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Is it Better to Lease or Rent a Toyota Forklift?

If you're not sure how long you'll need a piece of equipment, renting may seem like the obvious choice. But sometimes, a flexible forklift lease agreement is more cost-effective.

In case you're not familiar with a flex lease, it's two (sometimes three) lease agreements in one. When the first lease term ends, you have the option to return the forklift, or continue on to the second term. 

Continue reading to learn when to choose a flex lease instead of renting a forklift. In a hurry?  Just give us a call.  We're happy to help you calculate your forklift lease vs. rental options.

Benefits of Planned Maintenance for Electric Forklifts

Does it make sense to buy planned maintenance for an electric forklift? Good question.

One of the (many) reasons
electric forklifts outsell diesel, or LP forklifts is because they cost less to maintain. So what are the benefits of planned maintenance for low-maintenance equipment?

First off, electric forklifts have wearable parts (tires, brakes, chains, forks, hoses) that need to be inspected and periodically replaced, just like any other forklift.  Also, you can think of planned maintenance as a thorough safety check every 90 days. A factory-trained forklift technician will inspect the lift trucks’ safety features (chains, electrical system, lights), in addition to its accessories and any attachments.

The forklift technician can also confirm if the forklift’s battery is being maintained properly by operators. Last but not least, your team members can ask the technician questions and mention things they've noticed about the truck's performance.

Forklift Rental in California - What You Need to Know

Renting a forklift or other material handling equipment can be a cost-effective way to increase capacity without tying up cash in equipment that depreciates. An increasing number of material handling operations in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Coast rent forklifts instead of buying so they can invest their cash in income-producing opportunities. 

By the end of this article, you'll know:

Top 5 Benefits of Renting a Forklift

Renting a forklift or other material handling equipment is a cost-effective way to expand your fleet without a massive capital expense. Instead of tying up money in a depreciating asset, renting equipment allows you to invest in income-producing opportunities such as new inventory or a warehouse expansion.

Doing more with your hard-earned money is just one of the many benefits of renting a forklift. Read on to learn how forklift rentals can also help your operation maintain CARB compliance and avoid unexpected expenses.

Little Fixes That Prevent Big Problems

Sometimes it feels like breakdowns and major repairs can come out of nowhere and cause a big repair bill at the worst possible time. Although accidents are by definition unpredictable, there are many things you can do to protect your equipment and your budget. Good housekeeping, proper battery care and planned maintenance services are just a few ways that can help catch and prevent big, expensive breakdowns.

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