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Hyster stands the test of time

ERD Timber Supplies recently decided to purchase a new Hyster H1.8TX, replacing their existing 1954 Hyster forklift. So happy were they with their 1954 model: "She is over 57 years old and still going strong but it's probably time for an update", said Erich Pelyva, Managing Director, ERD Timber Supplies. "We were also very impressed with Adaptalift's service and the technologies on the Hyster product compared to their competitors", he explains. 

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ERD Timber Suppliers, located in Doveton, Victoria and delivering Australia wide, carry an extensive range of quality timber, at cheaper-than retail-prices. They are committed to providing their customers with excellent customer service, and the highest quality timber. From Australian Red Cedar to Forest Red Gum, Maple to Silky Oak - they have it all. 

As ERD Timber Supplies is a growing company they needed a reliable, quality forklift that would grow with them. When asked why they chose Hyster over other brands they could simply sum it up in two words: QUALITY and SERVICE. "From the initial phone call, free onsite demo all the way through to updating us on delivery, nothing is an issue for Adaptalift. They treat you like you're their number 1 priority no matter how large or small you are. A 10/10 for service", said Erich. 

The Hyster H1.8TX will be used at ERD Timber for loading and unloading their timber, increasing their efficiency and in turn saving them time and money. Erich states "Space is important in our timber yard especially with our increased growth and the Hyster proved easier to operate and manoeuvre, faster, safer and overall more efficient." 

The Hyster product is renowned worldwide for its durability and toughness, standing the test of time in the most rugged of applications and ERD's existing 1954 Hyster forklift is testament to this. "It is important to us that we have a quality and reliable unit and our 1954 Hyster sure has proven that the Hyster product will stand the test of time", said Erich. 

Adaptalift Hyster have the largest range in the industry offering everything from powered pallet trucks, right up to 52 tonne container handlers. The Hyster TX series of forklifts with capacities from 1,500kg to 3,500kg, available in both LPG and Diesel, are designed to meet the specific requirements of Asia-Pacific customers. This process involved the best in virtual, bench and field testing to ensure the final product met the high quality standards demanded of our often harsh environments. The TX features industry leading innovations that deliver what matters most: Reliability, Dependability and Low cost of ownership. 

For more information on ERD Timber phone 03 9792 5965 or visit

For more information on the Hyster 1.8TX or other products visit or call your nearest Adaptalift Hyster branch on 1300 880 335.

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