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.