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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.

Top Tips To Clean Your Forklift

From dirt and mud to corrosive materials, forklifts are often exposed to a variety of substances. Not only do dirty forklifts look bad, there’s also a risk they’ll run less effectively that they would if they were clean.

Here are our top tips to help you keep your forklift at its best:

Clean from the top to the bottom

Whether you’re cleaning the forklift by hand or using specialist equipment, start from the top of the forklift and work your way down. Since dirt will move downwards when disturbed, this is the best way to clean the forklift quickly and effectively without having to cover the same parts more than once.

Use a pressure washer

A pressure washer can be a really effective way of cleaning your forklift with as little effort as possible. The sheer power of the water will blast away any dirt while also getting in those narrow and hard to reach places.

Soaps, detergents and chemicals

A pressure washer alone is unlikely to leave your forklift looking pristine. Depending on the type of washer you’re using, you may also need to introduce specialist soaps, detergents or chemicals. Be sure to read the instructions to ensure you’re using the right tools for the job.

Protect yourself

When cleaning your forklift, take a few precautions to protect yourself from any hazardous materials. If using a pressure washer, keep a safe distance from the forklift and wear protective clothing, goggles and gloves if necessary. You may also choose to wear a mask to protect yourself from breathing in any hazardous materials. If the floor is wet, be sure to wear anti-slip footwear to prevent any accidents.

H&F can offer a free forklift survey, just contact us today for more information.

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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

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

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