Buying forklifts and industrial equipment can mean large upfront investments for businesses. At Naumann/Hobbs, we’re committed to helping you find the right forklift for all your material handling needs. Whether it’s for a large industrial supply or a last-minute, short-term project, we can help you find the right forklift solution for your needs.

Renting Forklifts

Renting a forklift can provide a quick solution for short-term needs and small one-off projects. Before opting to rent a forklift, it’s important to understand the rental terms and conditions that come with renting. Check out some of the benefits to renting a forklift:

  • Advantageous for small businesses without immediate liquidity to purchase
  • Can be cost effective for short- to medium-term usage
  • Choose from a variety of lifts and material handling solutions depending on the project
  • No need to maintain and upkeep the forklift

Rental Considerations

  • Requires planning and scheduling ahead of time
  • Potential unexpected costs if projects take longer than expected
  • Insurance costs may not be included in pricing
  • Learning curve for operators if new or unfamiliar with the equipment

Buying Used or New Forklifts

Purchasing new or used forklifts can greatly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your material handling process. Depending on your business model, owning a forklift might make sense for your business if you consistently have large material handling needs and can afford to properly service and maintain a forklift. Some advantages of purchasing a forklift are:

  • Advantageous for large businesses with consistent need
  • Ready at all times, which means more flexibility and efficiency for your business
  • Superficial exterior damage won’t affect your costs
  • Set pricing that can be easily budgeted
  • Operators have experience with consistent equipment

Purchasing Considerations

  • Large upfront capital investment
  • Equipment depreciates value over time
  • Requires regular maintenance and investment
  • Less access to latest technology and models
  • Projects at multiple sites require planning and transportation costs

Naumann/Hobbs offers a managed maintenance program that can help you determine what forklift solution is best for your needs. Whether it’s renting or buying, we want to make sure your decision is right to maximize the efficiency of your operations. Our forklift specialists are available to discuss the options that make the most sense for your business and materials. Give us a call to discuss the best forklift options for your business applications.