Handling machines : why choose rental ?

by Olivier Boutte, the 3 December 2018

In need of a mini excavator, a pallet truck or a forklift truck for your business ? As essential as costly, these machines can quickly become a financial burden for your company. Rental is an alternative to purchase which, for handling machines, provides many benefits.


« The right machine, to the right place, at the right time ». That’s the equation that many companies need to solve on a daily basis. Needs are not the same on a construction site, in a warehouse or in an exhibition center ; and they are often very specific. Tying up capital by investing in a handling machine is risky for many organizations !

The right machine to the right place

Are you planning to buy your own diesel forklift truck, perfect for outdoor use ? What if, in the coming next months, you get a contract in cramped premises with little ventilation ? You won’t be able to use your own machine ! And if your machine is stopped for weeks because you don’t need it, capital cost will by far exceed the cost of rental …

Premises layout, regulation… Each job site has its own constraints and requires a specific equipment.

In a constantly changing environment, business can evolve and such an investment might soon turn into a loss : a machine can be oversized or on the contrary undersized compared to real needs.

Another point should also be taken into account : access to sensitive installations. You must enter a secured area, such as an airport for example, for your assignment ? Your machine must be approved and registered, which is not always the case…

Renting your handling equipment, you only pay for the machine when you need it, and the rental company takes care of all the paperwork so that you can use it wherever you want.

The right machine at the right time

Numerous circumstances require a handling machine for only a few hours. On a professional exhibition for example, it is used to build up a stand and then to dismantle it a few days later. But what happens in between ? Due to space considerations, and to avoid theft, hosts usually refuse to keep them on site. Rental is then the perfect solution : the machine is delivered on installation day and only comes back when the exhibition is over. Simple logistics for the lessee !

Rental and lifting machines’ maintenance

Twice a year, pallet trucks and forklifts must undergo a technical inspection, the cost of which is borne by the owner. Costly, it also makes the machine unavailable until tests are properly passed. With rental, these constraints fall on the rental company side. And between two rental contracts, the teams of LEVÉE LIBRE carry out comprehensive inspections. Other benefit : in case of breakdown during the rental period, LEVÉE LIBRE replaces your machine at once, and for free. You can manage your projects with complete peace of mind !

To sum it up, renting a handling machine means freedom in equipment choice, retained cash flow and guaranteed maintenance.

Why rent ?

Be free from long-term engagement
Get the equipment as soon as you need it
Choose your delivery point

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