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Christmas ramp-up sees demand rise for Linde's short-term fleet

Christmas ramp-up sees demand rise for Linde's short-term fleet

As the Christmas season approaches, Linde Material Handling is seeing a surge in demand for its short-term rental trucks.

Thanks to owning the largest supply of rental trucks in the industry, Linde believes it is perfectly positioned to react to situations quickly and reliably and help businesses to deal with the increased demands of the festive season.

Zuzana Golisova, short-term rental manager at Linde, commented: “Having the largest capability of trucks in the industry means we can deliver a high specification, bespoke solution to meet our customers’ needs - whether they are looking for extra capacity for a week or for several months.

“Nowadays, businesses often turn to short-term rental options due to tighter finances and also seasonal demands. Our modern fleet of 10,000 trucks ensures that the customer will benefit from the latest advances in product design, productivity and reduced environmental impact. In addition, our trucks are industry leading in terms of lowering fuel/energy consumption, and carbon footprint too.

“Linde hire trucks come fully serviced and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines; essentially this means less downtime and improved value for the customer.”

Frenchay Forestry Christmas tree wholesalers has repeatedly depended on Linde Fork Truck Rentals to meet the logistical demands of their annual Christmas rush. Based in Bristol, the company has a long tradition of involvement in sourcing the finest quality trees at competitive prices.

In the run up to Christmas, Frenchay Forestry hires two counterbalance trucks which move in the region of 40,000 palletised Christmas trees. The trees are delivered from the growers and are distributed to garden centres across the UK.

Richard Whittle, Partner at Frenchay Forestry, commented: “The bulk of our business is completed in a three-week period, working around the clock to timed deliveries, meaning we can’t afford any downtime.”

The 2.5t engine-powered counterbalance forklifts are used for loading and unloading the Christmas trees onto lorries. These H 25 models, as with all the engine trucks in the Linde range, are fitted with the renowned Linde hydrostatic transmission which requires no differential, no conventional service brake and no clutch. The reduced level of moving parts in turn reduces the maintenance costs incurred, making these trucks ideal for use in busy applications of this kind.

Whittle concluded:: “We have used Linde Fork Truck Rentals for many years now and know we can depend on them to provide us with reliable machines for as long as we need.”

Linde Material Handling (UK) has been developing its fork lift truck hire service over the last 20 years. Its fleet comprises of one of the widest range of trucks available in the UK supported by a comprehensive National Network of 20 support centres to ensure peak customer demands are met.

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