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The right lift
for your business

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.


H&F have a close working relationship with several leading finance houses. This enables us to offer very competitive and individually tailored finance for forklifts. The two main finance types offered to H&F customers are:

Contract hire with maintenance

Contract hire is a fixed term agreement, usually between 3 and 7 years with monthly rental that include forklift maintenance, servicing and repairs. 100% of the rentals paid can be offset against taxable income. This is a one-stop solution and is widely viewed as the most hassle free, cost effective and tax efficient method of finance for forklifts. You can enjoy simple budgeting and just hand back the trucks at the end of the term. Agreements that qualify as ‘operating leases’ are not shown as liabilities. So they don’t adversely impact on gearing ratios within your accounts.

Lease Purchase

This offers the end user eventual ownership of the equipment after spreading the cost and interest over an agreed period (normally 2 to 7 years) through fixed monthly payments. This asset is put on your balance sheet and offset ‘capital allowances’ against taxable income at a rate of 25% per annum on the reducing balance. (‘Small companies’, as defined by the DTI, can offset 40% of the equipment value in the first year). All of the interest charges can be set against taxable income. At the outset of the agreement you pay the total VAT on the equipment cost, together with any deposit. This is ‘on balance sheet’ funding so the outstanding payments are shown on your balance sheet as a liability. Maintenance and repairs are not included in the cost.

We provide forklift finance to Staffordshire, South Cheshire, Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Stoke, Stoke on Trent, Newcastle Under Lyme, Uttoxeter, Derby, Shrewsbury, Telford, Burton. So if you don’t want to place constraints on your cashflow with the costs of material handling equipment why not talk to H&F and ask us if we can help to finance your purchase.

And if you decide you would rather hire your forklifts initially, we have a range of machines available for short term lease.


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

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

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