A look at what makes up a forklift
If you are looking into the many different forklifts Fairbanks, AK has to offer, you have noticed there are many different kinds to choose from. What you may not know is while these models have subtle differences, they are all mostly the same. The mast is the section of the forklift which allows you to elevate a palette from the floor up to shelves above your head. The section of the forklift keeping you from tipping over is the counterweight.
A major part of the forklift is the power source. The forklift ranges between three main kinds of power sources: electric, LP gas and diesel. Another part of the forklift which remains constant is the wheels. The two main kinds of wheels on the forklift include the cushion and the pneumatic tire. The difference between the tires is the construction. Certain tires are better for going over gravel and uneven surfaces. Other wheels are better for withstanding heavy loads without causing any damage to the tires.
Deciding between new and used
Many people believe there is no other way to go other than buying a new machine. They believe not only are new machines more reliable, but they are able to enjoy the manufacturer’s warranty. The price on a new model may be more expensive, but it is justified because it is a tax write off for the company which uses it every day.
It is worthwhile to at least consider buying used forklifts even if you are a large company. This is due to more than just the fact you will be able to save some money. You will also be able to get a guarantee of quality from the company who sold it to you. Companies like Northwest Handling Systems are large enough to make sure you get the product you want and are able to have a guarantee your product will not break down. The reason why the companies can offer the guarantee is because they will repair anything which is wrong with the forklift before reselling it to the public.
Renting for the busy season
Most every company will have a season which is busier than others. This may require you to rent some extra forklifts in order to move around a higher quantity of palettes throughout your company. This is a good addition to your regular fleet of forklifts. Some companies have come to realize the benefits of having a forklift rental throughout the year.
The benefits of a forklift rental is in the fact the company you rent it from taking care of all the maintenance. They own the forklift, so it is in their best interest to keep it working properly. Most companies will even offer a mobile service in order to come to you. This will allow them to have a good product whenever you return it. It will also allow you to have a good product while you are using it.