Forklift rental is a common practice for the manufacturing industry. While partnering with a forklift rental dealer is an option for our customers, we understand ProLift Toyota Material Handling isn’t the only option. Because of the variety of offered equipment, the lure of using a large rental house is strong.
Forklift Rental: Right Equipment
For Jarrod Tramont, Centralized Operations Manager, the main benefit is ensuring you get the right forklift for the job. “A forklift rental dealer is the forklift expert. Their support team is trained on each model of the equipment and which applications it is best suited,” states Jarrod. “When you call to inquire about rentals, the dealer’s consultant knows the questions to ask about your project. Your answers help to uncover the best selection.”
Forklift Rental: Operator Safety
Not letting you rent the wrong equipment is a priority for your production and employee safety. Sometimes the forklift you need is on rent with another customer. When this occurs, the forklift rental dealer is able to draw upon its partnerships to locate the equipment. Lisa Williams, Rental Specialist, explains, “At ProLift our goal is to match your equipment accurately. If we do not currently have the needed equipment available in our inventory, we’ll do the legwork to source what you need. We want to provide a one-stop shop.” Being a full-service provider also means offering safety training courses to its rental customers. Often forgotten, putting forklift operators through training keeps you compliant with federal law and builds awareness of site hazards.
Forklift Rental: Dependability
Forklift dealers can also vouch for the quality of the rental equipment due to most of their fleet coming from its manufacturer partner(s). “As a Toyota dealer, we provide the #1 lift truck to our rental customers. Because of our direct line to them, we receive support and the latest product information,” says Jarrod. Forklift rental dealer fleets are often newer models and have been maintained during and after each rental by their certified technicians.
Forklift Rental: Technician Support
Lastly, technician support is provided not only near its local branch but within every county a forklift dealer services. “Rental equipment is secured for a specific purpose. Having to wait – even a day – for a technician to address a breakdown can throw off a project’s deadline,” states Jarrod. To address rental breakdowns quickly, technicians are strategically located and assigned to nearby customers.
Have an upcoming project that requires a forklift rental? Or perhaps you’ve seen a boost in normal production and need additional equipment? ProLift rents a wide selection of options, including forklifts, large capacity forklifts, aerial lifts and more! Call us today or learn more about our rental capabilities.