A common answer seems to be no, throw it away and buy a new one!
Our answer (as you might expect) is somewhat different! In most cases the answer is a resounding yes! Having said that, we also issue a word of caution.
Can the truck be repaired? Although this can be answered yes or no, no one (not even us!) can answer that fully, without seeing it. If you are advised to buy a new one without it being examined, our advice is to be careful. Discuss it with a professional, specialist repair company first.
Be aware – the cost of new pallet trucks are going up, up, up! Since Brexit and the start of the Covid pandemic, pallet truck producers have had to increase their prices due to increases in material costs, plus massive increases in shipping costs. Most pallet trucks are manufactured in China, and are imported into the UK/ Europe. With shipping containers in short supply, prices have increased as much as 10 times more than pre- pandemic prices. Also, delivery costs within the UK & Ireland have also increased. For example, one leading UK pallet truck supplier has recently had to add £50 per pallet truck to cover all these increasing costs, and leading pallet truck manufacturer BT Toyota has had three price increases already in 2021.
Questions, questions, questions!
If a repair appears hopeful, the next question is: ‘Is this supplier credible?’ Are enquiries handled quickly and professionally, and are the spare parts in stock to carry out the repair?’
Cost effective pallet truck repairs, pallet truck parts supply, service and certification are all part of our business. We’ve very good at it but don’t just take our word for it, check out our reviews.
What will it cost?
If everything looks good so far, the price now becomes a consideration. Having been given an estimate, you may wish to ask yourself if it seems realistic. After all, the contractor will need to send a skilled engineer on site complete with van, tools and spares.
The old maxim – ‘Buy cheap; buy twice,’ generally applies. We don’t claim to be the cheapest, but we do offer great value for money.
What if repairs aren’t possible?
Firstly, if we believe the truck(s) is beyond economical repair, we’ll tell you. Secondly, if we do repair it, the cost will be considerably less than buying a good quality new pump truck and if all else fails we have a large selection of new pallet trucks in stock and available for immediate sale.
Cost effective pump trucks repairs are being recognised by leading companies as a positive alternative to buying new. So, what are you waiting for?
With Pallet Truck Parts large stock of spares and our experienced team of service engineers we will find the solution to your Pump truck woes.
Start saving today by calling us on (0)28 9084 1444 (option 4). If you’re in Northern Ireland, we can probably help.