ForkForce brings 12-tonne Maximal fork lift to Australia

By: Carene Chong

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  • Plant & Equipment

Queensland based forklift dealer ForkForce Australia has responded to increasing demands for larger fork lifts by announcing the launch of the Maximal 12-tonne fork lift in the Australian market.

ForkForce brings 12-tonne Maximal fork lift to Australia
Chinese brand Maximal's 12 tonne fork lift will make its debut in Australia come June via ForkForce Australia.

The Chinese brand's current diesel fork lift range features 1 to10-tonne fork lifts as well as its 14 to 32-tonne lift truck models. The introduction of the 12-tonner fills the gap between the 10-tonne and 14-tonne fork lifts.

ForkForce Director Adrian Martin points out that "it's a massive jump between the 10-tonne and the 14-tonne fork lift, not just in physical size and lift capacity, but in dollar value as well".

"ForkForce has identified that the 12-tonne fork lift will fill that niche nicely in the Australian market and better suit customers who are looking for the exact fork lift size for their needs. There aren't too many competitors in this size range and after discussing it with Maximal, the latter has agreed to develop the 12-tonne diesel fork lift for us," he says.

The fork lift will initially come with a 600mm load centre and is in production at the moment, but will be available in June.

While a few brand-new units will be shipped in and kept on stock for sale, ForkForce has also ordered a number of these larger-sized fork lifts to replace some of the older equipment in its rental fleet, which will also create a good buying opportunity for those looking for a used 12-tonne fork lift.

The new fork lifts will come with fully air-conditioned cabins, quality engines and superior transmissions.

Forkforce promises to offer the new models at a competitive price, in line with the company's vision to provide value-for-money, fit-for-purpose material handling equipment to its customers.

The waiting period for large fork lifts ordered from other dealers often takes more than nine months, but ForkForce hopes to offer drastically reduced lead times so customers aren't kept waiting by pre-ordering these bigger fork lifts and keeping them in stock.

Heavy-duty Maximal fork lifts are beginning to build a reputation in the Australian market. With their quality diesel engines, axles and transmissions, ForkForce has had these fork lifts working hard in their own hire fleet and the company have been happy with their performance so far.

Despite the fact these machines are yet to arrive, ForkForce has already taken a number of orders which is a clear sign of the market's growing acceptance of these Chinese fork lifts.

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