Bristol based, Christmas tree wholesalers, Frenchay Forestry, has hired two engine counterbalance Linde trucks to help it distribute 40,000 palletised Christmas trees from growers to garden centres during its busiest period.

Frenchay Forestry has used Linde for over five years- providing the company with the needed short term rental support during its peak period in the three weeks leading up to Christmas.

The two and a half tonne engine powered counterbalance forklifts are used for loading and unloading the Christmas trees onto delivery lorries.  These H 25 models, are equipped with Linde’s unique hydrostatic direct drive which ensures the precise transmission of power. This drive concept automatically applies the breaks as the accelerator pedal is released and travelling forward and in reverse is controlled by two separate accelerator pedals. The minimal number of moving parts within these models means that maintenance costs are kept low – providing customers such as Frenchay with the needed low-cost solution over the short-term hire.

Richard Whittle, Partner at Frenchay Forestry commented, “We have used Linde Forklift Hire for many years now and know we can rely on them to provide us with reliable machines for as long as we need. The bulk of our business is completed in a three week period, therefore it’s essential that we’re able to hire durable, reliable trucks for this short time which will help us work around the clock to timed deliveries.”

Rhian Stephens, Head of Rentals at Linde Severnside Ltd, said: “We’ve been working with Frenchay Forestry for over five years and have provided them with the needed forklift truck solution during their busiest season. Our hire truck option is there for companies who only need trucks for a short period and our extensive range gives our customers the tailored solutions they need to work as efficiently as possible within a certain time frame.”

Linde Forklift Truck Hire operates the largest fork lift truck rental fleet in the UK with over 10,000 units available for periods of one day to as long as required.  From powered pallet trucks to counterbalance trucks with capacities of 52 tonnes, Linde Forklift Truck Hire offers an unrivalled range of equipment for every type of application.

Linde Forklift Truck Hire

Tel: 0845 609 3333

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