Everything you need to know about finding a forklift hire business
Before hiring a piece of forklift equipment, it is important to define your requirements to ensure your forklift of choice suits your needs. Things you should point out to your supplier before hiring the forklift include:
How long you will need the forklift for, and whether the hire is a casual, permanent or long-term rental;
How may you may need;
The weight and type of material the frklift will be carrying;
Any other model specificiations you may require;
If you prefer diesel, electric, petrol, etc.
Types of forklifts you may look to hire include:
Big forklifts – these can lift loads from lift loads from 5 to 52 tonnes, and are best suited to logging, construction work, container handling and mining.
General purpose / terrain forklifts – these can lift loads from 1 to 4.9 tonnes, and are popular in the construction/building industries. They may be used from anything from unloading containers to stacking warehouse racks.
Electric forklifts – most commonly used indoors for reaching, stacking, picking nd loading.
Counter balance/ Walk Behind forklifts (Walkie stackers) – including stick pickers, pallet jackets and reach trucks.