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With our hire equipment services, you can avoid long lead times and access affordably priced forklifts. Choose Locators for fast, flexible equipment solutions today.



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Hire Equipment FAQs

What types of hire equipment are available at Locators?

Locators offer a wide range of material handling and cleaning equipment. This includes forklifts from Toyota, Combilift, and Manitou, as well as Kärcher cleaning solutions. Our equipment meets high standards so that you can access newer models in top cosmetic condition at competitive rates. Plus, our variety ensures you can find the right equipment for any specific requirement or project.

Can I hire equipment for both short-term and long-term use?

Yes, at Locators, we provide flexible hiring options that cater to both short-term and long-term needs. You may need equipment for a day, a week, or longer. No matter what, we offer competitive commercial terms and fixed-cost transport. This ensures you get the necessary equipment within your budget whenever and wherever you need it.

What is included in the hire agreement?

Our hire agreements include comprehensive maintenance and support from our factory-trained mobile engineers. We ensure minimal downtime with overnight parts delivery and substantial parts stock. This keeps our equipment in peak condition. It also covers any necessary repairs and safety inspections. Here at Locators, we provide peace of mind while reducing downtime.

How does the hiring process work?

To hire equipment from Locators, simply contact us with your requirements. Our team will help you select the right equipment, arrange a suitable hire period, and discuss any specific needs you may have. We aim to make the hiring process as smooth and straightforward as possible. We strive for prompt delivery to meet tight deadlines, ensuring your equipment arrives on time and ready for use.

What are the advantages of hiring over purchasing equipment?

Hiring equipment from Locators lets you avoid upfront costs. Plus, you avoid maintenance responsibilities associated with purchasing. It's great for meeting peak demands and trying out equipment before buying. It's also suitable for handling temporary projects without long-term commitment. This flexibility helps manage your budget so you can focus resources on core business activities and growth.

Competitive Terms

Experience cost-effective solutions that keep your project costs predictable and manageable. Our young and well-maintained hire equipment has competitive rates and includes fixed-cost transport. So your business benefits from safe and reliable equipment that’s within budget.

Mobile Engineering Support

Gain peace of mind with our responsive mobile engineering support. Our factory-trained mobile engineers maintain over 2,500 machines and service continuity. Plus, by providing overnight parts delivery, we truly deliver when it comes to supporting our customers.

High-Quality Equipment

When you hire from us, you benefit from the highest equipment standards. Access the latest forklift models to reduce your workload, saving time, money, and energy. So you can serve your customers and grow your business — with little downtime and improved efficiency.

Prompt Delivery Timescales

Ensure timely project execution with our prompt delivery timescales. Our hire equipment is delivered on time via state-of-the-art tractor units with covered trailers. This way, we can meet your tightest deadlines and have your equipment ready to go when it arrives.

Comprehensive Coverage

Leverage our comprehensive coverage area to support any project location. Locators deliver hire equipment across a broad geographic region. Our extensive network caters to urban and remote sites, making us ideal for operations spanning multiple locations.

On-Site Training

Enhance workplace safety and efficiency with our on-site training and certification. We’ll ensure your equipment operators are well-prepared. Our trainers deliver comprehensive instruction tailored to the specific needs of your project.