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The advantages of hiring a forklift

What To Look For When Buying A New Forklift

Operational efficiency is something every business strives to achieve. One way of doing this is by optimising how forklifts are utilised within the organisation. Renting a forklift can be a smart move if you want to save money on an up-front investment. Doing so will also provide for great flexibility as you can bring on a new forklift when required. 

Hiring a forklift offers more benefits for a business. Here are a few examples.


One of the biggest advantages of hiring a forklift is the scalability that comes with it. Demands fluctuate often, particularly on a seasonal basis. Some periods will require more forklifts deployed while other times you may need less number of forklifts in operation. 

With hiring forklifts, you can also opt for either short term rentals or long term rentals depending on your specific requirements. This gives you the flexibility of hiring forklifts for as little as one day to five years should the need arise.

Furthermore, having multiple forklifts in usage means you could potentially bring all your mobile equipment to a single fleet management package. This offers better operational capabilities.

Optimising operations

Forklift rentals typically come with a single charge. This makes periodic budgeting fairly straightforward and simplifies the overall process. Furthermore, this won’t leave your capital strained as well.

More importantly, forklifts should comply with Australian standards, and health and safety legislation as well. Rental forklifts offer relatively newer models that follow all these requirements. So your business will operate with the latest models with the most up to date features, helping achieve operational efficiency.

Hiring newer models also translates to reduced chances of any failures and breakdowns. This leaves less need for regular maintenance checks.  

Financial efficiency

Compared to acquiring forklifts outright, rental offers a cheaper alternative. Instead of the significant purchasing costs and maintenance charges, you only incur a single cost. This helps you keep operational costs low and improve productivity in the long run.

In case you’re short on staff, a wet-hire option will let you gain access to a forklift and an experienced operator. This means that you won’t need to spend time and money on training, safety measures, and other HR activities. 

Better maintenance and service

Rental forklifts tend to be generally less than two years old. This makes maintenance more convenient and less frequent. Additionally, some rental services offer experienced technicians too. As a result, not only will businesses be able to maintain their fleet better, but leave customers to enjoy regular servicing. 

Let the experts help

Still undecided on whether to purchase or hire a forklift for your business? Talk to the experts. Our team of specialists at Triwest come with years of expertise renting forklifts in Melbourne. We have served Australians for more than four decades and we’re more than happy to take your call.

Get in touch on 1800 874 937 or reach us via our contact form. Our team will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.


At Triwest Forklifts, we have provided comprehensive material handling solutions to Melbourne based business for over 40 years. We would love to have you join our growing team!