- What size and type of forklifts do you hire?
We have a comprehensive fleet of over 1500 trucks in our short term hire fleet, from small warehouse pallet trucks to specialist 16 ton heavy lift trucks. Our highly experienced hire controllers can advise you which truck will best suit you requirement or if necessary ask for an applications engineer to visit your site.
- What does a hire contract include?
There are many types of contract in existence. Standard hire agreements should include all repair and maintenance of the equipment excluding accidental damage or abuse by the operator. Some contracts will include replacement of tyres and consumables such as light bulbs. The ‘Thorough inspection’, a legal Mot style test fulfilling HSE requirements under LOLER may also be included, depending if the contract is a short term hire, ‘on balance sheet’ or direct with a finance company. Always read the small print! If in doubt ask you supplier or ask for our advice.
- What size of forklift do I need?
This is dependant upon the following load factors;
Dimensions; length, width & height
Any attachments to be fitted to the truck
It is recommended that a full site survey is completed prior to specifying the capacity.
- What is the minimum period of hire for a forklift?
You can hire a forklift from Rushlift for one day up to seven years
- I have never hired a forklift before, how do I go about it?
Simple pick up the phone and call Rushlift
- What area do you cover?
Rushlift have engineers based from Falmouth in the south west to Aberdeen in the north of scotland. We have equipment avaliable to hire nationwide from our depots in Bishop Auckland, Dewsbury, Hinckley and Slough.
- What responsibilities do we have when we hire a forklift?