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Bendi or Aislemaste - which is best?

I'm on the cusp of purchasing a VNA forklift, either Bendi or Aislemaster, what do I choose? Be glad if anyone could share their experience of using the machines and why they purchased the VNA they have got over the other.
Both companies score points over the other so looking to hear what the users think!
  • Posted 12 Aug 2020 00:32
  • Discussion started by Fletcher_D
  • County Durham, United Kingdom
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I'm in this same position also. I'm looking to buy an older used truck, possibly something from 2005 - 2015 depending on the price

Flexi trucks seem to be more readily available, then Bendi and a few AM's but these are usually a bit more costly

Wondering how you're getting on
  • Posted 16 Aug 2021 06:04
  • Reply by Andy_Ellis
  • United Kingdom
Hi Fletcher, I am in the exact same position, did you make your decision between Aisle Master and Bendi and which did you choose?
  • Posted 29 May 2021 02:59
  • Reply by Yoghurt
  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
BB
Thanks Tat2dPete - sorry yes it is the articulated lift truck I'm looking at... shows how much I know!! :)

I agree with what you say, its just hard taking the plunge when you can't get them into your facility to trial for a period.

Thanks for your help.
  • Posted 3 Oct 2020 00:59
  • Reply by Fletcher_D
  • County Durham, United Kingdom
Fletcher
Hi Fletcher_D, I am a colleague of Chris Newton's, who has already posted on this thread. I am based in County Durham and look after the sales of our Flexi ACiON trucks in the North East region for our company. I would really appreciate the the opportunity to speak with you about your requirement and to see how we can help you. Please feel free to give me a call on 07967 388197 whenever is convenient for you. Looking forward hopefully to hearing from you soon.
  • Posted 2 Oct 2020 23:33
  • Reply by Pete_Lancaster
  • W.Midlands, United Kingdom
It is very much a case of horses for courses. Although I presume that you are actually talking of purchasing an Articulated (Pivot Steer) Lift Truck and not a VNA as they are different classes of truck.

I have used Flexi, Bendi and Combilift trucks and each has its own unique charcteristics and it does tend to become a case of getting used to the manufacturers own style given that each truck does tend to do the same "job". Personally I wouldn't rate one above the other as each had advantages or disadvantages.

From a commercial point I guess a lot depends on your budget, what the supplier offers you in terms of service/maintenance, supply and options. Having been responsible before for sourcing a new fleet of lift trucks I spent many hours pouring over details, specs etc and visiting dealerships. What it came down to in the end was really personal preference I guess and the truck I felt most comfortable using and then training my staff on.
  • Posted 2 Oct 2020 20:22
  • Reply by Tat2dPete
  • Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Pete
Our web site is here: www.flexi.co.uk and you can email us [email address removed]
We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Posted 14 Aug 2020 17:55
  • Reply by Chris_Newton
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
Chris Newton
Hi Fletcher D, I couldn't possibly comment on those two makes but would like to propose the Flexi Articulated Truck. I am biased - I sell them - but we are the market leader and offer the widest range with the smallest aisle widths and highest lift heights all equipped with Flexi ultra reliable ACiON technology.
We are UK based with our factory in the West Midlands, and you can reach us on 0121 557 6242.
  • Posted 14 Aug 2020 16:48
  • Reply by Chris_Newton
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
Chris Newton

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