Many companies will need the use of a forklift from time to time. Some may require a forklift on a daily basis and others only on a temporary basis. There are many uses for a forklift, they are commonly used in warehouses to move stock or equipment quickly and efficiently.

Forklift HireSome companies elect to purchase their own forklifts and others prefer forklift hire. The big advantage with forklift hire is that you will not sit with monthly repayments or with any maintenance or breakdown costs. Another advantage is that if you do not have a permanent need for a forklift, you can simply hire one for as long as you need it for.

Before you hire a forklift, you need to know what your material handling needs are. What are you moving?, how far must it be moved?, will it be loaded onto a vehicle?, how much does it weigh? ect… When you call a forklift hire company such as Spartan Forklift Hire, they will need to know this information to determine what forklift will be suitable for the job.

Spartan Forklift Hire supplies three core forklift configurations. These include:

  • Electric forklifts (suitable for indoor use)
  • Gas forklifts (suitable for both indoor and outdoor use)
  • Diesel forklifts (suitable for outdoor use)

When you hire a forklift, it is a good idea to hire an experienced forklift driver. You do not want a forklift operator without experience as they will take much longer to get a material handling task completed.

There are various forklift rental options available. The option that you elect to take should be based on duration you need a forklift for. If you need a forklift for a short period such as for a day, week, month for a few months, then a standard forklift rental will suit your needs. If you need a forklift or a fleet of forklifts for an extended amount of time (More than a year) then you can look at a Full Maintenance Leasing or FML option.

Want to find out more?

For more information about forklift hire and the various options that are offered, please contact Spartan Forklift Hire on 011 394 3685 or email at