The rental market divides into two main categories short term or casual rental, and long term hire or leasing. Northern Forklifts are the people to talk to for either option.
Our casual hire rental fleet can cover just about any requirement for a forklift to cover a gap or a specific task. We can supply machines from 1.5 to 16 tonne capacity on hourly, daily or weekly hire terms with prompt delivery to site. Rental charges will be calculated on a least –cost basis for the rental time period.
Big capacity machines and container handlers etc will require some notice and planning around availability. Rental rates will be negotiable depending on usage and operating conditions.
A wide range of attachments such as fork extensions, paper roll clamps, carton clamps, push-pulls etc is also available with rates also calculated hourly, daily, weekly as for forklifts.
Equipment will be supplied in good working order with fuel, oil and coolant up to level. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the machine is driven by a suitably qualified and skilled operator and that it is operated within it’s design limits.
Operating Lease/ Long term Rental:
A long term rental contract or operating lease is an alternative to buying a forklift and we have customers from northland to Invercargill who have decided this is the right one for them.
Under this option Northern Forklifts will supply a new or late model machine your choice) from our fleet with specifications exactly matched to your task. The contract will be for a fixed period at a fixed monthly rental which includes all routine maintenance and fair wear and tear.
Rental payments are a fully deductible business expense and the forklift doesn’t appear on your Balance Sheet.
When the contract finishes we can make everything happen with no hassles – the old machine goes and a new one arrives on site on a new contract. This way the machines are always up to date and properly maintained and there’s no waiting for capex approval to delay much needed replacements.