“With refurbished models available for immediate delivery, we are seeing a significant increase in the number of companies that opt for ‘blended’ fleets – a mix of new and used machines,” said Stuart Reilly TMHUK rental and used director.

“For example, a customer with a requirement for 30 counterbalance trucks may take delivery of 25 new forklifts and, rather than waiting for the remaining five new trucks to be built and delivered, will prefer to obtain five used models straightaway on a short-term rental agreement.”