Search the Forklift Network to Find Komatsu Forklifts
The Japanese Komatsu Group manufactures a diverse range of industrial machinery for operations world-wide. Manufacturing plants for Komatsu are located in England, Eurpoe, USA, South America and the Far East.
Komatsu Forklift Co. Ltd. were awarded the DEMING PRIZE, for achieving the highest standards of Total Quality Control in 1986. This was a world first for any fork truck manufacturer.
Komatsu forklift products include diesel, gas and electric forklifts from 1.5-16T capacity together with a range of warehouse equipment including; pallet trucks, pedestrian stackers, reach trucks and order pickers.
If you are investigating Komatsu Forklifts in and around the UK remember that electric forklifts are much quieter and have virtually no emissions with the exception of some hydrogen emission during charging. They also are generally expected to have fewer breakdowns than internal combustion engines.
When you are investigating Komatsu Forklifts in and around the UK bear in mind that in the forklift trade, as in the motorcar industry, there is a “grey market”. This is the sale of forklifts imported into the UK from foreign markets. The main problem with these units is that they look the same as UK models but most dealers can’t support them as parts are different to those on UK models and are therefore difficult and expensive to source.
While investigating Komatsu Forklifts in and around the UK you might wish to be aware that a forklift driver also has a legal duty to ensure the safety of others. In one case a forklift driver working at a sawmill was fined £1,750 plus costs after an incident in which he hit a fellow employee causing a fractured pelvis, cuts and bruises. The driver''s vision was impaired by the load he was carrying. In this case the employer had employed an in-house forklift truck trainer and the driver had received regular refresher training and re-testing and as a result it was the employee not the employer that was fined for this incident.
Whilst you are looking for Komatsu Forklifts in and around the UK you may like to consider that a prudent second hand forklift buyer will take into account the forklift manufacturer/model in addition to the truck's history and condition.