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Supplying forklifts since 1976

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Since 1976 H&F Trucks have provided local business with high quality materials handling solutions. For nearly four decades we have achieved steady growth year on year, enabling us to provide superior service to our customers from a stable & sustainable business platform.

5 Benefits Of Buying A Used Forklift

Whether you’re moving heavy goods and materials, loading trucks, stacking crates, or pulling pallets – a reliable forklift truck is an indispensable tool for your industrial business.

If you’re currently in the market for a forklift, you might be considering the benefits of purchasing new or used – a brand new model might be just what you’re after. However, there are a number of reasons why buying a used forklift may benefit your business better.

Save on costs

A forklift can depreciate in value similar to a car, the moment you start using it. When taking into account all the ongoing costs of running a business, purchasing a brand new piece of equipment can sometimes be an unnecessary luxury.

Used forklifts, will often be much cheaper than brand new models, even if they’ve only been casually used.  

No waiting around

Speaking of costs, the lead time for a new forklift can sometimes be fairly long, causing you to potentially lose money on jobs that you can’t complete without the necessary equipment.

When purchasing a used truck you’ll usually acquire it very quickly, as they are generally more readily available than brand new models. Allowing you to start using your new equipment straight away.

If your material handling needs suddenly change, you can avoid a lengthy delivery time by buying used.

Simpler service and maintenance

A carefully selected used forklift will have a proven track record of solid work – having been inspected, fixed and refurbished by experts to make sure it’s in great working condition.

Most used machines come with a warranty too, just in case. Also, due to the technology in them being well known and the abundance of spare parts available, mechanics will find servicing a used forklift quicker and easier.   

More choice  

When compared to newer models, there’s definitely a wider range of used forklifts available.  

Due to the greater variety of used machines on offer – in may make finding a machine that perfectly fits your operational needs, a much easier process.

Ease of use

New forklifts may have certain ergonomic features that a lot of drivers are still unfamiliar with – requiring more time to be spent on training before any equipment can be used.

Consider the pre-existing knowledge and expertise of your forklift operator with older equipment, before finalising your purchase decision. The familiarity of a used model could save you time and effort – as well as put your forklift or fleet to work right away.

Are you looking to purchase a new Forklift or used forklift? Why not give us a call today? 0800 298 8790

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Testimonials

Pym and Wildsmith have been working closely with H&F Fork Trucks for many years. Their service is excellent, ranging from prompt callouts to breakdowns through to the supply of new trucks. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ian Pym, Operations Manager
Pym & Wildsmith

H&F Lift Trucks are a pleasure to deal with. All staff, Technicians, Sales and Directors have hands-on experience of all ranges of vehicles they supply. From initial assessments and listening to all users of a potential new vehicle requirement, they keep us informed of all aspects of specification and lead times through to delivery. Their maintenance service is superb – they organise suitable times around our busy working day with our Yard Managers. Any accidental damage or operator error faults are always discussed with me and dealt with fairly – not like some unscrupulous suppliers who seek to profit at every service visit! In a cut-throat market, where we are offered “good deals” a few quid cheaper every day, we are never tempted to stray.

James Hipkins, Managing Director
Emerys

H&F have supplied us with all our fork lift equipment for in excess of ten years now, and have maintained it in accordance with our stringent operation requirements. During this time they have provided a consistently high level of service (including short term hire when required) whilst never failing to support us in a totally honest and professional manner.

Ashley Basset, Director
R G Bassett & Sons Ltd

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