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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.

Facts About Forklifts

Forklifts are machines that help workmen to complete projects much quicker and with relative ease. A job could have taken several men to finish can be completed much more quickly with a forklift. A forklift can move, pick up and drop large objects and materials. For example, timber or piping on a construction site can be moved quickly with the help of a forklift.

Here are some other facts about forklifts:

  1. Forklifts are ideal for a wide range of working environments. This includes construction, recycling and waste industries. Many farmers also have forklift vehicles with adjustments that allow them to change the vehicle into a truck which best suits their requirements.
  2. Adjustments include buckets, long arms and shovels. You could transform a forklift into a snow plough easily by changing the adjustment, making it a versatile and flexible vehicle.
  3. Forklifts come in a range of sizes to suit the worker and the environment. Smaller, or mini forklifts, can be used where space is tight –for example, in a warehouse. You may have seen these forklifts in your local DIY store where pallets are stacked up high and it would be difficult to retrieve them without the help of the forklift.
  4. Forklifts are durable and can withstand extreme conditions. They are built to last, so any knock or scrape will easily be handled by a forklift. Their tyres have thick tread to manage the often uneven ground and muddy terrains which they are working in.
  5. The operator sits inside the vehicle to operate it, in what is known as a “cab.”
  6. You can hire or buy your own forklift. A project manager would have to weigh up how beneficial it is to have a forklift full time and buy it outright or whether the project only requires it for a short amount of time – and therefore only needs to temporarily hire it for the time span required. There are obviously benefits to both and depending on the line of work you are in, your choice can make a real difference.
  7. Some companies have a wide variety of forklifts to suit their changing requirements. For example, a construction company might have large, more robust forklifts for very heavy duty works – like moving bricks or concrete. A smaller forklift might be required to manoeuvre materials in restricted environments which a building site can often present you with.

Overall forklifts have many benefits and their use has grown in popularity over the years as more houses and developments are being built, especially in the UK. Forklifts are used all around the world and offer the worker with a versatile and robust solution.

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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

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