Benefits of long-term forklift hire for your business and fleet

Many enterprise owners are unaware of the advantages of long-term forklift hire. Although buying forklifts represents a valuable investment for firms, there are hidden costs associated with ownership. Another consideration for companies is how significant forklift usage is for their operations. In some cases, a business will consider purchasing forklift trucks for a single project,…

Battery care and maintenance for forklift truck batteries

Forklift batteries serve two key functions. While their first job is to provide a dedicated power source for the forklift, their second role is to provide appropriate mass and serve as a counterweight, aiding the forklift’s capacity to lift. To get the most service life out of a forklift battery, there are three key considerations.…

What are the benefits of Doosan electric forklifts?

While traditionally internal combustion engine (ICE) solutions have been a mainstay for commercial and industrial operations, an increasing number of businesses are now building fleets of electric forklifts instead. Doosan electric forklifts offer a great way for you to bring the benefits of electric and the great engineering of Doosan to your fleet. Offering increased…

What can a quality refurbished forklift add to your business?

Forklifts are often an invaluable aspect of the lifeblood of a business and a refurbished forklift can be a great asset. They make efficient and effective transportation in a warehouse easy, they ensure reduced downtime hours and they can reliably afford you the trustworthy machinery you need. So, what about used forklifts? These are forklifts…

A guide to Doosan Forklift trucks

If you work in a warehouse or deal with heavy boxes or items on a daily basis, you will understand the value of a forklift. Forklifts can make moving heavy equipment easy, without the risk of your employees getting hurt. But when it comes to choosing the right forklift, you want to make sure that…

Forklift Truck Hire: A Full Guide

At West Mercia Fork Trucks, we’ve worked hard to become the leading forklift firm based in the Midlands and one of the biggest independent UK businesses in our field. With over 45 years of delivering forklift truck sales, servicing, repairs and hire, we offer products and services that are second to none. What type of…

How to load pallets on a truck

Regardless of industry, we believe that the secret to running a successful company is efficiency. From distribution and warehousing to delivery and returns, using the most cost-effective methods to optimise your efficiency is vital to being successful. This includes hiring or investing in your trucks in the best way to manage your pallet loading strategies.…

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How much does it cost to rent a forklift?

Renting a forklift truck can be an affordable and efficient option for a wide range of businesses. The cost of renting a forklift truck will depend on the make, type and model of the vehicle, as well as how long you want to rent it for. If you are wondering how much does it cost…

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What steps do you take when you fuel up a forklift?

Forklift trucks are often run on liquid chemicals like diesel or gasoline and are therefore convenient to refuel. However, these liquid chemicals are also incredibly flammable, so the operator is at risk of explosion and fire when refuelling the tanks. Therefore, safety has to be the number one priority when you fuel up a forklift.…