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The right lift
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Supplying forklifts since 1976

What we do

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.

How advancing Technology is evolving the Forklift

Here at H&F Lift Trucks we are always on the lookout for new improvements in technology that develops the Forklift’s potential to be a productive utility for your business. From ergonomics to customisability, here are a list of aspects of the Forklift that have advanced throughout the years.


Improvements in the customisability of the Forklift have allowed us at H&F Lift Trucks to change and adapt certain aspects of the vehicle from structural alterations to optional extras, to suit the needs and requirements of your business. Improvements in technology have allowed more choice for businesses which would require more specialised products which can adapt to work regular forklifts cannot. This is seen with companies which require more stronger forklifts to lift extremely heavy material, or more specialised lifts to move unusual objects.

Customers now have the decision to implement a Hydrostatic Drive into their chosen vehicle allowing for greater maneuverability to operate in confined and awkward places. Hydrostatic drives also offer fast and more efficient maneuvering, with the loss of mechanical brakes to repair and adjust, operating the forklift is more straightforward with lesser maintenance costs.

Another piece of worthwhile technology is the AC motor which increases vehicle performance, decreases maintenance costs and improves energy consumption. A major advantage of the Motor is it ensures a longer time between recharging, allowing for lengthier periods of time to be functional.

Environmentally Friendly

Electric Forklifts do not produce emissions which is a major benefit as it reduces dependency on fossil fuel which are only getting more expensive. Utilising Electric powered Forklifts makes the need for engine oil transmission fluid and radiator fluid redundant, helping the environment. Electric Forklifts are also much less noisier than regular oil engine Forklifts, improving the quality of air around employees. The use of environmentally friendly technologies can improve the reputation of businesses.


Improvements in the design of the Forklift as a user friendly machine has increased operator comfort and in turn improved the levels of productivity with employees. With the introduction of air conditioning, soft touch contoured hand grip, adjustable steer columns and non-slip treads improve the retention rates of the user therefore decreasing the chance of accidents to occur.

About us

Here at H&F, our expertise means we can inspect and survey a sight and specify the right equipment that suits what the business requires. With improvements in technology we have a greater flexibility in how we can choose the right parts a Forklift needs to be productive in the environment it is required in.

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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

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

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

We cover a 30 mile radius