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Why renting heavy lifting equipment makes sound economic sense

Increasingly, businesses faced with a need to secure extra heavy lifting capacity over the short term are appreciating that renting specialised equipment is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing machines outright.

Hiring a reachstacker, container handler or heavy duty forklift truck for up to 12 months enables a business to build flexibility into its day-to-day operations, enabling it to take on a new project, manage fluctuations in production or meet an unexpected emergency demand.

Manufacturers, ports, freight terminals and logistics companies are among the savvy businesses turning to short-term rental solutions to maintain productivity until a planned machine acquisition is finalised. They are also finding it an effective way of minimising the impact on their operation if older, less reliable machines break down.

To ensure a handling solution is the right fit for a business, we take the time to understand the organisation’s specific commercial aims and tailor the rental agreement accordingly, incorporating service and maintenance support as appropriate.

All the machines available for hire through our dedicated heavy lifting division, Cooper Specialised Handling, are low hours and high specification. Each truck undergoes a rigorous pre-hire check before being prepared to our exacting quality standards by our team of highly skilled and experienced engineers. It is also cleaned thoroughly prior to delivery to the customer.

This attention to detail means that our machines are fully operational the minute they arrive on site, so they can go straight into service and start making a difference.

For many businesses striving to maintain the flexibility to take up new opportunities while also ensuring they can respond to changing customer requirements, hiring in heavy duty lifting equipment on a short-term basis makes sound economic sense.

Find out more about our commitment to helping businesses make short-term hire work for them in our video:

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