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Old 27-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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Hi all,

I'm thinking about getting a Yale forklift and want to know if they're high quality machines before buying anything. If you've used a Yale machine before, would you recommend them or not? Please let me know, with an explanation of why. I prefer hearing from actual customers rather than relying completely on websites.

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Old 27-10-2014, 10:59 AM
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Hi all,

I'm thinking about getting a Yale forklift and want to know if they're high quality machines before buying anything. If you've used a Yale machine before, would you recommend them or not? Please let me know, with an explanation of why. I prefer hearing from actual customers rather than relying completely on websites.

Cheers,
Craig
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Go for an EP truck. Most forklift trucks are now built in China. EP for example build Nissan, Hyster, Utilev (Hyster budget brand) and Manitou all in the same plant as their own trucks! You wouldn't believe it. Most components are the same too under the paint.
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Go for an EP truck. Most forklift trucks are now built in China. EP for example build Nissan, Hyster, Utilev (Hyster budget brand) and Manitou all in the same plant as their own trucks! You wouldn't believe it. Most components are the same too under the paint.
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As far as the older Hysters go - they'd always be my choice - built like tanks!!
Have used many others and had a few Toyotas too, which aren't bad tools, but my first choice would always be as above
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I don't think you can obtain specific spares for Yale trucks.
Check out spares and service back up first.
I would go for a common make like Cat, Nissan, Toyota, Komatsu. Etc etc
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Old 27-10-2014, 04:12 PM
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Hyster and Yale Forktrucks are exactly the same truck! They are built in the same factory, some of the range right here in Northern Ireland. The only differences are cosmetic.
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Hyster and Yale Forktrucks are exactly the same truck! They are built in the same factory, some of the range right here in Northern Ireland. The only differences are cosmetic.
I see, so are Yale still sold new ?
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Hyster seems to be winning the general vote here, cheers all for your input! Interesting that so many "different" forklifts are actually the same.
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imhad an old hyster, it was the mutts nuts, never went wrong, always did what i needed of it. but couldnt comment on newer gear, this one had side shift on it which was pretty special in its day, thats how old it was
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I'll vote for Hyster. First industrial truck I ever operated back in the '70's. They had a rocker pedal for forward/reverse, and were one of the fastest small trucks, even by today's standards. Yale were good, built like tanks and about as manoeuvrable.

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