Furlong Mills Ltd., one of the UK’s leaders in the mineral processing industry has recently purchased two new 2.5 tonne 25D-9 diesel Hyundai forklift trucks together with two electric pallet trucks. They are now fully functional onsite at the company’s historic Furlong Mill. Per reports the equipment were from a local Hyundai dealer: Hystackers.
Furlong Mills production director, Mark Nutting, said, “I was not happy with our current machine suppliers and through research I met with Carl Holdcroft from Hystackers. Carl, after looking at our requirements, recommended Hyundai products, which on use gave immediate improvements which we were pleased about.”
One of the reasons primary why Furlong decided to go for Hyundai were the advanced safety features that their equipment carry. For instance, they come with flashing safety beacons that warn forklift operators and site personnel not to enter the area that is reached by the beacon’s beam. It also has a rear-view camera system that gives a clear view of the back area. Furthermore, they are fitted with speed limiters that prevent users from maneuvering or driving too fast in a workplace.
Nutting added, “Health and Safety is paramount to Furlong and one of my major focus points since joining the company four years ago. We have in any one day seven of our own vehicles, at least nine articulated lorries delivering goods and our own forklift trucks and front loading shovels moving within a busy yard area.”
Other safety features on the abovementioned Hyundai equipment include load sensors that checks the pressure in the cylinder. This works by displaying the safety features on the display; just in case overload takes place, the user is instantly alerted by a warning sound and monitor display.
“We are really pleased with the performance of the forklifts as well as the safety of the machines,” said Nutting. “We have been really making ground over the last five-years at Furlong Mills and these machines are a good addition to our fleet. We have an excellent working relationship with Hystackers too and they offer a great response time for maintenance and a massive improvement on our previous suppliers,” he added.