WHEN it decided to go into the market for its materials handling equipment needs, Adlam Engineering looked no further than Baoli forklifts, a brand that has gained early traction in the South African market since its launch by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) in late 2018.
Adlam Engineering is a manufacturer of industrial machine components for the mining and general industrial sectors. The company specialises in the rebuilding of mining equipment, as well as engineering, design and manufacture of alternative and original equipment (OEM) replacement parts for both surface and underground mining.
In October 2019, the company took delivery of two Baoli KBD35+ 3,5 t diesel forklifts from SPE. According to General Manager Christo du Preez, the two units are used for an array of tasks, including materials handling, as well as loading and offloading of stock and customer goods.
He said a major reason for investing in these particular forklifts was “the value for money” nature of the range. “For us, Baoli has proved to be the best value forklift in its price class.”
Du Preez said the two units had performed beyond expectations. He is also happy with the service provided by SPE.
With 3 500 kg lift capacity, the KBD35+ has a turning radius of 2 450 mm and three mast stages. The KBD+ series lift trucks are designed to provide high productivity and sound performance.
The full suspended cabin reduces vibrations originating from the ground. The large, spacious and easily accessible cabin is designed to guarantee maximum visibility, consequently increasing safety.
Great attention has been paid to lift truck manoeuvrability, guaranteed by the special reduced diameter steering wheel. Other important driving aids are the pedal parking brake, the electronic driving direction selector, the easily accessible hydraulic levers and the dashboard with multi-function display.
The attention put in all the construction and design aspects of the range is demonstrated by the particular shape of the counterweight, which increases safety by enhancing the visual impact when driving in reverse, as well as the ascent handle and rear handle with a horn activation button for comfortable reverse driving.
All the KBD+ series lift trucks are equipped with hydrodynamic transmission supplied directly by the KION Group.