For some businesses, buying new equipment with cash or financing makes sense. They’ve analyzed their long-term equipment needs, worked out the numbers, and decided it’s the best course of action. But for other businesses, renting that same equipment is far more advantageous.

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If you are weighing the pros and cons of renting or buying equipment and machinery, here’s what our techs have to say with regard to the reasons to  rent material handling equipment, based on their decades of experience with thousands of local warehousing customers throughout the Southeast:

1. Increase Seasonal Capacity

For many industries, sales are not evenly spread throughout the year. Fruit producers in Savannah, for example, only need the majority of their equipment a few months of the year for the summer produce harvest. Similarly, retail sees a significant boost in production before the holidays, meaning that their equipment needs ebb and flow. 

If demand doubles or triples for a few months each year, it may not make sense to own the necessary equipment to meet a seasonal demand. Instead you can easily rent the machinery that you need to ensure you won’t miss out on that business. If you only need a piece of equipment for less than six months a year, rentals provide ample flexibility and remove the burden of long-term storage and warehousing costs.

2. Solve One-Off Problems

Sometimes you may have a situation where you need to solve a problem that you may not normally have. If you have an unusually heavy order that exceeds your current fleet’s capacity or a unique problem that requires specialty equipment, rental equipment can be an essential resource. 

Not only does it make financial sense to rent rather than buy for a one-off project, but it also makes logistical sense due to the fact that you don’t have to worry about storage, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment. 

3. Maintain Uptime During Emergencies

At LiftOne Rents, we know that time means money. When your equipment is down, not only is it difficult to meet the needs and goals of your own business, but it is nearly impossible to meet the goals of your clients as well. Rental equipment will keep your company running smoothly and at full efficiency, while taking the burden of equipment repair off of your shoulders.

4. Reduced Maintenance Requirements

From preventative maintenance to routine tests and inspections, equipment and machinery require support. But with used equipment for rent, LiftOne Rents handles all maintenance and upkeep for you, leaving more time to focus on your core business while we ensure your operating procedures won’t be impacted by upkeep.

5. Simplified Transportation For Offsite Needs

Depending on what type of equipment your business is working with, transporting it to the job site can be costly. LiftOne Rents will deliver rental equipment directly to the job site for you, so you typically don’t have to worry about expensive third-party transportation costs.

If you’re looking for used warehouse equipment for rent, you can count on LiftOne Rents to be your trusted partner and go-to resource. For more information on how we can help your business save time and money with your next equipment rental, or to answer a specific question, contact one of our specialists today.


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