4 Questions To Ask If Forklift Hire is the Way To Go for Your Business

We've looked at forklift hire before, so we know that any business that deals in physical products that arrive or leave the business on pallets, will most likely have a forklift in the business  to move pallets around.  As a business there are many factors to consider whether they should purchase the forklift outright, or decide on forklift hire.

How many hours are you doing ?

The very first question a business should ask them selves, is how many hours are they expecting the forklift to do in a week.  This is usually where most business under estimate or over estimate the usage.

There is 38 hours in a standard working week or 7.6 hours in a day, unless the business is a very high production business.  A forklift will not actually work 7.6 hours in a day when you consider things like operator breaks for lunch, smoko, toilet breaks. e.t.c.

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6 Things You Need To Consider For Forklift Hire In Your Business

As much as we want to say forklifts are sexy, forklifts really are a business tool.  Forklifts are designed to do a function and forklift hire is no different, instead of outlaying your capital and buying a forklift.

You have another option and that is to think about forklift hire and paying a fixed rate per day or week, instead of buying a forklift outright.  That's right you get to leave your hard earned capital in the bank. (more…)

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How You Really Need To Use a Forklift to Make a Profit

The majority of forklifts are owned and operated by Businesses, they are a work tool.  Even most farmers will have a old forklift out in the shed that will help them lift things when needed.

But it's the use of the forklift, not the ownership that provides profit and the best return on your overall investment.   Sometimes rental  programs will provide the benefit your business needs, but avoids the time consuming responsibilities of ownership and maintenance support.

Most forklift dealers will talk to you about the many cost effective benefits that a fleet management program can provide for your business.

We wanted to take a look some things to consider when you are looking at rental of a forklift.

Capital gains

Your forklift dealer can purchase your existing fleet of forklifts and provide replacem…

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