12 Apr 2018

Quick Tips: How Much Should You Be Spending On Scissor Lift Hire?

by Dave

If this is the first time you have obtained scissor lift hire, you might be wondering how much you can expect to spend on such a venture. Whilst this is by no means a cheap investment, there are definitely suppliers out there who would seek to overcharge you. There isn’t a specific cost that you can expect to pay, but there are a few things that you can keep in mind to ensure that you’re getting the best possible price. We’ve taken a closer look at this here:

spending on scissor lift

What can affect hire rates?

There are a number of things that could affect what you are charged, either making the contract more affordable or more expensive. These include:

  • Age – The age of the lift plays a big role in determining how much you will be asked to pay. It makes sense that the newer, most advanced models will cost more than older counterparts.
  • Reach – The higher a model is able to lift personnel, the more you can expect to pay for it. This is because such machines are generally much larger and often offer additional features.
  • Environment – Rough terrain models tend to be larger than indoor ones, making them the more expensive choice. Rough terrain lifts also require a higher level of care to keep them at their optimal.
  • Rental Period – The length of time that you require the machine can also alter the cost (generally speaking, the longer you need the lift, the less you will be charged per day).

What are the average rates?

On average, scissor lift hire costs can range from around $100 to $150 per day, $350 to $500 per week and $800 to $1500 per month. As these machines also generally need to be delivered at the commencement of the contract and picked up at the end of it, there will be an added fee (usually around $150) for these services. Keep in mind that these costs are to be taken as averages only and that they could be lesser or greater at your time of booking.

What do the rates include?

It should also be noted that the costs don’t just cover the lift – they also often cover a damage waiver (reasonable conditions will apply), maintenance (by the supplier’s own skilled technicians), customer service (from choosing an appropriate machine to assisting with queries during the contract period), repairs (including the provision of a replacement model), and peace of mind that you will receive a safe and reliable machine.

We hope that the information provided above has given you a better idea of how much you should expect to pay for scissor lift hire, helping to prevent an ill reputable supplier from taking advantage of you. At the end of the day, there are a number of things that go into determining the overall cost of hire – by taking all of these into account, you should be able to tell whether you’re getting a good deal or not. Contact us if you require any assistance.

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