Forklifts are extremely specialised vehicles with the ability to handle a wide range of different products, regardless of their shape, size or weight. So with this in mind, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular across a variety of industries, including warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, shipping, agriculture, construction and waste management, to name a few.
However, if you feel as though you don’t have the right number of forklifts to meet the demand you’re experiencing, whether this is temporary or not, then your next thought would probably be to expand your fleet by buying new forklifts. Where this might seem like a good investment, it wouldn’t be if you only experience seasonal demand, like at Christmas, for example.
The most reasonably-priced way of meeting that demand would be to hire the equipment you need rather than part with copious amounts of cash to own vehicles that might only be used a few times a year as opposed to being operated regularly, every single day.
Where you could hire just one piece of equipment, it would be far better to hire multiple forklifts. This means that each and every one of your forklift operators will be able to use a forklift. This way, neither your workforce or your equipment is experiencing downtime when productivity is needed most. So how else can you benefit from the hire of several forklifts?
Forklifts can be replaced quickly if they fail or break down
If you own your forklift outright, then you’ll be expected to maintain it, have it serviced and repair it should it break down. A worst scenario would be that, if it’s broken beyond repair, you’ll have to replace the entire machine and that isn’t very cost-effective for any business.
With forklift hire, you can rest assured that if you experience any problems with your forklift, the dealer will come out and replace or repair the machine so you can get back to work as soon as possible. You also won’t have to foot the bill for a replacement or for any repairs that are made – this is the same regardless of the number of forklifts you hire.
Temporary increases in demand can be met effortlessly
You can rest assured that each and every one of your trained forklift drivers will be able to operate a forklift simultaneously, therefore increasing productivity and efficiency throughout your warehouse.
This is incredibly important when demand is at its highest. With a temporary increase in numbers with regards to your fleet of forklifts, you’ll soon find that you won’t have any of your workers standing around waiting for equipment to become available. This is extremely advantageous as you’ll find that your entire workforce is carrying out their roles effectively, even if they all need to operate a forklift in order for them to do their jobs.
Trial different forklift models
When you choose forklift hire from us here at Hire Forklifts, you’ll be able to choose from our extensive range of state-of-the-art forklifts, giving you a chance to trial the machines by way of renting the forklift as opposed to buying it.
If you’ve hired a particular machine and you’re impressed by its capabilities and comfortability, then you might decide that it’s worth purchasing the forklift outright as you’ve seen how well it operates and how much it helps with enhancing productivity and efficiency.
Alternatively, you might think that a particular forklift you have hired either doesn’t have the ability to meet your requirements or you might find that it’s too advanced for what you need. This then means that, if you ever decide to purchase a forklift, you’ll know exactly which forklift would be ideal for your business operations.
Minimal investment is required, helping to save your business money
Hire Forklifts have a wide range of flexible, transparent and affordable forklift hire contracts available. There aren’t any hidden costs when it comes to renting a forklift with us, so you can rest assured that you’ll never be asked to cover large lump sums or expected to foot any large bills.
We will always make you aware of what is in the contract and what is expected of you financially. With this in mind, we can tailor your forklift hire contract to your business needs and also your budget. We take pride in being able to provide our customers throughout the UK with sterling forklift hire services, regardless of the size of your premises, the industry you work in or how modest your budget might be.
You won’t have to worry about the expense of vehicle maintenance
Owning a forklift means you have the responsibility, by law, to ensure it’s well-maintained, regularly serviced and is completely safe and secure to operate. You will need to ensure you’re provided with the right paperwork and that it’s filed away for future reference. With forklift hire, you won’t have to worry about that side of things.
Hire Forklifts are able to provide you with all of the relevant paperwork you need to reassure you that all of the machines we have available for hire are safe to operate at all times. As well as this, you’ll have complete peace of mind that our forklifts and other pieces of warehouse equipment are expertly maintained to an excellent standard. We worry about that side of things so you don’t have to, leaving you more time to focus on what you do best.
Hire Forklifts have only 30 years’ of experience in the material handling industry. With a wealth of knowledge to draw upon, we’re proud to serve our customers throughout the country regardless of your budget, the industry you work in or the size of your facility. Whether you need a diesel, LPG or electric forklift or even wish to hire reach trucks, order pickers and more, we’ll have what you’re looking for – for more information, get in touch with a member of our team today – we’re always happy to hear from you.