Renting a forklift ramp can offer your business with a lot of benefits. The small investment can drastically increase productivity for the time being. It is great to rent one during peak seasons to help alleviate some of the traffic to your stationary dock access. Depending on your needs, renting a forklift ramp can definitely be an excellent solutions.
However, before you jump the gun, there are some cons to renting a forklift ramp that you might want to take into consideration.
One con of renting a forklift ramp is the availability during the time period that you need it. If you purchase a forklift ramp, you’ll have it any time that it is needed. When renting one, you have be sure that the right size and capacity will be available when you need it. This makes last minute forklift rentals a bit dicey. When renting, it is best to plan ahead.
Another con of renting a forklift ramp is location availability. Will there be a forklift ramp available for rent near you? This can be a major issue for potential renters. However, Medlin Ramps has two manufacturing facilities. We are the only forklift ramp manufacturer that has two. One is located in California while the other is in North Carolina, allowing us to provide forklift ramp rentals coast to coast.
Shipping costs, the expense to freight a forklift ramp to and from your facility can be a con. It is an unavoidable cost but can be higher than expected depending on how far you are from a forklift ramp provider.
Long Term Could Be Costlier
Finally, sometimes your rental might exceed the cost of purchasing a forklift ramp if you hold onto the rental for a long period of time. Long term rentals are often close to the price of purchasing. In this situation it is almost better to purchase a forklift ramp, especially if you anticipate using it again in the future. Sometimes buying a forklift ramp might be more fiscally responsible for your company.
For more information about renting forklift ramps, contact Medlin Ramps online or give us a call at 877-4-MEDLIN.