In response to growing demand for high capacity forklifts on short term hire in the UK, Barloworld Handling is promoting its extensive range of high capacity and specialist short term hire equipment with free delivery on certain models.
A ‘Big’ forklift truck is usually described as a machine that provides more than 8 tonnes lift capacity. Typically they are specialist machines built to order and, due to high investment costs, have a longer working life than an average forklift truck.
"Some businesses are forced to buy high capacity forklifts, even though their requirements may be seasonal or fluctuate. In today’s climate however, businesses are looking to reduce risk through the short term hire of high value equipment" explains Mark Ward of Barloworld Handling.
Barloworld has increased its stock of high capacity short term hire trucks in support of ports and terminals, manufacturing and heavy industries. "In response to growing enquiries, we have deployed high capacity trucks to our regional hire centres to suit the needs of local industries. Next day delivery is available in most cases and we have availability of trucks up to 18 tonnes" explains Mark.
Barloworld has regular offers to promote its hire fleets and is currently offering free delivery on short term hires of more than 4 weeks for modern Hyster trucks with capacity between 8-16 tonnes. These trucks are ideally suited to industries involved with the handling of paper, wood, beverage, metals, ports, automotive or construction materials and for operations with high attachment usage.
"Short term hire is of course more expensive than a long term contract, but by making modern, specialist equipment available, it has become a realistic option for businesses managing peak periods, and helps to reduce risk" Mark says. The company has around 2,000 trucks in its UK rental fleet, ranging from electric warehouse equipment, diesel/LPG trucks and specialist equipment such as high level order pickers and ATEX compliant ‘Pyroban’ protected equipment.
"Big trucks and the more specialist types of equipment are often unavailable elsewhere or in poor condition" he adds. All rental trucks supplied by Barloworld are LOLER* certified and maintained by its team of local technicians, who can respond quickly in the event of breakdown.
Barloworld offers equipment on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis and expects to see seasonal growth in the lead up to the Christmas period as businesses look to supplement their core fleet.