Having serviced Steadfast’s Artison trucks for years, Hitec were thrilled when we were asked to demonstrate from the Hyster range.
Alongside this, when visiting, Paul also learned of their need for a pallet truck. Steadfast were using a HPT (hand pallet truck) and as many of the pallet loads are of lead, it was important to chose a PT that could handle the weight, and also had extra power to help move the loads. Paul suggested a demonstration of an electric truck and so an EP12-EZ Pro was brought along for the demo.
During the demonstration, Liam was given the chance to try out both pieces of equipment (the PPT and a Hyster 3t LPG counterbalance forklift). After trialing the forklift, it was decided that a 3t diesel would be appropriate for Steadfast’s needs, due to its ability to operate well in all weathers and on the rough ground.
The forklift came with a fully sealed, heated cab, perfect for autumn and winter work and with a boom height of 3.5m, the counterbalance is also better suited to use inside the open warehouse as it can easily lift to the top levels of their racking.