Need to rent a forklift or telehandler for a small job, but you don't have an operator to do it? Contact us to tell us about your project. We can send a trained driver out with your rental to help you get the job done quick. Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Every Lift We Carry is Available for Long or Short-Term Rental
Not everybody needs a lift long-term. At Forklift Trader we are able to rent out any forklift we have in stock for anywhere between a day or a year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I rent a forklift?
The best place to rent a forklift is at M&W Equipment (forklifttrader.com). M&W Equipment offers forklift rentals priced as low as $149 a day. Regardless of your project, we can deliver a forklift that will get the job done. You can rent forklifts ranging in capacities 3,000-30,000 lbs. Whether you want to rent a forklift for one day or one year, M&W Equipment has you covered.
How much does it cost to rent a forklift?
It can cost between $145 and $7,500 a day to rent a forklift, depending on the type of forklift you want and how long you want it for. Weight capacity and rental time are the main factors that determine forklift rental cost.
A forklift with a capacity of 6000 lbs costs $199 daily, $550 weekly, and $1,195 for 4 weeks. If you rent a forklift with a weight capacity of 30,000 lbs, it would have a daily cost of $700, a weekly cost of $2,500, and a 4-week cost of $7,500. For more information on costs associated with renting a forklift, visit our rental prices page.
Are gas or electric forklifts better?
Gas forklifts were the standard for years, but electric forklifts are quickly gaining ground. Electric forklifts tend to have a longer lifespan than gas-powered forklifts, as well as require less maintenance. Electric forklifts are also cheaper in the long run, though they are more expensive upfront. Electric forklift batteries need to be charged in approximately 8 hour blocks, so forgetting to plug your lift in overnight could tank the next day's productivity. It is important to note that gas and diesel powered forklifts cannot be used indoors.
How much forklift capacity do you need?
The answer to this question depends on the job you're trying to accomplish. When picking a forklift, it is important to know the heaviest load you're going to put on the lift as well as the load center. It's also important to consider the capacity limitations of any attachments you may use because some attachments have a lower max capacity than the forklift, which could cause problems even though you have an otherwise capable machine.
What type of tires do forklifts use?
Forklifts use cushion tires for indoor use and pneumatic tires for outdoor use. Pneumatic tires can be either solid rubber or air. Solid pneumatic tires are made of solid rubber, so they cannot be popped by hazards at the worksite. Air pneumatic tires are similar to the tires on a car.
What is the standard size for forklift forks?
The standard size of forklift forks is 42 inches long.
Are forklift forks universal?
Forklift forks must comply with industry standards making them interchangeable between brands. It is still important to verify the capacity of your forks match up with the capacity of your lift.
How do I choose a forklift?
The best forklift for your application will meet your needs for carrying capacity, lift height, motor type, and tire composition. Check out our guide to learn more.