Making sure that you rent a forklift that fits your needs can save you a lot of money and time. There are different types of forklifts that function in different ways and are well-suited for different applications. That is why it is important to know the type of forklift that best suits your application. One of the common reasons businesses opt for a forklift rental is because of the low upfront cost. Renting a forklift also offers flexibility to try out different trucks before ponying up a lot of capital. Accurate Forklift provides rental services for lifting and hauling equipment based on your needs and specifications. Continuing on the subject, in this blog, we share four things to consider when you are renting a forklift. Read on.
1. Specifications of Rental Equipment
Depending on the loads you wish to lift and haul, consider the maximum lift height as it is important when it comes to handling loads. It is vital to get a rental truck with enough lifting capacity so as to lift and haul your loads safely. You must also consider the fork length in your specifications. Take into account the overall height raised and lowered and make sure the truck is not too tall to maneuver through plant doors and overhead obstructions. Avoid handling loads that exceed the capacity of your truck as this can cause tip-over accidents and damage products, plant facilities, or even maim lives.
2. Rental Costs
Renting a forklift involves rental charges, which is why you must know how much it will cost you upfront. Rental costs cover use of the forklift, charger (If Electric), and battery based on the time period. Fuel charges will only apply if you rent a forklift with a full tank of fuel. Delivery charges can also apply if you do not have the means to transport the truck yourself. Always inform the rental supplier when you are done using the forklift as it is your responsibility to return the truck after use to avoid extra costs.
3. An Account With The Rental Dealer
It helps to open an account with a trusted rental dealer when opting for forklift rental. Always make sure your account is in good standing with your forklift rental service provider by submitting a complete and signed credit application, W-9 form, and a current insurance certificate. The insurance certificate is important as you will be responsible for the care and custody of the equipment.
4. Type Of Forklift
There is a wide range of forklifts types available for rent so it is important to know a rental unit that best suits your applications. Accurate Forklift offers all popular forklift types and capacities, making it easy to find one that is suitable for your applications. Some of the available forklift types include electric rider forklifts with both stand-up and sit down rider configurations, narrow aisle forklifts for operating indoors in tight spaces, and rough terrain forklifts for outside applications on rough and uneven surfaces. You can also get sit-down rider forklifts with (ICE) Internal Combustion Engines that come in two types, the ICE cushion tires for indoors and ICE pneumatic tires for outdoors.
The Final Word
The above-listed considerations will help make informed rental decisions and also to work within your budget. Accurate Forklift offers all kinds of forklifts on rental and we have a large inventory to meet your demands. For answers to all your questions about our forklift rental services or help fulfilling your requirements, call 770-692-1455 or email us at [email protected].