As the festive season creeps up on us once again, the demand to complete projects quickly before the end of the year is high. Companies have plenty of pressure on them to meet deadlines and deliver over and above what is usually expected of them at any other time. After all, everyone is excited to forget about work and take a break! The great news is that, amidst the many tight deadlines and hard work, there is a solution that is sure to help you go the extra mile and get through everything with time to spare. That solution is forklift hire. 

Why Forklift Hire?

If you are in need of a forklift in order to complete a project, the year-end is rarely a good time to buy one. You have so much else on your plate, making it endlessly difficult to do the research necessary to make an informed choice regarding which forklift for sale to invest in, never mind the fact that you probably need it yesterday! Forklift hire is the most convenient way in which to get your hands on the equipment that you need, fast. Plus, if you ensure that you select a reputable forklift hire company, you can also be certain that you will be benefiting from maximum quality, and well-maintained models.  

Which Forklift to Hire?

Once you have decided that forklift hire is the right choice when it comes to ensuring that you deliver through the festive season, your next decision will be choosing the right forklift for your company. There are generally three main options to choose from, namely diesel forklifts, gas forklifts and electric forklifts:

1. Diesel Forklifts

Diesel forklifts are reserved primarily for outdoor use and are the noisiest of all the different types of forklifts. However, they are the cheapest to operate (fuel cost is minimal) and they usually have an exceptionally large loading capacity. 

2. Gas Forklifts

Gas forklifts are versatile in that they are able to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments. Gas forklifts also outperform all other types of forklift when it comes to acceleration, travel speeds and lift speeds. They cost more to operate, however. 

3. Electric Forklifts

Electric forklifts are usually designed to work indoors only, and they are the quietest types of forklifts. They are quite stable and are usually created with the ability to lift particularly heavy loads. While you will need to remember to charge an electric forklift well ahead of any work that needs to take place, you will not need to worry about storing fuel on the premises. 

Here at Universal Forklifts, we specialise in the sale of new and used forklifts, as well as in forklift hire in Ireland. For more information about our range or our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.