How to benefit from a short-term forklift hire

Every business is different and so is its hire needs. As we’re facing ever-changing industries, the handling solution that suits you today it may not be enough tomorrow. With a view to that, the forklift industry offers different rental options to meet your forklift requirements at any time. Short-term forklift hire is one of them and it is an excellent choice to cover your peak seasons or unexpected growths on your production.

Here we give you five reasons why short-term rental can benefit your business. Nonetheless before getting your lifting equipment supplied make sure you discuss your bespoke material handling solution with your forklift dealer.

100% flexibility

One of the greatest advantages of the so-called short-term rental is indeed is flexibility. One day, one week or even a month are all the duration types covered by this rental option. Thus, it allows you to get extra help to fulfil your peak business periods quickly and for a short period of time. In addition, as it is meant to cover sudden needs, this type of contract is set up and deliver rapidly.

Wide range of forklifts

When renting a forklift for a short period of time the choices you have are consistently wider.  Regarding that, suppliers offer a full variety of brand new and second-hand material handling equipment with a broad spectrum of lift capacity and fuel types or electric powered. Although some forklift dealers have a distinction between forklift for sale or rental, others, such Ful-ton Forklifts don’t. Thus, you can pick any forklift truck of its fleet available in stock at moment’s notice.

Full maintenance included

Another great advantage within short-term rental’s terms and conditions is that maintenance is fully included but also totally optional. That means you ensure that standard and emergency repairs have no additional cost for you, including the labour and transport costs of those reparations. Nonetheless, bear in mind that daily checks should be carried out by you in order to meet operational condition and safety standards.

Testing forklifts

Each forklift is designed to supply a variety of applications, therefore, the first thing you need to know is which forklift truck suits better your requirements. Generally, forklift dealers can provide you with a tailored handling solution or even a demo on their factory. Nonetheless, short-term rentals allow you to see how a forklift operates on your workplace in real-time as you can hire them for a couple of hours or an entire day.

From short-term forklift hire to long-term

Once your agreement is due it is time to return your forklift truck. However, if you are satisfied and wish to keep the equipment you hired that does not have to be the end of it. In fact, short-term rentals can be easily extended to long-term rental or contract hire by your material handling equipment supplier. That way you deal with the same team and type of equipment every time.

6 thoughts on “How to benefit from a short-term forklift hire”

  1. I like how you brought up that when you rent a forklift you don’t have to worry about maintenance. Small businesses that can’t afford to buy a forklift in order to manage their warehouses would find it much more convenient to simply rent one when needed. They wouldn’t have to worry about paying for it to get serviced regularly either. Thank you for helping people see the benefits of renting out a forklift over buying one.

    • Thanks, David. We wrote that post having that in mind. Either if you buy or rent, the most important thing is to know which solution suits you better, so you can stay focus on what really matters to you, your business. Any help, let us know!

  2. Drive and operate your rental equipment safely. Avoid additional charges for any damages made or caused by the wrong use of the rental equipment under your care and custody. When you are finished with the rental it is a good idea to properly clean the forklift.

    • Thanks for that valuable comment. To clean the piece of lifting equipment before returning to the supplier is a very good point.

  3. Short term hire can give you financial flexibility as there are no long term terms and conditions. Ideal for some businesses. Also, it gives you the benefit of being able to find out how much use you can make of this additional piece of equipment.


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