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Forklifts move heavy loads easily, and are ideal for warehouses, factories, storage facilities, garden centres, material yards, hangars, and more. We have pallet trucks, reach trucks, rough terrain forklifts, accessories & more available.

Forklift Hire

Efficient material handling machines

We have an excellent range of forklifts available for safe and efficient material handling in all environments. Whether you need picking and lifting equipment for a shop, warehouse, distribution centre, garden centre, storage centre, or logistics area, we can provide a solution. Our range includes -

Powered Pallet Trucks, Reach Trucks, Stackers & Order Pickers

  • Pallet Trucks. These pedestrian powered trucks (PPT) allow you to transport and lift pallets & other heavy loads easily. They are ideal for any warehouse, logistics, or manufacturing application. We have pedestrian powered pallet trucks & ride-on powered pallet trucks available.
  • Order Pickers. These machines allow you to pick up heavy loads in any warehouse, distribution centre, haulage & logistics environments, safely & efficiently. We have electric low level order pickers (LLOP), mid-level order pickers (MLOP) & high-level order pickers (HLOP) available.
  • Reach Trucks & Stackers. Ideal for warehouses & storage area, these machines allow you to drop off, pick up & organise loads that are stored on pallet racks & industrial shelving. We have electric counterbalance stackers, 1200kg stackers & 1600kg stackers available.
  • VNA Trucks (Very Narrow Aisle). These turret trucks are designed to lift & carry pallets safely & accurately in small spaces, densely packed warehouses & busy areas. We have a range of NVA forklifts with various working load limits available.

Counterbalance Forklifts

  • Diesel Forklifts. These machines are ideal for outdoor applications & well ventilated areas, such as yards, hangars & wide open warehouses. Diesel forklifts are powerful, easy to use & have low running costs. They have better acceleration & lift speeds compared to LPG or electric models. They are also reliable & have large fuel capacities for extended use. We have a range of units available, from 3500kg diesel forklifts, to 16,000kg diesel forklifts.
  • LPG (Gas) Forklifts. Liquid propane gas trucks are versatile & popular material handling machines. They are reliable, easy to refuel & safe to use indoors. We have 3500kg LPG forklifts & 4000kh LPG forklifts available.
  • Electric Forklifts. These versatile machines are ideal for lifting heavy loads, as the weight in the rear of the truck counterbalances the weight of the goods for better stability & operation. As they are completely battery driven, they are suitable for both indoor & outdoor use. We have 2000kg electric forklifts, 3500kg electric forklifts & 5000kg electric forklifts available.
  • Compact Forklifts. Convenient trucks for use in smaller areas & confined spaces. We have a range of compact LPG forklifts available, with different working load limits.

Rough Terrain Forklifts

All-terrain forklifts are designed to lift and carry loads in areas with uneven surfaces and outdoor applications, such as on building sites or material yards. These machines are heavy-duty, large, feature robust, deep-tread tyres, and tend to have large maximum load capacities.

We also have a range of truck attachments and accessories available, including 3 tonnes jibs, 2 tonne hooks, folding access cages, 2 tonne extension forks and more.

The National Tool Hire Shops rates are extremely competitive, and we offer great value delivery nationwide. Take a look at our full forklift hire range and enquire online or over the phone with our trade team to see what is available near you and for a quote.



From 1st April 2022, our suppliers will only fuel machines with white diesel. This is due to new government guidelines.

If you, as the hirer, refuel any equipment while it is in your possession, it must be with WHITE DIESEL.


If you return a machine refuelled with rebated diesel, suppliers will have to remove and dispose of the fuel. They must also flush the tank and supply lines before they can refuel them. The process is chargeable, with no exceptions.