From August 24, 2016

Should you Buy Forklift Spares from the Actual Manufacturer? Pros and Cons

If you were in an industry dealing with heavy loads that requires to be shifted from one point to another, you’d be familiar with heavy-duty vehicles. In fact, ports, airports, construction sites, etc. use these vehicles, as it’s immensely important. On the other hand, with continuous use of this vehicle in these demanding setting, the wear and tear of it would quicken. For that matter, it’s important to replace it with the correct parts, to avoid further damage to the truck. Given that, there are many sellers in the market trading the spares to customers. However, on and on, these owners have posed a question regarding the make of the products. That is, when you buy a truck, you would have concerns regarding the spares.

Therefore, you might be in doubt, if you should buy the parts from the actual manufacturer such as Hyster, Toyota and so on. While, it would be best to buy the parts from the original manufacture, this shouldn’t always be the case. That is, they have the original products for the make and model. However, there are other manufacturers who sell the same products under the license or matching the specifications of these makes. Therefore, here are some pros and cons of opting to buy from the actual manufacturer:

• Advantages

 One of the main advantages of buying original forklift parts is that, they are in the exact dimensions, as the make or model of the truck. As a fact, you could guarantee the quality and standards of the parts that you wish to replace.

 If you don’t have much of experience to choose between other brands and models this is the best option. As, it’s the perfect
match to the spares of the heavy-duty vehicle. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about a selection.

• Disadvantages

 The main drawback of opting for original manufacture forklift parts is the cost factor. The reason being that, these parts are sold at a much higher rate than the prevailing market price. Therefore, you would have to spend a hefty amount to replace a single or few parts.

 On the other hand, the stocks of these parts are quite limited, since you need to get it from the manufacturer. As a fact, if needed it would take some time to get it delivered to from the main warehouse.

Based on the above comparison between the advantages and disadvantages, you could decide, whether or not to buy it from the actual manufacturer. However, in order to make a decision, you should have a good knowledge of all the parts of the forklift. Hence, you could make a better decision between buying the original parts or the parts from another manufacturer.