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    The strong case for hiring forklifts

    Published on 21 March 2019, Thursday, 4:17 AM

    Virtually any operation that requires heavy lifting, pallet moving, stacking or unloading can benefit tremendously from the right forklift or other powered industrial vehicle.

    However, for ultimate cost savings, many businesses are turning to new hiring solutions for specific warehouse and distribution center machinery. Kennards Lift and Shift has been instrumental in helping companies maximise their use of heavy machinery, showing many just how much more beneficial hiring can be than owning.

    One of the best reasons to hire is how much companies save up front. Hiring forklifts requires no capital outlay, yet a company can immediately gain access to a wide range of equipment that can significantly lower operating costs. What's more, costs related to registration, depreciation, storage, repairs and routine maintenance will be taken care of by Kennards Lift and Shift.

    Kennards Lift and Shift can handle whatever lifting power your company needs. The smaller forklift option can carry up to 1.8T and has a lift range of 6mm, making it ideal for simple warehouse and loading/unloading projects.

    When more power is needed, there are 2.5T forklifts available that feature full free lifting, side shifting, dual fuel technology and solid tyres. Also, if a project requires extreme agility and regular forklifts can't fit into an awkward lift area, the walkie reach forklift is available. This model can stretch forward on straddled legs at its base.

    The decision to hire

    There are ample benefits of adding a forklift to any operation. The decision to hire this equipment makes it an even better business move.

    Many organisations have found that when they hire a forklift, it gives them a chance to try the piece of equipment before they commit to buying. This helps them make the right choice if they ever do decide to own the equipment down the road.

    A good business leader will also keep in mind that in today's rapidly changing world of technology, obsolescence is always around the corner. Instead of buying the latest product only for it to be replaced by a better one a year later, businesses that hire these products can also have the most up-to-date available at the lowest cost.

    Kennards Lift and Shift has several forklift hiring options and then some. Whether it's chainblocks, hoists and winches, jacking equipment or general lifting supplies, businesses have many options to choose from.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.