7 Questions To Ask When Buying a Forklift
Choosing the right forklift or any equipment can affect your operating costs, productivity, and downtime. There are a number of factors to consider when you’re planning to purchase.
At Westerra Equipment, our knowledgeable forklift specialists can help you find the right solution for your business.
Here are 7 questions to ask when searching for a forklift:
1) What are your requirements?
When looking for a forklift for your business it’s important to consider if you need the forklift to meet seasonal demands or projects, or if you’re looking for a long-term addition to your fleet. Forklift rentals give you the flexibility to add equipment when you need it without investing in another machine. If you’re looking for a long-term investment, consider buying a new or used forklift.
Want to learn more about our rental program? Fill out a rental quote to inquire about our forklift rentals.
4) Petroleum or Electric?
Forklifts come with cushion tires, which are made of solid rubber, pneumatic tires, which are inflated, or solid pneumatic tires, which are a combination of the two. Cushion tire forklifts are best for indoor use, while pneumatic tire forklifts work better outside. Solid pneumatic tires are best for hazardous conditions, where there is a high risk or regular tires being popped by sharp objects or rough terrain.
6) What additional features are available?
There are other things that you may want to take into account when reviewing your forklift options. These include ergonomics, various forklift attachments, and safety features of the truck.
7) What dealer should I choose?
Choose a dealership wisely. Look for dealerships that can offer a wide range of forklift options and can properly assess your requirements and make appropriate recommendations. Our full-service dealerships here to help you find your next forklift, whether it’s new, used or rental.