Rough Terrain Forklift Hire

Forklifts are an integral part of transporting and storing goods in a wide range of contexts, whether personal or commercial, in warehouses, on construction sites or on the shop floor.

However, for many people, the cost and effort of purchasing and up keeping a machine outright is prohibitive. Fortunately, a number of companies offering forklift hiring services across the country, with different models ranging from simple pallet jacks to rough terrain forklifts depending on individual needs.

Making use of a hire service is appealing especially for those who only experience occasional need, or have increased demand in peak periods. Additionally, some customers only require forklift services for specific, one-off jobs that arise. Hiring a lift can be very simple and affordable.

Another appealing feature of hiring a lift is that many companies will also provide the option of hiring a certified operator for the vehicle. Although there is no legal licensing requirements for operating forklifts in the UK, having a trained driver can make sure the job is done quickly and safely.

Rough terrain forklifts and their uses

As to be expected, there are a variety of different types of lifts that are designed for different purposes.

  • These range from the basic, like three or four way lifts, reachers and stackers, all of which perform basic transportation and storage functions within a warehouse or shop, to more complex machines that are designed to be used under very specific conditions.
  • Rough terrain forklifts are a type of hybrid transportation vehicle, sharing some characteristics of tractors as well as conventional lifts.
  • They are designed for use outside the shop floor or warehouse where smooth pavement or concrete doesn’t always exist. As such, wheels are typically larger, resembling tractor wheels.
  • These machines can be gasoline, diesel or electric powered, depending on the make and model of the forklift.

    Customers hire rough terrain forklifts for a variety of purposes, but they are especially useful on outdoor construction sites, or for transporting and storing goods between buildings or off-road. Rough terrain lifts are also useful in foul weather, as improved traction keeps both the goods and the operator safe.

    Forklift brands and types

    There are a range of different companies which make forklifts, many of which will be available from a hiring company. However, a number have acquired a reputation for quality in the industry—as such, customers may find it useful to familiarize themselves with some of the bigger names. These include:
    • Kalmar
    • Komatsu
    • Caterpiller
    • Nissan
    • Toyota
    • Durolift
    • Atlet
    • Hyster

    Pricing of forklift hires, and where to find them

    When looking for a hiring company, a good place to start is a simple internet search or perusal of the phonebook. Not only can customers find a company relatively close to the job site (important as companies usually charge additional fees for delivery and pickup of machines), but also customers can compare prices and ensure they are getting a fair deal. For a rough terrain forklift, daily hiring rates should typically be in the region of £100 pounds, although some companies may be even less expensive.

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