Plant Handling Limited Blog

How to Maintain a VNA Truck

Workman checking forklift truck battery

VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) forklifts are perfect for operating in confined spaces, at a variety of heights and around the tightest corners. Warehouse managers love this type of forklift truck because it allows them to set up their racks closer together – ultimately this makes it possible to store and process a higher volume of materials and products. To maintain this productivity, it’s essential that VNA machines are kept in peak condition. Read our top tips for getting the most out of your truck.


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How to Prepare Forklift Trucks for the Winter

winter-forklift-tire chainsThe last few days in the UK have been crazy! Unexpectedly high levels of snowfall stopped many businesses in the South of England from operating for a whole weekend. It started around midday on Friday and after a couple of hours, it was barely possible to continue working outside. Dropping temperatures, snow, ice and wind made work difficult and caused many operations to fail. Safety, health and motivation of the employees were put at risk when the roads and yards became wet and slippery with limited visibility.

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Forklift Truck Buying Guide

Forklift Truck Buying Guide, yard

Forklift Truck Buying Guide, yard

Buying a forklift can be a challenging task. Choosing the wrong machine will clearly limit your productivity and efficiency; at worst, you could be left with a forklift that’s incapable of fulfilling the tasks you expected of it. But get your choice right and you can look forward to many years’ service from your machine, and a huge boost to your productivity. With so many variations of forklift available on the market, there are many things to consider. We highly recommend you use this guide to help you select the best machine for you and the conditions of your workplace.

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Last-minute Christmas Shopping – for a Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Truck

Shortly before Christmas, we received an urgent request from a busy warehouse in Northampton, UK. Not only did our customer require additional forklift capacity, but they also needed forklifts that could maneuver in tight spaces and which could reach pallets on high racks. We identified two Linde VNA forklifts as the ideal solution. This was just the start of our service to ensure our customer was up and running ahead of their crucial Christmas deadlines.Read More »

The PHL Bestselling Second Hand Forklift Trucks of 2018

Linde R20S - Used-forklift-truck

We’re delighted to publish our 2018 bestsellers – the six most popular used forklift trucks according to PHL sales worldwide. We’ve had a busy year keeping up with the demands and expectations of customers across every continent on the planet. As always, we’re extremely grateful to all our customers and partners for their business in 2018 and we wish everyone a prosperous 2019.

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The Future of Forklifts is Electric


Over the last two decades, electric forklifts have gained greater importance in the market. The key to this change has been regulations concerning noise levels and exhaust emissions in the workplace. Warehouse management has also changed dramatically. Much of the warehousing market is now indoors, aisles in warehouses have become narrower and shelves are placed higher – all to increase storage capacity within the warehouse.

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Five Reasons to Hire a Forklift Truck from PHL

We all need the right tools to do our job – and some jobs require the precision and power of forklift trucks. For a variety of reasons, not all companies wish to invest in the purchase of new or second-hand forklift trucks, which is why we also offer trucks for hire. Forklift truck rentals can give you the best of both worlds: increased productivity combined with flexible, lower cost investment.

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Second-hand Linde H160 Forklift Delivered to Poland

Delivery of a Linde forklift to Poland

We received a fantastic response to the special offers we recently sent to our long-term customers. Following the purchase of a Linde H160 earlier this week, we’re delighted to share some photographs from the delivery process. The customer required the machine urgently, so this was another opportunity for the PHL team to meet the challenge of organising transportation and delivery at the last minute.

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