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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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In a Forklift Truck

Forklifts are a great investment for any business that regularly uses machinery for vital project work. For example, a construction company will use forklifts regularly to help shift materials to and from various parts of the construction site. Recycling companies and waste management companies, as well as many warehouses, also benefit from the use of forklifts on site.

Forklifts are heavy and robust pieces of machinery that can do the job of many men and in much quicker time. They can transport piping, wood and other materials which are heavy precisely to where they are needed. A man operates the forklift from the “cab” where the controls and a seat is situated.

Many construction companies decide to hire forklifts when they need the help of this particular piece of machinery. However, it would seem a better investment and make more sense practically if the company would purchase a forklift on a permanent basis. Doing so has many advantages:

  1. Your company owns the machinery and has another asset to its name.
  2. You do not need to worry about contacting hiring companies every time you need a forklift – there is one there whenever you need it.
  3. You can use the forklift for quick or short jobs which you might not have ordinarily been able to do as hiring may have seemed too much hassle.
  4. You can train your staff to use your specific machine so that they are more competent and familiar with the vehicle.
  5. You can deliver projects quicker as you no longer have to worry about waiting for the forklift to be delivered.

Some companies may be put off buying a forklift as they feel it is too much money, but many forklift companies offer monthly plans and very reasonable rates on most forklift vehicles.

Not only this, but some companies benefit from buying a used forklift. This forklift comes in at a remarkably lower price than a new forklift but still works to required standards.

Buying a forklift usually comes with a guarantee and many people decide to outsource a maintenance company to regularly check the forklift for safety and efficiency levels, doing this can ensure your forklift operates properly and has an overall longer life – because it is well cared for. Some companies may own several forklifts, especially if the business is a large one with many projects running at once.

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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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