FORKLIFT HIRE NEAR ME

Hiring is easy with Locators

We are the South’s leading independent forklift supplier.

Established for over 35 years, there’s no better place to hire your forklifts from than Locators. We’re located nearby and have our very own branded truck to supply overnight deliveries if you’re a little further afield. We also offer competitive prices when it comes to outright purchase, hire or lease agreements. Plus, we’re renowned for specialising in materials handling equipment and storage solutions.

Locators maintain over 2,500 machines with our teams of factory-trained mobile engineers.

When it comes to outfitting your warehouse to sufficiently operate – it might feel overwhelming to find out exactly what forklift your business needs. That’s why our skilled staff are on hand to help you choose the right forklift needed to hire for the job.

How do we work? Well, we’ll start off by discussing the size of your premises and what function you’ll need your hired forklift to serve. For example, is there a required lifting capacity or any height restrictions in your workplace? If so, then we’ll find that forklift in next to no time!

Your local forklift hire

We cover a full range of materials handling applications.

There’s no need to search for “forklift hire near me” and gamble on whether you get a genuinely good service or not. With our keen expertise, energetic approach and intimate local knowledge, we can get your hiring needs sorted in a cinch. All our services are undertaken in a quick and professional manner.

Overnight parts delivery and an investment in training and parts stock mean we really deliver when it comes to supporting our customers.

We aim to provide independent advice to customers in tandem with our quality hiring service. As the South’s leading hire company, we associate our success with keeping the needs of our customers first. From helping you choose the right forklift, right through to delivering an after-sales service that’s second to none – you won’t regret hiring from us. Why? Because everything we do is focused on helping you achieve a more profitable business

TOYOTA ELECTRIC COUNTERBALANCE TRUCKS

(TRAIGO RANGE)

 

All Power. All Electric. All Toyota.

Toyota Traigo 24v 7FBEST

Electric 3 wheel forklift

Load Capacity
0-1.5 ton

Maximum Lift Height
6.5 m

Max travel speed
12.5 km/h

Max battery Capacity
1000 Ah

Compact 3-wheel forklifts designed for light to medium lifting capacities. Able to manoeuvre tight areas, these Toyota forklifts are best utilised in warehouses or yards due to the slight size. They feature a low step-in height for easy access as well as a wide range of cabins for in and outdoor applications.

Toyota Traigo 48v 8FBET

Electric 3&4 Wheel forklift

Load Capacity
1.5-2.0 ton

Maximum Lift Height
7.5 m

Max travel speed
20 km/h

Max battery Capacity
750 Ah

Depending on whether you favour manoeuvrability over stability on uneven ground, the 48 series is available as a 3 or 4-wheel drive. They are designed for intensive indoor and outdoor use. These electric trucks are fully waterproofed and often replace existing engine powered trucks.

Toyota Traigo 80v 8FBMT

Battery 4 wheel forklift

Load Capacity
2.0-5.0 ton

Maximum Lift Height
6.5 m

Max travel speed
20 km/h

Max battery Capacity
775 Ah

These robust 4-wheel trucks are designed for indoor and outdoor heavy-duty applications. This 80-volt range is versatile and offers superior performance. Equipped with AC motors and SAS, this Toyota forklift range includes compact trucks that are ideal for tight areas.

Toyota Traigo HT 80V 8FBM16

4 Wheel truck

Load Capacity
6.0-8.0 ton

Maximum Lift Height
7 m

Max travel speed
20 km/h

Max battery Capacity
1240 Ah

The high-tonnage 80-volt Traigo are ideal for indoor and outdoor heavy-duty applications. These rugged 4-wheel trucks give long shift times. Plus, the benefits of no emissions and fuel savings will rack up over time – especially when compared to engine machines.

TOYOTA IC COUNTERBALANCE TRUCKS

(TONERO RANGE)

 

All Power. All Engine. All Toyota.

Toyota Tonero

With Torque convertor

Load Capacity
1.5 – 3.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
7.0 m

Max travel speed
N/A

Max battery Capacity
N/A

This truck offers stability and productivity during light and heavy-duty outdoor applications. All Toyota forklifts have SAS installed as standard and are compliant with the latest emissions regulations. Thanks to their cushion tyres, these rugged 4-wheel IC trucks are also suitable for narrow indoor operations.

Toyota Tonero HST

(Hydrostatic Transmission)

Load Capacity
1.5 – 3.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
7.0 m

Max travel speed
N/A

Max battery Capacity
N/A

All Tonero trucks are available with hydrostatic transmission (HST) as an alternative to a torque converter. HST improves manoeuvrability and enables quick change in direction, powerful engine braking and acceleration. These 4-wheel trucks have SAS installed as standard and are compliant with the latest emissions regulations.

Toyota Tonero

(High tonnage) Torque Convertor

Load Capacity
3.5 – 8.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
6.0 m

Max travel speed
N/A

Max battery Capacity
N/A

Available with diesel or LPG, the high-tonnage Toyota is designed for intense applications. It is equipped with a durable chassis and powerful Toyota engine for maximum performance. These 4-wheel trucks have SAS installed as standard and are compliant with the latest emissions regulations. Thanks to their cushion tyres, these rugged IC trucks are also suitable for narrow indoor operations.

Get in touch.

With a range of further safety and productivity options including programmable performance and weight indicators, every Toyota forklift can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business.

  

Call 01202 854200 for further information and to arrange a free site survey or demonstration.

COMBI AISLE MASTER

The versatile articulated forklift that does it all.

Combi Aisle Master - Industrial Forklift

Aisle Master Range

Available in electric, LPG and cold store models

Load Capacity
1.5 – 3.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
15 m

 

The Aisle Master range are innovative machines that incorporate advanced technology. Featuring the ability to operate in aisles as narrow as 1.6m, these articulated forklifts maximise your storage capacity. What’s more, by using one truck, users can increase productivity and eliminate time-consuming double handling.

Get in touch.

With a range of further safety and productivity options including programmable performance and weight indicators, every machine can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business.

Hire a forklift near you, today.

  

Call 01202 854200 for further information and to arrange a free site survey or demonstration.

COMBI STRADDLE CARRIERS & MOBILE GANTRY

For extreme load handling solutions, it’s worth hiring this forklift.

Combi SC Range

Load Capacity
35 – 100 tonnes

 

Economical, highly manoeuvrable and fully customisable, the Combi SC range is an innovative design. Combining power and reliability, they are a safe and efficient solution for the most extreme load handling situations. Straddle carriers are ideal for containers and heavy, oversized loads. They available in standard, telescopic and customised special application models.

Combi MG

Load Capacity
40 tonnes

 

A mobile gantry is ideal for handling and conveying extremely large loads. They are typical of industries such as shipping, civil industry, and large scale structural steel industries. The Combi MG is highly customisable to fit any load handling challenge. It’s also highly adaptable and can be fitted with a very wide range of lifting accessories to suit any application or industry.

COMBI SIDELOADER FORKLIFTS

Built to withstand the demands of long load lifting.

Combi SL Range

Load Capacity
4.5 – 6.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.04 m

The 3-wheeled sideloader features the highest quality components and innovative technology. It offers powerful performance and dependable operation in even the most demanding applications. It does this by incorporating the manoeuvrability and versatility of a multidirectional forklift.

Combi 4WSL Range

Load Capacity
5.0 – 6.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.04 m

For operations that require robust and fast operations, the two-directional Combi 4WSL fits the bill. Optimal for moving product across extensive sites without fatigue. It includes features such as a rubber-mounted cab, all-wheel hydrostatic drive, load-sensing steering and more.

Combi ST Range

Load Capacity
2.5 – 4.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.04 m

For operators working in confined spaces, excellent visibility and speedy picking is essential. So, for that reason alone, multi-directional stand on forklifts – like the Combi ST – are great for long loads in confined spaces. Also available in an electric option, it’s perfect for stockholding facilities for steel, metal, tubes, uPVC extrusions.

Combi GT Range

Load Capacity
3.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
6.3 m

The GT range was developed in response to the markets’ need for a robust and reliable stand-up side-loader. The LP gas-powered engine allows this sideloader to be used in very narrow aisles both indoors and outdoors. It can also be customised to offer the desired platform length and can work in aisles as narrow as 127cm.

Combi Aisle Master - Industrial Forklift

Combi ESL Range

Load Capacity
6.0 – 8.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.0 m

 

This four-wheeled electric sideloader is designed for productive handling of long and bulky loads. Optimised for safe and space-saving operations, its best used for the long haul. Especially with long loads that require robust and fast action when moving products across extensive sites.

Get in touch.

With a range of further safety and productivity options including programmable performance and weight indicators, every machine can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business.

Hire a forklift near you, today.

Call 01202 854200 for further information and to arrange a free site survey or demonstration.

COMBI MULTI-DIRECTIONAL COUNTERBALANCE TRUCKS

A hardworking, versatile machine that offers the complete solution.

Combi CB

Load Capacity
2.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.0 m

Its diminutive stature makes the Combi-CB the perfect all-round forklift. However, unlike a typical forklift, it features the added advantage of having the ability to carry long loads in sideways mode. Able to transport a diverse range of goods, from palletised loads to long length materials such as timber or steel beams.

Combi CB4

Load Capacity
4.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.04 m

The innovative and compact Combi CB4 is designed to increase productivity and improve safety. Its design combines the advantages of a counterbalanced forklift, sideloader and a very narrow aisle truck into one vehicle. This complete solution is suitable for handling uses in a number of different aisles. Such as guided aisles, long loads, narrow aisles and palletised goods.

Combi CBE

Load Capacity
2.5 – 3.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.0 m

This electric multi-directional forklift offers a more compact design and increased versatility. Especially when compared to a conventional counterbalance forklift truck. Its low emissions, AC technology and 4 way lever positioning of its wheels make it beneficial to a wide range of sectors. Such as when handling food and drink, logistics, metals, plastics and building materials.

Combi CBE 4T

Load Capacity
4.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
4.04 m

This all-wheel drive truck works effortlessly across all types of terrains – both indoors and out. Its versatility enables it to offload from HGVs, bring product directly to racking, as well as feed production lines. Combined with load sensing steering and no fumes, this makes it an ideal forklift for indoor warehouse operations.

COMBILIFT C SERIES

Located nearby, Locators’ hire fleet is in great cosmetic condition.

The world’s first IC engine-powered all-wheel-drive multi directional forklift.

Designed to improve your workflow by effectively becoming three forklifts in one. It’s a sideloader, a counterbalance and a narrow aisle forklift. This revolutionary design eliminates costly double handling of materials and improves productivity. Which enables you to get more done in less time. It’s also available in both LP Gas/Diesel engines as well as Electric/Battery powered.

Three forklifts in one:

A sideloader

A counterbalance

And a narrow aisle forklift

C SERIES C2500 - C3000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C3500 - C5000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C5000 XL

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C6000 - C8000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C10,000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C12,000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C14,000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C20,000 - C25,000

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C3000E - C5000E

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 4500E

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 4800E

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 3500E - 5000E

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C6000 ET

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES C8000 ET

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 3500 - 5000 DEUTZ

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 4000 DEUTZ

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

C SERIES 6000 DEUTZ

Load Capacity
2.5 – 25.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height
N/A

Get in touch.

With a range of further safety and productivity options including programmable performance and weight indicators, every machine can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business.

Hire a forklift near you, today.

Call 01202 854200 for further information and to arrange a free site survey or demonstration.

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa