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Mar 6, 2013

Want High Value from Your Lift Trucks? Try a Doosan

Cromer sells a wide variety of forklifts – CAT, Clark and others. Like Doosan.

You won’t buy (or rent) a forklift from us unless we think it’s a high value truck. Doosan, a $20-billion company, has proven themselves a reliable forklift manufacturer.

This month I wanted to go over one major value point for Doosan trucks – braking.

What Kind of Brakes are on Your Forklift?

Forklift braking is critical – not only to avoid accidents, but to keep the forklift from braking too suddenly & spilling its contents everywhere. If you’ve already watched the “Top 10 Forklift Accidents” video, you know exactly how bad forklift spills can turn out!

Doosan went further than their competitors when it came to braking. They equipped all their forklift models with oil-cooled disc brakes (OCDBs).

OCDBs Reduce Operation Cost by Saving You Money on Maintenance Work

Oil-Cooled Disc Brakes operate inside of an enclosed and sealed system. This keeps out moisture & foreign materials (dust, sand), so they don’t cause lockups or degrade the brakes.

OCDBs have superior stopping power too. The discs are run in oil, limiting their wear from friction. Plus they use 3-5 discs per wheel, compared to the standard 2 discs.

Sealing the brake system up lowers maintenance costs as well. For an average 2,000 hours a year of operation, you can save roughly $4,920 over 5 years.

That’s like never having to do a brake job for your car.

Finally, Doosan warranties their brakes. A 5-year, 10,000-hour brake lining warranty on every truck.

Want a look? This promotional video will show you the Pro5 and GX Range of Doosan forklifts.
Doosan Forklifts Pro5 and GX Range - YouTube

Doosan trucks are a great value. We’re glad to represent them at Cromer. If you’re interested in trying one out, here's an offer for you to try...


If you’d like you to try out a Doosan forklift, we have brand new ones available at Cromer. Lease a fully-loaded 5,000-pound Pneumatic Doosan Forklift for $349/month.

Call us at 800-974-5438 to reserve a Doosan. Mention the “Deal of the Month” for this special offer!