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HFT Forklifts raises its first dinosaur

Hereford-based HFT Forklifts has been putting its lifting equipment to the test after being asked to raise a giant T-Rex destined for its own Jurassic Park in the Midlands countryside.

In a prehistoric first for the company, the huge fibreglass model was lifted at the Warwickshire base of its long-standing customer All Things Rural, which also runs All Things Wild, a children’s farm in nearby Worcestershire.

All Things Rural’s managing director Nigel Ford said: "We’re opening a new dinosaur walk and have been making the models at our base near Alcester, and then transporting them to their new home eight miles down the road.

"Our loading equipment supplied by HFT played a vital role in the process. It ensured the T-Rex arrived safe and sound and since then he’s been joined by an Apatosauraus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops."

HFT’s chairman Peter Crawford said it was great to see HFT’s machinery being put to a new use, adding: "A dinosaur is definitely the most unusual load we’ve ever been asked to lift but, as always, we’ve risen to the challenge. Our equipment is designed to make light work of lifting even the heaviest loads and no job is too big, small or, in the case of the T-Rex, scary for us!"

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