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Choosing between buying or hiring a cherry picker

There are multiple options available through AFI when it comes to Powered Access Platforms.

We have a national powered access fleet including push around verticals (PAVs), mast lifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts (articulating booms, stick booms), truck & track mounts as well as telehandlers. Our versatile MEWP fleet delivers working heights from 3.6m to 59m.

There are many different uses for access platforms, and a huge range to choose from. It can be difficult to decide what you need in the short and long term. It may be more economically viable to hire one over buying, to use until the project is completed, or depending on the task, you might want to look at the long-term cherry picker hire options that we offer. Either way our experts can help you navigate through the options available, to help you decide whether hiring or buying a MEWP is best for you in terms of costs and efficiencies.

Whether you need your cherry picker to fit narrow width spaces or for indoor and outdoor work or high reach jobs, hiring over purchasing can have many benefits when you are finishing off different parts of a job, if you only require it for a small period. If you know that you need an access platform for multiple repeat uses over different projects, then purchasing may be a good option.

Our equipment sales division, AFI Resale are part of the AFI group of companies and have specialised in the sale of new and used access platforms since 2006. As a group we benefit from a long-standing expertise and knowledge of the industry and the machines.

Our team can advise on the most suitable machines for your job from a wide range of different MEWPS. We will perform a site survey to gain an understanding of the work to be carried out, check for obstructions at height and review ground conditions to ensure you have the best machine for the job.

Often, it's quicker and more feasible to hire scissor lifts, as they may only be needed to complete a project and then will no longer be required. Our 7 Day Access service offers a flexible contract, which means you pay for the use of a MEWP for Saturday but get Sunday free of charge. The same standard contract back-up service applies over the weekend.

Long-term Cherry Picker Hire - Are you looking to hire a cherry picker on a long term or contract basis? We'll help you find the right machine at the right price, so that you can save money over the length of your hire. A long-term hire is when you pay to hire a cherry picker for a set term or contract, rather than purchasing the machine outright.

We will help you to choose the machine that is right for your requirement and budget, agree how long you would like the long-term hire to be. Then pay monthly for your hire contract and after that you can choose from one of the below options at the end of your hire:

  • Return the machine to AFI
  • Hire another machine
  • Buy the machine outright.

Cherry Pickers available on long term hire from AFI: Articulated Booms | Vertical mast lifts | Telescopic booms | Scissor lifts |Truck mounted platforms |Track mounted platforms | Push around verticals | Truck Mounted Cherry Pickers.

We know if can be tricky to know which machine is best, so our friendly and experienced team are on hand to answer any queries you may have and to get you up and running with the right machine as quickly as possible. The AFI team can also offer advice on service and maintenance, training and any safety equipment that you may need.

Fast Delivery - We deliver to your site on time, every time. Our Essential and Core range of powered access machines are available for delivery 48 hours after placing an order during working hours. Look out for the 48hr symbols on the website for machines that qualify.

Digital Online Offering - We have the AFI Online Portal and AFI App that helps you hire and off-hire machines, accept quotes, view invoices, and other account details-accessible anytime and anywhere 24/7. Customers are also able to off-hire machines outside of normal working hours and will receive instant confirmation by email. By giving our customers better insight into these costs, we can help our customers be even more efficient.

Accredited Customer Service - We are members of the Institute of Customer Service and have been accredited with the Institute's ServiceMark and TrainingMark.

For more tips on hiring a cherry picker, take a look at our MEWP Hire Checklist.


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