel, electric or LP gas)
There are many other things that forklift rental companies look for when servicing and maintaining their forklifts, not just the aforementioned points. If you’d like to enquire about what the company has checked for, then ask. They should be more than happy to tell you, or even show you, what it is they look for before handing over the vehicle to you.
You’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to forklift hire
As previously mentioned, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to renting material handling equipment. Not only will you be able to hire electric forklifts, diesel forklifts and LP gas forklifts, but you’ll also have the option to rent a number of other machines, including:
You’ll also have a choice of forklift, depending on the terrain it needs to travel across, how narrow your aisles are and even how much you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint by. In addition to electric, LP gas and diesel forklifts, you’ll be able to pick from:
- Articulated forklifts
- Multi-directional forklifts
- VNA forklifts
- Three-wheeled electric forklifts
No matter what it is you require, Hire Forklifts will be on hand to meet your every warehouse need with our long and short-term rental contracts. For more information about the machines you’ll be able to hire, get in touch with a member of our friendly, professional team today – we’re always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance when you need it most.