FORKLIFT LEAD TIMES AND USED EQUIPMENT
The most frequent phone call I get is from customers looking for used forklifts. The truth is: the used market is much too busy to be a reliable source of good equipment right now. Long lead times on the new equipment side combined with limited parts/service availability have made things very difficult for many operations managers. Many are relying on short-term decisions like rentals or older used trucks because they waited too long to replace their aging fleet. Combine this with the heavy turnover in many warehouse and operations management positions and you get a pretty bleak picture.
Yale has a unique advantage in several sectors right now on lead times. Not ALL of our product classes are heavily delayed. Most often this is due to our reliance on more domestic, or even "in-house" inputs than many other brands. If you are experiencing REALLY long quoted lead times from your forklift supplier give me a call. You may be pleasantly surprised at how quickly we can respond to your fleet demands.