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What to Consider Before You Rent a Forklift in Buffalo or Western New York

  • May 8, 2015
  • Joyce Schwob

There are a variety of reasons your company might need to rent a forklift in Buffalo and Western New York. It might be your current forklift has broken, and you are waiting for repairs or the funds to replace it. In some cases, your business does not typically need a forklift, but has a special circumstance that will require the use of a forklift. Before you rent the forklift, there are some things you need to consider and know ahead of time.

Length of Rental

Before you begin the process of renting a forklift, you should know how long you are going to need it for. It is okay to keep it an extra day but not a week more than you actually need it. This could end up costing you more than you needed to spend. Also, you want to allow yourself plenty of time to get the job completed. You do not want to be faced with additional charges because you kept it longer then expected.


You will want to determine how you are going to get the rented forklift to your business. If you are not able to transport it yourself, you will need to find a company to rent it from that can deliver and pick it up to bring it to you. When you begin the process of renting a forklift, you will already know what you need in the way of transportation.

Cost of Renting Versus Buying

If it is a one-time situation that requires a forklift at your business, then renting is the way to go. However, if you think you might need a forklift a couple of times a week or a few weeks each month, you might be better off purchasing your own. Before you rent one, you should take the time to weigh the costs and benefits of renting and owning for your business.


At JIT Toyota-Lift, we can help you find the forklift to rent for almost any project. We offer a full range of rental periods to meet your needs. Please contact us for more information.