Thurrock Fork Lift Trucks Ltd is a family run business established in 1988 specialising in the service, repair, sales & hire of forklift trucks in the Essex, London & Kent areas. Forklift manufacturers have designed various types of different forklifts over the decades to better suit the unique lifting requirements & needs of different industries. Forklifts have never been as safe, versatile or efficient as they are today, allowing businesses to use their space, time & money more efficiently than ever before while giving the operator an unprecedented level of comfort & safety. There are many different type of forklifts available to you & your industry, listed below.
Counterbalance forklifts are the most common on the market and in industry in general. They're a 'jack of all trades' and extremely versatile, with the ability to be adpated for use in almost any environment. However they are mainly used for lift & transporting heavy loads. Available in three different fuel tyres; Electric, Giesel & Gas (LPG), capacities are available from 1.5 - 25 ton, the heavier capacities tend to only be available in Diesel. 3 wheel electric counterbalance forklifts are available, for use when space is tight.
Reach Trucks are the heart & soul of the warehouse. Specifically designed to operate in very tight spaces & narrow aisles with lifting height up to 13m so the maximum space can be utilised in a warehouse with very high aisles. The trucks can come as 'stand-on' or 'sit on' versions and with lifting capacities generally between 1-3 tons with 1.4 & 2 ton being the most common and the most readily available for purchase or hire. Reach trucks are for indoor use only on clean flat floors.
Power Pallet Trucks
Power Pallet Trucks are basically fully electric version of a pallet truck or pump truck, which feature electric drive & lift not to be confused which a semi-electric pallet truck which is electric lift only. Power Pallet Trucks help move pallets & heavy goods quickly, easily & tend to used when using a manual pallet truck would be too strenuous. Can come in 'ride-on' or 'walk-with' versions.
Stacker are like Power Pallet Trucks but with a mast which allow them to lift pallets up to 5m. They are easier & cheaper than a forklift & are commonly used in tight spaces such as factory floors & small warehouses.
Order Pickers are designed to help fulfil orders where individual parts or cases are being picked instead of full pallets. They help staff to efficiently pick orders in a warehouse with basic models lifting a platform up to 2m. High level order pickers are available & can lift personnel up to 11.5m allowing order picking in high level warehouses.
Rough Terrian forklifts are designed to operate in uneven, rutted or muddy conditions. They have big tractor style wheels & tyres with some models having some kind of suspension. Most commonly used on farms, building sites & scrap yards.
Articulated forklifts such as Flexi, Bendi & Combilift are designed to allow warehouse to use very narrow aisles 1.5 - 2m wide. This is because the truck can stay parallel with the racking & can just turn the mast section of the truck into either side of the racking.
Truck Mounted Forklifts
Truck mounted forklifts such as the Hiab Moffett are designed to be transported on the back of a truck or commercial trailer without any loss of storage space. The forklift can be quickly lowered off a truck or trailer to load & unload independently on site which have no forklifts. Commonly used when delivering to sites with no forklifts.
Thurrock Fork Lift Trucks can provide the following services:
Service & Repair
'Planned Preventation Maintenance' increases the long term reliability of your forklifts & handling equipment. Typically forklifts are serviced in 3, 6 or 12 months intervals depending on the amount of use. All services are carried by our factory qualified, experienced, highly skilled engineers who during from the service will identify & highlight to you any repairs we would recommend. All repairs can be quoted for & carried out in a timely manner.
From time to time breakdowns happen. Thurrock Fork Lift Trucks Ltd has built a reputation in Essex, London & Kent for having one of the fastest breakdown response times within the forklift industry. You can be safe in the knowledge that over factory qualified engineers will work tirelessly to get your forklifts back up & running.
Sales & Hire
We can offer a comprehensive range of handling equipment; new, reconditioned & used Forklifts, Forklift Attachemnts, Pallet Trucks, Stackers, Lifting Tables, etc. All forklifts & equipment come fully serviced, come with a new Thorough Examination(if the product requires it) & delivered to any site in Essex, London & Kent.
Thorough Examination (LOLER)
Our engineers are qualified to carry out Thorough Examinations (LOLER) testing in the Essex, London & Kent areas on Forklifts, MEWP's, Order Pickers, Sideloaders, Stackers, Telehandlers, Power Pallet Trucks.
We can offer an on-site forklift driver training service for Counter Balance forklifts & Reach Trucks. All training is carried out on-site & is tailored to your businesses needs.
Thurrock Fork Lift Trucks have an extensive worth of knowledge & experience working on the following makes:
Mitsubishi | Toyota | Hyster | Linde | Nissan | Komatsu | Jungheinrich | Yale | Heli | Doosan | Crown | Caterpillar | BT | Clark | Still | Cesab | TCM | Moffett | Flexi | Bendi | Genie | Power Towers | Niftylift | JLG | Skyjack
To enquire please
EMAIL US or phone us directly:
Director | Joe - 07973511172
Service Manager | Chris - 07854153976
Office & Accounts | Sue - 01245 323256