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Forklift buying tips for first time buyers

If you’re buying a forklift or a fleet of forklifts for your warehouse for the first time, it can be overwhelming when trying to make sure you make the right choice for your needs. There are lots of different options out there when it comes to procuring forklifts – here’s our top tips for making sure you get it right first time.

Lift and reach. It may seem obvious, but before you start searching make sure you’re absolutely clear on what you need your forklift to do and therefore how much you need it to lift and how far you need it to reach when moving goods.

Efficiency and frequency. How much of the time are you planning to use your forklift? Pick a model that can suit your usage needs but is also efficient in doing so – and if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, take a look at electric models that might be suitable.

New or used? Forklifts are a considerable investment – have you considered whether a used model might be better for your needs and your budget?

Making the right choice when buying a forklift is vital for ensuring your business can get on with the job in hand – so do your research and choose wisely!

For more information about our latest forklift opportunities, or to find out how Drake Recruitment can support your business, contact us on 0333 344 6845 or

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