How much does it cost to rent a forklift? Is it worth it?
Many companies are faced with a serious decision whether it will make more sense to rent a forklift truck, for a longer term, or to buy their own equipment. The answer to this question is not clear-cut, and each solution has its advantages. The cost of renting a forklift is obviously lower than buying one, but what is more cost-effective in the long run?
If a forklift is only needed at the plant for a set period of time, for example during an internal move or reorganization, then buying a forklift may be completely pointless. Short-term rental is not expensive, considering how much work can be done with a forklift in a short time.
Purchase or rental of a forklift?
This largely depends on how your company operates and what your needs are. New forklifts are quite expensive, so it should come as no surprise that many companies cannot afford such a purchase, especially in the beginning stages. The only option then is to rent or buy used equipment.
Used forklifts often have significant wear, and no one can guarantee that they will stay operational for long enough to make up for their investment. After all, heavy equipment is not a personal car that you can spend money on for pleasure alone - is a machine whose purpose is to speed up your work.
Renting a forklift truck is, above all, peace of mind, since the rented equipment is under the care of the owner, who will be responsible for addressing any machine issues that arise during operations. In addition, damaged equipment will usually be replaced with a working counterpart, so that your company’s operations are not interrupted unnecessarily. No unexpected breaks at work and no service costs are huge advantages - but that's not all.
First of all, the cost of renting a forklift When deciding to rent long-term, the costs will most often be around a few hundred PLN per week. Of course, there are a number of factors influencing the rental price, including the load capacity of the forklift, the type of power supply, and the lifting height. In addition, it is also important whether it is a matter of renting a forklift with an operator, where the operator's working hour costs around PLN 100, or renting the forklift by itself, where the price will range from PLN 150 for small diesel-powered machines, up to PLN 1,600 for more powerful ones, suitable for the most difficult work. The price also does not include the cost of transporting the machine to its new workplace.
The companies that periodically need additional equipment, for example during the harvest or production season, are more willing to rent trucks. Renting forklifts for a few weeks during the year is definitely a better option than purchasing such specialized equipment and watching it decline in value when it is not used, during the off-season.
Is it worth renting a forklift? Of course. The main factor of this decision is the price, which will vary depending on the type of equipment and the rental period, but renting is usually a smart decision that your company will not regret. So, do not hesitate and ask about our forklift rental offers today.