The ‘value for money’ nature of the Baoli forklift range has proved to be key in Adlam Engineering’s recent decision to purchase two Baoli KBD35+ 3,5 t diesel units from local supplier, Smith Power Equipment.
When it took the decision to go into the market for its materials handling equipment needs, Adlam Engineering looked no further than Baoli forklifts, a brand that has gained early traction in the South African market since its launch by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) in late 2018.
Adlam Engineering is a manufacturer of industrial machine components for the mining and general industrial sectors. The company specialises in the rebuilding of mining equipment, as well as engineering, design and manufacture of alternative and original equipment (OEM) replacement parts for both surface and underground mining.
On 11 October 2019, Adlam Engineering took delivery of two Baoli KBD35+ 3,5 t diesel forklifts from SPE. The two units are deployed to undertake an array of tasks, including materials handling, as well as loading and offloading of stock and customer goods. A major reason for investing in these two Baoli forklifts, according to Christo du Preez, General Manager at Adlam Engineering, was “the value for money” nature of the range. “For us, Baoli has proved to be the best value forklift in its price class,” he says.
Du Preez says the two units have performed beyond expectations thus far. “The performance has been flawless, to be honest,” he says. He is also happy with the service provided by SPE. In fact, the Baoli brand has gained early traction in the South African market, leveraging Smith Power’s knowledge of the market, as well as the extended branch and dealer network.
With 3 500 kg lift capacity, the KBD35+ has a turning radius of 2 450 mm and three mast stages. The KBD+ series lift trucks are designed to provide high productivity and sound performance. Comfort is assured by the full suspended cabin, which reduces vibrations originating from the ground. The large, spacious and easily accessible cabin is designed to guarantee maximum visibility, consequently increasing safety.
Great attention has been paid to lift truck manoeuvrability, guaranteed by the special reduced diameter steering wheel. Other important driving aids are the pedal parking brake, the electronic driving direction selector, the easily accessible hydraulic levers and the dashboard with multi-function display.
The attention put in all the construction and design aspects of the range is demonstrated by the particular shape of the counterweight, which increases safety by enhancing the visual impact when driving in reverse, as well as the ascent handle and rear handle with a horn activation button for comfortable reverse driving.
All the KBD+ series lift trucks are equipped with hydrodynamic transmission supplied directly by the KION Group. The quality of the components used guarantees lift truck reliability. It is the perfect choice for those looking for a sturdy, quality product, without the need for an expensive premium product.
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