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Is Buying Forklifts a Good Investment For Your Business?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Forklifts are one of the most essential and beneficial machines for many industries. Many manufactures could not go about their day to day duties without the use of a forklift. But should you buy a forklift or just rent one? Weighing up the pros and cons of buying a forklift can be tricky. We have put together a list of pros and cons to help you make your decision. Here at MJC we provide forklift hiring services as well as selling used forklifts in Swindon.

Pros to Buying a Forklift

-    If a forklift is vital to the running of the business then owning a forklift will may cheaper than renting one over a long period of time
-    There is only a one off payment rather than a monthly or weekly payment if you hire one
-    A forklift can be considered as a long term asset to the company
-    Having a forklift readily available at all times will mean you won’t waste time and money waiting for a hired forklift to be delivered

Cons to Buying a Forklift

-    Cost of repairs and maintenance would have to come out of your companies budget
-    If your forklift is out of action due to a service you won’t have a temporary replacement like you would if it was a hired forklift
-    You must ensure your forklift meets all standards set by the Occupational Health & Safety Act

The most important thing for you to think about is the financial implications. You need to weigh up how often a forklift is used. Is it used only a few months out of the year or is it used on a daily basis? You need to work out how much it will cost to rent a forklift on a long term basis compared to the cost of buying a used forklift and having to pay for its upkeep. If you can lay the two costs out in front of you it will be much easier to come to a decision.

Here at MJC we have a wealth of knowledge on supplying and hiring out forklifts, we are fully experienced in all types of forklifts and are always on hand to help you decide what are the best options for your business. If you would like any advice or information then get in touch by clicking here.

Looking for Forklifts for Hire in Swindon

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

When working within a warehouse environment or on a construction site, it’s likely that you’ll rely heavily on the uses offered by a forklift. Unfortunately the everyday strain put on such an appliance can cause faults to occur, meaning the appliance needs time in the repair centre. This doesn’t mean that work on site needs to stop, instead you can hire the perfect forklifts Swindon from a professional firm such as our team at MJC.

As the South’s largest independent forklift hire company, we at MJC have a fleet of over 300 machines available to hire for anywhere between one day and five years. We also understand that different situations call for different models, which is why we stock both forklifts which are suitable for use within an industrial setting and those which are ideal to be used outside or on a construction site. Whatever forklift you’re after, we’re guaranteed to have an appliance which suits your needs and requirements.


Counterbalance forklifts have been designed to handle heavier weights without the possibility of tipping like an electric or industrial forklift; this makes them perfect to be used within construction settings. Due to the counterbalance weight within the machine, the user of the forklift is also guaranteed to be safe and have full control over the appliance and goods being moved.


When working within a warehouse or any industrial building there’s a good chance that you’ll be required to move and transport various sized and weighted goods. With the help of an industrial forklift the task of doing so is easier. Here at MJC we also have telescopic forklifts available within our industrial range.

Whatever you need forklifts Swindon for and for whatever time period, by contacting our team here at MJC you’ll be able to hire the perfect appliance at a price which suits your budget. If you’d like more information surrounding our hire services or the terms and conditions, please call us today on 01235 767717.