Gwent Mechanical Handling are the main distributor for Doosan Industrial Equipment Forklifts in South Wales with market leading warranties of up to 5 years. With capacities from 1.5 tonne to 25 tonne and over 100 models available in the Doosan we can supply Doosan diesel or gas forklifts to meet any application.
Doosan build innovative, reliable forklift trucks providing simple powerful performance which has resulted in them becoming one of the leading providers in the UK, with users such as Rolls Royce, Eddie Stobart and British airways. The new EC Stage IIIB compliant G2 engine promises a new era of cost efficient and environmentally friendly performance.
High specification comes standard on all Doosan Forklifts
Unlike many competitors, Doosan forklift trucks come with a high specification as standard. Standard features such as oil-cooled disc brakes mean there’s no need to pay for expensive add-ons. The trucks over-engineered build quality includes more metal than plastic parts for assured durability. Many additional features, options and custom specials are available to meet customer needs, including LED lights, blue light, engine idle shutdown, auto-shift controllers, hydraulic accumulator, pre-cleaners and safety packages.
Diesel powered forklift trucks are ideal for applications where they are mainly used outside. The exhaust fumes and diesel particulates escape easily to atmosphere and do not cause environmental or health and safety issues which would occur indoors. Nevertheless, exhaust catalysts and purifiers can reduce noxious emissions and make the machines acceptable for occasional indoor use.
Diesel engines are more fuel efficient than LPG powered engines and an average fuel tank of 50 litres will last much longer than an 18 kg bottle of gas, in like-for-like usage. The performance of a diesel forklift is also usually superior to an electric alternative, with better acceleration and lift speeds. In addition, if hydraulic attachments are required, such as rotating clamps, hydraulic fork spreaders, forward tipplers, etc, there is no problem with shortage of battery capacity, which can be the case with an electric forklift.
Diesel forklifts are noisier in operation, the exhaust fumes are off- putting to some people, and cannot be used long term inside an enclosed building. Their bulkier size means they need more space to operate in, but this is not usually a problem when used outside.
Gas powered forklifts have long been popular, due to their competitive pricing and suitability for inside/outside usage and convenience for round the clock working. The engines are usually derivatives of car engines, and consequently parts are readily available at keen prices. Some gas forklift trucks are of a compact design and can offer excellent manoeuvrability features. Gas / LPG forklift trucks are quieter in use than diesel forklift equivalents and are more environmentally friendly than diesel. Whilst gas forklifts are generally cheaper than diesel and electric forklift trucks, their maintenance and fuel costs are higher.
For any forklift sale enquiries, please contact us and speak with our experienced and knowledgeable team. We cover the entire region including Cardiff, Bristol, Swansea, Newport and Hereford.