MJC Services News & Advice

Essential Forklift Maintenance Guide

January 9th, 2020

Keeping our hire forklifts in great working condition is our top priority, because we want to guarantee you efficient use and the best level of safety. We understand that a reliable forklift fleet, or even just the one machine, is absolutely paramount to keeping your business moving, so we’re sharing our guide for forklift maintenance which we adhere to very closely. Here is how we maintain our hire forklifts and how you can improve safe use too. Read the rest of this entry »

Forklift Safety: All You Need to Know

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?

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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. Read the rest of this entry »

When Do You Need a Rough Terrain Forklift?

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?

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. Read the rest of this entry »

How to: Survive a Forklift Accident

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: Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Safe Lift Truck Operation

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Capitalising on Housing Trends

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Deciding Whether to Buy or Hire Fork Lifts?

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.