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Financial planning for long-term rentals

Long term rentals for forklifts, telehandlers, scissor lifts and accessories is often a more cost-effective option when your project or ongoing worksite requires consistent and regular use of machines. However, as with any project budget, you need to account for the expense through a long-term lens. When it comes to long-term hire, it’s best to make careful considerations and take a strategic financial approach. Here are our tips on how to effectively manage the financial side of long-term machine hire. 


To begin your financial planning for long-term hire of your forklift, telehandler or scissor lift, it's crucial to figure out how much you're willing to spend. Your budget should account for several factors, including:

  • How long you'll need the equipment

  • The specific types and quantities of machines required

  • If you’ll need operator hire

  • The changing pace, milestones, requirements across the life of your project

Having a clear budget in place is like having a map for your financial journey. It guides you in making smart choices and prevents any financial surprises down the road. This way, you'll be well-prepared to manage your long-term rental with confidence.

Cost Analysis

Compare the costs of renting forklifts, telehandlers, and scissor lifts over an extended period to the expenses associated with purchasing and maintaining these machines. Take a close look at the expenses connected to your intended hire and contrast them with the costs associated with buying and upkeeping these machines. This comprehensive cost analysis should consider not just the rental fees but also the overall cost of ownership. This includes maintenance, insurance, and even the potential decrease in value or depreciation over time. By evaluating these factors, you can make an informed decision about whether renting or buying provides the best financial value.

Rental Terms

When you're looking into long-term hire, it's crucial to thoroughly examine the rental terms. All Lift are all about transparency and clarity, so we’ll walk through all your questions and queries, as well as our own terms, to ensure you feel like you fully understand all the details. These details are designed to protect your long-hire experience, and to keep our machines in tip top shape. Having a clear grasp of these terms ensures that the rental agreement you choose matches your financial plan seamlessly.

Tax Considerations

When it comes to the financial planning for your extended rental of machines, it's a good idea to bring a tax professional into the picture. They can help you unravel the tax considerations with your long-term equipment rental. Sometimes, the expenses you incur during the rental may be eligible for tax deductions. This means that you could potentially reduce the amount of money you owe in taxes, which can be a significant financial advantage for your business.

By following these steps and conducting thorough financial planning, you can make informed decisions when renting forklifts, telehandlers, and scissor lifts for the long term. This approach will help you effectively manage your budget, reduce financial uncertainties, and ensure a successful equipment rental experience.