5 Forgotten Things To Expect 4 Reasons To Rent A Forklift For The Holidays

Toyotaforklift.com published the “5 Things to Expect When You Rent a Forklift“. Southeast Industrial Equipment has a large inventory of 5,000lb pneumatic and cushion tires forklifts ready to rent for the busy holiday season! Read the reasons to rent for the holidays below!

During the busy holiday season your warehouse seems to be as busy as Walmart is on Black Friday! As much prep goes into getting ready for this time of year our customers are at ease knowing they can quickly add material handling equipment to their fleet for extra support by taking advantage of SIE’s large rental fleet!

With an in-house rental department ready to take your call, Southeast Industrial Equipment’s material handling rental equipment is your down-time eliminator for a number of reasons!

1. When production is up but you just can’t keep up.

Why not add a forklift to your fleet by renting for a day, week, month, or longer if needed? When you just can’t see the return on investment to purchase or lease a new or used forklift just to get you through the hectic seasons, renting can be your best option. Here at Southeast Industrial Equipment we offer a wide range of material handling equipment for lease, purchase, or for rent. We have over 200 units in our rental fleet and growing by the day!

2. In case the only forklift you have is down for maintenance.

When you cannot afford the downtime in your warehouse, we are here to deliver a rental to sub in for the equipment that is being serviced.

3. Maybe you have a special project your company is working on.

You need a piece of material handling equipment to get the job done right? Why not rent the perfect piece of equipment along with the attachment that is just what you need? When you do not have use for a full time forklift for the day in and day out or your business, SIE is your go to when it comes to getting a rental to you fast and efficiently for no matter how long or short of a time period you may need.

4. When you need to lift to new heights

Or reach the pallet positions you normally do not use on a daily basis, why not rent the forklift that can reach just that much higher while you have more product to store? We have forklifts for rent that reach up to your tallest rack, so call (866) 696-9125 today or fill out our rental form for the material handling equipment you need now but may not need later!

See how companies as big as Amazon are adding to their workforce during the holidays here.

Watch our video on how renting can be your best option to get you through the busiest times of year.

What to Expect when Renting

Not sold on the idea of investing all your capital into one piece of equipment? Or maybe you have one specific task you need a forklift for. Don’t worry, you have options! As well as having material handling equipment for sale, we also have a rental fleet to meet your short or long term needs! We do daily, weekly and monthly rentals depending on your time frame.

Many companies prefer to rent long term instead of purchasing for budgeting reasons. Having a monthly rental payment is perfect for a new company with no credit, or a company that doesn’t want to pay a large upfront cost. Short term rentals are great to be able to get your projects completed without committing to purchasing equipment. To make sure we get you the equipment you need, we will need to make sure we have all the information. For example if you are renting a forklift we need to know:

  • Will the lift truck be used indoors or outdoors?
  • Do you need LPG (liquid propane gas), electric, or diesel?
  • What is the mast height requirement?
  • What capacity is needed?
  • What attachments will you need? (i.e. carton clamp, bale clamp, multiple load handler)
  • If you need forks, what size? We offer 36” forks to 96”.

To keep our units in prime condition they are all inspected, painted, labeled with OSHA compliant safety decals, and receive regular maintenance before being rental ready. The average age of our rental fleet is 3 years, with supplemental equipment being added each year to fit the needs of our customers.

Our rental fleet features Toyota forklifts, the number one lift truck in America since2002. With fuel efficiency and the System of Active Stability, you know your rental will be safe and reliable. If for any reason you do need maintenance, it is included for you.

We don’t only offer forklift rentals we have a wide variety of industrial equipment to fit your needs;  Genie scissor lifts, Capacity yard spotters, Advance Sweeper Scrubbers to name a few.

Call today to set up your rental, (866) 696-9125!

Not Just a One Trick Pony

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It is becoming more and more common; you are able to find anything and everything you need in one place. Super Wal-Mart is a great example; they have everything from milk and eggs to 60” televisions. A one stop shop for you to get everything you need and want.
Here at Southeast Industrial Equipment our goal is to be a full service provider for your material handling needs. We are here to bring solutions to your warehouse dilemmas. We do this by touring your facility and bringing you a full range of options to optimize your operations.
SIE is a Toyota Lift Truck dealer, but we aren’t a one trick pony. We offer a wide range of equipment to add to your fleet. We have aerial lifts, construction equipment, sweeper scrubbers, utility vehicles, and yard spotters. Our relationship with your company doesn’t end there; if a piece of equipment needs to be serviced we can handle that as well. What if your warehouse needs racking or a dock leveler? No worries, we can help.
We do have new equipment, but we also offer a wide range of used equipment. We have weekly and monthly rentals to accommodate those who don’t need machines year round. When service, preventative maintenance, or a safety check is needed; we will take care of those things too. If you have a new associate, schedule a training session to have them become a certified forklift operator.
“Our primary mission is to be the premier supplier of quality products and superior service in our industry, achieving mutually rewarding relationships with our customers and vendors while providing our associates with a safe, secure and rewarding work environment.”
From new forklifts to warehouse supplies, let SIE be your full service provider. Call us (866) 696-9125 or visit us online at www.sielift.com.

Rent or Own We’re Southern Known

At Southeast Industrial Equipment we offer a variety of lift trucks, construction equipment, and other industrial equipment for your material handling operations. When considering your business needs, there are many choices you will have to make. One of the questions many companies find themselves asking is: should I purchase or rent? There are pros to renting and owning, but it’s important to consider what your application will be and how long your business needs the equipment. Making this decision can be tough, especially when your application may call for everyday or just sporadic use. Also consider how quickly a need can arise for a piece of equipment. For example, generators though rarely used, are needed in the case of an emergency and would be smart to purchase for those occasions when it is needed right away.

If your application requires continual use, or equipment is operated to its maximum ability, it would be more cost effective and convenient to own it. The hour meter reading would not be monitored. When you own the lift truck, it will always be there when you need it. Purchasing is also made easier with the financing options that are available. In addition to financing; purchased equipment is tax deductible for the year it was bought, this helps business owners fiscally.

On the other hand, if a machine is not versatile and is infrequently used; renting is a more cost effective option. For companies without a significant amount of capital or well established credit, renting may be best. If you are renting; the cost for maintenance is generally included and the machine provider will service your lift truck at regular intervals.

Keep in mind the needs of your company, and the amount of upfront costs you can handle. In weighing these options you can make an educated decision on what’s best in your situation.

Here is a chart to better view your options when it comes to renting or purchasing a lift truck.

Purchase Rent
  • Equipment is always available for use
  • No need to depend on a third party
  • Hour meter reading is not monitored
  • Tax deductible
  • Financing options available
  • Lower monthly costs
  • Most dealers will offer a trade-in price for lift trucks when you are ready to purchase a new machine
  •  Lower upfront cost
  • Do not need well established credit
  • Short term or long term rental options
  • Current models always available
  • Do not have to purchase equipment that is used sparingly
  • Rental company provides maintenance
  • No long term commitment
  • Do not have to find storage for equipment after the job is completed

Whether your company decides to own, rent, or a combination of both; Southeast Industrial Equipment has you covered. We have equipment available that will fit your needs. Please call (866) 696-9125 or go online www.sielift.com to make an appointment.