If your business depends on the use of a forklift for day-to-day operations, having a forklift or two out of service can put a strain on your company’s schedule. While you are waiting for forklift parts or a battery forklift replacement for your own equipment, you can look for places that provide rentals for forklifts and other heavy equipment. That way, your business will not have to fall behind on moving pallets and filling orders.
Finding the Right Rental
Finding the right rental company to work with is important when you want to get quality equipment. In order to find the right place to work with, you will want to do a research similar to the research you did when you bought hand pallet trucks for your business. You will want to make sure that the company has a reputation for only providing quality rental equipment that needs little to no maintenance with proper care. You should also make sure that they offer insurance and maintenance services for their equipment so that you will not be charged for any damage or complications that may arise during the rental period.
When it comes to additional equipment, you will want to make sure that any attachments or special features you may need are included in the final quoted price. Any damage that is caused by neglect may also incur an additional charge when the equipment is returned.
Length of Rental
Another factor in the price of a forklift rental is the length of time that you will need the forklift. Companies will typically quote you a daily or weekly price, although they may have deals when you rent the forklift for a longer period of time. Most quality equipment can be rented for $200-$300 per day, around $1000 a week or up to $4000 monthly. Attachments and other add-ons to the equipment may or may not incur an additional charge, depending on the rental company you are working with.
One important aspect of renting equipment like forklifts is what type of insurance or warranties are offered for the time that you have the equipment in your possession. Many rental professionals allow the rented equipment to be covered under the renter’s own insurance policy. This can save you money by not have to pay an additional charge during the rental period.
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