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Reading-based independent builders merchant Peppard Building Supplies Ltd has recently reviewed their forklift truck fleet due to continuing expansion of their business and after opening a new bulk storage site at Hampstead Farm, Hare Hatch.

Background & Brief

Locators are regional Toyota Materials Handling distributors and worked with Peppard to review their materials handling equipment fleet. They proposed two new Toyota 8FDF30 3 tonne diesel forklifts with one based at each site for all the general yard duties and to work alongside their existing trucks. Locators service all types and makes of materials handling equipment and they also made a proposal for maintaining all of the equipment operated by Peppard.


The new trucks have been supplied on a contract hire agreement. Contract hire provides the benefit of not having to make the capital investment that would be required if the equipment was to be purchased.

Locators also supply storage systems and have moved and reconfigured some of the racking systems at Peppard to increase the efficiency and productivity of their storage warehouse. Locators provide a free-of-charge site survey with recommendations for anyone looking to increase or improve the operation of their storage systems in their warehouse. 

Toyota Tonero 8FDF30

With Torque convertor.

Load Capacity

1.5-3.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height

7.0 m


Cantilever Racking

Open-fronted, cantilever racking overcomes problems associated with storing long loads on standard racking. Cantilever racking can be loaded with products of any length and it can also be decked to make them suitable for storage of almost any product.


“We wanted to take our time with the review of our fleet so we could be sure any new equipment would meet our current and future requirements. We decided to hire trucks short-term to support our existing fleet during our review. Locators were one of the companies we contacted for hire trucks and we received a very competitive offer from them.”

“We are very pleased with our new Toyota forklifts. They are very quiet in operation and this is very much appreciated by our neighbours. Our forklifts have to be reliable and problems have to be sorted quickly as they are essential for our business to operate. Locators has a team of 18 field service engineers and with 4 engineers based locally so we are assured that they can provide the level of service we require for all of our equipment.”

Darren Kimpton

Operations Manager, Peppard Building Suppliers Ltd.