What if your business needed new pallet jacks every couple of years or less…
I’ve met plenty of business owners who are faced with this costly dilemma. They are fish, poultry and fresh-food providers. They are everywhere among us because we all need to eat. In addition to the stringent FDA requirements, food processing and wash down businesses have a lot to deal with in order to keep our food clean and safe. Galvanized and stainless steel tables, shelves, conveyors, and other processing equipment are the norm, so why do I still see rusting, barely running walkie trucks everywhere? It’s a mindset. Many business owners are so conditioned to expect pallet trucks to only last for a short time in a corrosive environment that they either buy used equipment or they buy the cheapest, throw away new trucks they can find.
Why pay $3,000 for a pallet truck that won’t last and will ultimately need several hundred dollars worth of repairs? Why see a service technician so often he’s your new best friend, or worse, try to fix the truck yourself? And why settle for a truck that will soon need to be replaced because it’s corroding?
Many food producers have figured it out: it’s not just about the short life cycle of standard trucks and their high repair costs but the disruption to production when you are unable to get pallets moved. All of this makes the Extreme Environment Corrosion Package (EECP) worth every penny. Stainless steel and galvanized components initially cost more, but they will absolutely save money and hassles over time. By having a piece of material handling equipment designed for extreme environments, one that will last for many years, is reliable and inexpensive to run- you will end up with a knockout ROI. And since you can lease them for as long as five years, the monthly savings will be compelling right from the start.
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