Deciding whether to rent or buy a forklift can be a difficult process. At TruPar America, we offer Pittsburgh area customers top of the line forklift brands for sale and rent, and we understand all the considerations that go into this decision. There are several aspects to think about when determining which option-renting or buying-is best for you:
Before researching your options, be sure you know how much money you can spend per month on a rental or the total amount you can invest in a new machine. The initial costs of renting a forklift are much lower than buying a new or used forklift outright. You can always upgrade to a newer rental if the technology of your older rental no longer meets your needs. With that being said, you’ll consistently pay a monthly rental fee until you no longer need the forklift or you decide to buy, and depending upon the length of time you rent, this monthly cost could add up to an amount of money that would have allowed you to purchase multiple forklifts.
Duration of Use
The amount of time (months or years) that you’ll need the service of your forklift is another important factor to consider when making your decision. If you need the forklift for a finite period of time and don’t expect to need it for quite some time after a specific job is completed, then renting is the best option. However, if you’ll need a forklift indefinitely for the daily operation of your business, then it’s best to invest in buying a forklift so that you have a reliable, fixed piece of equipment to use for all your heavy moving.
Hours of Expected Use
A new forklift, rented or purchased, is always going to be more reliable when it comes to performing efficiently and without maintenance issues over a long periods of use. While buying a used forklift is not a bad option if buying new is not in your budget, you’ll have to keep in mind that you may encounter more maintenance costs with a used forklift, especially if you are using it continually for many hours a day. At TruPar America, our maintenance professionals do everything we can to ensure the reliability of our used equipment, and we also provide our customers with tips for keeping new and used machines working properly.
Whether you’re looking to rent or buy a forklift in the Pittsburgh area, TruPar America’s helpful, knowledgeable experts can guide you in choosing the right option. We trust the brands we sell, and we work hard to earn your trust as our valued customer. Take a look at our inventory online, or stop in to our store to discuss your forklift rental or purchase options. We look forward to serving you!
- Posted: May 9, 2019