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EP reviews
Dear friends,

I'm about to become a dealer for EP Forklifts & stackers in south east asian country. I need your reviews on EP products. What is EP's strength and weakness? Users and dealers please reply.

  • Posted 5 Jun 2013 09:46 AM
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  • lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
strength they are cheap
Weakness everything else. Unreliable Chinese rubbish very very poor build quality very poor parts support unreliable nothing good at all really, well i suppose their website looks ok lol
  • Posted 6 Jun 2013 07:17 AM
So lifter01, that would be unreliable Chinese rubbish as opposed to unreliable British rubbish would it? I'm thinking Lansing Bagnall, Boss, Conveyancer, not to mention Jaguar, Landrover, leyland, Austin, Morris as other shining examples of British craftsmanship....
  • Posted 7 Jun 2013 09:49 AM
  • lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I'm not denying most of those were **** but lansing bagnall???? I still look after a lot of frer 9.1 reachtrucks you won't find a chinese truck that old. Comparing a new chinese truck to 1970 to 1990 british **** won't work I'm comparing them to the likes of hyster linde crown etc to name a few. So stop spouting rubbish and wakeup and smell the roses chinese at the momment equals **** unreliable poorly made and poorly supported.
Ps landrover and jaguar are owned by tata there indian
  • Posted 7 Jun 2013 07:52 PM
  • bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
Let's define what we call ****, junk, etc.

If you purchase a new lift & the brackets that secure the steering column to the cowl break, the toggle assy which secures the lpg tank on the lift strips out, the frame cracks under the integral hyd tank reservoir, the hood assy hinges break off, etc- I tend to think that anyone might have a tendency to call this type of equipment JUNK! I'm not sure where Tailift or World lift forklifts are made, but I can tell you that these are the types of repairs these units require (from low use, easy operations no less). My son's Chinese motorcycle has the exactly the same types of breakdowns- things you never saw break or even thought would break do- & often. And after you're done waiting forever for replacement parts & paying the exorbitant prices, you would think that the part would have been upgraded- but low & behold- it's the same **** that broke before- waiting to break again.

I slowly but surely replace broken parts with either custom made upgraded parts or sourced from another make unit when possible.
Price is always king when purchasing lifts til the ugly head of downtime raises his head, then the cheap price is quickly forgotten.

bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
  • Posted 8 Jun 2013 07:02 AM
  • • Modified 8 Jun 2013 07:03 AM by poster
  • swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
EP is a good sideline machine for light duty work
from my experience working with them though they do not stand up well under high workload or extreme conditions.

You've been swooped!
  • Posted 13 Jun 2013 10:49 PM
Is there other brand which is cheaper and reliable at the same time?
  • Posted 13 Jun 2013 11:00 PM
Cant help you on EP, never saw their machines. But the girl in their ad has nice legs...
like any other manufacturer starting out, it`s how they improve their product. Can you contact the [url removed] they work with [url removed] they supply the parts in a timely [url removed] they honor warranty. that`s what you need to know before selling their products.
A bad product today may be a hit in the future. When i worked on a poorly built Hyundai Pony in 1985, I would have never envisioned the great company that exists today.
  • Posted 17 Jun 2013 12:04 AM
Yes, very [url removed] girl, that is.
Freedom of speech and all that, but I do wonder if Admin will permit all this rubbish talk to endure, I mean after [url removed] = paying advertiser on this site.
Then again, this type of background noise may just encourage EP to do [url removed] not.
  • Posted 17 Jun 2013 02:55 PM
EP is just another "me too" brand offering a cheaply made, unreliable Toyota replica.
Isn't it funny how many manufacturers try to copy Toyota's paint scheme?
  • Posted 2 Aug 2013 01:34 AM
It's a shame Toyota can't even colour match there own paint let alone other forklift manufacturers trying to copy the Toyota paint scheme.
  • Posted 2 Aug 2013 04:22 AM
  • kevin_t
  • Pennsylvania, United States
another "Overseas" forklift would be [url removed] practically give them away here in the states but don't have a SINGLE service or parts distributor to be [url removed] on my service route acquired one and they are more or less going to run it till it dies then run t across the scrap scales.....
  • Posted 2 Aug 2013 04:37 AM
  • edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
(best Tony Montana voice) Parts,,, we don need no stinking parts...
actually I have a customer that got a new linde jack the same month they got a new EP jack (about 3 years ago now), and I got to tell you,,, in this one operation, the EP has held up better than the linde, and the price of parts for repairs on the EP has been about 1/8 of the the cost the same customer has spent on parts for their Toyota jack. (I don't take care of the Toyota, the local Toyota dealer takes care of that one, I just see the bills when they ask me if 'that can be right' what they got billed for, mainly wheels and bearings).

"it's not rocket surgery"
  • Posted 2 Aug 2013 07:58 AM
@ edward_t
Thanks, at least I got a single positive comment about EP. Lol
  • Posted 2 Aug 2013 10:26 AM
Several years ago we supplied 22 Komatsu forklifts to a multinational company. They were a great success. A few months later they asked us to supply a few cheap machines as back-ups in several of their plants. We opted for EP. Within 2 months we had to retrofit their control systems as they all failed. They are very poorly manufactured and unreliable. Yes they are cheap to purchase but the cost of ownership is very high and you risk getting a bad reputation by selling these into the market place. I have never heard anything positive about them other than the cheap initial cost. Incidentally the dealer we bought them from stopped supplying them for the above reasons.
Maybe in the future Chinese trucks will improve in design and reliability but for now I think you would do better to avoid them.
  • Posted 31 Aug 2013 08:31 AM
Dear Friend,

when you work with Chinese equipment you should have a good service team to back you up as the first 6-9 months will be trouble. you might not get big issues but small issues like leaks ect. , after that every thing settles.

and do not recommend for very rough application or make sure the customer will keep a spare truck, or it will be your headache.

recommend for low and medium duty. and all ways try to keep reasonable capacity margin, so the machine will not be stressed.
  • Posted 1 Sep 2013 05:41 AM
  • bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
I believe the post from roma says it all.

bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
  • Posted 4 Sep 2013 11:04 PM
as Qatari said, Chinese forklifts will have some minor defects at first stage, such as oil leak, but over time, they are proven to be good equipment. so dealing with Chinese is a successful matter if dealer has professional service team. that's why Chinese forklift so popular in global market.
Someone want to deal with Chinese forklifts, I'd like to give technical support.
  • Posted 5 Sep 2013 04:40 PM
Hello, Roma
Thanks for your having a high regard for Chinese [url removed]'m a technician, Could you do me a favor, Could you list likely problems, maybe some problem can be solved before shipment.
  • Posted 5 Sep 2013 05:04 PM
i'm trying to get hold of a wiring schematic for a EP CQP16RVF, if you could help it would be very much apprieciated, problem being intermintant applying of brakes while driveing , burning out brake disc. Thank you in advance for your time and trouble, Regard's
john hancock
  • Posted 14 Sep 2016 11:35 AM
In the US Big Joe & EP are connected at the hips - read this [url removed]
  • Posted 14 Sep 2016 08:59 PM
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