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Forklifts and Telehandlers Hire

Forklift Hire

Designed for stability, manoeuvrability, and strength, forklifts are equipped with a powerful lifting mechanism and sturdy forks that can be raised and lowered to transport various materials and products. They come in different sizes and capacities, allowing them to handle loads ranging from a few hundred kilograms to several tons.

Forklifts excel at optimizing productivity and streamlining operations in warehouses, distribution centres, manufacturing facilities, and construction sites. They can navigate tight spaces efficiently, transport goods, load and unload trucks and organise inventory, reducing manual labour and saving time.

Forklifts have become an integral part of modern material handling processes, revolutionizing logistics operations’ efficiency and effectiveness. Their versatility, strength, and safety features make them an essential asset in industries that rely on the efficient movement and organization of heavy loads, contributing to increased productivity and overall operational success.


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Save money. save the planet.

95% of products we help source are delivered within 15 miles of our customer's projects.

That's 75% closer than the construction industry average of 60 miles.

Reduce wasted miles

We will always match your booking to the closest, available suppliers.

Expand your margins

Tackle overspending by leveraging a hyper-localised supply chain.

Hit your sustainability targets

Stipulate a radius to achieve your considerate constructor mandates.

Reach Net Zero by 2050

Zero emission options including electric equipment and recycled materials.


Our Focus Is To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient.

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Reduce time spent sourcing equipment and suppliers.

Finally, a solution for streamlining your procurement. In the YardLink platform, you can hire equipment, from any supplier, through a single account. Reduce time spent translating requirements from site, communicating with multiple suppliers and comparing non-standardised quotes. And the best part, it’s free.

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“Being able to manage all of our suppliers, in one platform, is a life-saver.”

Justin Laurence, Director
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Always know what's on site. Never let inventory go to waste.

Gone are the days of requesting a live hire report from each supplier. Not to mention that they are no longer ‘live’ when they reach your inbox. In the YardLink platform, you can instantly generate a live hire report, across all suppliers, at a project level. Always know what’s on site, keep a close eye on equipment usage, and be aware of incoming deliveries and collections.

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Keep the necessary paper trail, but manage it online.

Put the pen and paper down. Close the spreadsheet. And gain peace of mind with a digital paper trail through the YardLink platform. Standardised quotes, proof of delivery, and invoices (no matter the supplier), means fewer disputes and queries. Easier to manage and track. Our goal is to help you work smarter, not harder.

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Tackle overspending and spiralling budgets.

Wave goodbye to failed collections and aborted fees. Reduce the number of invoices in query and associated penalties. And, you no longer have to accept the heightened costs of using non-local suppliers. We always connect you with the closest available supplier. Less wasted miles and lower delivery costs.

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Construction Contractors Across The UK Rely On YardLink For The Best Equipment.


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"Fast, efficient and economical. They take the hassle out of every hire.”

Frank Lake Director

“YardLink's quotation process has enabled us to improve our procurement function."

Daniel Horton Logistics Commercial Director

“Hiring plant and tools has never been easier. We use YardLink for all our kit."

Richard Barker Director

“YardLink’s platform still gives us access to the national and local suppliers we love, but through a single view.”

Mike Robinson Procurement Controller

"Since using YardLink, our efforts can be focused on meeting deadlines and exceeding client expectations."

Mark Hornbuckle Head of Logistics

“They always deliver as promised, with good prices and suppliers.”

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Forklift Hire FAQs

Your Questions, Answered.

When choosing a forklift for hire, you should consider factors such as the weight and size of the loads being moved, the conditions of the environment (indoor or outdoor), and the size of the space you are working in. You should also consider the fuel type (electric, petrol/diesel, or LPG), the type of tires (pneumatic or solid), and the height of the lift.

In general, forklifts are not allowed on public roads. However, in some cases, they may be driven on public roads for short distances if they meet certain requirements, such as having lights, horns, and reflectors.

To hire and use a forklift in the UK, you will need a valid Forklift Truck Operator (FLT) licence. This licence is issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or other recognised organisations and shows that the operator has received proper training and has the skills and knowledge to operate the forklift safely. It's important to note that forklift operation is regulated by health and safety legislation, so it's essential to ensure that you or your employees have the necessary qualifications and licences to legally operate the equipment.

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