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  • Monthly Archives: October 2021

    Rough Terrain Material Handling: Forklifts

    Rough terrain & All-Terrain Forklifts

    What are rough terrain forklifts? 

    If you have not heard the phrase rough terrain forklift, perhaps you have heard the term all-terrain forklifts! These robust material handling behemoths have been optimized from the top down with rugged conditions in mind!

    All-terrain forklifts are easy to spot thanks to their massive pneumatic tires and larger-than-average form factors. These material handling bad boys can traverse rocky terrain & muddy paths with ease while retaining all of the maneuverability and lifting power you have come to expect from the Doosan electrics forklift line. These bad boys are made to handle even heavier loads than most forklifts, with a load capacity often topping out at over 40,000 libs!

    Why would I need a rough terrain forklift?

    Sometimes you need a little more versatility and maneuverability than a tractor, and that is quite all right! A forklift trumps a tractor or other material handling equipment when maneuverability and verticle lifting power is critical to complete your job. Check out our Pneumatic trucks to see if there is an all-terrain forklift or reach truck that would be the perfect fit for your worksite!

    Construction sites are crammed full of materials and people, so having a material handling solution that can stop, turn and go on a dime is imperative to site safety. Ground clearance is also an important factor when dealing with material handling solutions on uneven terrains; Doosan dealers have the best selection of used electric forklifts inventory in the united states. 

    Common uses for rough terrain forklifts.

    Many different industries can benefit from the use of a rough terrain forklift. Thanks to the numerous attachments available, farming and agricultural sectors have found all-terrain forklifts to be a perfect fit for many farms across the united states. Timber and construction sites have also benefited by exchanging aging tractors. 

    The majority of rough terrain forklifts fall into the diesel, gasoline, or even propane category; however, Doosan’s forklift electric line has a few battery-powered contenders to throw into the mix as well. 

    Where can I find used rough terrain forklifts for sale near me?

    Doosan Material Handling Solutions Atlanta and Doosan Material Handling Solution’s Southern California office have the largest selection of used all-terrain forklifts available for sale in the United States. Moreover, we will offer you top dollar on your forklift trade-in to help you purchase your new rough terrain forklift! Contact a Doosan forklifts dealer today and let us help you lift your business off the ground!

    Miner Material Handling at HOUSTEX

    Miner Material Handling Booth at HOUSTEXOur Dealer Partner Miner Material Handling attended the Houstex trade show, an industry-leading southwest manufacturing trade show!

    The 2020 Housetex trade show took place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.

    The Houstex trade show is an interactive experience that dedicates itself to acting as a showcase for industry-leading technologies in fields such as welding, robotics, and heavy machinery.

    Our Friend and Partner, Miner Material Handling is a long-time Doosan partner and seller of Doosan Forklifts, Pallet Jacks, and electric reach trucks. They also supply their customers with forklift service, rentals, and parts for ALL makes and models.

    If your business is located in the Houston Texas area and you are in need of electric forklifts or an electric pallet jack be sure to check out Miner Material Handling’s website, Linked In Profile, or Facebook page.

    Thank you so much again to Miner Material Handling for representing Doosan in Houston Texas, we look forward to many more years of partnership with your team!

    Government Forklift Purchasing Made Easy(er) with Doosan

    Sourcewell & Doosan Government ContractingDoosan’s partnership with Sourcewell has revolutionized how federal government agencies, state agencies, and local agencies purchase their material handling equipment. Whether your department requires electric forklifts or a new reach truck, Doosan has the equipment (and price) for you.

    Doosan Material Handling in Government Agencies Via Sourcewell

    Sourcewell has rapidly expanded on its goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for government contract management and purchasing. For example, when suppliers such as Cascade Engineering & Recollect recently joined the Sourcewell network, entire local government sanitation departments can now complete all major purchases through their platform.

    Registering with Sourcewell to Take Advantage of Doosan’s Pricing Incentives

    Sourcewell is not just for government agencies. Schools, Universities, & nonprofits can also benefit by registering for free. The online registration only takes a few moments to complete. There are absolutely no obligations to purchase any equipment when you sign up.

    Agencies registered with Sourcewell have a dedicated member of their staff trained both on Sourcewell’s & the ins and outs of government purchasing. The purchasing process and the necessary steps you will need to complete before finalizing your purchase. At Doosan, Connor Cameron will be here for you through every step of your pallet truck or reach forklifts purchasing process.

    Why should I be interested in cooperative purchasing? Why not just directly contact a forklifts dealer?

    Cooperative purchasing is “Procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, one or more Public Procurement Units” as defined by the American Bar Association Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments.

    When you purchase through Sourcewell, you can be sure you are only dealing with the very best vendors in the country. The procurement team handles everything from the development of requests for proposals, public notices and advertisements, and RFP openings for you. Essentially: they handle all the democratic headaches so you don’t have to!

    Are you ready to save with Sourcewell & Doosan? Contact us (or Connor) today!

    What is the Average Lifespan of a Forklift?

    Average Lifespan of Diesel, Electric and Gas Forklifts & Reach Trucks“How long should I expect my forklift to last?” should be one of the first questions you ask your friendly neighborhood forklift dealer when planning to make your purchase. Forklifts are expensive, and you want to make sure your investment will stand the test of time.

    So what is the average lifespan of an Electric Forklift? Do diesel forklifts break down faster than their gas-powered reach truck counterparts? How do regular service and maintenance come into play if I want to maximize my ROI? Today in this edition of #DoosanDeepDives, we will take a closer look at the average lifespan of a forklift and show how Doosan stacks up compared to our competitors.

    How do I determine the age of my forklift?

    A forklift’s lifespan is measured in hours of use, not years. We measure forklift lifespans in hours because different business utilizes their machines at different rates.

    Let’s think of it this way if you were looking to purchase a used forklift from a forklift warehouse dealer, which would you rather buy:

    1. A 1-year-old forklift from a significant warehouse company that ran its forklift 8 hours per day, seven days per week. (Approximately 2,912 hours total) OR
    2. A forklift from a small farm that utilized their forklift 12 hours per month for five years. (720 hours total)

    This is why we look at our machinery in terms of hours instead of actual physical age. The stress on a fork lift’s lift mast & the process of lifting and lowering equipment is what causes most forklifts to break down over time, not so much any rubber hoses cracking from age.

    Let’s Set Some Benchmarks: What is average forklift use?

    Before we can determine the lifespan of electric forklifts and reach truck longevities, we must determine what is considered “an average amount of use” for these trucks.

    Most forklifts run approximately 1,000 hours per year or more. Higher quality forklifts such as Doosan’s reach trucks can comfortably run 2,000 hours per year. Keep in mind that this estimation also includes regular maintenance on your equipment as well.

    So how long should I expect my forklift to last?

    According to Refurbished Forklifts’ article: most forklift lifespans can last between 10,000 to 12,000 hours of use. However, Doosan’s forklifts can easily surpass 15,000+ hours even when put under extreme stress. At an average of 1,500 hours per year, that is a comfortable average of 10 years! When you pair that with the fact that our reach forklifts are some of the best prices on the market, you couldn’t expect a better ROI from any forklifts dealer out there!

    The real question when it comes to your reach forklifts’ lifespan is this: at what point will the cost of repairs surpass the cost of maintaining my equipment? Because when you reach the economic lifespan of your forklift, that is the time to let the poor boy retire.

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