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How to Select a Forklift Hire Company
If you only require lifting equipment for a specific job or will only use such equipment on an occasional basis forklift hire will be the best option. The maintenance costs of lifting equipment plus the financing costs of the equipment must justify the purchasing of such equipment. If the factors are weighed and it is found that you cannot justify the costs, you will benefit from forklift hire services.
Selecting the right forklift hire company is your next step. Consider the following factors before selecting the supplier of such services:
- Does the company have an experienced management team?
- Do they offer insurance?
- Does the company offer maintenance and service agreements?
- Do they offer repair of tyres on site?
- Do they offer only electrical or both electrical and powered lifters?
- Is there a variety of equipment that can be rented?
- Do they stock brand names such as Toyota and Hyster known for quality?
- Will you be able to rent short and long term?
- Is the company centrally located?
Elite Forklifts has an experienced management team, offers a wide variety of electrical and fuel driven lifting equipment and stocks well-known brands. They offer service and maintenance agreements, will do tyre repairs on-site and offers short and long term rentals. Their equipment is well maintained and they offer insurance. In addition the company is centrally located in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Additional Factors to Be Considered
Also consider factors such as load, terrain, pricing, work hours, functionality, and accessories which may be needed. The experts from Elite Forklifts will be able to answer your questions and guide you regarding the best equipment for the job. Apart from forklift hire services, they also offer new and used equipment for sale and accept trade-ins.
Hassle Free Forklift Hire
For many companies engaged in engineering or construction projects a forklift is one of the most useful tools that they have on the asset registry. Many of these companies choose to undertake forklift hire, rather than own the forklifts. Hiring a forklift makes sense to many companies due to the fact that they are freed from the responsibilities associated with outright ownership, such as maintenance which can be costly in the long run. For this reason the full maintenance leases that are available for extended lease periods associated with hiring, make sound economic sense.
Many companies offering rentals also provide extremely competitive insurance packages that cover day to day wear and tear and significantly reduce the costs associated with downtime and the unavailability of these important pieces of equipment. By engaging in forklift hire the company can also make use of the forklift as and when it is required. This makes sense when the forklift(s) are only needed for a short period during a construction or engineering project.
There are various models of forklift that can be leased. Forklift hire allows the organisation to choose which make and model they prefer for the job at hand, as well as making their choice from among the many diesel, petrol or electrically powered models that are on the market today. Forklifts are also available in variety of sizes, from the smallest 1.5 ton machines to the larger 7 ton models.
Companies choosing forklift hire can expect the forklift to be delivered to the site where it is required as well as collected on the completion of the project. The transport of forklifts in specialised vehicles ensures that the forklift is delivered in excellent condition, immediately ready to contribute towards the completion of the project.
If you want to know more about forklift hire or the various options available for full maintenance leasing and the many forklift solutions that are today available contact us.