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Forklift Safety: All You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

When it comes to operating heavy machinery, safety is of the utmost importance. Just like driving a car, you will need to have some formal training to understand how to operate one safely and efficiently. MJC takes safety seriously and we work to ensure that that all of our equipment is inspected on a regular basis.
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What Benefits Can Introducing a Forklift Bring to Your Setting?

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

If you are the owner of factories or warehouses, then you will already know just how important it is that everything runs as smoothly as possible, if you want to make sure that your business is a success. This often means that you will have to purchase specialist machinery in order to carry out your work. However, here at MJC Services we are able to allow you to hire forklifts in order to maximise proficiency. Here are a few of the advantages that come with hiring a forklift. (more…)

Forklift Hiring vs. Buying- Which is Best for You?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

When it comes to undertaking a large landscaping project, using the proper equipment is essential. One of the things that you may find you need is a forklift. If this is the case, then you are probably trying to decide whether you should hire a forklift, or buy one. The simple fact is that there are benefits to both. Here are a few of the benefits of each in order to help you decide on the best option for you. (more…)

When Do You Need a Rough Terrain Forklift?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

If you are involved in any type of outdoor construction project, you may have to deal with some difficult terrain, which can cause real headaches if you need to move heavy materials from one place to another. A good solution may be for you to choose a rough terrain forklift and here at MJC Services, we are able to provide you with this type of vehicle if you are located in the Reading, Swindon or Oxford areas.

Rough Terrain Forklifts Explained

There are a number of important ways in which a rough terrain forklift differs from a standard forklift:

• It has inflatable tyres that benefit from  thick threads, which means  the forklift can be driven on all types of terrain.
• They have an internal combustion engine that is compact but powerful.
• They have been designed to be highly manoeuvrable.
• They are far more durable than an average forklift.

Good Reasons for Hiring a Rough Terrain Forklift

There may be some compelling reasons  why you might want to hire a rough terrain forklift including:

• This type of forklift is designed to be able to move heavy materials across rugged, uneven terrain..
• It can deal with  heavy weights – for example, the Ausa C250H can carry up to 3 tons.
• The counterbalance at the back of this vehicle is carefully calibrated in order to prevent overbalancing, which makes it a good choice for a construction site.
• The fact that it has an internal combustion engine means  it will be much more powerful than a regular forklift. It will usually have faster acceleration and be able to reach higher speeds too.
• There are some rough terrain forklifts that can operate in snow, ice or mud.
• In some situations, it may be used instead of heavier equipment such as skid-steer loaders. This means that you may be able to save money by choosing this option.

Who to Call When You Need a Rough Terrain Forklift?

Here at MJC Services, we specialise in all types of forklift hire, alongside selling both new and second-hand models. If you are unsure about your forklift needs, you can contact our experienced team for expert advice. We offer quality rough terrain forklifts that are a great option if you are involved in any type of construction project where  rough terrain is a problem, so get in touch today to find out more about hiring our vehicles by the day or week to resolve all of your problems.

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What Training do I Need to Drive a Forklift?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Whether you are using a forklift for a simple job at your property or are thinking of starting a career as a forklift driver, you have to complete training first to be able to operate one. This is not complicated and can take only a matter of hours so it is a far cry from the large amount of hours spent learning to drive a car. (more…)

How to: Survive a Forklift Accident

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

When you are using a forklift you should be aware that if not used as they should, they can be highly dangerous machines. Therefore you should always handle them with care especially for your own safety as well as others around you. However, from time to time accidents will happen that are out of your control and we at MJC Services know that the best way to deal with the situation is to be aware of how to act when it occurs: (more…)

5 Tips for Safe Lift Truck Operation

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Every year over 100 workers are killed during a forklift accident and thousands more seriously injured. These statistics don’t make for good reading. When dealing with a forklift it is vital to use common sense but tragically, too many people seem to forget this and serious accidents happen. People get comfortable and make simple errors. Operators need to remember that they are in charge of what happens and accountable for any accidents that occur. (more…)

Capitalising on Housing Trends

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

House prices are as inflated as ever making it harder for families and couples to move and progress with their family life. In these hard times a cheaper solution for growing families who require more space is to extend their current homes.

House extensions are by no means a new trend, however due to the economic down turn there has been a huge opportunity for builders to capitalise on families utilising cheaper solutions. In order to get as many jobs completed to the highest quality and as quick as possible, building firms should invest in hiring forklifts. (more…)

Deciding Whether to Buy or Hire Fork Lifts?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

In recent years, we have seen an increase in long term forklift hire. Whereas, traditionally, forklift hire was typically for a few days or weeks, it is now possible to hire them long term. This makes forklift hire a worthwhile alternative to buying, and each option has its own benefits.

One clear advantage that renting offers is the easy payment system, there is no upfront lump sum, but just regular payments depending on your hire basis, daily, weekly or monthly. There are also no additional costs for maintenance, which makes business budgeting much simpler.

For growing businesses, hiring forklifts offer a lot of flexibility. When business needs change, the option to switch to an alternative model can be very useful. Of course, in this economic climate the same applies to those companies that may need to make financial cut backs or find themselves with excess machines. The flexibility hiring offers provides a good level of business and financial security as well as peace of mind.

However, buying forklifts has one major key benefit – cost. In most cases, it is cheaper to buy rather than rent long term and many companies now offer used forklifts at a slightly cheaper rate. However, the potential costs of damages and maintenance should also be considered. If a business uses their forklifts for most hours of the day, additional costs can work out very expensive when considering the time that the forklifts and workers will be out of action.

Here at M J C Services we understand that deciding whether to buy or hire can be a daunting decision and the circumstances of the company need to be factored. Many small businesses and those that will keep them in operation throughout the day may opt for hire, whereas companies that need light use, buying may be a more financially viable solution.

We realise that buying a fork lift is not always an option and with many options available from daily hire to long term hire to buying new or used, we’re sure we can find the solution for you. For more information about forklift hire in Reading contact us on: 01235 767 717 or contact us here.

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Forklift Truck

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When it comes to making sure your commercial or industrial premises are functioning with the efficiency and workload you’d expect, you need to ensure the correct equipment is being used in every aspect, whether it’s the right telephone systems for the sales people, or good quality conveyor systems for the factory. Having the right tools is half the battle in the nature of today’s break-neck speed industry. As such, whether you’ve already got a fleet of forklifts or you’re adding to them, here at MJC, we’re bringing you forklift hire that’ll provide everything you need! Here are our top 3 reasons why forklift truck hire in Cheltenham could be perfect for you.

  • Emergency Capacity – If you have a fleet of forklift trucks then you’ll know the many productivity oriented benefits they can bring to the table in your warehouse or industrial units. Of course, there may be times when an influx of those sought after orders, or high volumes of workload cause your fleet to be stretched too thinly. This is where forklift hire comes in, providing you with emergency trucks to use without the commitment and huge additional financial investment for something you’ll only use at peak times. For great prices, you can make the workload lighter any time you need!
  • Breakdowns – As with all mechanical equipment, at some point, some will inevitably break down, and rather than slimming down the workload, turning away clients or exasperating staff by attempting to manage without the extra truck, simply call us here at MJC and we’ll deliver your backup to cover defunct forklift while it’s fixed!
  • Financial advantage – Flexibility with your funds is always a beneficial aspect to any arrangement, and by not tying your finances into bought forklift trucks, you’re free to retain those finances and use them in other places when necessary!

Here at MJC, we’re proud to bring you a comprehensive forklift truck hire service that meets all your requirements every step of the way. We provide solutions when you need them most, as well as our extensive knowledge and willingness to deliver warm and friendly help and advice wherever needed! To take advantage of all these great features, call 01235 767 717 today!