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Forklift Hire in Oxfordshire

Forklift Hire in Oxfordshire

The pros and cons of buying vs forklift hire in Oxfordshire 

No matter the option, Locators is the only reasonable option.

At some point, you may need another forklift, and you’ll face the age-old question – should I buy or hire a forklift in Oxfordshire? All forklift purchasing decisions are unique, and what’s good for one business may not be best for yours. Still, let’s consider both options. Say you decide to buy a Toyota forklift through Locators. One of the key benefits of buying is the forklift’s residual value and the opportunity to sell it after it has reached its useful life at your facility. Toyota forklifts hold their value very well over time and have some of the highest residual values in the industry. So, if you properly maintain your forklift, it would hold a higher resale value than any other manufacturer. Another thing to consider is that there are no restrictions about how long you can or can’t keep a forklift you won’t like.

Yet, while purchasing is the right move for many businesses, you will find that hire options offer another set of solutions.

The benefits of forklift hire in Oxfordshire

Extensive Young Fleet

Factory Trained Mobile Engineers

Overnight Parts Delivery

Quick, Easy & Competitive Rates

Safe & Reliable Equipment

So, look no further if you’re working on a short-term project and need to add to your fleet temporarily. Forklift hire in Oxfordshire is also a fantastic fit if you have seasonal jobs requiring additional forklifts. One of the most significant benefits of forklift hire in Oxfordshire versus leasing is that it requires no capital financing. It’s generally used for short-term needs. You’re not tied to a long-term lease where you have contractual obligations as your business expands and grows. Instead, you can get the equipment you need and return it based on your company’s needs. Hiring also means no added maintenance costs, as it’s typically included in the standard rental fee. Hiring is usually the best option if you only need your forklift short-term or seasonally. Yet, no matter your needs, get in touch. Locators are the South’s leading material handling and storage system company.

We can partner with you to manage the appropriate fleet levels through new purchases, leases, rentals and used forklifts.

How have we gone about forklift hire in Oxfordshire?

Get in touch if you work in construction, warehouses, or yards.

The rental industry is expanding. So, if you’re looking for a profitable business opportunity that benefits both parties, this is it. Our team regularly speaks to potential customers in areas of Oxfordshire that have seen an increase in construction. Property magnates flipping houses are apt for the growing market of forklift hire in Oxfordshire. Yet, to fill needs like this, we must first understand what our prospective customers are looking for. This allows us to determine what type of forklifts our customers want to rent, how much we’ll charge for them and how much business we can expect.

Having contacted local builders, construction firms and warehouses – to name a few – we ask the following:

  1. What type of forklift are you looking to rent?
  2. Which equipment brands do you most trust
  3. What are you willing to pay to rent a forklift?
  4. Which of our other services interests you?

Sound Familiar?

Is your current fleet capacity struggling to keep up with the demands of unexpected peaks in your handling requirements?

If it’s currently stretched thin, how do you think your business will fare against seasonal demands or unexpected breakdowns?

Here at Locators, we’re here to help. Our team offer long and short-term packages for forklift hire in Oxfordshire.

These questions assist us in visualising which of our forklift hire services would most succeed in Oxfordshire.

Typically, the next step would be to stock up on the best available inventory. At first, it’s all about quality, not quantity. We stock equipment potential customers in Oxfordshire will *want* to rent – not the stuff they *might* need. However, as we have been in the material handling business for almost four decades, we needn’t concern ourselves with fulfilling the minimum viable inventory. Despite this, we still don’t want to spend money on equipment that no one will ever rent. It’s far easier to figure out what else we should buy over time than trying to make up for sunken costs from useless equipment. We work exclusively with high-end brand names as we know they equate to quality. However, many of the local businesses we have spoken to didn’t seem to care about hiring used equipment, which has helped us save a lot of money.

Regardless, we ensure you get the best deal possible whenever you hire any of our inventory.

Looking for forklift hire in Oxfordshire?

Here are 5 things you should know beforehand.

Forklift being repaired? Have a short-term forklift need? Interested in trialling a new forklift? If any of these scenarios apply to you, forklift hire in Oxfordshire might be the perfect solution. Yet, before you decide to hire, consider the following:

1. You need a trained operator to run the forklift. Standard safety regulations don’t change for rentals. You must understand that using a forklift in an application for which it was unintended could cause or be considered to cause damage.

2. You’ll be charged for damage to the forklift just like you would for a rental car. Don’t do anything with a hired forklift you wouldn’t do with your own, including pushing or prying things with the forks.

3. Work with Locators to prioritise your needs. We will be able to help you figure out what model you need to get your work done. The more communication you have with your representative, the more stable and the better off your hire fleet will be. This way, we can provide our knowledge and expertise to make your business more efficient and productive with its hire fleet.

4. You can hire a forklift in Oxfordshire for many different time increments. Hiring a forklift is different from hiring a car. The average rental length for a forklift is two months.

5. Hiring can be a significant financial decision, especially if you need a forklift for a short time or only for specific times throughout the year. Hiring a forklift in Oxfordshire might also make the most financial sense as you won’t have to worry about maintenance costs.

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Get in touch for forklift hire in Oxfordshire

Locators are the South’s leading material handling and storage system company.

If you are interested in forklift hire in Oxfordshire, you can be assured of expert impartial advice and high-quality services. Our team works with some of the largest companies in our area as well as some of the smaller ones too. So, if you would like a partner with the resources and capability to help your business succeed, get in touch.

We guarantee

Access to Young Fleet

The BEST Standards of Equipment

Competitive Commercial Terms

Prompt Delivery Timescales

Responsive & Mobile Support