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Is Buying Forklifts a Good Investment For Your Business?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Forklifts are one of the most essential and beneficial machines for many industries. Many manufactures could not go about their day to day duties without the use of a forklift. But should you buy a forklift or just rent one? Weighing up the pros and cons of buying a forklift can be tricky. We have put together a list of pros and cons to help you make your decision. Here at MJC we provide forklift hiring services as well as selling used forklifts in Swindon.

Pros to Buying a Forklift

-    If a forklift is vital to the running of the business then owning a forklift will may cheaper than renting one over a long period of time
-    There is only a one off payment rather than a monthly or weekly payment if you hire one
-    A forklift can be considered as a long term asset to the company
-    Having a forklift readily available at all times will mean you won’t waste time and money waiting for a hired forklift to be delivered

Cons to Buying a Forklift

-    Cost of repairs and maintenance would have to come out of your companies budget
-    If your forklift is out of action due to a service you won’t have a temporary replacement like you would if it was a hired forklift
-    You must ensure your forklift meets all standards set by the Occupational Health & Safety Act

The most important thing for you to think about is the financial implications. You need to weigh up how often a forklift is used. Is it used only a few months out of the year or is it used on a daily basis? You need to work out how much it will cost to rent a forklift on a long term basis compared to the cost of buying a used forklift and having to pay for its upkeep. If you can lay the two costs out in front of you it will be much easier to come to a decision.

Here at MJC we have a wealth of knowledge on supplying and hiring out forklifts, we are fully experienced in all types of forklifts and are always on hand to help you decide what are the best options for your business. If you would like any advice or information then get in touch by clicking here.

Telehandlers- What Are They Used For?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

If you work in agriculture or construction then you are likely to have experience in operating a number of different types of machinery and understand that different jobs require very different tools. Here at MJC we are committed to providing you with all of the machinery that you need to complete your work efficiently and safely. We provide a range of telehandlers in Banbury that are available for hire and can be an extremely useful tool for a number of purposes. So what exactly is a telehandler and what are they used for?

A telehandler in simple terms is similar to both a fork truck and a crane. A telehandler is loosely similar in appearance to a forklift but much better with more capabilities than a fork truck and so, more similar to a crane. An excellent advantage of using a telehandler is the impressive range of applications; there is not just one answer to what a telehandler is used for as it entirely depends upon what your requirements are. A telehandler can make use of a number of different attachments from lift tables, pallet forks, buckets and muck grabs; whatever you need to use your telehandler for, from grounds maintenance in Swindon to large construction projects, there’s sure to be an attachment to fit.

Here at MJC, we give you the option of hiring or buying a telehandler from us; if you need this versatile piece of machinery for just one or two jobs then hiring is the perfect option. If you decide that your business could benefit from a telehandler, then buying from us is simple and stress-free. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we can provide the solution. If you would like more information about hiring or buying a telehandler or forklift from us at MJC, please visit our website or you can give us a ring on 01235 767 717 to speak to a member of our friendly and supportive team.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

What Qualifications Do You Need to Drive a Forklift?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Forklifts are an invaluable asset for a multitude of industries, and because of their diverse usability and high performance, they are utilised in a variety of different ways. However, as professional stockists of forklift Swindon we at MJC Services are frequently asked the question ‘what qualifications do you need to drive a forklift?’ If this is a question you are eager to know the answer to, then we can answer it for you.

Legally, you don’t need a qualification to drive a forklift but what you do need is training. It vitally important that those who are operating a forklift (whether to perform Grounds Maintenance Swindon or construction work) are fully trained to use the forklift in a safe and responsible manner; however there are various training courses available which are supported by accredited bodies. These bodies include;

-    Construction industry training board
-    Lantra Awards
-    The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR)
-    Association of Industrial Truck Trainers
-    National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
-    RTITB

It’s important to note that your employer has a legal responsibility to train you, whether it is with one of the above bodies or in-house training. This is stated under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, which clearly states that your employers needs to “ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purpose of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken”

If you have any further queries surrounding work place regulations or indeed the correct use of forklifts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team here at MJC Services. We specialise in forklift hire and believe that we can supply you with high-quality plant equipment and advice should you need it.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Should You Buy or Hire Fork Trucks Swindon?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A forklift is a handy piece of equipment to have in a variety of environments, and has a range of applications, but when you find yourself in need of fork trucks Swindon, should you choose to hire or buy? There a various advantages to both leasing a fork lift from MJC Services and buying one of our new or used fork trucks, so read on for a few of the benefits of each option.

Hire

With a fleet of machines which features three hundred fork trucks Swindon and telehandlers, you will be spoilt for choice when hiring equipment from MJC Services. The biggest benefit of choosing to hire a fork lift from us is the flexibility that you can enjoy. From short term hire of a day or two for a small project, to a longer lease for your construction, industrial or warehouse environment, we can provide a hire contract which perfectly matches your requirements.

We understand that budget is a big consideration, which is why we are pleased to offer competitive prices for all of our equipment hire. This means that you will never have to compromise on high quality fork trucks Swindon when choosing the most affordable service, as MJC Service combine great value for money with great quality products.

Buy

As well as helping hundreds of customers to arrange a hire contract for a high quality fork lift, we are also a leading retailer of both new and used fork trucks Swindon. With products from all of the leading manufacturers, and pre-owned equipment which is fully serviced, you will be able to find the perfect fork lift to purchase when shopping with us. As with our hire service, we pride ourselves on offering competitive prices to those who choose to buy a fork lift. If you have premises where fork lifts are on a daily basis – storage facilities, for example – then buying your own equipment could be the best option.

Whatever your budget and requirements, and whether you are looking to hire or buy fork trucks Swindon, get in touch with MJC Services today.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Where to Hire a Fork Truck in Cheltenham

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Fork lifts are an adaptable piece of equipment that are utilised on large and small scale construction projects; and it is because of their versatility that they are very popular and as such hold a large price tag attached to their purchase and their continued maintenance. It is specifically for this reason that many industries have found fork truck hire Cheltenham a cost effective alternative, but where can you find a reliable supplier? We at MJC Services believe that we have the answer.

At MJC Services we specialise in plant hire, with much of our business being generated through referrals and repeat customer for the simple reason that we offer competitive prices and quality equipment. All of our fork lifts are thoroughly inspected before they are hired out, to ensure that they are mechanically sound and safe for use; something that our clients have come to value.

To give you an insight into the various fork lifts we hire out and their prices, we have drawn up the following list;

-    Ausa Rough Terrain Forklift C150H available from £60.00 per day
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from £100.00 per day
-    Ausa Rough Terrain Forklift C250H/C300H available from £70.00 per day

This is only a small collection of the fork lifts which are available to hire from us, and we do offer special offers for those who hire the fork lift for a prolonged period of time. The task at hand will decide the type of fork lift you will require, so whether you want to dig up asphalt driveways Cheltenham or to dig foundations, we can advise you on the best equipment.

To find out more about our fork truck hire Cheltenham rates and the equipment we have available, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience by calling us on 01235 767 717.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Find Industrial Forklifts in Newbury

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Forklifts are an invaluable asset to the construction, commercial and industrial sector; their manoeuvrability, high-performance and reliability allows them to be used in a variety of settings in a multitude of different functions. Due to their diverse usability, to buy a forklift is still very expensive, which is why many are now opting for the cost effective alternative and hiring industrial forklifts Newbury; but where do you find a reliable contractor to hire your forklift from? We here at MJC have the solution.

We specialise in the plant hire industry, and subsequently we have a vast collection of forklifts available to hire. In addition to this, we have steadily acquired an enviable reputation built on the high-quality machinery we rent out and our affordable prices. To give you an idea of the types of forklifts available to hire from us and their hire rates, we have listed a few of them below.

Forklifts Available to Hire & Their Rates

-    Auso Rough Terrain Forklift C150H from as little as £60.00 a day or £90.00 a week.
-    Auso Rough Terrain Forklift C250h/c300h from as little as £70.00 a day or £140.00 a week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 a day or £80.00 a week)
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5 – 5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 a day or £100.00 per week.
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from £100 a day or £250.00 per week.
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 a day or £80.00 per week
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day and £100.00 per week.
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from as little as £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from as little as £50.00 per day or £80.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 per day or £100.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from as little as £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 per day or £80.00 per week.
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (3.5-5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 per day or £100.00 per week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (5.5-7 Ton) available from £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week.

We realise that forklifts are very useful, whether it’s for moving heavy goods within a warehouse or on a reclamation yard Peterborough. The above is only a small selection of the industrial forklifts Newbury we have for rent, and our rates are subject to change which is why it’s important that you get in touch with us on 0123 576 77 17.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Fork Lift Trucks for Sale or Hire Swindon

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A fork lift truck is an essential piece of equipment for many industrial or warehouse operations. MJC Services are a well-established provider of the highest quality fork lift trucks Swindon, and can offer a reliable hire service as well as opportunities to purchase new or used fork lifts. You may be unsure whether to hire or buy a fork lift truck, so we have outlined the advantages of the two different options below.

Hire a Fork Lift Truck

Our fleet of over three hundred hire machines – including telehandlers, fork lifts and trailers – can provide you with an affordable alternative to investing in your own machine. When you are working at height in a warehouse environment, or need to transport goods  a fork lift can provide the effective solution you are looking for.

We also have electric fork lift trucks Swindon for hire which emit no exhaust fumes. These are an efficient alternative to conventional fork lifts, and are a reliable option when you are lifting lighter loads. Our fork lifts are available to hire for a variety of periods: whether you require the machine for a single day, a week or even five years.

Buy a Fork Lift Truck

If your operation relies heavily on the use of fork lift trucks Swindon, then it may be cost-effective to invest in your own machinery. Either buy one of our brand new fork lifts from a range of well-known manufacturers, or purchase an affordable used fork lift to save money on the same high-quality equipment.

All of the used fork lifts we have in stock have been well-maintained to ensure that they will provide the reliable service you require, and can allow you to update you fleet with a new fork lift without the expense of investing in a new model.

The comprehensive service offered by MJC Services has been developed to offer our customers the freedom to choose whether hiring, or buying fork lift trucks Swindon, is best for their budget and requirements. To take advantage of either of these reliable services, contact our expert team today.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

When Might You Need Telehandlers?

Monday, July 18th, 2011

In all industries there are various pieces of equipment and machinery you’ll need to ensure the job being carried out is completed to the highest standard. Within the agricultural and construction industries, it is no different – and one piece of equipment which you should ensure you have to hand whenever required, is that of telehandlers Gloucester available through us here at MJC Services.

For a number of years we’re been providing a vast range of telehanders to both rent and buy within the Gloucester area; and during our time within the industry, we’ve witnessed firsthand how they can be beneficial for both agricultural and construction work.

Telehandlers in the Construction Industry:

A telehandler is a great acquisition for anyone working within the construction industry due to the versatility it offers, with its range of attachments, including muck-grabs, pallet forks and buckets.

Some of the more common situations in which you’ll require a telehandler within the construction trade includes lifting materials, such as garage doors Gloucester, roof frames and pallets of bricks from delivery vehicles, through to lifting required building materials to heights which otherwise wouldn’t be possible without hiring a crane.

Telehandlers in the Agricultural Industry:

As with in the construction industry, telehandlers within an agricultural setting can prove to be an important piece of machinery to have available. Many farmers will use telehandlers to lift and carry items including straws bales and troughs to various areas of the farm.

Telehandlers Available:

Our range of telehandlers varies from the Genie/Terex 2506 which has a maximum reach of six-metres, through to the Genie/Terex 4017 which has a maximum reach of 17 metres and is ideal for use within the construction trade.

Not only are we able to provide you with the ideal telehandlers Gloucester to suit your needs and requirements, but here at MJC Services, our experienced and professional staff are on hand to offer advice and guidance for the safe use of the appliance. For more information about our telehandlers contact us via our 01235 767717.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Range of Second Hand Forklifts for Sale

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

With businesses struggling to maintain control of their outgoings due to petrol inflations and the recession, many are opting to buy second hand forklifts rather than a brand new and expensive forklift. This is understandable when you consider the numerous advantages of buying a second hand forklifts from a reliable supplier you have had previous experience with. Here at MJC Services we have a wealth of reputable experience and we provide forklifts for hire to all sectors. As such we are highly recommendable for our fantastic service and array of forklifts. If you’re looking for a forklift Swindon then you can hire a forklift which best suits your requirements from us today.

Forklifts are a common piece of machinery for industrial or agricultural sites where lifting heavy goods needs to be done efficiently and quickly. Forklifts allow you to stack heavy goods, meaning space is being used more effectively. Second hand forklifts provide you with the essential machinery that your business desperately requires without the price tag of a brand new forklift.

New forklifts are not only more expensive than a used one, they are harder to handle as they have not been fined tuned or accustomed to your company’s way of working. A second hand forklift however, due to its prior use will be easier to handle and effectively be quicker to incorporate itself into your business.

Here at MJC Services we carry out a comprehensive check to verify the health of all of our second hand forklifts. We pride ourselves on providing high quality goods for our customers and as part of this service we verify the condition and reliability of all the machinery that we sell.

The second hand forklifts that we provide are a cost effective alternative to buying a new forklift. Get the same level of productivity for half the price from us at MJC Services with a second hand forklift Swindon that you can rely on and use to its full potential. For more information on the forklifts we have in stock, either phone us today on 01235 767 717 or visit our website.

Welcome to MJC

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Welcome to MJC Forklifts and Telehandler hire. Check back here soon for our latest news and advice.