Renting a forklift isn’t an easy task, but it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your project moving and on-schedule.

From deciding what forklift you need and also finding the right company that’s close enough to rent from, you have a lot to consider.

That’s why we put together this list of the most important questions to ask when renting a forklift to ensure you’re getting the right forklift for your job.

1. What Kind of Forklift Do I Need?

Before you reach out to any company, it’s important to decide which type of forklift you should rent. In order to understand what type of forklift you need, be sure to think about where you’re going to use the forklift, is it inside or outside? Also, what are you going to be lifting with it, and how often will you use it?

Consider all of these things before reaching out to a forklift rental company to ensure you talk about the forklifts that are right for you.

2. Do I Have Someone Trained to Use the Forklift?

On any site, safety should be your number one priority. That’s why if you don’t have someone to operate the forklift there’s no reason for you to rent one. You need to make sure you have someone on staff who is trained and certified to operate the forklift safely before you decide to rent one.

3. How Long Do I Need the Forklift For?

On average, it takes about seven months to build a new home. Depending on the type of work you do think about how long it takes to complete the project. Also, be sure to include any potential delays in your estimate to ensure you’ll have the forklift long enough.

4. What Load Capacity Do I Need?

Load capacity varies wildly from forklift to forklift, and depending on what you’re doing you may not need the forklift with the highest capacity.

Consider the minimum and maximum amount you’re going to be lifting, and always make sure you follow the recommended guidelines for forklift loading.

5. What Happens if My Forklift Breaks?

Probably one of the most important questions you need to ask before renting a forklift is what happens if it breaks. Is the company you’re renting from going to fix it for you, or are you on your own?

Understanding this will help you get a better idea of what type of company you want to rent from, and which ones you want to stay away from.

Enjoy Renting a Forklift Today

Now that you know the five questions you have to ask before renting a forklift, contact us to start your rental today! We would love to help you find the right forklift rental for your needs. 

When you work with us you can trust that we’ll help your business save money, and experience unparalleled value on a wide range of high-quality equipment.