A new project may require you to look at telehandlers for hire, and it can be hard to choose the right hiring company and equipment. There are many factors to consider before you commit to a final decision to meet your business needs. In this article, we will provide four tips that you should follow before you sign a final agreement to hire
1. Understand Your Project Requirements
Even the best equipment hiring company in the world will not be able to help you if you don’t fully understand your specific project requirements. This will include the type of work that you’re going to undertake and the local conditions. Some common factors could include: indoors or outdoors, rough or smooth terrain, reach height, weight requirements and many others. The specific piece of equipment that you need may be obvious, but knowing the exact project specifications will help you to select the gear that’s best suited to meet all of your needs.
2. Ask About Equipment Transportation
In the vast majority of cases, a good hire company will transport the equipment to your work site. Transporting equipment can be tricky, and if you can hire a company that provides mob and demob service, it will make your life easier. If the equipment delivery inefficient you may experience a project delay and an increase in maintenance costs. For these reasons, it’s essential to choose a hire company with a proven track record for delivering and setting up your equipment on time. This is also a great reason to use a local hire company because closer proximity to the work site can reduce times and costs.
3. Understand the Costs
As a business, the costs will always influence your choices on which equipment you hire. Cutting costs to get the lowest possible price may seem like a sound strategy, but you may get equipment that is poor quality. If you experience downtime because of equipment failure and repair times, this will drive up your costs anyway. When deciding between lower and higher prices, it’s a good idea to look at the quality of service offered by each company. If there are two companies that are equal in their quality of service, then the price offer could be the determining factor.
4. Learn About the Hire Company
It’s important to learn about the hire company to establish that they have the experience and knowledge to help you complete your project on time. The more you know about the company, the better and involving them early in the planning stages can be helpful in securing the right equipment. An excellent hire company will be able to offer valuable advice from years of experience in working on a wide variety of projects. Make sure that you ask plenty of questions to ensure that all your needs are met.
If you’re considering a telehandler rental get in touch with Access Hire and we will be happy to offer our expert advice.