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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.

Forklift trucks: Contract Hire Vs. Lease Purchase

One of the main advantages of getting your forklift trucks from H&F Forklifts is the price. We know that not every business necessarily needs to purchase a forklift truck because they only need it for a certain amount of time, so that’s why we offer the more cost-effective solution of hiring the equipment. However, some businesses do wish to purchase the equipment but don’t have the necessary capital to buy outright.

Offering competitive and individually tailored finance packages is another way that we keep our costs manageable. And there are two main finance types that we have available to H&F customers. Take a look at the two to decide which one suits your individual company needs.

Contract Hire

If you’re looking for the most cost-effective, hassle-free and tax-efficient option then contract hire is for you. Not only do you receive your forklift truck(s) for a fixed term agreement of usually 3-7 years, your monthly rental includes forklift maintenance, servicing and repairs. With a simple budget, you can take full advantage of the equipment before handing back the forklift trucks once your contract ends. Even better, 100% of the rentals paid can be offset against taxable income.

Lease Purchase

Much like with car deals, a lease purchase allows you to gain eventual ownership of the equipment. At the start of the agreement the total VAT is paid, along with the deposit. You then make fixed monthly payments over an agreed period of usually 2-7 years with all of the interest charges set against taxable income. 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, whilst small companies can offset 40% of the equipment value within the first year. Unlike a contract hire, maintenance and repairs are not included in the price. This is the best option for you if you’re looking to purchase forklifts but haven’t got the resources to buy outright.

If you’re looking to get your hands on some forklift trucks and would like more information on our finance options, contact us at H&F Forklifts.

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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

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