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  • Your pick of electric forklifts...

    Over the years, the range of forklift trucks on the market has grown and there are now so many products available for you to choose from that you might not know where to start. As well as diesel versions, there are advanced electric and gas versions for you to peruse.

    Like many bosses, you might be tempted by electric forklift trucks. These vehicles are associated with a range of advantages that could make them ideal for your organisation.


    You’re certainly not alone in wanting an electric model. Trucks like these are now among the most popular and this is down to a range of factors. For example, they are highly versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

    Unlike diesel trucks, they don’t have emissions that could pose a risk to your employees in an enclosed area. This has the added benefit of making them more eco-friendly. Also, they are quiet, meaning they are more pleasant to be around.

    In addition, because of their weight and concentrated battery mass, they are generally more manoeuvrable that their engine powered equivalents. This could be especially important if you have a limited space in which to operate the trucks.

    Your drivers may also find the trucks easier to drive because they only have an accelerator and a brake pedal, unless they are hydrastically powered. In other words, there is no clutch pedal or inching pedal, and the operator does not have to rev the engine for fast lifts or hill starting.

    Battery care

    If you’re to get the most from your electric trucks, it’s important that you care for their batteries. If you buy from us here at Trucks Direct, we’ll provide you with a 12-month onsite battery warranty, helping to boost your peace of mind.

    In addition, all of our electric trucks come with a fully tested battery charger that can be either single or three phase to suit your electrical supply.

    It’s also worth bearing in mind that the cost of recharging batteries overnight on low-rate tariff is considerably less than replacing gas bottles or filling a tank with diesel fuel.

    Plenty of choice

    One thing’s for sure, if you come here looking for used forklifts, you’ll benefit from an impressive selection. We sell trucks made by many of the biggest names in the industry, including Toyota, Linde, Hyster and Caterpillar.

    We have hundreds of different models for you to peruse and you can be sure that all the vehicles on our website are our own. We don’t advertise trucks that we don’t have or other dealers’ stock.

    Top quality and great value

    Regardless of the type of electric used forklift you buy from us, you’ll benefit from superb value for money and you can rest assured the vehicle will be of the highest quality. This means you can make purchases with real confidence.

    To see our impressive selection of trucks for yourself, just take a look around our website or come to our showroom near Birmingham city centre.

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  • The safe approach to forklift use...

    There’s no denying the importance of forklift trucks. Without these vehicles, your firm’s operations may quickly grind to a shuddering halt. Moving products, particularly heavy items, from A to B in the absence of suitable trucks can be virtually impossible.

    However, when you invest in new or used forklifts it’s important that you take the issue of safety seriously. As well as being useful, the products can be dangerous if they are not treated with the appropriate level of care and skill.

    Workplace vehicles

    When it comes to workplace vehicles in general, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) notes that employers must make sure that the work equipment used is suitable for its purpose, take account of the working conditions the vehicles will be used in and assess the risks to health and safety associated with the equipment.

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  • The savvy way to source forklifts...

    Buying gas, diesel or electric forklift trucks is a big deal. These products can cost a lot of money, so any mistakes you make can have major financial implications. Also, the vehicles might play a major role in your company’s operations, so any technical problems could prove costly and stressful. Then there’s the issue of safety to bear in mind. If you were to buy unsound trucks, the consequences could be tragic.

    So, when you’re finding a provider of these vehicles, it’s vital you choose one that you can have complete confidence in.

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  • The benefits of electric forklifts...

    The benefits of electric forklifts

    Before you go ahead and invest in a used forklift for your firm, it’s important to think long and hard about what sort of vehicle would suit your needs best. There are so many different models to choose from these days and so there is no need to settle for second best.

    Here at Trucks Direct UK we offer a wide range of trucks and by taking a look around our website, you should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

    The versatility of electric trucks

    You might be keen to invest in electric forklift trucks. These are a popular choice and it’s not hard to see why. One of the main advantages associated with these vehicles is their versatility. They are great for indoor use because of their low noise output and because they do not emit exhaust fumes into the air. That said, they can also be used outside. So, if you’re looking for an all-rounder, an electric truck could be perfect.

    Meanwhile, because the battery weight acts as an effective counterbalance, these trucks can be more compact in size. This is great if you have limited space to work with. Also, they are generally more manoeuvrable than their engine-powered counterparts.


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