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March Forklift Special: Linde H30T Pneumatic Forklift

H30T

 

New Forklift Special: Linde H30T

$39,900 Plus Tax & Delivery

$497.49/mo*

*72 month FMV Lease with approved credit and application survey.

Safety
This truck features the exclusive Linde Protector Frame overhead guard and frame system that offers unparalleled protection for the driver. The top mounted tilt cylinders allow for a mast design which maximizes all-around visibility, while optimizing truck stability.
Performance
Advanced engine and drive technology combined with the original Linde Load Control system enable the operator to utilize the truck´s vast potential for greatest possible productivity. The exclusive Linde dual pedal travel control allows smooth directional changes and precise maneuvering, even in the tightest areas.
Comfort
A comfortable operator is a productive and safe operator. That’s why the 393-02 series is designed to the latest ergonomic standards. A multitude of features such as the armrest, full suspension seat, ample foot room, and an adjustable steering column, are all part of a comprehensive effort to keep the operator comfortable and secure.
Low Maintenance & Outstanding Durability
Exclusive features like Linde hydrostatic drive, neoprene mounting of axles, and mast & tilt cylinders, all contribute extensively to low maintenance. The longest maintenance intervals in the industry are just one result of applied know-how and engineering. Even in the harshest applications this truck series offers a proven combination of reliability and durability resulting in long service life.

 

Read more about the benefits of “Going Linde” Here:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linde-worlds-best-forklift-robert-bond?trk=mp-reader-card

and here:

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Understanding Equipment Total Ownership Costs vs Purchase Price.

Total CostWhen you are purchasing a piece of equipment, you obtain competitive quotes, verify specifications and generate a purchase order. For that matter, just about anything we purchase goes through the same process. However, there is much more to purchasing forklifts and other material handling equipment. We have found, over the years, that often there are variables that can greatly affect the total cost of ownership of anything, be it an automobile, forklift or a giant cargo container.

The price you pay for your piece of equipment, by most accounts, reflects about 10% of the total ownership costs of that piece of equipment. This leaves 90% of your total costs up in the air. Depending on many variables, you could pay much more for the equipment than you needed to, or much less. These variables include:

Performance and Reliability of Equipment – Comparing cost per hour to operate can give you a good idea of what competing pieces of equipment will cost you over their useful life. When comparing cost per hour to operate, you should be sure you’re comparing similar models under similar circumstances. A lift truck operating 1500 hours a year for a light weight product manufacturer will cost far less over its lifetime than the same lift truck operating at a recycling facility. This cost should reflect general maintenance requirements as well as fuel costs.

Fuel Consumption – While this is often a part of performance and cost per hour, knowing the fuel costs for each comparing brand and calculating total costs over the life of the equipment can sometimes be quite an eye-opener. In addition, what are your fuel alternatives? Can you use electric models? Thinking outside the box may result in lower costs to power your forklift and other lift equipment.

Specifications vs. Operations – It is rare that two 5,000-lb-capacity forklifts from competing brands will have similar specifications. Knowing what your facility will accommodate and comparing that with each model will give you insight into how each model will perform, given your operating parameters. Factors include: aisle width vs. turn radius, draw bar pull, suspension and ergonomics compared to your floor condition, indoor/outdoor use and ceiling height/rack height vs. max lift height. You will also want to compare features between brands to ensure that each lift truck model is equipped with the proper components to meet your operational requirements. For example: Can it operate properly inside your ice cream freezer?

Ergonomics – A comfortable and smooth-running piece of equipment will provide you with increased productivity. These are costs hidden in equipment that are quite real in daily operating conditions. How much time and research and development, does each brand put into the comfort and ease of use of their equipment? Happy, comfortable operators are simply more productive.

Safety – Never underestimate the safety features of your equipment. What equipment is being specified and what equipment is optional from each manufacturer is very important to know. Reducing your accident costs or product/facility damage can make a big difference in your total fleet operational expenses.

Useful Life – Finally, how many hours can you expect from each piece of equipment until the cost to operate becomes cost-prohibitive? This can vary widely depending upon brand and model. But having some qualitative and quantitative information on hand, if possible, will help you make a better decision about the total cost of operating each unit/model. Our flagship line, Linde forklifts are widely considered the world’s most cost-effective and productive forklifts. Their engineering and construction make them the lowest total ownership cost forklift available!

There are many factors beyond price tag or lease rate that can help you make good decisions about the equipment you purchase. Having a partner that listens, evaluates and fulfills your needs is essential in building a fleet that is most productive and less costly in the long run. Contact us at 866-393-9833 to speak to one of our material handling professionals about the right forklift for your operation.

 

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