Used’ forklift trucks are said to deliver a higher rate of reliability and
better value than some of the lower priced new trucks currently on the market.
David McIntyre from Hyster explains why this is
his opinion, and what operations managers should look for in a refurbished 2-3.5t capacity forklift.
“Demand for refurbished 2-3.5t
capacity equipment is growing,” says
David McIntyre, Business Services Manager, from Hyster. “After experiencing positive results, businesses are becoming more open minded about buying or renting quality refurbished
equipment, often ordering a mixed fleet of new and refurbished products, in order to reduce overall costs.”
the same high quality
“Some managers may still be apprehensive about using refurbished
forklifts, because they don’t expect them to meet the same quality standards as
brand new equipment,” David explains. “When considering a refurbished truck, ensure
that you are comfortable with the reputation of the manufacturer and their
products – are they built to last?”
Hyster forklifts are renowned for being reliable, robust, dependable,
and offer a low cost of ownership throughout their lifetime. The
Hyster Approved Used programme offers a highly productive fully refurbished forklift
truck, at a fraction of the price of a new machine.
The most commonly refurbished Hyster trucks are in the 2-3.5t capacity
range and are designed for use in a variety of demanding
applications including paper,
wood, metals, manufacturing and logistics.
How will it affect your cost
Typically, the running and operating costs of
a Hyster Approved Used unit will be similar to those of a new model, which
means that this equipment will give many additional years of productive and
“Fully refurbished Hyster Approved forklifts
offer a very wise investment for the discerning end-user,” says David. “We
welcome the trade-in of all types of forklifts and each customer’s service plan
can be tailored to meet their specific needs.”
A range of flexible financing options are
available through Hyster Financial Services. Designed
to suit the end-user’s individual budgetary and application restraints, the
Hyster Approved Used programme offers three separate grades of refurbished
product; Bronze, which is excellent value for money; Silver, which is designed
for more intensive use; and Gold, which is refurbishment to the highest
For dependability and reliability, all Hyster
equipment is offered with full parts and service support from a global network
of local dealers.
“Hyster Approved Used units come with the
reassurance of knowing that you also get the full backing of a major forklift
manufacturer with a proven track record in after-sales care and customer
service that can’t be matched by all companies,” says David.
Fully trained local service engineers from
the European network of appointed dealerships will offer a high level of after
sales support to ensure maximum uptime.
Typically ex-rental, all Approved Used units will
have been maintained and serviced to the manufacturer’s standards, from new, by
the dealership network. Units in the programme will be especially selected and
come complete with an individual service history.
“Only genuine Hyster parts are fitted during
the maintenance and refurbishment processes,” David adds. “A LOLER/PUWER
certificate (or country equivalent) is provided with every truck and the
equipment is fully warranted. Hyster also issues a certificate with each
machine declaring that it has been approved by the manufacturer. All Approved
Used units undergo a comprehensive series of stringent tests and inspections,
allowing the customer to buy with confidence.”
For more information visit www.hyster.eu
or talk to your local distribution partner.