Choosing a Telehandler Hire Company

Need a telehandler? Here a few things you need to know before choosing a telehandler hire company.

Taking the time to choose the right telehandler hire company is important. Not only will you want to ensure you are getting the best value deal but you will also need to ensure the equipment you are hiring is fit for the job in question. In addition to this, it is also important to consider the company you will be dealing with and their quality of customer service. Often the price of a good deal can be let down by poor customer services, so don't get sucked in by extremely cheap rental prices. Take the time to check out customer reviews or better yet, speak to the company in question before arranging a telehandler rental.
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Your telehandler hire company should be easy to contact and offer quick response times. They should be reachable by phone, email or at the very least some sort of contact form.

Discuss Needs

Once you get in touch, be sure to bring up any concerns or questions you may have before agreeing to a hire price. The company in question should be well informed and be able to advise you on the right equipment for your needs. A reputable telehanlder hire company should never try to supply you with something you don't need, upon chatting to an advisor, you may even find your needs are better suited to a different type of equipment such as a forklift or versalift.

Discuss Prices

The overall rental cost will vary depending on the company you hire from, the telehandler you rent, and how long you rent it for. The longer you need to rent your telehandler, the more expensive it will be. However, the price per day is likely to decrease as you rent the telehandler for a longer period of time. For example, the cost of a single day could be £150, while the cost of a full week could be £350. Find out how much it will cost to hire the telehandler you want and compare it to other rental companies. Consider non-monetary costs as well, such as delivery schedules, product efficacy, and even how you will be supported as a customer. Remember, you are looking to gain the best value for your money, not the cheapest overall price.

Consider Price vs Performance

When renting equipment, the most important factor is how well the telehandler performs for the job at hand. Expensive does not always imply better, and cheap does not always imply worse. Above all, consider how the equipment meets job requirements think weight capacity, attachments and accessories, size and steering. Once you've established a budget, look for the best telehandler for the job within that budget. Do not choose the most expensive simply because you believe it will provide better performance, and do not choose the cheapest simply to save money on project costs; it may end up costing you more in the long run.