Discussion:
Doosan forklifts

So the company I work for is moving to the Doosan forklifts and would like to know of any problems anyone has had with this make of forklift. I would also like if you would list the pros and cons of this variety.
Thanks in advance
  • Posted 12 May 2023 21:59
  • Discussion started by Vernon_Jackson
  • Texas, United States
Vernon
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From my experience with the Doosan brand their more trouble then there worth poorly engineered, unreliable and hard to source parts for after a few years of development I cannot recommend them for heavy work loads but for a shop forklift their alright.
  • Posted 2 Aug 2023 02:45
  • Reply by Freekshow49
  • Oregon, United States
Freeks
Do not want to sound like a broken record Parts, parts ,parts,parts. You can have the biggest piece of junk around , BUT , if you can get the parts you need that will just about offset anything else. Can you say the word BACKORDER!
  • Posted 23 Jun 2023 19:36
  • Reply by Dexter1212
  • Texas, United States
The engine is a doosan diesel engine, no help there. Luckily we have a local electrical rebuilder that sources hard to find parts for us. The 5k or 6k trucks are pretty easy to work on and seem to be fairly reliable that I have seen. Heard from local dealer the larger units have some computer issues as far as diagnostic equipment is concerned. Again I am not a dealer for them so perhaps someone else can tell a different story.
  • Posted 23 Jun 2023 09:46
  • Reply by Jeremie_Genova
  • California, United States
Jeremie - On the big trucks, I often get the engine make/model/serial number and source starters and other parts like that directly from the engine manufacturer. They're often a little less expensive and more available.
  • Posted 2 Jun 2023 00:09
  • Reply by Lynn_Brockman
  • Utah, United States
Lynn Brockman
Thanks for the info. We won't be using anything above a 6k. I will make sure to talk to our dealer and get all info for the lifts as they arrive.
We rented one from a company for a few days and believe it was a 3 or 4k. The engine is the same as what's used in a caterpillar. Since we're moving on from cat and toyota I don't see that as a issue yet.
  • Posted 26 May 2023 22:59
  • Reply by Vernon_Jackson
  • Texas, United States
Vernon
They are cheap, and the support sucks. I am not a dealer for them, but have had nothing but trouble getting parts, or even correct info on these trucks. the 5k lifts are decent, but the larger trucks are terrible. have a customer with a 50k lift, doosan no longer sells a starter for it and it is like 5 years old or newer.
  • Posted 26 May 2023 14:04
  • Reply by Jeremie_Genova
  • California, United States

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