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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.

Which forklift truck is best for heavy lifting?

There are many different reasons for needing forklift trucks and they can be used for a variety of different tasks.

Heavy lifting is a common occurrence in places such as factories and warehouses. And having a forklift truck to help you take care of business can be a massive asset. But before you go rushing out to grab the first forklift truck you see, it’s important to find the most suitable truck for the job.

Like any kind of work equipment, different pieces of machinery are suited to different jobs. Here are the best forklift trucks for heavy lifting:

Heavy Duty

Heavy duty forklifts are designed with heavy lifting in mind. With the majority of these forklifts coming equipped with a diesel engine, they can make light work of even the heaviest of loads. Heavy lifting can take a toll on your forklift but the robustness and the strength of heavy duty forklifts means you won’t have to worry about your machine handling heavy loads, or buckling under the pressure. Heavy duty forklifts really mean business and some can lift up to 48 tons in one go.


Sometimes, heavy lifting requires operators to broaden their reach which some standard forklifts cannot achieve. Luckily, reach forklifts are aptly named and can do just that! Reach forklifts are particularly useful in warehouses and factories that have mezzanine floors or have extremely high stacking racks.

Truck Mounted

Truck mounted forklift trucks also boast powerful engines which make them perfect for use in heavy lifting. One of their main benefits is their ability to transport heavy loads across large areas in a relatively short space of time. Extremely durable, these forklift trucks also allow for unloading and loading in an incredibly efficient way.

Here at H&F Forklift Trucks, we have a range of new and used forklifts for hire and for sale, to suit your every need. Contact us for more information on any of our forklift trucks.

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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

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

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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