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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.

Why Buy An Electric Forklift?

With increased awareness on the impact we are having on the planet, both people and businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut down on their carbon footprints to become ‘greener.’ 

And in recent years, due to advancements in technology, the market for electric vehicles has really seen a spark in terms of sales. And now, electric forklifts are gaining in popularity, but what are the benefits of investing in one or a fleet of electric forklifts? We’ve broken them down for you here:


The most fundamental consideration for any business transaction is how much is it going to cost. With no requirement to purchase petrol, diesel or as much oil compared to a traditional forklift, an electric forklift will save you cash regularly.

In addition, an electric forklift doesn’t need servicing as often as other forklifts, so there’s also the potential to save here too.


Electric forklifts are incredibly reliable. Their engineering is much less intensive than petrol or diesel forklifts which makes them not as prone to breakdowns and as you may know, it can be costly if you’re waiting for your forklift to be fixed regularly.

It’s also worth noting that electric forklifts also run better in cold temperatures. Whilst other forklift types might find themselves struggling when the temperatures drop, electric forklifts’ performance is unaffected. Making them great for working in cold environments.

Environmentally friendly

Probably the most obvious benefit an electric forklift brings is its lack of emissions, making them very environmentally friendly. It’s always nice as a business to know you’re doing your bit to keep your carbon footprint as small as possible and an electric forklift can help you reach your low emissions target.

Reduced noise

Whatever industry you’re in, your warehouse or workspace can be a noisy place which can make it difficult to communicate. Luckily, an electric forklift won’t contribute to that noise and only sounds you’ll hear coming from one will be the reversing alarm or the tyres.

If you’re in the process of looking for a new forklift and are considering purchasing an electric forklift, get in touch with the team today to find out more.

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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 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

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