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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.

How to keep your forklift in working order

In this blog, we discuss some preventive maintenance that you can do on your forklift to keep it running smoothly and prevent any accidents. By following these simple tips, you’ll be ensuring that your forklift is in good condition and reduces the chances of any accidents happening.

If you’re like most forklift drivers, you probably spend plenty of time on the forklift undertaking general repairs. But are you doing your maintenance properly? If not, you could be risking expensive repairs down the road. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the main preventive maintenance tasks that you should carry out on your forklift to keep it running smoothly. So don’t wait – start taking care of your forklift now!

Preventative Maintenance for Forklifts

For forklift owners and operators, preventive maintenance is key to keeping your forklift in top condition. By following these simple tips, you can keep your forklift running smoothly for years to come. With regular inspections, you can detect potential issues early, and save yourself time, money, and repair costs. Forklift maintenance is not just about keeping the forklift running; it’s also about preventing costly repairs and accidents. So make sure to keep your forklift in top shape and prevent costly repairs and accidents by following these preventive maintenance tips!

Prevention of forklift breakdowns can be accomplished by following these guidelines:

  • Ensure that forklift trucks are properly equipped and maintained.
  • Keep forklift truck tires properly inflated.
  • Ensure that forklift carts and loads are properly aligned and balanced.
  • Train forklift operators in safe operating procedures.

Forklift maintenance is essential to ensure your safety and the safety of your employees. Make sure to check these four key areas every time you forklift: the spark plug, wires, engine, and oil level. If any of these checks fail, it may be time to replace your forklift.

What are the common faults in forklifts

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), forklift breakdowns can be due to a variety of reasons, including: operator error, defective parts, inadequate servicing, poor maintenance, and weather conditions.

Frequently, forklift failures are caused by worn or torn parts, including the forklift truck itself, gears, springs, and bearings. Other causes of forklift truck failure can include operator error (i.e. not following forklift safety procedures), damages incurred while moving the forklift, environmental factors such as weather conditions that affect the forklift’s performance.

H&F and Forklift Repairs

We have top of the line service when it comes to repairing forklifts and addressing breakdowns, you can find more about this on our service repair page, for areas covered and more.

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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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