There are several reasons why you might need to rent a forklift, whether you use a whole forklift fleet in your operation or have never used one in your facility before. Forklift rentals are an easy way to fill gaps in your material handling needs. Toyota forklift dealers across the nation maintain rental fleets to serve their local regions, offering a wide range of options. Most rental operations carry an assortment of more common models of forklifts to cover things like breakdowns for fleet-owning customers as well as a range of less common models needed for short, specialized functions. But how do you know when to rent a forklift instead of pursuing other acquisition options? And can you expect as a rental customer, both out of the forklift you’re renting and the dealership that’s renting it to you? This guide will help you understand some reasons you might rent a forklift, what will happen when you enter the rental market, and what your engagement with a Toyota forklift dealer will look like during rental.
Renting a forklift is a good idea for many operations and in many different kinds of situations. But for some people who need material handling, the question of why they should rent comes up often. This is especially true of operations managers who have spent their careers around fleets of forklifts that have been purchased or leased. But there are actually several reason why even the most experienced forklift operations might want to rent a forklift.
When you go to a dealership to rent a forklift, there are a few things that you can do to help prepare and make the process smooth and easy, and to set a precedent as a good rental partner. Being prepared means you’ll get the forklift you need when you need it, so you can get to work on your important tasks.
Now you’ve rented a forklift and it’s on-site. That comes with a whole new set of rules and questions about who is responsible for what when it comes to the maintenance and function of the forklift. Here are some issues to keep in mind about what to expect.
We’re excited about the possibility of working with you on your forklift rental needs. To begin the conversation and check availability, contact your locally authorized Toyota dealer today.