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!
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.
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.
- 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.
When trapeze artists perform in a circus they are provided with a safety net. A “just in case” the routine doesn’t go the way it was planned. Banking institutions require a high credit score or collateral prior to lending money. Shareholders like security to reduce the risk of loss when investing their money in stocks. Vehicles deploy airbags in the event of an accident. These are all safety measures. Being prepared for the worst case scenario is not a new idea; neither is preventing the worst from happening. As the saying goes “better safe than sorry,” when it comes to material handling there are several different factors when creating your safe work space.
Safety goes beyond wearing a hard hat and safety goggles. There are many ways employees can increase safety precautions to reduce the risk of accidents and injury. According to OSHA, lift truck accidents cause about 100 fatalities and 36,340 serious injuries every year in general industry and construction. Of these accidents approximately 20-25% are caused, at least in part, by inadequate training. Training is the most important factor in preventing accidents, and should be enforced from the top down. OSHA’s website provides videos, PowerPoint slides, and numerous resources to aid in preparing your employees for the equipment they will be using. Safety education and equipment certification should be thought of as an additional insurance policy to provide your employees with a safe environment.
Quick Safety Tips:
- Operators should be trained to handle asymmetrical loads, and should never handle loads heavier than the weight capacity of the lift truck.
- Designate walkways for pedestrians that are clearly marked and easy to follow. This will prevent forklifts and people traveling the same paths.
- Narrow spaces make it hard to maneuver a forklift, make sure there is adequate space for your machine to move around.
- Set speed limits and enforce them. The slower a forklift is traveling the easier it is to stop.
Accidents even with no injury to workers are costly to companies. Repair of facilities and replacing damaged goods is expensive and unproductive. A disabled machine means efficiency will be down and workers could be idle for hours or even days depending on the needed repair. Employees being trained and constantly aware of their surroundings will help minimize risk of accidents and injury. The best practice really is safety first. It saves time, money, and people’s lives. Keep employees safe and keep costs down by creating a safe work environment. If there is a question about a practice being safe, it probably isn’t.
At Southeast Industrial Equipment we provide employee training to assist your company. To request an appointment, please call (866) 696-9125 or visit us online at www.sielift.com.