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The Top Questions You Should Ask Before You Decide to Rent a Forklift

Forklifts play a vital role in getting a construction job done on time and within budget. If you are planning to rent your forklift, consider the following questions to ensure that you are getting the best machine for the job.

Should You Rent or Buy?

Before renting a forklift, make sure that buying would not be a better choice. If you are going to need a forklift for multiple jobs or for a prolonged amount of time, buying may be more cost effective. However, if you are only going to be using the forklift for a limited time or you will need multiple types of forklifts for a certain job, renting may be a better choice.

What Type of Weight Does the Forklift Need to Handle?

If you are going to be handling extremely heavy materials, you want a forklift that is designed to handle that weight. If you are going to be handling smaller loads, you can likely save money by renting a machine designed for smaller loads. Make sure you are renting the machinery that fits your needs the most.

What Power Sources Are Available for Your Forklift?

Forklifts are powered by either electric or battery. If you do not have a battery charger available, you will need to use an electric power source. If you do not have an electric power source, you may wish to invest in a battery charger. Make sure you have your power source figured out before renting your machine.

Russell Equipment, Inc. offers forklifts for rent and can be contacted at