Short-term leases come with the benefit of faster upgrades, and after just two years of owning a copier, the technology can change so much. If you sign a 60 month lease, you will encounter expensive items breaking down, and your reliable repair technician could be replaced with someone else. Short-term leases reduce these risks.
However, a key reason customers sign 60-month leases is because it gives them the use of a copier at a lower price. When the lease ends, they have to ship their current copier back to the leasing company; not to mention, they have to send a notice of cancellation 90 to 180 days in advance, which all becomes a huge hassle. Businesses do not have the time to worry about these things, which is why they often choose the 60-month lease because it means they have to do it less often.