Used or rental solutions for agribusiness


GOSCOR Lift Truck Company’s used and rental solutions offer cost-effective capital equipment options to the farming community.

“We have pre-owned and rental units, and these are available with short lead times to accommodate farmers who have immediate materials handling equipment (MHE) needs,” says Patrick Barber, Sales Director at GLTC.

“We established our dedicated Rebuild Centre in March 2017, which is purely focused on refurbishing ex-long term rental units. This was a timely investment in the sense that equipment rebuilds are a growing trend, not only in the MHE industry, but across the capital equipment sector at large. We have already seen a big jump in our used sales since the development of the Rebuild Centre,” explains Barber.

GLTC’s rebuild programme gives agribusiness customers the opportunity to save as much as 50% over buying new, while having the assurance that their refurbished machines will operate at peak capacity. When it comes to the lifetime of refurbished forklifts, depending on the original age of the truck the application hours worked, one can get an additional 3 years or 6 000 hours from their refurbished unit.

Flexible rental solutions

“The benefit of renting from GLTC is twofold: firstly, we offer full-time, skilled service personnel, and, secondly, we keep a large inventory of parts to service the equipment,” explains Barber.

“Our promise to the customer:  If we can’t repair a machine within 24 hours of a reported breakdown, we will replace the rental machine at no extra cost to the customer (subject to Terms and Conditions),” he adds.

To help farmers maximise their uptime, GLTC has technical teams strategically placed across South Africa to be able to service and look after clients – whether they are in the city or out in the greater farming communities. “Our units are tried and tested in the South African market. We have numerous blue-chip companies that trust us with their material handling requirements,” says Barber.

“The units we have available are focused on normal day-to-day forklift requirements. We can, however, offer tailor-made solutions, should anapplication need a more specialised piece of equipment. We will come out to wherever customers are based in South Africa to do a site evaluation and do specific recommendations on their requirements – whether for a specific forklift or any warehousing equipment,” adds Barber.