Renting Forklifts in Westchester

Forklifts are powerful industrial trucks used to lift and transport heavy duty loads. In modern industrial operation across sectors, forklifts have become indispensable in labor intensive heavy industries due to the advantages they offer in transporting loads conveniently at various stages of daily operations.

Why Hire instead of Purchasing?

Forklifts being primarily lifting and transporting vehicles depreciate over the years and have little resale value when they can no longer be operated or if you want to purchase a new forklift by selling off your old one. It is therefore prudent to go for forklift rentals rather than outright purchase.

In fact, more and more prudent businessmen are contacting forklift rental companies in order to reap maximum benefit from these efficient machines without making a permanent investment or spending on their regular maintenance.

Benefits of Renting Forklifts

  • Forklift rental can help you save substantial money especially if you are just starting your own business. Permanent acquisition of heavy machines like forklifts; is a loss for you as you won’t be requiring them once your new office is complete.
  • Renting forklifts is a great idea if you are in the agriculture sector. Heavy machines are required to transport seasonal produce and forklifts are best suited for the purpose. Instead of buying a forklift and allowing it to rust for the rest of the year, hire one at harvest time to help you in transportation.
  • If construction is your chosen trade, hire forklift for specific projects instead of buying them and paying considerable cash towards interest or insurance.
  • Warehouses too, benefit immensely by hiring forklifts as they can be used extensively for lifting and transporting heavy packages and consignments.
  • Forklift renting is also your most viable option when you need to lift and transport heavy goods for specific period of time (daily, weekly or monthly basis) or emergency situations.

Tips to Find the Best Forklift Rental

While hiring a specialized machine like forklift, it is important to work out the following beforehand:

  • Be specific about the duration of the rental period. Companies lease forklifts on daily, weekly, monthly or even rent-to-own basis and you should have a clear idea as to how long you need the equipment.
  • Be sure you know your model properly. Forklifts come in diverse models from different manufacturers. Before hiring, you must have a clear idea of the particular machine you want for your specific purpose.
  • It is better to hire your forklift from a local company who will deliver the equipment quickly, on site and every time you want it.
  • Collect contact details of various local forklift rental companies from the internet or your local phone directory. You can even seek references from friends about forklift rental services who lease forklifts at reasonable rates. Compare rates from multiple rentals before finalizing.
  • Check to see if the company will provide servicing and maintenance facilities during the period of lease; most good forklift rentals do so.

Articulating Boom Lifts For Sale

Boom Lift Sale

We currently have a wide range of used articulating boom lifts for sale.

Snorkel AB60J and JLG 600AJ models for sale!

We offer well maintained, used aerial lift equipment for sale at great prices.

You will find used articulating boom lifts and used telescopic boom lifts at much lower prices than our competitors.

The boom lifts we offer for sale will help you with any kind of building, construction, or maintenance job needs. We offer the most reliable used lifts that will save you money, increase productivity, and get the job done right.

Our aerial lift equipment is located in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York.

We are proud to have our customers know that Blakley Equipment has well-maintained and properly inspected used aerial lift equipment at a great value.

We look forward to doing business with you!

Contact us for more details

Contact Us

491 E Third Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553

Phone: (914) 664-5500

Fax: (914) 664-5815


Ruthmann Steiger Truck Mounted Lift

Coming Soon to Blakley Equipment


Ruthmann Steiger TTS 840 truck mounted aerial work Platform

The Ruthmann TTS840 is the truck mounted lift that beats them all.

  • Fast working movements due to a generous dimensioned hydraulic system
  • Construction allows uncomplicated servicing
  • High grade in stability due to fine grain steel
  • Central lubrication of the Projecting system
  • High lifting capacity of jacks
  • Electric, water and air connections on the platform
  • Automatic return to entering position
  • Emergency drive through Hatz diesel aggregate
  • Memory position – A position can be stored and automatically recalled
  • If wished a TV cable can be installed in the telescope projector

With a reach of over 270 feet there is no job that this unit can not handle. This machine is destined to be the top equipment rental of the future for Blakley Equipment.

Read More about this awesome aerial work platform right here

Choosing the Right Aerial Work Platform

Wһеn tгуіng tо decide wһаt tһе Ьеѕt aerial work platform fог уоυг business is, іt саn Ье overwhelming ӏооkіng аt tһе variety оf AWP‘s оυt there. Tһеге іѕ а wide range оf aerial work platforms suitable fог аӏӏ manner оf uses. Wһеtһег уоυ аге ӏооkіng fог а υѕеԁ cherry picker fог outdoor use, ог а nеw narrow scissor lift tо Ье υѕеԁ іn а warehouse, іf уоυ aren’t ѕυге wһаt уоυ need, іt саn Ье overwhelming.

Fігѕt tгу tо work оυt wһаt уоυ nееԁ fгоm уоυг aerial work platform. Dо уоυ nееԁ tо access а small area? In tһіѕ case уоυ nееԁ а narrow platform tһаt wіӏӏ fit tһгоυgһ tһе width оf уоυг doors. Dоеѕ tһе platform nееԁ tо Ье self-propelled, ог саn іt Ье trailer mounted? Wһаt kind оf fuel іѕ Ьеѕt fог you? Diesel, electric, LPG, bi-energy wіtһ battery аnԁ diesel, ог еνеn air powered оn ѕоmе smaller units. Trailer-mounted lifts саn еνеn run оn mains power. Hоw high ԁо уоυ nееԁ tһе platform tо reach? Dоеѕ іt nееԁ tо һаνе outreach аѕ wеӏӏ аѕ height? Hоw mаnу people wіӏӏ Ье аνаіӏаЬӏе tо work tһе platform?

Onсе уоυ һаνе mаԁе tһеѕе decisions, уоυ аге іn а Ьеttег position tо choose wһісһ type оf platform уоυ need. Boom lifts, wһеtһег cherry pickers ог trailer mounted booms, саn reach аѕ high аѕ 200 feet, аnԁ tһеге аге еνеn compact industrial booms fгоm аѕ ӏіttӏе аѕ 3 feet wide. Trailer mounted lifts саn Ье easily moved агоυnԁ аnԁ аге quick tо set υр wіtһ hydraulic ог manual operation. Scissor lifts аге аνаіӏаЬӏе fгоm аӏӏ tһе major manufacturers, wіtһ heights fгоm 18 feet tо 60 feet. Tһеѕе оnӏу extend уоυг reach vertically, Ьυt mаnу оf tһеm аге narrow еnоυgһ tо Ье υѕеԁ іn warehouses. If size іѕ аn issue аnԁ уоυ аге оnӏу gоіng tо Ье υѕіng уоυг platform іn tight spaces, а personnel lift соυӏԁ Ье suitable. Tһеу аге generally cheaper tһаn boom lifts ог scissor lifts аnԁ саn Ье υѕеԁ mоге easily іn tight spaces tһаt а self-propelled platform wоυӏԁ struggle tо gеt іn to.

Tһе decisions don’t еnԁ there! Nоw уоυ һаνе tо decide wһеtһег уоυ wаnt а nеw ог υѕеԁ aerial work platform. Anу decent seller оf AWP’s ensures tһаt аnу υѕеԁ equipment һаѕ Ьееn tһогоυgһӏу checked аnԁ refurbished Ьеfоге іt іѕ delivered tо tһе customer. Mаnу places wіӏӏ еνеn supply equipment complete wіtһ а warranty, ѕо they’re practically аѕ good аѕ new!

Finally, іf уоυ ѕtіӏӏ aren’t ѕυге wһісһ іѕ tһе гіgһt cherry picker fог you, ог wһеtһег уоυ wіӏӏ nееԁ tһаt trailer-mounted lift long term, wһу nоt hire one? Tһіѕ gіνеѕ уоυ tһе opportunity tо tгу оυt ԁіffегеnt equipment, upgrade mоге regularly tһаn уоυ соυӏԁ otherwise, ог simply kеер tһе platform fог аѕ long аѕ уоυ асtυаӏӏу nееԁ іt гаtһег tһаn spending money оn ѕоmеtһіng уоυ won’t nееԁ іn 6 months time.

New Equipment – AUSA Forklifts

New AUSA Forklifts Delivered Today!

New Rental Equipment just in from Spain! Blakley Equipment is proud to announce the delivery of two new forklifts. These new forklifts will add two additional vehicles to our wildly popular line of AUSA forklifts. Call today to rent forklifts from the most reliable name in equipment rentals

Taurulift T204H Forklift

The new TAURULIFT T204H AUSA is a compact all-terrain vehicle with extendable arm and hydraulic transmission.

Developing this new forklift, AUSA has met the values of AUSA forklifts: compact machines, ergonomic, ruggedness, intuitive control of the machine, all-terrain capabilities, security and accessibility for maintenance, with themselves offered by the extensible arm: functionality of the variable range of forks, which joins a minor radio rotation in 4×4 traction, thanks to its traction system and address 4x4x4.

Likewise, as a great novelty has implemented a folding cabin to facilitate access for maintenance, what makes this concept as the absolute forklift leader in the global marketplace.



AUSA C350H ForkliftForklift Rentals

3500 kg forklift is a compact rough-terrain machine with great yield hydrostatic transmission and is available in 2wd and 4wd versions.

  • Open and tilting cabin
  • Ergonomic and comfort seat with height, weight and distance adjustable
  • Seat belt
  • Side-shift
  • Joystick with integrated functions
  • Rotating beacon
  • Audible reverse warning
  • 4WD “FULLGRIP® SYSTEM” with electro-hidraulic engagement/disengagement with push button from joystick
  • Rear-view mirrors

AUSA C350H Spec Sheet


Our New Forklifts arriving at Blakley Equipment

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Why Rent Equipment From Blakley?

With so many companies offering Aerial Work Platforms to rent, you might want to know what sets one company apart from all the others.

Boom Lifts & Scissor Lifts Are Our Specialty

At Blakley Equipment, we specialize in Aerial Work Platforms of all types. We have Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, and Truck Mounted Aerial Work Platforms available in any height up to 210 feet. Our lifts are expertly maintained by factory trained technicians that we have on staff at here at the shop. We stick to what we know, We are not a general tool and equipment rental company, we are an aerial lift rental company, that means we concentrate on knowing these lifts inside and out. Our mechanics know every inch of our many Boom Lifts and Scissor Lifts.

Boom Lift Safety

We keep our machines in the best possible condition by giving them a thorough inspection each time they come back from rent and whenever they go back out. Our machines are repaired with parts from out extensive stock of factory parts from JLG, Snorkle, Genie, Terex, and SkyJack. We take Boom Lift Safety very seriously at Blakley Equipment, in fact we even have classes available to train your employees how to use these lifts safely and properly.

Buy New & Used Boom Lifts

We don’t just rent lifts at Blakley, we sell lifts as well. We offer new and used lifts for sale and we have a sales person on site at all times to assist you in getting the right lift for needs. Call or stop by and see our stock of used lifts available or sit down with one of our man lift experts to find the best possible deal on a brand new direct from the manufacturer boom lift.

Top Notch Customer Service

All the great reasons we gave for using Blakley Equipment would mean nothing without great customer service. At Blakley Equipment we aim to fulfill any needs our customers may have. We go above and beyond to ensure you will have a pleasant experience using our equipment. From the friendly office staff, our knowledgeable mechanics, and our experienced drivers we can honestly say our service is the best around.

So the next time your company is in need of aerial lift equipment make sure you come to the Boom Lift Experts at Blakley Equipment, you won’t be disappointed.


Snorkel Company Profile

Aerial Work Platforms

Back in 1946, Wally Johnson single-handedly created the markets for both scaffold towers and aerial work platforms, in a company that became UpRight. Mr Johnson, an extremely gifted mechanical engineer from Berkeley, California, first turned his hand to access equipment as a solution to painting his house. After a fruitless search for scaffolding that could cope with the uneven terrain surrounding his home, he decided to design his own aluminum scaffold tower with adjustable legs.

Johnson was an astute businessman as well as a great inventor and he immediately recognized the commercial potential for his adjustable towers. By the end of the 1950s, UpRight’s “Instant” alloy towers had become the market leader in the USA and the company shipped its first export orders to Europe in 1958.

Boom Lifts

That same year, Snorkel was founded in St Joseph, Missouri, marketing a revolutionary new elevating boom lift, for fire fighting and rescue work. In less than two decades, the technology had developed into self-propelled boom lifts. Snorkel sold its first self-propelled man lift in 1977 and this product line quickly became the company’s main business.

Meanwhile, after achieving global domination with his scaffold, Wallace Johnson set out to do it all over again by inventing the world’s first self-propelled aerial lift. In 1972, he opened a new factory in Selma to produce the “Flying Carpet” scissor lift. This innovative product soon outstripped scaffolding as the company’s main source of revenue.

When Johnson died in 1980, UpRight Inc. was sold but his pioneering, inventive ethos lived on. UpRight launched the world’s first micro-scissor in 1994 and pioneered the self-propelled mast lift with the TM12.

In 2007, the owners of UpRight purchased Snorkel, bringing together the two oldest aerial work platform companies in the world. We have a unique heritage and expertise, combining over 110 years of safely lifting millions of people to their place of work.

In 2010, Snorkel became the sole brand for marketing the company’s full range of aerial work platforms, worldwide. Snorkel carries forward the great spirit that built these two companies – a spirit of innovation, customer dedication and good old-fashioned hard work. These qualities have made the Snorkel name synonymous with quality and reliability the world over.

At Blakley Equipment we have a full range of Snorkel Man Lifts available to rent or buy.

Snorkel lifts are designed for use on surfaces from slab to rough terrain, supported by Blakley Equipments’ superior service, parts and safety training.

Snorkel Telescopic & Jib Boom Lifts

The Snorkel range of self propelled telescopic boom lifts have fantastic working heights up to 126ft – ensuring the toughest of jobs can be achieved

Snorkel Articulating Boom Lifts

With working heights up to 85ft, and an up and over reach of up to 28ft, the Snorkel articulating boom range provides maximum maneuverability in the tightest spots.

Snorkel Slab Scissor Lift

Snorkel’s range of slab scissor lifts provides users with the most compact, heavy-duty scissor lifts that are reliable and easy to use at working heights up to 32ft.

Snorkel Rough Terrain Scissor Lift

With a fantastic working envelope, a roll out deck extension and 4WD as standard, the Snorkel range of RT scissors provides users with a sturdy working height of up to 40ft in the roughest of terrains.

Snorkel Vertical Mast Lift

This compact, self-propelled mast lift is perfect in small spaces and is narrow enough to be driven through a standard doorway. With a max working height of 12ft, and a tight inside turning radius of only 6in, this machine is a worldwide classic.

Snorkel Trailer Mounted Lift

Snorkel TL series trailer-mounted boom lifts are rugged, reliable and cost-competitive. With live hydraulic controls the machines are easy and low cost to maintain, while simple to operate. The XT24AL trailer-mounted scissor lift provides contractors with a fast, easy to use scissor lift that can be towed by any truck or saloon car, cutting out transport costs to the job site.

Snorkel Low Level Lift

Snorkel UL series push-around lifts are idea for internal building maintenance jobs. Easy to transport, these low cost machines can fit through a standard door, providing platform heights of 25ft, 32ft and 40ft.

The Rental Show 2012

Rental Equipment Show

The Rental Show is the American Rental Association’s annual convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry. It features construction/industrial equipment, general tool/homeowner equipment and party/special event equipment, as well as rental-specific seminars and industry networking. The Blakley Equipment Company was there in full force to check out all the new and exciting machines in the pipelines of some of the biggest aerial equipment manufacturing companies. SkyJack Lifts

We saw many new lines of boom lifts, scissor lifts, and other types of equipment from well known brands such as Snorkle, JLG, Genie, and SkyJack. There were man lifts of every shape and size on that convention center floor, it was nice to see that all the big name companies came out in force this year.

There were also many smaller lesser known companies showing off their new man lifts at the Equipment Rental Show. Companies such as Nifty Lift, Haulotte, and others.

It was great to see the new equipment, but even more important it was great to walk around and get new ideas on rental equipment that we can purchase and rent to our customers. There were Generators, Tow Behind Lifts, and Light Trucks that we saw at the show that we think will make a good addition to the Blakley Equipment Fleet. There were also great machines by Terex, and Volvo. Terex showed us great line-ups of skid steers and tracked loaders that were out of this world. With options that are normally scene in a high end sports car, the little machines simply can’t be beat.

All in all the show was out of this world, and we all really enjoyed it. It’s shows like this one that give Blakley the Opportunity to continue to offer the best equipment rentals in New York.

New Equipment – Terex TSR-60

New Terex Skid Steer Loaders

Blakley Equipment just purchased new skid steer loaders and have them ready to rent! We are proud to announce our two newest machines the Terex TSR-60 and the Terex TSR-70 Skid Steer Loaders.

Terex skid steer loaders are uniquely versatile and deliver outstanding performance in a wide range of applications. Compact with superb manoeuvrability, our skid steer loaders offer excellent operator comfort in the toughest working conditions.


  • Radius lift path with rugged loader of ground clearance and a 28.3° angle of departure, able to work on soft, uneven terrain and slopes where other skid steers can’t.
  • Easy operation with standard pilot-operated joystick controls and comfortable operator station.
  • Standard mechanical faced axle seals protect bearings, reducing maintenance and downtime.
  • Tilt-up ROPS and tilt-out coolers make daily maintenance checks quick and easy.
  • Available 2-speed option with 20 kph (12 mph) top speed for enhanced productivity.
Product Engine power
kW (SAE hp)
Operating weight
kg (lbs)
Rated operating capacity
kg (lbs)
TSR60 44.7 (60) 2,939 (6,480) 680 (1,500)
TSR70 55 (74) 3,379 (7,450) 907 (2,000)


Types of Forklifts

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There are quite a few different types of forklifts to choose from, Make sure you choose the right one.

Forklifts are generally used in  lifting and transferring loads for warehouses, construction sites, material handling and manufacturing factories. In choosing a forklift, you have to understand the different kinds of forklifts to determine the most appropriate truck for your needs.

The two main types of forklifts are electric and gas powered forklifts. Electric forklifts are usually used for indoor operations. It is the most recommended forklift for heavy lifting and for low operating costs.

On the other hand, gas powered forklifts are used for outdoor operations. They are particularly important for businesses that require forklifts operate all day and don’t need to recharge.

  • Fork trucks: These kinds of forklifts are motorized. However, they also include extra features such as backup alarms and cabs.
  • Motorized-drive forklifts: These kinds of trucks, as its name suggests, have a motorized drive and usually have a protected seat for the forklift operator.
  • Manual drive forklifts: With these kinds of forklifts, the movement of load is manually powered.

AUSA Forklifts

Some forklifts are designed  to avoid the truck from possible overturning by using a counterbalance. Some forklifts include safety handrails or turntables.

If space is your major issue, you could purchase narrow aisle forklifts to allow smooth operations even in small spaces. On the other hand, if your operation is normally outdoors with uneven surfaces, you should consider rough-terrain forklifts.

Forklifts NY

Other variations of forklifts include:

1) Stand-up forklifts – Have counterbalance weights in their body. Usually designed with the rider inside the body of the truck, these forklifts are electric counterbalanced riders.

2) Stand-up, narrow aisle rider – This forklift have straddle legs located on both sides, which provide extra stability even without counterweight in its body. These kinds of forklifts are electric and are recommended for areas with minimal spaces.

3) Sit-down rider – For these forklifts, the counterbalance is located at the rear part.

4) Motorized hand-pallet jacks – These models are low-lift trucks that have forks. While some allows the forklift operators to stand on the back, others are walked.

5) Reach forklift – These kinds of forklifts have big, pneumatic tires. They also include a boom that extends and raises. Reach forklifts outriggers at the front, which allows the forklift to be stabilized on uneven grounds.

Usually, people new to forklifts can find it difficult to differentiate one truck from the other. With this brief guideline, you can narrow down your choices and be able to purchase the forklift that fits your needs.