Importance of a Forklift Demo

Before you buy a car you do a number of things. You determine your budget. You compare a number of cars in terms of price, quality, features, warranty, efficiency and more. And then you test drive a few. Buying forklifts should be no different. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to demo a forklift before making your purchase.


What is a Forklift Demo?

With a forklift demonstration, an equipment dealer brings the forklift to your location for you and your workers to try out in a setting that will help you evaluate its performance. This usually lasts a couple of days and is provided at no cost to you.


Kick the Tires

When the forklift arrives, the dealer representative can answer any questions you may have, and show you how the forklift operates, tell you if there’s anything unusual about the controls that you might not be used to, and describe special features, updated safety protocols, et cetera. Then you and your workers are free to drive the forklift around your facility and test it out in a number of scenarios relevant to your daily business. 


Gather Opinions to Form Consensus

Throughout the forklift demo process, you can gather the opinions of your workers and see if they have any questions or concerns about the unit. Take all this information into account when you make your decision to buy or not buy. Your workers will appreciate you seeking their input, and their opinions are very useful to you, as they will be the ones operating the machine. Other employees, such as facility managers and safety officers, can also be consulted on site or remotely. 

If you’re interested in forklift sales or rentals and would like an on-site demonstration, come and talk to us at Ring Power Lift Trucks. For 60 years, our locally-owned and operated business has provided superior products and the newest technology in forklift vehicles, meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations. With 14 convenient locations throughout Florida, Ring Power Corporation has become one of the largest Caterpillar® dealers in the Southeastern United States because of our dedication to customer service. Whether you need to buy a new or used forklift, or you’d prefer a short-term or long-term forklift rental, we’re here for you. We also supply forklift parts and service in north and central Florida for every make and model of forklift.  Call 877.544.5438 or visit our website for more information.


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