Discussion:
Who makes the best Walkies????

Who makes the best walkies for tight warehousing?
Is it Crown, Nissan, Toyota, Task????
  • Posted 26 Oct 2007 16:45
  • Discussion started by mbenthusiast
  • South Australia, Australia
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I don't know why customers would re order Wilmat products as their after sales is crap.
  • Posted 25 Jun 2013 09:17
  • Reply by forkinlift
  • Bucks, United Kingdom
Raymond 102xm walkies can come with either maintenance free or lead acid battery packs.
  • Posted 25 Jun 2013 06:24
  • Reply by EJ877
  • Florida, United States
Wilmat Ltd in the UK make the best quality and the longest lasting trucks. They also tailor make to suit applications. Check their site www.wilmat-handling.co.uk. They have been manufacturing trucks since 1965. They supply trucks to resellers in the resellers name. 80% of their customers re-order.
  • Posted 5 Feb 2012 22:29
  • Reply by roger_w
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
lifter1937
Have you seen the latest Bendi product - their Mini Bendi. It is a walkie stacker that can operate in 1.6m aisles. Check it out at www dot bendi dot co dot uk
  • Posted 19 May 2011 19:36
  • Modified 9 Dec 2011 11:26 by administrator
  • Reply by Sceptic1
  • Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Well....the last couple of years that I worked as field service for my previous employer we started seeing more and more Raymonds showing up in "back-of-store" applications especially RAS stackers in SE Texas. Porter, Conroe, Woodlands, etc., have been moving over to Raymonds over the past few years. Can't say I was overwhelmingly happy when going there for PMs or breakdowns as store contact and paperwork issues were a pain the butt.
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 21:39
  • Reply by joe_d
  • Texas, United States
Ain't nothing I can't fix but a broken heart and the break of day!
Ok edward t, you will be forgiven AFTER you receive 40 lashes with a wet noodle.
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 20:43
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
I had written that a few years ago, and have since corrected my mis-statement as to the "avoided crown" part. mea culpa.
it was just that in a number of the "retail giant's" distribution centers I had been into had a lot of crown reach but were still running very many (older style) Barrett jacks. and I had no information as to why, nor would I think anyone outside the equipment purchasing department would actually have any knowledge as to the reasons for what they purchase.
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 20:32
  • Modified 16 Mar 2011 20:38 by poster
  • Reply by edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
"it's not rocket surgery"
Walle world here uses crown pallet jacks and walkies. If ti is a sit-down it is a crown. Outside however they run Dawoo
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 07:16
  • Reply by proshadetree
  • Tennessee, United States
edward t:
As was told to me by a long term Crown associate in my travels, the long term loyalty to Crown equipment for electric warehouse equipment started with the a relationship between the founder, Mr. Sam Walton & Crown (aka the Dickie family), when Mr. Walton needed "American Made" equipment but didn't have a lot of funds available & was interested trading equipment (at or near list prices w/certain conditions) for stock in his new start up company & a long term agreement. Other American made lift truck brands were approached but declined.
Since the passing of Mr. Walton, who I had the privilege to meet at a Wal-Mart store in Katy, Texas* (he was on his way to M.D. Anderson for treatment), things have changed - like "American Made" products, good customer service, an almost obscene return policy (including worn out items or shoes that were out grown - no questions asked), ALWAYS low prices (that may coming back as certain competitors have taken a bite or too out of the King), long term loyalty to vendors. No doubt the economics of doing business caused some changes.

*My wife worked at that store and I stopped by to get my "honey-do" list & he was there and we spoke briefly.
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 07:07
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
long live!!!!! BT!!!!! TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING INTERNATIONAL
  • Posted 16 Mar 2011 01:58
  • Reply by randy_a
  • bahrain, Bahrain
The new range of walkies from Nacco, thats Yale and Hyster are hard trucks to beet. They feature everything you could possibly want now. I dont think you will find any Raymond within them now.

The YAle and Hyster are the same truck, but generally speaking Yale dealers are better on the service side, which is worth its weight in gold. Who wants a rolls Royce if you cant get it fixed

:-)
  • Posted 29 Oct 2010 18:11
  • Reply by WhatName
  • Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Before BT-Raymond was purchased by Toyota you could grab a new Mitsubushi Rabbit, scratch off the paint and find a 5 year old Raymond model 112 lurking underneath. Toyota and Yale pallet jacks used Raymond technology as well. I have a Clark OP made by Prime mover that all the electronics are from a Raymond model 261! This has to say something for the Raymond product. When the 112 rabbit was out it had it's issues as opposed to the Crown 3000 series which was like a tank and close to indestructable but the operators I dealt with still prefered to use the 112s. Raymond has fixed ALOT of the issues that the 112s had in their new AC drive 8400.
  • Posted 17 Aug 2010 21:31
  • Reply by joe_d
  • Texas, United States
Ain't nothing I can't fix but a broken heart and the break of day!
FORKLIFTCHICK Thats what Im talking about
  • Posted 17 Aug 2010 06:56
  • Reply by proshadetree
  • Tennessee, United States
Crown hands down.
  • Posted 17 Aug 2010 05:41
  • Reply by FORKLIFTCHICK
  • Alberta, Canada
I have to agree with the EP statement. Their forklift jacks, and jack stands actually hold up very well. When you get to the equipment....... the worst dealings I have ever had after being in this business for 20 years. Even after getting parts after an extended wait, the parts failed within a week causing a car to be totaled causing a huge liability to our organization. We decided after this to never work on this brand of equipment again.
  • Posted 20 Nov 2009 15:29
  • Reply by SteveZ
  • South Carolina, United States

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