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Benefits of electric forklifts

The diesel and LPG fuelled range of forklifts have always been incredibly popular and the preferred choice for most construction sites and warehouse environments. But, in recent years there has been a dramatic shift towards the use of electric counterbalance trucks and electric forklifts, and this is for very good reasons. Industrial based companies are now embracing the electric forklift due to its increased efficiency, powerful engines, heavy loads, safe practice and handling, versatility and environmentally-friendly nature. Below we explore in further detail six major benefits of using electric forklifts.

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With over 50 years' experience in the materials handling industry, Budget Fork Trucks is one of the leading providers of material handling solutions. We have over 450 trucks available for hire and lease, and can provide hires from one day up to five years for all your handling needs. Since March 2014 we have been a dealer for Doosan Industrial Vehicles Ltd providing the full range of Doosan forklift trucks.

forklift maintenance

A forklift is a useful piece of equipment that is integral to the building and construction industry. It helps ease operational tasks which in turn speeds up a job. Just like any other piece of heavy-duty equipment, forklifts also require regular care and maintenance. If you look after them, they can last for over 10 years. Since the consistent use of forklifts could lead to general wear and tear, maintaining them allows you to ensure that all your transportation and services take place smoothly. Thankfully, repairing and maintaining a forklift isn't as difficult as you may think, therefore, to help you out, we've put together some top tips on forklift maintenance

When it comes to needing a quality forklift for your business, there are two choices. Some companies will choose to buy, while some will choose to hire. In essence, hiring forklifts or buying forklifts is a choice that is individual to your business needs. As such, it will depend a lot on what business you are in and why you need the forklift. 

However, there are some general reasons that can recommend both hiring forklifts and buying them. Read on to find out which might be best for you.

Many of us want to obtain a forklift license in the knowledge that it will enhance current and future job opportunities. Technically you do not need a forklift licence to drive a forklift in a depot or warehouse, but every forklift driver must have proper training and although you do not need a forklift licence to drive off-road, employers have a legal obligation to provide adequate and appropriate training to all employees using mechanical equipment, including forklift trucks. 

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