Busting the common short term hire myths!
At Briggs Equipment, we have years of experience hiring industrial equipment to businesses of all shapes and sizes. During that time, we’ve come across lots of myths and untruths that have often prevented companies from choosing the hire route, despite the fact that, in many cases, hiring would have been much more beneficial for their business.
Here we discuss some of the common myths around hiring and how Briggs Equipment is here to help you hire with confidence!
Will the hire equipment I receive be old and unreliable?
One of the biggest concerns that new hire customers have when they contact us, is about the quality and reliability of hire equipment. At Briggs, we’ve combined continuous investment into our hire fleet with a robust maintenance and inspection programme to ensure all machines meet our high standards.
We are constantly adding to, investing in and refreshing our fleet not only to meet requirements of our customers, but also to ensure they’re receiving high quality hire kit. In 2020, we invested over £6 million in our short term hire equipment and we now have a standing fleet of over 5,500 assets.
As the UK’s premier asset management specialist, we only supply products from leading manufacturers and trusted brands such as Hyster, Yale, Hako, JLG, JCB, Combilift and many more. At Briggs, we have a rigorous selection process when it comes to manufacturer and product approval for our hire fleet. This commitment to product quality, coupled with our extensive parts and technical support, means that when you choose Briggs Equipment, you’ll be hiring with confidence.
Will there be adequate breakdown support available?
Lots of the hire requests we receive are for equipment to complete an urgent or one off job. This means that a breakdown of any kind could jeopardise an entire project. With our unrivalled nationwide network of engineers, you can have peace of mind that our engineers are on hand to keep your business moving in the unlikely event of a breakdown. Your equipment will also have gone through our thorough inspection process before delivery so you already know it’s checked and ready for work.
If there is an issue with your equipment, we have an extensive supply of genuine manufacturer spare parts and a network of over 40 lorries based nationwide to get you back up and running as soon as possible.
Is it more expensive to hire than buy?
One of the most obvious benefits of choosing to hire your industrial equipment, is that there’s no large upfront cash payment required. This means that for many businesses, choosing to hire their equipment can be much more affordable and cost effective in the long run. Many of our customers choose to hire because it makes much more financial sense than outright purchasing their equipment or because they only require the equipment for a short period. If demand drops and you no longer need the equipment, you can return it at short notice.
At Briggs Equipment, we have extremely competitive hire rates and many seasonal offers that present excellent value.
Don’t listen to the rumours and hire your equipment with total confidence from Briggs Equipment!