A leasing contract is recommended for medium to long-term use over a number of years: a low, monthly leasing rate gives you the option of using the forklift trucks and testing them in your company for a certain time, thereby taking care of your credit line. If the vehicles meet your expectations and standards, you can, in most cases and subject to the contract conditions, purchase them for a calculated residual value, extend the term of the contract – or also return them to the lessor. But here too, the energy costs and CO2 emissions remain the responsibility of the user.
Lessees are not usually covered by warranty in the case of a claim and have to pay for maintenance and repair services themselves. With conventional contract periods of between 48 and 60 months and possible acquisition, the battery charging technology becomes the decisive factor. With low-quality systems, there is often a reduction in battery capacity over the long term, resulting in more frequent opportunity charging, faults and expensive downtime.
It is worth investing in high-quality Fronius charging technology right from the start – even with a slightly higher leasing rate. The gentle Ri charging process greatly increases the service life of your traction batteries, as well as reducing your energy requirements and CO2 emissions. Battery water consumption and therefore maintenance costs are also less. As a result, your operating costs are significantly lower and your forklift truck fleet is always reliable and available.