December 8, 2016

Bidvest Forklifts Hire and Rentals

Streamline Material Handling Functions with Bidvest Forklifts’ Hire and Rentals

Does your business require the use of specialised equipment and machinery? If it does, choosing the right items is essential. The right equipment needs to be used to handle the heavy lifting in many industries including distribution, warehousing, supply chain, and even internal stock control. While forklifts might be essential to smooth operations within your business, your budget might not allow you to buy a new one. It goes without saying that forklifts aren’t a minor investment and if you want to hang back on spending a large sum of money at once, Bidvest Forklifts hire and rentals are the ultimate solution for you. Forklift rentals are an affordable alternative and renting also comes with a variety of perks and benefits.

The only downside of renting instead of buying is that you won’t actually own the equipment, but that in itself can actually be highly beneficial. For starters, the maintenance and upkeep of the equipment will be the responsibility of Bidvest Forklifts. This means that we will rent our forklift to you with a maintenance and service plan intact. If the forklift experiences any glitches or needs an unexpected repair, we won’t leave you waiting.

We will ensure that stand-in equipment is available if the repair is big and we will also try to get the repair carried out as quickly as possible without compromising on the quality of our workmanship. Your greatest responsibility will be to ensure that all of your operators are qualified and licensed to correctly and safely operate the forklift. The manufacturers manual will carry all the required operating information.

When hiring a forklift, you need to put some thought and time into the process. All forklifts come with different handling capacities and because of this, you need to choose one that’s designed to handle the type of load that you are dealing with. Consider the general weight and dimensions of the items you are moving around. Handling loads that exceed the handling capacity of the forklift can result in damage to stock and the equipment and potential injury to the operator and workers in the surrounding area.

Forklifts aren’t new to industry. In fact, they have been around for many years and the main purpose of the forklift is to reduce the burden on you and your team when it comes to material handling and distribution. Your workforce will certainly be more productive with access to the right equipment and you can rest assured that fewer IOD incidents will occur if the equipment you have can handle the heavy lifting for your team.

Of course, a forklift isn’t only designed to lift heavy items, but also to lift them to heights that your team ordinarily wouldn’t be able to reach any other way. As such, it’s important that you choose a hire forklift/s that can cater to the specific handling and lifting needs of your business.

Bidvest Forklifts’ hire and rental options are varied. We don’t only cater to long-term customers. We can also supply forklift rentals to those who need equipment to stand in during times of repairs and maintenance or for once-off and short-term projects. Many companies that experience increased workloads during certain times of the year can also benefit from temporarily hiring an extra forklift instead of buying one.

At Bidvest Forklifts, we place a great deal of emphasis on being able to cater to the needs of our clients. As such, we offer short-term rental contracts in addition to long-term, ongoing rental contracts. Whether you need a forklift for a few weeks, months, or years, we can structure a rental deal that suits your needs, budget and lifting requirements. We also offer a great rent-to-own option for those who wish to find an easy way to pay off essential equipment for their business.

Our range of forklift hire and rental options make it possible for all businesses to have access to the equipment they need to streamline material handling processes and boost productivity. For more information and advice on Bidvest Forklifts’ rental and hire options and to receive some assistance with selecting the right forklift for your specific situation, simply contact us via email or telephone today.


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