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The right lift
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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.

What Are The Benefits to Hiring a Forklift Long-Term?

Purchasing a new or used forklift can be a valuable investment for your business, but owners often overlook the benefits of forklift hire instead. 

Hiring forklifts for the long-term can offer a number of key advantages to those in the material handling industry. Sometimes forklift work may take up a very minor part of your business operations, or perhaps you only need them for certain jobs or projects, and won’t need to use them again afterwards. Hiring a forklift could therefore be a more sensible and cost-effective option. 

The benefits 

Opting for long-term forklift hire can be hugely beneficial for any business that either uses forklifts on a regular basis or just for a one-off project. Smaller businesses especially can benefit from renting forklifts as they may not be able to afford to purchase forklifts. Hiring is a great alternative as it help the business grow without becoming a big expense. 

Maintenance and repairs can be costly when you own machinery. Hiring often means that the company you’re renting from is responsible for covering repair costs. This can help to save further expenses for your business, and also your valuable time too.

With H&F, servicing and maintenance are all included in the price of the forklift hire. 

As a business, you may sometimes require more forklifts to operate over busy periods of the year, such as the holiday season. In these cases, it may be preferable to hire them instead of purchasing, particularly when you consider your return on investment over busy periods.

Sometimes it can also be difficult to predict which type of forklift you’ll need from one month to the next, due to the ever-changing materials handling industry. Most businesses can’t cover the costs of constantly purchasing new models each time requirements change, and many won’t have the storage space needed for multiple unused forklift trucks. 

Hiring will provide you with the flexibility you need in these situations, allowing you to change models and truck types throughout the year. 

When hiring long-term

If you’re considering hiring forklift(s) long term, the process is simple. However, you must be clear on your requirements before making a decision. For example, check whether your workload will require heavy-duty or compact equipment, and also if you’ll need multiple forklifts. 

Once you know what your exact needs are, it will make the process of hiring machinery even easier. Don’t worry though, as you can always call the experts for more information and to discuss your requirements – we’ll help you find what’s most suitable for you. 

Hire with H&F

We have provided local businesses with long and short term forklift hire for over three decades, and our casual hire fleet, which numbers over a hundred trucks, can cover a wide range of specifications. 

Whether you require electric forklifts, LPG or diesel, counterbalance trucks, or reach forklifts; we’ve got the right machinery for our requirements, and all are inspected and maintained to extremely high standards.

It won’t matter whether you need forklifts for a day, a month, a year, or on a constant ongoing basis. We’ll give you complete flexibility, and we also offer forklift servicing and maintenance with our prices. 

For a high quality, dependable service, contact us today on 0800 298 8790.

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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

We cover a 30 mile radius