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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.

Is it time to replace your Forklift?

If you’ve been using the same forklift for a while now, it could be time to replace it. Even if your forklift is still operational, replacing it could benefit your business greatly. A new forklift could decrease your running costs and increase both safety and productivity.
But how do you know when it’s time to replace your forklift truck? Here are 3 clear signs it’s time to move on.

Repairs and maintenance costs are spiraling

We’ve spoken before about the importance of regular maintenance when it comes to your forklift truck but if you’re finding that the costs of your maintenance are increasingly quite dramatically and you need to pay for more and more repairs, your forklift truck may be near the end of its life.
Paying for repairs is sometimes necessary, but a fully functioning forklift that is at its peak shouldn’t need repairs so frequently. There comes a point where it just makes more economical sense to invest in a new machine, rather than paying to run your existing forklift.

Health and safety malfunctions increase

Working with forklift trucks means adhering to certain health and safety regulations. Not only does this make operating your forklift much easier, it ensure the safety and welfare of both your machines and your employees. However, when dangerous malfunctions occur they can compromise your health and safety protocols. If these happen too often, your forklift truck will be deemed unfit for purpose and you’ll need to find a replacement. It’s better to get ahead of the situation to ensure you’re not left without one for a few days whilst you make the swap. It will also ensure the safety of your working environment, and those in it.

Your forklift is out of action more often than not

Forklift downtime is sometimes needed but if your forklift is spending more time out of action than actually in use, you’re probably better off letting the machine go. In a busy warehouse or factory, forklift trucks need to be used daily – if your current forklift truck isn’t up to the job, there’s no point hanging on to it. Not only is your productivity going to suffer but your forklift truck will be taking up vital space in your warehouse or factory. Best to replace it as soon as possible.

Whether you’re looking for used forklifts or new forklifts for sale, here at H&F Lift Trucks, we have a range of machines available in diesel, electric or gas. Contact us for more information.

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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

We cover a 30 mile radius