Are you thinking about renting a forklift? You are not alone, many companies do not actually own all or any of the forklifts that you see in the warehouse. There is one thing about renting versus buying, the price. You see it is a lot cheaper to rent than to buy. That is one of the main reasons warehouse owners will opt for a forklift rental rather than outright buying one outright.
Now as you know renting is not always the best policy. Sometimes it is best to make higher payments so that after so many years you actually own the forklift instead of just using someone else's forklift. When you own your forklift you will have to make all the repairs on it but in some cases when you do a forklift rental they will provide for at least some of the repairs. Of course this is up to each rental company and up to how long you plan on using the forklift.
Renting a used forklift can really save you a lot of money. You can get good deals on used forklifts compared to renting or buying new ones. There is one thing about a forklift and that is the fact that they hold up quite well. Forklifts are sturdy and built to hold up. A 10 year old forklift is likely to be in about as good of a mechanical shape as it was when it was new. Sure it may not look new any more and is covered with scratches and dents but it will still operate the same way.
A forklift rental is a perfect choice when you just need a forklift for a short time. On Holidays when orders are coming in faster than your current fleet can handle you will need more forklifts to keep up with the demand. Buying more in this case would probably not be wise, especially if they will not be used much the rest of the year. So whatever your need, a forklift rental can help you keep up with your customers demands.