Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled our most frequently asked questions about forklift hire, servicing and repairs. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How often will my forklift require maintenance?

Prior to daily use, we recommend operators carry out simple daily maintenance checks. You should inspect for leaks, damage, the condition of the tyres, operation of safety lights and controls, brakes, horn, parking and steering.

Does it matter which replacements parts I put on my forklift?

Yes. We advise that you only replace damaged components with original manufacturer parts, which we can supply for you. This will increase your forklifts durability and long-term value.

How often does my forklift need servicing?

Every forklift truck should undergo a thorough examination annually. However, depending on the type of your forklift, the use and the environment it is operated in, this may be more regular. Please contact our team for more information.

Shall I buy or hire a forklift?

This depends on what you intend to use the forklift for and the type of business you work in. If you are carrying out light work on a frequent basis, it might be best to invest. However, for heavy usage on a less regular basis, it could be better for you to hire a forklift.

Am I able to drive a forklift on the road?

It is possible. If you wish to drive a forklift on a public road for more than a thousand yards, you will need to comply with the Road Vehicles Registration 1986. If it weighs more than 3,500kg, you will need a forklift truck licence. For general use, yes, you can drive it on the road but you will need to be registered with the DVLA. The forklift must then be taxed and insured to use on the road.

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