Unsure of your lift truck needs during these difficult times? 

Well, here we are …. We have made it through a very difficult year, adjusted to new ways of doing business and supporting our customers.

Our opening blog post for 2021 is being written at a time that remains challenging for all of us. With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to evolve, we would like to assure you that we remain fully operational and committed to the safety of our employees, business partners and customers.

Short term forklift hire could be the answer


When considering short-term forklift hire one huge advantage is flexibility. If you only need a forklift for a week or so, you don’t want to have to shell out money to buy or hire long term. With short-term hire, you can choose exactly which forklifts you need for the job without any long term obligation. This is especially crucial for small businesses, who may not have the cash flow for lengthy hire agreements.

A good way to try before you buy

If you are unsure about operating a particular make or model of forklift and its suitability to your business, then short-term hire is advantageous as it is a great way to try before you buy, Hawthorne Fork Truck Services offer a “no obligation” site survey to access your requirements. Short-term hire also gives you the flexibility to try out different types of forklift, to either hire for the long-term or with the aim of buying.

No upfront costs

Opting for short-term forklift hire means that there are no upfront costs. You are given a set cost and the date, or dates, which payments need to be made. This allows you to easily budget for short-term hire costs and at a price that suits your needs.

Quick turnaround when you need it

Another huge benefit of the short-term hire is that you can get your hands on your chosen forklift as and when you need it. This will help with the smooth running of your business resulting in continued productivity. The other good news is that once you receive your forklift, it is ready to use as it has been fully checked and serviced.

Comes with parts and maintenance

When you go down the short-term hire route, then you can rest assured that your chosen forklift comes with full maintenance and parts cover. This in itself will save you a lot of money, as when you own a forklift you need to pay for regular maintenance checks and for replacement parts. As with any piece of machinery, the forklift will need regular maintenance and things may go wrong, but at least you won’t be responsible for these costs when you hire a short-term forklift.

A wide choice of forklifts and materials handling equipment

When you opt for short-term forklift hire, you’ll be surprised at the range of forklifts you can choose from. This is a bonus if you need to use a selection of different machinery to get your jobs done. Short-term hire means that you don’t have to restrict yourself to the one type of machine, and very often you’ll be given access to the very latest models.

A Safe option

When you choose to use a short-term hire service, you’ll have great peace of mind in knowing that your forklift is safe to use. All forklifts supplied by us meet health and safety requirements and with all forklifts having been thoroughly examined, serviced and checked.

Short-term forklift hire options

When considering short-term forklift hire Hawthorne FTS should be your number one choice. We ensure that every single forklift has a Thorough Examination Certificate giving you peace of mind in knowing that your chosen forklift is safe to operate.

We provide narrow aisle forklifts, counterbalance forklifts and reach trucks, which are powered by diesel, gas and electric.

Narrow aisle forklifts are the ideal solution when space is limited. Even though these forklifts are small, they can be incredibly powerful and handle heavy loads.

Counterbalance forklifts are the most common type of forklift and are mainly used indoors in the warehouse environment. Dual forks located at the front of the machine easily lift and carry loads.

4 Directional trucks are the perfect forklift for when you need to lift and transfer long loads such as PVC extensions and timber.

To find out more about our short-term forklift hire services and the trucks that we have on offer, then please fill out our online form or give us a call today.