October 27, 2016 irenee@bidvestforklifts.co.za

Forklift Rentals

Forklift Rentals Improve Cash Flow and Reduce Maintenance Responsibilities. Discover Our Extensive Range

Whether your company deals with distribution and warehousing, or if you need to merely control your own stock, you will need to use the right equipment and machinery to help with the heavy lifting. Forklifts are commonly used in warehousing, storeroom, supply chain, and distribution environments. If your company needs a forklift, but your financial manager cringes at the expense of buying one, it’s probably time to consider alternative options. Forklifts are not cheap, least of all the top-quality ones. What’s the solution to your problem if you need a forklift to expand your business, but you don’t have the budget to support an outright buy? You rent one, that’s what you do. Forklift rentals are more affordable than you might think and what’s more, there are many benefits that accompanies your new rented forklift.

Yes, there’s so much to look forward to with your rental. First, the fact that your forklift is rented means that you aren’t solely responsible for its upkeep and maintenance. This is to the account of the hire company and can provide serious relief to your cash flow. All you need to do is make sure that you use the forklift as recommended (according to the manufacturer’s manual), never overload it, and ensure that only licensed drivers operate it. The maintenance and servicing will then be done on your behalf according to a set schedule.

Renting a forklift requires almost as much forethought as buying one. You need to make sure that you understand your needs before you invest in one, even if it’s investing just a monthly instalment. Make sure that you know the dimensions and weight of the products that you are handling so that you can select a machine with the right handling capacity. The handling capacity is more important than you may believe. Many forklift operators have learnt the hard way that overtaxing an underspecified forklift will invariably end in tears.

Forklifts are designed to lessen the load for you. They speed up the material handling process and reduce the stress and strain on your workforce. They can lift heavy objects to high shelves and ensure that distribution processes are streamlined. If your material handling demands exceed the handling capacity of the unit, it won’t be able to operate at its peak. Handling processes will be slowed down, the equipment will experience increased wear and tear, and it may even suffer serious damage under excessive loads. Then there’s the risk of materials falling and injuring the operator or others in the vicinity. As already mentioned, choosing a forklift with the right handling capacity is therefore essential.

Of course, forklift rentals aren’t only designed for those looking for a long-term material handling solution. Rentals can also be helpful to those who have experienced a breakdown or downtime with their regular equipment and who then requires a stand-in unit. Rentals are also useful to those who experience increased workload on a seasonal basis. Hiring a forklift means that you won’t have to rent or buy a permanent forklift and can merely acquire one for the busy period in order to pick up the slack.

We offer our clients both short-term and long-term rental options. We have both weekly and monthly forklift rentals available that are structured around our clients’ specific needs. For those who are looking for a long-term solution, we offer 3-year, 5-year and 6-year packages. If you wish to eventually own your own forklift, we recommend that you consider the rent-to-own package that we have to offer. You can acquire more information on this package by chatting to one of our professional and knowledgeable consultants.

Having access to your own forklift or fleet of forklifts is made possible with the assistance of Bidvest Forklifts. We have an extensive range of brand-new and used forklifts for sale as well as a selection of forklifts for hire. We highly recommend that you consult with us on which unit is best suited to your needs and that you discuss the best forklift rentals with our team to ensure that you streamline material handling processes within your business and keep related costs low at the same time. To chat to us, simply give us a call or send us an email.


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