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Hayward Transport Goes for Rushlift Refurbished Forklift

Hayward Transport, a well-trusted name in the transport and road haulage sector, was in need of a reliable forklift that could handle lifting heavy loads, empty containers and performing general yard duties, day-in, day-out. Rushlift, the national full-service provider for materials handling equipment, offered them the best solution, a second-hand refurbished Doosan D110S-5.

The Doosan was ten years old and had only done 4500 hours service, making it a highly attractive machine for purchase and refurbishment. In just a few weeks the D110S-5 was completely refurbished at Rushlift’s Service & Engineering Centre in Northampton and delivered to Hayward Transport’s Walsall site for early May 2022.

Along with repainting the vehicle and reconditioning the carriage, Rushlift had fully serviced the engine and transmission and replaced worn components with genuine Doosan parts throughout, including key elements such as steering joints, lift chains, rams and fork tines. Completed to Rushlift standards and fully compliant with LOLER requirements, the truck was ready for another ten years of reliable service.

“The machine looks as good as new,” said Sean Hayward, Hayward Transport’s Managing Director. “Rushlift were brilliant. They found the exact truck we needed within a matter of days and were really efficient at getting the machine to us on time, fully refurbished and ready to go.”

Reflecting on his decision to buy another Doosan through Rushlift, he says: “We wanted a repeat performance on a good reliable truck – if you have a positive experience then you want to reinforce decisions that bring positive results.”

Hayward Transport is known for being a general haulier, however, 80% of its business is related to container operations, which often involves heavy lifting duties for its forklift truck fleet. Much of the work is time-critical, requiring fast and efficient on-site movement of full and empty containers, as well as boxes and pallet loads of goods.

When it came to expanding the business by opening a new depot in Leeds, Managing Director Sean was keen to replicate the reliable handling performance he had experienced with the forklift fleet on the company’s Walsall site. Sean’s father and uncle had previously purchased a 7 tonne capacity Doosan counterbalance truck over ten years before, and it had proved to be extremely tough and ultra reliable, which is why he decided to go for a Rushlift refurbished Doosan.

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