Forklift Truck Hire

Short-Term & Long-Term Solutions

At Fork Truck Direct, we maintain and operate an extensive fleet of material handling and warehouse equipment, which we use to cover short-term and long-term operational difficulties for businesses across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, and London. All of our stock equipment is available for hire, and these agreements include the following benefits:

  • Breakdown Coverage & Maintenance
  • Regular Service & CFTS Thorough Examination Scheduling
  • Tyre Replacements
  • Fork Replacements
  • Hydraulic Hose Replacements
  • Workshop Repairs

For more information on our current stock of hire vehicles, feel free to click the below button and get in contact with our dedicated hire team.

Doosan forklifts in action at Stourgarden Colchester
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Our customers who make use of our short-term and long-term hire fleet can access a range of counter-balance, articulated and warehouse specific equipment which is guaranteed to be a reliable and cost-effective solution to operations across the South.

We maintain a fleet of ready-to-go forklift trucks which can be delivered to your site in up-to a week.

Benefits of HIre

Unlock Unique Benefits with our Hires

Hiring a forklift can be cheaper than buying it.

If your business intends to use a forklift for a week or several months, hiring one seems to be a sensible option. All of the machines we offer are available for short-term and long-term forklift hire. The best part is that you get to use the latest and best-suited machine for the job.

There are zero maintenance costs with hired forklifts.

Just like any other machine out there, forklifts need regular maintenance besides the everyday checks. And anyone who services heavy machinery knows how expensive it can get. With hired equipment, the business gets a break from these unpleasant surprises and planned maintenance costs, as general servicing and repairs are covered within our hire contracts, although damage is chargeable.

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Short & Long Term Hire

Flexible Hire Options Readily Available

Short-Term Hire

Most companies may require a short-term material handling or warehouse equipment solution during times of operational headaches.

Short-term hire is an ideal way to meet heavy or seasonal demands without putting a strain on the balance sheet.

All kinds of equipment are available, including Doosan Bobcat Gas, Diesel, and Electric Forklift Trucks, as well as Combilift's, Articulated Flexi’s, and much more.

Long-Term Hire

A number of companies today are looking more closely at the advantages of contract hire. There are several advantages to this option, not least of which is the ability to fix the total cost throughout the term of the agreement.

Our rental packages are available with full maintenance included. You can be certain of your total costs throughout your agreed term.

Case Studies

How we support operations across the South


With over 171 locations including Chandlers Building & Roofing Supplies, Parker Building & Roofing Supplies, Grant & Stone and many more, IBMG's large and complex network of depot's are all supported by Fork Truck Direct. IBMG have acquired over 110 Doosan forklift trucks, and dozens of telehandlers & side-loaders which are all supported by FTD's service team in partnership with Triple R Engineering. 

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Premium Cyder specialists Aspall Suffolk Cyder has been in business for 300 years. For the past 15 years, Fork Truck Direct have supplied the site with Doosan counter-balance forklift trucks. Currently Aspall's operate 12 of our Doosan forklifts which we maintain on a weekly basis.

Case Studies - Hills Prospect

For the last 11 years, Hills Prospect have chosen Fork Truck Direct as their main supplier of material handling and warehouse equipment. With 14 Doosan electric vehicles, Hills Prospect are able to operate 22-hours a day, 6 days a week trusting the reliability and servicing provided by our products and service team.

Case Studies - Eat Natural

For over 18 years, our sales manager Jimmy Pascavage has supported Eat Natural by providing them material handling solutions on many projects to improve efficiency. 14 Doosan counter-balance forklift trucks support Eat Natural in their production and distribution of over 100 million bars every year. 

Case Studies - Jaylow Supplies

Since 2006, Fork Truck Direct have consistently supported Jaylow Supplies with warehouse solutions & equipment. With over 20 Doosan powered pallet trucks and multiple articulated & counter-balance forklifts, Jaylow Supplies depend on Fork Truck Direct's service team to maintain their extensive fleet.  

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If you’re based in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire or East London and think that the benefits of buying or hiring a forklift might suit your business needs, then please feel free to call us to discuss your options and get a free no-obligation quote.

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