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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.

What Should You Consider When Buying An Eco-Friendly Forklift?

Protecting the environment is important and using eco-friendly forklifts can help to ensure a sustainable future. Technological advancements have helped to make forklifts more environmentally friendly, and this can be seen in hydrogen fuel cells. The cell produces electricity by utilising oxygen and hydrogen. So, what factors should you consider when looking to purchase an eco-friendly forklift?

Type of fuel

Fuel has a large impact on the environment and you can choose from LPG, diesel or electric powered forklifts. Out of the three, electric forklifts are the most energy efficient and produce zero emissions. This makes them suited to a retail and food environments because of the lack of pollutants.

However, you should think about the kind of materials that are suited to your forklift’s handling applications. If you’re handling heavy equipment in a harsh environment then a diesel forklift may be the most eco-friendly option.

Waste reduction

An eco-friendly forklift is a vehicle that’s long lasting. You’ll want to buy one that has a sturdy design so it reduces the need to dispose of broken parts. A forklift that has load indicators will help you identify how much weight it can take. This will prevent a driver from causing too much strain and damaging the forklift.

Renewable energy

If you’re going to buy an electric forklift then it’s important to consider where the energy comes from. If the electricity comes from burning fossil fuels, then it isn’t sustainable. Think about if the energy supply can be generated from solar or wind power.

Research renewable materials

As well as focusing on fuel, it can be beneficial to look at making other parts of a forklift environmentally sustainable. Solar reacting glass has been heralded as an energy efficient material.

It’s crucial that we protect the environment for future generations, and eco-friendly forklifts are a step in the right direction.

Further Developments In Autonomous Forklift Trucks
Understanding Forklift Weight Limits and Capacities
15 - Feb - 2016

Understanding Forklift Weight Limits and Capacities

  One of the main causes of forklift accidents is the misuse or ignorance of a forklift truck’s weight limit...
Are narrow aisle forklifts worth it?
12 - Jan - 2017

Are narrow aisle forklifts worth it?

You may have considered using narrow aisle forklifts in your factory or warehouse but are they really worth the investment?...
Drunk Driving a Fork Lift
16 - Jan - 2013

Drunk Driving a Fork Lift

A recent news story highlighted the efforts of a man who drove a forklift under the influence of twice the...
Testimonials

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

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 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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