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From large factories and warehouses to boutique commercial storerooms, forklifts are one of the most useful and essential pieces of machinery. Responsible for safely moving large loads or bulky items with ease and control, a good forklift can greatly enhance productivity and open up a world of possibilities.

But, with so many options on the market, how can you decide which is best for you? At All Terrain Services in Perth, we stock an extensive range of small to large forklifts ideal for a number of different applications. Providing expert advice on forklift models and capabilities, we can help you weigh up the pros and cons of different types to find the right forklift for your business.

Find out more about what to consider when choosing a forklift and whether you should hire or buy.

Consider Your Operating Environment

Your operating environment will greatly influence the type of forklift you choose. Made in a range of different sizes and heights and with a variety of different powertrains and tyres, your forklift needs to suit your operating environment in order to be appropriate. Consider whether your forklift will be used indoors or outdoors and on smooth or rough terrain.

Different forklifts are designed to suit certain applications, so identifying your operating environment early can help you narrow down your search. You should also consider how heavily it will be used and be sure to choose an option that matches your requirements.

Identify What Needs to be Transported

Forklifts are designed to carry and transport loads with efficiency and power. While all may share the same purpose, they can vary significantly in their capabilities and strengths. Start by identifying which materials your forklift is likely to carry. Estimate the average weight of potential loads and be sure that your shortlist of forklifts meets your weight requirements.

Buying or renting a forklift that can’t carry what you need will both slow you down and decrease your productivity in the long run.

Rent or Buy

Once you’ve got a better idea of what type of forklift you need, it’s time to consider renting or buying. If you’ll be using your forklift regularly in the long-term, purchasing one may be more cost-effective and convenient. If you only need one for a temporary project or job, a hire may be your best bet.

All Terrain Services offers a wide range of options for both forklift sales and forklift hire in Perth.

Parts and Services

Just like any other piece of equipment, forklifts come with a variety of different parts and occasionally require servicing to maximise their safety, performance and reliability. Consider the parts you may need to add and think about overall servicing and maintenance costs when it comes to your decision.

Find Forklifts for Sale and Hire in Perth

Looking for the right forklift? Explore the range of forklifts for sale and hire in Perth. At All Terrain Services, we stock an extensive range of forklifts to make your decision simple.

Learn more about our forklifts. Contact us on (08) 9358 6788.