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Waverley Fork Lifts expands fleet with Hino trucks

Forklift and transport business, Waverley Fork Lifts, has added two Hino 500 Series trucks to its fleet, boosting operator safety and equipment reliability.

“As a Toyota company, Hino is one of our preferred suppliers and business partners,” said Waverley Fork Lifts owner, Charlie Schwerkolt, adding that the business’ fleet comprises 20 trucks, over 2,000 Toyota forklifts and 50 Toyota Hilux vehicles.

“So impressed was the Waverley Forklifts team when it took delivery of its new Hino 500 Series FM2635 model that it promptly ordered a GH1828 model as well,” according to Hino.

The new 500 Series Wide Cab models join a 700 Series SS2848 prime mover, 500 Series FE1426 tilt tray and FM2632 tilt tray in the Waverley Forklifts fleet.

“We consider our main product to be ‘service’ in the provision of forklift solutions, rather than just being a forklift company,” said Schwerkolt.

“Based on this, we have grown from 500 forklifts in 2008 to 1,000 in 2013 and we now have over 2,000 – we need reliable, cost-effective trucks to transport them to customers throughout the three states we operate in,” he said.

Of particular appeal to Waverley Forklifts was the comprehensive active safety package of the new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab models, including the standard fitment of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and reverse camera.

Other active safety features include Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), traction control, a driver SRS airbag, ADR84 Front Underrun Protection System (FUPS), Easy Start, Cruise Control and Fog Lamps.

“Another reason we chose the Hino was the flexible grid hole chassis design which suits the type of low profile tilt tray bodies we have,” said Schwerkolt.

“Our drivers are impressed by the quietness and comfort of the truck – the extra horse power and 9 speed transmission are the perfect combination,” he said.

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