Should I Rent Or Buy a Forklift? The Benefits of Renting Forklifts.


Material Handling

Sometimes renting is a better option than purchase. Rental solutions are designed to meet operational and financial requirements while eliminating many of the risks that come with ownership. Seasonal businesses regularly rent during peak months. Short term projects may also necessitate rental vs. purchase of heavy equipment. By carefully considering the benefits associated with renting a forklift, you may be able to save yourself some extra money in the process.

Save money. Renting equipment is a cost-effective alternative to owning. Renting equipment reduces costs by eliminating the need for surplus equipment, maintenance, and repairs with no capital investment required.

Flexibility. Rental programs give you the flexibility to choose between short- and long-term rental agreements. Since business is constantly changing, renting gives you an advantage if you are expanding or downsizing your fleet or have seasonal needs. Renting also gives you the option of using a number of different machines for different applications, rather than being stuck with one piece of equipment.

No maintenance costs. The maintenance required for your rental forklift is included with your rental. Opting to rent often reduces your overall forklift expenses and can also reduce your downtime, ensuring your forklift equipment is productive and making you more profitable.

Check to see if our rental forklift inventory matches your long term or short term needs.


Andersen Material Handling is one resource that maintains and sources virtually every type of lift truck. In addition to short and long term rentals, this one-stop shop also facilitates sales, service, parts and many other warehouse products.

Contact one of our experts at the nearest Andersen Material Handling location and we will make renting a forklift easy, profitable, timely and secure.