5 Reasons to Choose Cherry Picker Hire Over Purchasing

With safe working capacities right up to 14m, cherry pickers allow you to successfully and safely complete a diverse range of projects at height, from cleaning and maintenance to painting and sign writing. At Height 4 Hire, we are the largest privately owned and operated supplier of cherry picker hire and access hire equipment in Queensland. We are often asked about buying vs renting equipment – let’s take a look at the most significant benefits of cherry picker hire versus buying.


Hiring gives you the freedom and flexibility to rent the cherry picker only when you need. You can hire it for a day, a week or whatever timeframe you need to complete a specific job. This will not only save you money by lowering your financial outlay, it also eliminates the need for storage when the equipment is not in use. Additionally, cherry picker hire also allows you access to different models without having to purchase multiple pieces of equipment, meaning you can tailor your cherry picker rental to the job you are working on now, allowing you to take on projects of all types and sizes.

Safety and Compliance

By hiring a cherry picker, you have access to updated, well-maintained equipment at all times. Rental companies consistently update their fleet with the latest equipment and ensure all machinery meets the highest standards for quality and safety. You can rest assured the cherry picker you hire will meet all your operational needs without compromising on safety.


Purchasing access equipment can be a huge financial outlay, especially for smaller businesses. If you only use a cherry picker or other access equipment for sporadic jobs, it makes sense to rent it as needed rather than investing in the full cost of the equipment. Hiring also means you avoid ongoing maintenance and servicing costs. Cherry pickers need regular hydraulic, electrical, and engine maintenance, all of which comes at price. By hiring, the rental company will address all servicing and maintenance needs so you have reliable equipment that performs consistently and efficiently at an affordable rate.

Assistance and Support

Cherry pickers are available in a wide range of brands, styles and sizes, and each has their own operating and safety specifications. A great hire company will assist you in finding the most suitable machinery for each project you undertake, and give you the peace of mind that it will be in full working order and will get the job done safely. Factors such as the site surface, weight limits, environmental conditions, job time frame and requirements for moving the equipment will all be taken into consideration when recommending the most appropriate equipment for you. In addition, by hiring you are protected in the event your cherry picker breaks down, the hire company will arrange for repair or a similar product to be delivered to your job site so there is limited down time.

Expert Training

Reputable access equipment hire companies also offer training courses to help you and your staff learn how to safely and properly operate access equipment. Training is usually offered in each model and the training staff are always available to answer questions, offer advice and conduct inspections as required.

No matter what task or job you need a cherry picker for, Height 4 Hire offers cherry picker hire to businesses throughout South East Queensland. Whether it’s for construction, maintenance or warehousing applications, cherry pickers play an important role in ensuring high risk tasks can be performed safely and efficiently at all times. Contact us today for more information or to get started with the cherry picker hire process. Enquire online or call our friendly team on (07) 3713 0500 today.