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Material Handling and Forklift Rental



Whether you need a heavy-duty forklift for a day or an electric rider forklift for six months, Alta Rents can supply you with a reliable, hardworking lift truck to get your job done. We offer customers one of the largest material handling rental fleets in the Midwest, with fourteen locations in Chicago, Michigan, and northern Indiana. From forklifts to manlifts, we have it all, in great condition and ready to work when you are.

  • 1,000+ unit rental fleet
  • Long and short term rentals
  • Rental Replacement Guarantee
  • 24/7 service
  • Delivery vehicles and service support at every location

Huge Forklift Rental Selection

  • 3,000 - 120,000 lb. capacity forklifts - electric, gas, propane and diesel powered
  • Over 200 lift trucks at 5,000 lb capacity
  • Pneumatic or cushion tires
  • Standard, narrow aisle and very-narrow aisle forklifts
  • Order pickers
  • Walkie riders and stackers
  • Specialty attachments: manual and hydraulic booms, clamps, rotators, carpet poles, and many sizes of forks
  • Carry deck cranes, manlifts and personnel/burden carriers
  • Construction equipment, including skid steer loaders and backhoes

Is Renting Right for You?

Deciding whether to buy, lease or rent a new forklift, used forklift, or other piece of material handling equipment can be tricky. The right decision depends on a number of factors. Below are some reasons you might want to consider renting.

  1. You have a one-time need for equipment. If you only need a forklift or scissor lift for a single project, such as a four-month renovation project, rental almost always makes the most sense. You pay only for the brief time you need to use the forklift, and you avoid the risk of depreciation that comes with ownership.
  2. You use a forklift or other piece of equipment infrequently. When you rent, you pay only for the time you need to use the equipment. Again, renting insulates you from depreciation. In addition, renting in this case alleviates the need for maintenance and the accompanying personnel training and support equipment costs.
  3. You want maximum flexibility. Renting is a far more flexible way to pay for your equipment use than either leasing or buying. Not only does it allow you to avoid in-house costs of equipment management, but it also allows you to react quickly to changes in your business and the market. If business picks up, you have the cash on hand to rent more immediately; if business slows down, you can return your rentals.

There are many more factors to consider when deciding how to finance your forklifts and other material handling equipment. Our experienced Account Managers can help you determine what option makes the most sense for you.

To contact our rental department, please call (888) 386-7969 or contact us online.

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