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If you're just starting out in business, or if you've been considering replacing your forklift or adding extra equipment for your business, you know that buying such equipment can require a significant investment. One good way to get the equipment you need without depleting your coffers is to rent, rather than purchase, a forklift. While renting requires less upfront money, the lower price tag is not the only reason renting vs. buying a forklift might make sense for your business.
Why renting a forklift makes sense
1. Less upfront cost. Renting an expensive piece of equipment like a forklift involves much less cash upfront than purchasing the machine outright. This gives your company more flexibility with its capital, a particularly good point if you're just starting a business and don't have a good handle on how revenues will ebb and flow throughout the year. In addition, by renting, you can have the use of several forklifts for the money you'd have to put out purchasing just one machine.
2. Well-suited for temporary needs. If you only need a forklift for seasonal work or for a temporary order, renting the equipment makes a lot of sense. You don't have to invest in equipment that you don't use on a regular basis. Plus, you can have the newest and latest equipment each time you need it, rather than having a piece of equipment depreciating in your back warehouse yard.
3. No maintenance costs. When you rent a piece of equipment like a forklift, the dealer generally handles the regular maintenance and any repairs the equipment might need.
4. Renting lets you try out the latest model before you buy. Seeing a forklift in a showroom, at a trade show or in the back yard or a heavy equipment dealer doesn't really give you an idea of how that machine is going to work for you and your crew in your own warehouse or plant. Renting the forklift for a while can help you decide whether that particular model is well-suited for your needs or if you should try another brand or model.
While renting a forklift rather than purchasing the equipment may not be the right choice for every business, by renting you have more flexibility with your capital, you don't have to worry about maintenance and repair costs and you can see if the equipment is right for you long-term before you buy.
For more information, contact a local equipment rental company like Vantage Equipment.Share
20 March 2015