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Forklift Truck Hire In Hampshire

Forklift Truck Hire In Hampshire

Why should you approach us for forklift truck hire in Hampshire?

It’s simple. Hiring with Locators is safe, quick and easy.

How many times have you ever wanted to handle goods in your warehouse only to realise you didn’t have the necessary tools at your disposal? The trouble is, you don’t want to buy them because you’d probably only use them once, so that’s why you should look into forklift truck hire in Hampshire. With that said, the equipment rental industry is expanding. So, with many businesses looking to make a pretty penny, how can you be sure that our forklift truck hire in Hampshire is the best? Most rental business income in the United Kingdom comes from tool and equipment rentals. So, you may have noticed an increase in construction in your area or an unusually large number of new rental companies getting into the business. If so, you may well have seen this growing market fluctuates concerning quality.

In our experience, hiring has been a great way to bring local and national communities together.

The benefits of forklift truck hire in Hampshire

Extensive Young Fleet

Factory Trained Mobile Engineers

Overnight Parts Delivery

Quick, Easy & Competitive Rates

Safe & Reliable Equipment

The beautiful thing about our hire services is that it’s always changing. We’ve been able to grow a lot over the years. First, we solely offered forklift truck hire in Hampshire. Now, we have over 2,500 forklifts, aisle masters, pedestrian stackers and more. If you ever want to check out our inventory, it’s all online. We accumulated our fleet by keeping our finger on the pulse and asking local businesses the following questions:

1. What types of equipment are you looking to hire?
2. Which equipment brands do you most trust?
3. How much are you willing to pay to hire a forklift truck?
4. Can we help you with anything else today?

That last point is perhaps the most important. Most new hire companies offer just that – hire equipment. However, that’s not all we bring to the table. Locators are the South’s leading fully integrated material handling and storage system company. We have spent decades cultivating and stocking the best available inventory. For us, it’s never been just about quality or quantity – but both. This way, we always have the equipment that potential customers in Hampshire will want to rent. Our team have been sure to purchase our minimum viable inventory based on our conversations with local businesses. Much like them, we haven’t wanted to invest in equipment that no one will ever rent, and that’s why you should approach us for your hire needs.

Here’s how forklift truck hire in Hampshire can help your business

From test drives to ease of access and maintenance.

How do you know when you should transition from forklift truck hire in Hampshire to buying the forklift? Now, this is a tool that you hope will last a lifetime – but things happen, things age, and things break down over time. So, when is it feasible to hire a forklift truck versus buying it permanently and owning it for a lifetime or for however long it will last?

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. As a supplier of forklift truck hire in Hampshire, we provide purchases and offer long and short-term hire packages.

Reason #1 | Test Drive

Let’s say you considered buying a forklift but weren’t fully informed of what you wanted to buy. You didn’t know what size of forklift you needed; you just rocked up and asked for one. Now, if you were to have approached Locators, our team hire and sells materials handling equipment. Therefore, our experts would sit down with you and help you find the optimal machine for your needs. We would help guide you through the fuel choice, the cab functionality, and more. However, if you blithely approached a supplier, chances are they would simply see a sale and cash your cheque without question.

Yet, if you were to opt for forklift truck hire in Hampshire, you have the opportunity to test drive various machines before settling on the right one.

It’s just like if you were buying a car. When you’re shopping for a vehicle, nobody goes out and buys the first car they come across. They go and test drive cars – two-door cars, four-door cars and SUVs, etc. – so they have an idea of what would work for them best. The same can be said with forklifts. Forklift truck hire in Hampshire allows you to learn the ins and outs of a forklift for a couple of days. It will cost you a couple of hundred pounds, but that might save you from buying the wrong-sized forklift in the long run.

Reason #2 | As and when you need it

Businesses vary, and each comes with varying terrain. So, instead of paying a premium on a piece of equipment that might not work for you, you can place a far smaller investment. Plus, if you alternate forklifts, you might be surprised by a piece of equipment that you come across. There might be an attachment you’ve never owned, but after renting one, you can’t do without. If you own a forklift, that gives you the ability to rent implements and attachments that you might need for a couple of days. Then you can take it back when you’re done.

It might cost you a couple of hundred, but there are so many different options and having forklift truck hire in Hampshire on hand can be a lifesaver.

Attachments can be expensive. We all know how much it costs to pay for those things. Depending on what you want, you’ll spend anywhere from several hundred to several thousand pounds per implement. So, if you’re only going to use it a couple of days a year, rent the thing. This way, you can just rent what you need, when you need it. You don’t have to have all those different implements lying around all year sitting there for no reason.

Reason #3 | Maintenance

If you own an expensive machine or attachment that breaks down, you not only have to go without it while it’s being mended or replaced, but you also have to pay for it. If you go the forklift truck hire in Hampshire route, you won’t have to worry about the maintenance. Yet, if you were going to go out and buy one, you might have to settle for a 10-20-year-old piece of equipment to offset the prices. What’s more, given its age, it will likely break down every time you use it.

Instead, if you rent something like this, get your work done and take it back, you don’t have to worry about the maintenance.

That’s because maintenance takes time and can cost your business a considerable amount. So there you have it. These are the top three reasons why investing in forklift truck hire in Hampshire is a wise idea. Plus, it’s always best to plan for peaks when it comes to warehouse logistics and solutions. Seasonal demands, sudden breakdowns, or unexpected bulk orders can prove critical. In such circumstances, hiring a forklift can prove essential for bringing your business back from the brink. Our industry-leading hire range can help your business help itself.

What makes Locators forklift truck hire in Hampshire stand apart from the rest?

We maintain over 2,500 machines with onsite and mobile engineers.

Locators are the South’s leading fully integrated material handling and storage system company. We provide a service that allows you to hire great forklifts that help you handle the jobs you need to do. We offer a young hire fleet in excellent cosmetic condition with competitive hire rates. Our team also provide fixed-cost transport. All so you can benefit from reliable, safe equipment while keeping within your budget.

Locators have over 2,500 machines that we maintain with our teams of factory-trained mobile engineers.

The standard forklift is a form of material handling equipment (MHE) used to lift and transport palletised loads. This type of MHE consists of two forks – approximately six feet in length – designed to be inserted in the slats provided on a standardised pallet. The forks have the ability to lift loads, move side-to-side and tilt forwards or backwards.

When using your forklift truck hire in Hampshire, you should . . .

? | Always complete the pre-use inspection before operating
? | Forks should be centred on the load to distribute weight evenly
? | Drop the forks on the floor and position them under the load
? | Slowly drive forward until the load is against the backrest
? | Lift unstable loads first, then tilt back, so it’s secured
? | If the load is stable, tilt first and then lift before transporting
? | Loads should be no more than 2-4 inches off the ground
? | Don’t raise or lower the load while manoeuvring or turning
? | Only raise and lower the load when at a complete stop
? | Watch your driving speed, especially when transporting loads
? | Any load will make the forklift heavier and take longer to stop
? | Before making a turn, lower the lift to avoid instability
? | Unstable lifts can tip over if turning while travelling too fast

In addition to the above, when looking into forklift truck hire in Hampshire, keep in mind the fuel the forklift will use. Will you be able to provide your hire with a sufficient amount of power? In which case, if your work is predominantly inside, we highly recommend hiring an electric forklift. Other fuel types emit gases that can harm people within the building.

Diesel or LPG forklifts need a ventilation system that can flush out polluted air and ensure any gases don’t harm your workers.

Our commitment to our customers is firmly strengthened by keeping health and safety at the forefront of our conscience. When working at height, you must consider the associated risks and put sensible and proportionate measures in place. Where it is needed, forklift training is readily available for our customers. We do this to ensure we remain a responsible business.

Aisle Masters & Equipment for Hire in Hampshire

Efficient | Innovative | Space-saving

We supply a wide variety of warehouse equipment to suit most applications. With an aisle master, we can increase your efficiency and productivity with . . .

Excellent visibility and ergonomics

Up to 50% increased storage capabilites

1.6m Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) ability

Electric, LPG or Diesel Forklift Truck for Hire in Hampshire

Comfortable | Ergonomic | Interactive

Locators offers a full range of counterbalance forklift trucks. Various lift heights and capacities are available. Increase your efficiency and productivity with . . .

Excellent turning radius

Indoor & outdoor work

Multi-load handling

Telehandlers & Access Equipment for Hire in Hampshire

Dynamic | Maneuverable | Precision

Need a specialist machine for rough terrain, access equipment or to handle long loads? If so, we can increase your efficiency and productivity with . . .

Exceptional 360° visibility from cabin

Lifts heavy, bulky loads without moving

Perfect flexiblility with 3 steering modes

Get in touch and benefit from forklift truck hire in Hampshire

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

If you are interested in the services of forklift truck hire in Hampshire, you can expect our 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

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