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Now you know that you need a forklift or pallet truck to improve your business operations, how do you plan to go about it given the endless list of brands and suppliers in Singapore?

Since these types of material handling equipment come at a premium price, you'll need to get all your facts straight to make that CRITICAL decision.

Information is vital, so we're sharing with you five CRUCIAL factors to consider when you invest in forklifts and pallet trucks in Singapore!

1. Consider the equipment's after-sales support.

How far will your supplier go to support you beyond the purchase? Does your supplier have a proven track record of excellent after-sales support?

Scantruck has been in the Singaporean forklift business since 1984! We have serviced thousands of forklifts from different brands, various applications, and diverse industries across Singapore. Rest assured, we'll help to manage the after-sales of your forklift!

2. Check if you can easily procure your equipment's spare parts.

Maintenance is a big part of calculating the lifetime cost of the equipment. Do you know where to buy your spare parts from? How available are the equipment's aftermarket parts?

If you want to know more about our aftermarket parts, we write about them here.

Being in the spare parts business, we'll also give you several spare part options for your forklift—whether that's genuine, OEM, or aftermarket parts--with the best value guaranteed.

3. Identify the equipment's resale value.

This is one of the most critical factors to consider, and low prices DO NOT translate to the best value for money. So while some brands can offer you a forklift at a lower price, you still may not get the best value for your money.

Another thing: do you know that forklifts from Singapore are high in demand in other countries? And one of the most popular forklift brands is--you guessed it: Komatsu!

When thinking about the resale value, ask yourself: how will this forklift brand fare if you decide to sell your equipment in the future? Will this brand still be of great value in the market years from now?

4. Keep in mind the equipment's brand track record.

How long has this brand been around? What is its reputation? Do your peers recommend it? Is it commonly used in Singapore?

Scantruck only carries reliable brands with a proven track record. Case in point: Komatsu. Komatsu is highly recommended in the forklift manufacturing business, even if it started as a heavy machinery manufacturer. But its history of manufacturing such equipment has only added to its credibility in engineering forklifts that are built to perform and last!

5. Consider renting instead.

If you're on a tight budget, you may want to consider renting instead of buying upfront. For this option, ask the supplier what kind of support they include in their equipment rentals.

Renting a forklift instead carries many benefits. But in a nutshell, when you rent a forklift from us, you save on both capital outlay and maintenance costs (yes, that's right: FREE maintenance!).

Got these 5 things in mind? At Scantruck, we'll offer you EVERYTHING you'll need to consider in purchasing or renting equipment so that you can make an informed decision about your investment. Let us help you find the right forklift and pallet truck for your business when you contact us at 6305 6600.

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